All Party Group on Visual Impairment


The group will oversee and provide political support for the implementation of the RNIB NI Pledge and National Vision Strategy which will significantly improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people in NI. The key action areas to be addressed are prevention, educational attainment, accessible information, employment, maximising independence and ending exclusion.

Forthcoming Meetings

To Be Arranged

Officers of the Group

Chairperson: Pat Ramsey

Vice-Chairperson: Sammy Douglas

Group Members


Steven Agnew
Trevor Lunn
Samuel Gardiner
Roy Beggs
Dolores Kelly
William Irwin
Chris Lyttle
George Robinson
Kieran McCarthy
Michaela Boyle
Jim Allister
Fra McCann
Basil McCrea
Sandra Overend
Mark H Durkan

Contact Details

Chairperson                                                           Secretarial Support                                         Mr Pat Ramsey MLA                                           Mrs Sylvia Morrison
Room 326A                                                             RNIB
Parliament Buildings                                               15-17 Gloucester Street
Ballymiscaw                                                            Belfast
Belfast                                                                      BT1 4LS

BT4 3XX                                                                 Tel: 028 9032 9373

Tel: 02890521241

Financial or other benefits received

Secretarial support received from the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

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