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The Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted - NABP

"De Blindes Selvhjælpsforening" (The Self-Help Association of the Blind) was established in 1900 and was re-named "Norges Blindeforbund" in 1909. NABP is therefore Norway's oldest association of disabled people.

Our main objective is to achieve equal opportunities and status in society for people with visual impairment - and other groups of disabled people.

Influencing political authorities and other decision-makers is important in reaching this goal. NABP takes a stand on social policy issues, but is party political and religiously independent.

The General Assembly (GA) is the organisation's highest authority and delegates from all over Norway meet every second year. The GA elects NABP’s Chief Executive and his Deputy - who both must be blind or partially sighted.

NABP’s decision-making committees shall always consist of a majority of blind or partially sighted people.

NABP provides a multitude of special products and services for blind and partially sighted people in Norway. Examples are: Guide dog training, summer camps for children and youth, an extensive rehabilitation programme for people with recent visual impairment, and recordings of many books and talking newspapers.