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Agencies Serving Blind & Partially Sighted People

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Latvijas Neredzigo Biblioteka
(Latvian Library for the Blind)
14 Juglas Street, Riga, LV-1024, Latvia.
Tel: +371 67 531748
Fax: +371 67 514512
Activities: Provides visually impaired people with braille and recorded books and has its own studio for book recording.

Latvijas Neredzigo Biedriba (LNB)

(Latvian Society of the Blind)
14/I Pales Street, Riga, LV-1024, Latvia.
Contact person: Mr. Egons Zarnish, Chairman
Tel: +371 7 532607
Fax: +371 7 532607
Activities: Works with legislative and administrative institutions of the Republic of Latvia for the protection of the interests of blind and partially sighted people. Other services include rehabilitation and integration, vocational training, provision of low vision and special aids, publication of literature in braille, exchange with blind organizations in other countries.

Strazdumulzha Organisation
Pales Street 14/2, LV-1024 Riga, Latvia.
Contact person: Mr Peteris Locans, Chairman
Tel: +371 7 531911
Activities: To collaborate with local authorities and institutions in order to provide the best possible ways to improve quality of life for people with partial or total sight loss, to provide basic rehabilitation for visually impaired persons in their places of  residence, to train visually impaired people to access and process information using computers with special technology and software. This activity is currently possible due to the generous support of the Soros Foundation - Latvia, to collect information about specific needs of their members, to distribute and deliver assistive devices according to visually impaired peoples' choices, to inform children of preschool age and give advice to their parents about accessible medical aid and education facilities, to organize cultural events, and to cooperate with nongovernmental organizations, foundations and charities in Latvia and abroad.


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