Herts Vision Loss

Herts Vision Loss is the new name for the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind.  You can watch a short video introducing our new name below.

You can also listen to our website by clicking on the Readspeaker Play button above. You can find out more about the options for audio playback by clicking HERE. There is also a range of visual accessibility settings available from the circular drop down menu on the top right of the screen.

We are pleased to announce our new name “HERTS VISION LOSS”.

You will probably know that The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind was established in 1915 so what better way of celebrating moving through the next century than having a new name?  The charity has come on in leaps and bounds and now helps many blind and visually-impaired people.  Rest assured our name might be changing but the work we do is staying the same.

As we strived to offer support to more people we found out that many people with a visual impairment were not coming to us.  We asked them why and this is what they told us:

  • “I am not blind so why would I want to join in with the things in a blind charity?”
  • “I just don’t like the word blind, it scares me, so I stay away from the charity.”
  • I don’t feel like the charity is very inclusive as it doesn’t mention visually-impaired people”

So, you said it and we did it.  We have changed our name!  

Please have a look or listen to our new website, which is still evolving. Below is a group picture taken at our recent launch event, you can read more about the great day here: http://hertsvisionloss.org.uk/walk-a-mile/

Volunteers and staff after the event

Group shot taken at walk a mile event on June 10th.