The social nature of the ONCE imbues and conditions the ultimate purpose of this association of the blind, which is to achieve two main objectives: the self-reliance and full social integration of its members.
The specialized social services are the institution’s hallmark. The ONCE earmarks over 230 million euros a year (2009 figure) to social activities.
The ONCE service model is unique in the world. It includes every specialized aspect and/or service that a blind or visually impaired person might need: education, employment, rehabilitation, adapted technical aids, communication and access to information, sports, leisure, etc.
The ONCE’s ability to provide specialized services to its blind members is the fruit of the supportive investments made by thousands of our fellow citizens every day through the purchase of the organization’s gaming products.