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Copies of the Proclamation of understanding between the Association for the Blind and the Seimei Association for the Welfare of Aged Blind, Inc., in both English and Japanese. These agreements were a symbol of the exchanges of each organisation, and the growing trend of agencies to link more to compatriots overseas as telecommunications improved.
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Whereas the Association for the Blind, Melbourne, Australia & The Seimei Association for the Welfare of the Aged Blind Inc, Oume City, Japan, are organisations which:
- promote the welfare of people who are blind or visually impaired especially the elderly;
- provide welfare programs, accomodation, medical and nursing assistance, and support to people who are blind or visually impaired;
- strive to overcome problems associated with blindness, whether physical, psychological, educational, social or economic;
- provide appropriate rehabilitation services to enable people to use their capabilities and to develop their skills so that they can participate as fully as possible in the community;
- promote the interests of people who are blind or visually impaired and provide information to the general community; and
- provide at all times services to a high professional standard with a spirit of care and understanding.
Therefore let is be known publicly that the Association for the Blind and The Seimei Association for the Welfare of Aged Blind, Inc. formally establish a sister organisation relationship for the attainment of these common aspirations for people who are blind or visually impaired, especially the elderly.
In Witness Thereof the Association for the Blind & The Seimei Association for the Welfare of the Aged Blind, Inc. cause their representatives to set their hands hereto on the 8th June, 1985.
(Diana Jones) For the Association for the Blind, Melbourne Australia
(signature) For The Seimei Association for the Welfare of the Aged Blind, Inc., Oume City, Tokyo, Japan