The Hungarian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (MVGYOSZ) was founded more than 100 years ago, in 1918 by blind officers wishing to dispose about their fate on their own. The vision of MVGYOSZ is a world in which the Visual Impairment must not be an obstacle to an independent life, and Blind or Partially Sighted people enjoy the same rights and quality of life as any other fully sighted persons.
Our Federation’s activities contribute to the involvement, rehabilitation and equal opportunities of blind and partially sighted people.
The Hungarian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (MVGYOSZ) acting as an umbrella organization over 22 member associations representing more than 80,000 visually impaired persons living in Hungary is firmly committed to the advocacy of VI people even at international level, paying special attention to facilitating the situation and possibilities of blind and partially sighted people living as minorities over the borders of Hungary.
We represent the interests of visually impaired – ourselves – in the legislation, towards state bodies, in international blind organizations, at scientific and informative meetings, conferences and in the media. We bring sighted people closer to the blind society by Corporate Social Responsibility conferences, at company events by interactive games presenting Braille reading and writing.
We pay our efforts to the aim that visually impaired people get right and adequate information of everything about their possibilities and situation due to their disabilities through our website, by our journal “World of the Blind”, and by our weekly electronic newsletters.
Personalized newsletters are sent throughout a wide range of the society presenting blind individuals’ fate, life situations and difficulties due to their special disability.
To conduct our various activities continuously it is vital to have the help of generous individuals, responsible society organizations and companies.
Any support is welcome helping to fund our services offered for Blind and Partially Sighted people.