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Agencies Serving Blind & Partially Sighted People

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Blindendruckverlag und Bibliothek am
(Braille Library, Printing House and Educational Aids Supply of the Federal Institute for the Blind)

Wittelsbachstrasse 5, Vienna 1020, Austria.
Contact person: Mrs Eva Papst
Tel: +43 1 728 0866
Fax: +43 1 728 0866 272
Activities: Braille printing (journals, books for adults and children, school text books, radio programme). Lending library (27,000 volumes). Supply of educational aids.


(Federal Institute for the Education of the Blind)
Wittelsbachstrasse 5, Vienna 1020, Austria.
Contact person: Prof. Susanne Alteneder, Director
Tel: +43 1 728 08 66
Fax: +43 1 728 08 66 275
Activities: Primary and secondary school, classes for multi-handicapped blind children. Vocational training. Support, aids and supplies for students attending classes in the regular state-school-system. Braille printing house, braille library.


Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs
(Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired People of Austria)

Jagerstrasse 36, Vienna 1200, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Silvia Lausmann, Public Relations
Tel: +43 1 330 35 45
Fax: +43 1 330 35 45 11
Activities: Library for talking books and books in large print, distribution of aids and appliances for the blind, information, two homes for the aged blind in lower Austria. Training for mobility and orientation. Social guidance. Two residences for holiday or permanent living. Recreational, cultural and educational activities.


Licht fur die Welt - Christoffel Blindenmission
(Light for the World - Christoffel Development)
Niederhofstrasse 26, Vienna 1120, Austria.
Contact person: Mr. Rupert Roniger, Managing Director
Tel: +43 1 8101300
Fax: +43 1 8101300 15
Activities: The main principle is, the creation of sustainable structures in order to bring long term help to people living in marginalised regions and who suffer from eye diseases, are blind or otherwise disabled. Work focuses on the following activities: preventing blindness and restoring eyesight; rehabilitating blind persons and people with other disabilities; preventing and treating disabling conditions and promoting the rights of persons with disabilities.


Odilien-Institut fur Menschen mit Sehbehinderung oder Blindheit
Leonhardstrasse 130, Graz 8010, Austria.
Tel: +43 316 322 667 0
Fax: +43 316 322 667 16
Activities: Special school for visually impaired students involved in early intervention, support to VI students in mainstream schools, vocational training, rehabilitation and care of the elderly.


Österreichischer Blinden - und Sehbehindertenverband
(Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted)

Bundesgeschäftsstelle, Hägelingasse 3/II Stock, Vienna 1140, Austria.
Contact person: Klaus Guggenberger, President
Tel: +43 1 982 75 84 0
Fax: +43 1 982 75 84 14
Activities: The Austrian Blind Union (ABU) understand themselves as a self-help organization of blind and partially sighted people. Its major task consists of representing the interests of its members within all ranges of the public life and above all: their efforts for integration in schools, working places and as well against all discriminations in society. For this reason the ABU supports all active persons and institutions, who use themselves in this sense for blind and partially sighted people.


Österreichisches Hilfswerk fur Taubblinde und Hochgradig hor- und Sehbehunderte
Zentrale Geschaftsstelle, Humboldtsplatz 6, Vienna 1100, Austria.
Contact person: Ms. Christa Heinemann
Tel: +43 1 602 08 12 10
Fax: +43 1 602 08 12 17
Activities: The ÖHTB is a non-profit association established to provide counseling, care, and education, as well as professional and vocational training, to children and adults who are visually impaired, blind or deafblind, and it has established a range of facilities to help fulfil its mission.


Osterreichische Schule Fur Blindenfuhrhunde
Rastal 17, St. Katharein ad Austria 8611, Austria.
Tel: +43 3869 2517
Fax: +43 3869 2633
Activities: Guide dog school and training programme.


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