OBAC exists to ensure that blind and partially sighted Africans and Caribbean people, including people with other physical and sensory impairments access relevant services, influence decision and policy makers, to enable them to overcome barriers that prevent them becoming active members of the community.
OBAC was founded in 1988 by a group of committed visually impaired African and Caribbean people. OBAC became a registered charity in 1994. The charity was set up to offer unique services to primarily people with sight loss from black and ethnic minority backgrounds; however, over the years we have revised our remit to include people with other sensory and physical impairments.
OBAC is a user led organisation and the members and service users are actively involved in the shaping and development of our services.
Our values have been identified through our consultation process, evaluation and how we provide service provisions.
- Taking responsibility for each other mistakes