Who We Are

“Alone we do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller

 

VisionServe Alliance is a consortium of Executive Directors/CEOs of 501(c)(3) nonprofits throughout the United States that provide unique and specialized services to people who are blind or with severe vision loss.  We bring together the full diversity of services for one conversation with the ultimate goal of unifying the many issues and organizations operating independently of one another in the field.  Members include organizations focusing on national advocacy and/or service issues, employment and manufacturing, adult vision rehabilitation, K-12 residential and on-line schools, early intervention and pre-school, dog guides, low vision clinics, and Braille production.  Collaborative projects, national trends, stronger management and leadership, and advocacy issues have been born from these conversations and activities.


Our Mission is to engage leaders in building a better world through services for people with vision loss.


Our Vision is to be a leader and the unifying voice in the field of services for people with vision loss for advocacy, education, ethical management, professional growth, and enhanced services.


Our Purpose is to build and nurture a diverse core of future and current leaders with a healthy and vibrant network of private nonprofit organizations throughout the United States whose commitment is to enrich the lives of those living with vision loss and to remove the barriers to the pursuit of opportunities.  


Our Values include:


•    High Quality Practices – Members believe that organizations serving people with vision loss will adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice and effectiveness in governance, fiduciary responsibility, self-regulations, and financial accountability.
•    Strong Leadership – Members believe that leadership is strengthened in a noncompetitive nurturing environment where information is shared through a broad network.
•    Equal Opportunities – Members believe it is the right and privilege to provide high quality resources that assist in removing barriers experienced by people with vision loss in their pursuit of the same opportunities in life as sighted people.  
•    Appropriately Trained and Credentialed Professionals – Members believe that services are most effective when delivered by industry-specific professionals who are appropriately educated, trained, credentialed and using industry best practices and standards.
•    Right to Choose – Members believe in the rights of people with vision loss to be informed about appropriate and individualized services.