The Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation
Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation is an Australian not for profit charity whose aim it is to: “bring happiness to the blind and low visioned Australians through the use of assistive /adaptive technology”
In recent times, technology has developed to empower the blind and low visioned to live a more independent life. The technology can be costly and many potential beneficiaries are low income Australians managing on a blind pension. These people have no means of affording assistive technology.
Today, Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation (ALVIF) has an Executive Committee with a number of Lions Districts across Australia who support and assist the Foundation.
Over 700 people across Australia have been helped with a grant program or purchase of the technology. Over 200 Lions Clubs have sponsored or supported a person with a talking bar code reader or talking GPS.
ALVIF works with the various state and territory blindness agencies as well as our technology partners, to help bring this technology to those in need. ALVIF also has generous sponsorship and assistance from organisations such as the RACV, Navteq, GS1 and Insignia. ALVIF has also gained tax deductibility status.
For further enquiries, please contact us by mail, phone or email as listed below. You can also see more about us on our website www.visualindependence.org.au
Phone: 1300 787 469
Email: : firstname.lastname@example.org
Lions Visual Independence Foundation Incorporated ABN 56 959 400 257