Advocacy and Education

SWFCB is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with vision loss in Lee County through advocacy and education.

SWFCB strives to empower its members to develop, exercise, and enjoy self-advocacy skills as they go forth into the community, make their voices heard, and work with community leaders to get the job done.

But this is only half the effort. There is also education: education of the public about the lives, capabilities, and dreams of persons with vision loss; education of public officials about the challenges that people with vision loss encounter on a daily basis and policies that remove barriers to living full and meaningful lives; and education of employers about the fears and misconceptions that often bar people with vision loss from even getting an interview and the often simple and not at all expensive accommodations that allow people with vision loss to flourish in the workplace and become valued and valuable employees.