Oxfordshire Association for the Blind (OAB)
Supporting people living with Sight Loss throughout Oxfordshire by offering knowledge, experience, and skill
Sight loss can be a devastating and challenging reality for thousands of people in our local communities. OAB is committed to promoting independence and opportunities for people with severe or partial sight impairments and helping them and their carers to access any support they may need.
We have a small team of staff supported by a number of dedicated volunteers.
Despite being few in number we aim to support any of the estimated 22,000 people in the county who are living with sight loss.
OAB was established as an organisation in 1877 as “Oxfordshire Association for the Home Teaching of the Blind” to provide support and services for blind and partially sighted people.
A lot has changed since then, click on the image to the left to find out more.
The trustees of the charity are unpaid volunteers who bring their professional job skills to aid the charity’s development.
A volunteer reference group of Visually Impaired People and some carers also give their valuable time to advise OAB on relevant issues.