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Costa Rica


Asociacion Nacional de Mujeres Ciegas
(National Association of Blind Mothers)
c/o Instituto de Rehabilitacion y Formacion Helen Keller, Apdo. Postal 456-1011 Y Griega, San José, Costa Rica.
Contact person: Marietta Quesada
Tel: +506 226 2542
Fax: +506 286 1654
Activities: Working to improve the quality of life for Costa Rican women who are blind or visually impaired.


Asesoria Nacional para Ciegos y Deficientes Visuales
Apartado 10087, San José, Costa Rica.
Tel: +506 551 685
Fax: +506 222 4152
Email: edespecial@yahoo.com
Activities: Office of coordination, organization and services for education of people with visual disabilities.

Coordinadora de Ciegos de Costa Rica
Apartado Postal 1480, 1011 Y Griega, San José, Costa Rica.
Contact person: Jeannett Calvo Araya
Tel: +506 248 0781
Fax: +506 249 0781
Email: coordinadoraciegos@gmail.com
Activities: To centralize international communications so all organisations can access them. To unify objectives and to coordinate actions. To maintain relationships with relevant international organisations.

Coopecivel, RL
(National Cooperative of Blind and Disabled Salespersons of Lottery and Multiple Services)

Calle 18, Avenida 7 bis., Apartado 8071, 1000 San José, Costa Rica.
Tel: +506 233 8911
Fax: +506 257 7681
Email: info@coopecivel.org
Web: www.coopecivel.org/
Activities: The Cooperative was founded 20 years ago and offers a worthy source employment for the visually impaired persons. Today after so many years we have been able to obtain our own facilities, to offer employment. The cooperative is devoted to the distribution of the different lotteries that distributes the Meeting of Social Protection of San José, the company responsible for these games of raffles and lotteries. He/she is also devoted to the distribution of cards for telephone, cardboards of bingo of the Costa Rican Red Cruz, cards of parquímetro of San José's Municipality and other related activities.


Instituto de Rehabilitacion y Formacion para Ciegos Helen Keller
(Helen Keller Institute of Rehabilitation and Formation for the Blind)

Apartado Postal 456-1011 Y Griega, San José, Costa Rica.
Tel: +506 226 3705
Fax: +506 286 1654
Activities: Rehabilitation centre.

Patronato Nacional de Ciegos
(National Committee for the Blind)
Apartado Postal 1480 y Griega, San José, 1011, Costa Rica.
Tel: +506 286 4609
Fax: +506 227 3816
Email: info@panaci.go.cr
Web: www.panaci.go.cr/
Activities: Coordination of all public activities related to blindness and visual deficiency; Protection of the rights of blind and visually impaired people; Coordination of educative resources; Maintaining relationships with other institutions and organizations of and for the blind; Maintaining the registry of the blind population; Offers training in guide dogs and accessible computers.

 



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