Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs

Aim of the organization: 
The Hilfsgemeinschaft – the Austrian Association in support of the blind and visually impaired is an independent non-profit-organisation founded in 1935. With more than 6400 members, it is Austria’s oldest and largest self-help organisation to improve the conditions and standards of living of its clients.We advice companies, organisations and authorities in planning and implementing barrier-free measures.
Describe your areas of intervention: 
-Counselling in social and legal affairs, particularly social legislation (attendance and nursing allowance, certificate of disability...) -Low vision counselling and low vision aids -Leisure and recreation opportunities -Holiday, residence and care in our retirement home “Waldpension” (with fully equipped nursing ward) - lobbying, representation and networking (EDF, EASPD, AAATE, IAAP, G3ICT...) - information, awareness building - standardisation (ASI, CEN, CENELEC, ITU, ISO...)
Area/s of expertise of the organization: 
Education And Training
Equal Oportunities
Inclusive Entrepreneurship
Research And Innovation
Transnational Cooperation