The association Valentin Haüy (pronounced AUI), created in 1889 by Maurice de la Sizeranne, aims to help blind and partially sighted people get out of their isolation, and to provide them with the means to lead a normal life. The association has been recognized as having been in the public interest since 1891 and has been approved by the Charity Trust Committee, an organization that accredits and controls associations and foundations that appeal to the generosity of the public. For more than 130 years, the Valentin Haüy association has been pursuing the goal of its founder by relying on its numerous local locations, its establishments and its services adapted to best meet the needs of the visually impaired.