Tuesday March 23rd 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15| Facebook and Youtube|
Visual impairment and blindness is pretty common. Around the world, 246 million people are visually impaired and 39 million people are blind. Over the years, the social position of these groups has changed for the better. Due to advancements in healthcare, there are increasing possibilities and besides this, many people with a visual impairment find their way to peer groups and adapted activities. But what kind of adaptations are there for this group? What can be improved in the future? And what kind of collaborations are there with other countries? How do we make everyday life more accessible for the blind and visually impaired?This and more will be discussed at our lecture in collaboration with the RAG-Week, who this year will raise money for Bartiméus, a foundation that does research, diagnostics and treatment of the blind and visually impaired.
Luuk-Jan Boon is the chair of the Oogvereniging, the patient and interest organization for people with eye deviations. ‘De Oogvereniging’ stands up for good eye care and an accessible society in which everyone can participate.