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Balai Penerbitan Braille Indonesia "Abiyoso" Cimahi
(Indonesian Braille Publishing House)

Jalan Kerkhof No. 21 Leuwigajah, Cimahi Selatan, Kubupaten Bandung, West Java, 40532, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 22 667 4516
Fax: +62 22 667 4516
Activities: Publishing and distributing material in Braille and audio cassette for the visually handicapped.

Federasi Kesejahteraan Tunanetra Indonesia
(Indonesian Federation for the Welfare of the Visually Impaired)

Kadipaten Wetan Kt. III No. 306, Yogyakarta, 55132, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 27 437 7860
Activities: The Federasi Kesejahteraan Tunanetra Indonesia is the coordinating, consultative and federation of all grass-root organizations in correlation with rehabilitation services for people with visual disabilities specifically in the special schools program.

Friends of the Blind (Mitra Netra Foundation)
Jl. Grunung Balong II No. 58, Lebak Bulus, Jakarta, Salatan 12440, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 21 765 1386
Fax: +62 21 765 5264
Activities: The Mitra Netra Foundation was established in 1991 on the initiative of university graduates who were visually impaired. The Foundation provides assistive devises and a variety of rehabilitation services. MNF is a member of the Daisy Consortium, which utilizes Digital Accessible Information systems used in making books accessible to the visually impaired.

Helen Keller International
Jl. Bungar Dalam 23A-B, Kemang, Jakarta 12730, Indonesia.
Contact person: Mr. John Palmer, Country Director
Tel: +62 21 719 9163
Fax: +62 21 718 3804
Activities: HKI's Opportunities for Vulnerable Children (OVC) program implements a school-based Primary Eye Care program, since up to 25% of adolescent students need eyeglasses. In partnership with schools and Indonesian Refractionist Association, HKI provides screening, refraction and eyeglasses within the school environment while providing referrals, follow-up, and surgery through the Jakarta Eye Center.

Indonesian Association of the Blind (IKATINDO)
Jl Wartawan IV/14, Buahbatu, Bandung, 40264, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 22 305 504
Fax: +62 22 316 584

Indonesian Blind Union (Pertuni)
Jl Raya Bogor km 19, Ruko Blok Q No 13-1, Kramat Jati, Jakarta Timur 13510, Indonesia.
Contact person: Didi Tarsidi, President
Tel: +62 21 800 5480
Fax: +62 21 801 3402
Activities: Pertuni is a national organisation of the blind founded in 1966. It has 29 provincial branches with 156 municipal branches all over Indonesia.

Yayasan Pendidikan Tunanetra Sumatera
KM.21, 5 Tanjung Morawa, 20362 Medan, Nordsumatra, Indonesia.
Contact person: Rev. Abdul Hutauruk, Director
Tel: +62 61 794 0467
Fax: +62 61 794 4550
Activities: The residential school provides accommodation for 90 students. The school programme (kindergarten, elementary and junior high school) includes standard academic subjects plus mobility and orientation, low vision training, the use of modern electronic technology in communication training and vocational training. The older students are integrated into local High Schools. A Vocational Training School is in operation for young V.I. adults.


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