Sara McCracken is the founder and CEO of Angel Eyes NI, a Northern Irish charity that supports and advocates for children who are blind and partially sighted. She set up the charity after the birth of her twins who are visually impaired, as she struggled to get support that they desperately needed.
A natural innovator and problem solver, she harnessed Virtual Reality technology to create a Visual Impairment Simulator that demonstrates the complexities of different eye conditions. This unique software builds empathy and understanding of visual impairments with professionals and families, ensuring implementation of effective and targeted support.
Under her leadership Angel Eyes NI partnered with Ulster University to develop an accredited qualification for assistants in education who support children with a vision impairment, the first of its kind in the UK.