Helsinki and Uusimaa Visually Impaired Association
Activities and services for the visually impaired
We are the Helsinki and Uusimaa Visually Impaired Association, also known as HUN. We provide services and peer support for visually impaired people living in the Helsinki and Uusimaa region. We also organize a range of recreational activities for our members. It is our mission to ensure accessible public services for people who are partially sighted or blind. Accessibility is the key to living independently and living life to the fullest.
Members can take part in many of our activities, which include various meetings, day trips, parties, courses, peer support groups and exercise classes. We also offer ICT support. Please visit our shop Annansilmät-Aitta, where you can purchase attractive and useful items handcrafted by visually impaired people. Founded in 1932, our association now has roughly 2,300 visually impaired members in addition to four local associations throughout the Uusimaa region. HUN is a regional member association of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired, (Näkövammaisten liitto).
You are welcome to register for membership with HUN if the degree of your visual impairment is at least 50 % and you live within the region of Uusimaa. Please include an official statement of your degree of visual impairment with your membership application form. Applications are available either online or at our premises. We can also send you an application through the post. Contact us, see the contact information at the end of this page.