Our “partners” are organizations that have received
funding from Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation.
There is a vast array of services to help folks who have
visual impairments. The list that follows cannot possibly be
comprehensive, but it will give you an idea of what is available.
Check your local library and telephone listings for additional services
in your area.
For easier navigation, we have divided our “partners” list into three
Organizations that educate and inform the blind and
visually impaired community of services available, such as: accessing
websites providing a wealth of “free” information and help for the
visually impaired, eyeglass programs, education services, Braille
literacy, educational ‘recorded” library, etc.
Organizations whose dogs are trained to guide the blind
and visually impaired through their daily lives so they can continue to
lead independent lives. The guide dog organizations listed provide dogs
free-of-charge to their consumers.
and Visual Aids
Organizations that provide Vision Rehabilitation
which is training and therapy that ensures
development of skills needed to achieve the goals you have set for
yourself, i.e., walking to the market, transportation to and from the
doctor or your job, orientation and mobility training to help maintain
or obtain employment, cooking, etc.
Organizations that provide Visual Aids
which are products that assist in daily life. For example, a magnifier
so you can continue to read, lamps that provide special lighting in
your home, talking watches that tell you the time, signature guides so
you can sign your own checks, phones and remote controls in large (big)