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Aanmelding en Informatie, Postbus 1003, 3700 BA Zeist, Netherlands.
Tel: +31 30 698 2369
Activities: Bartiméus is an organisation which provides services for the partially sighted or blind. Bartiméus supports partially sighted and blind children, young people, adults and the elderly, so that they can live, study and work as independently as possible. Services include: Home support, including examination, support, resources, courses, advice and information; Primary and secondary education for blind and partially sighted pupils; Various assisted living forms, education, day programmes, supervised work and recreation; Support for professionals.


Convergo Onderwijsinstelling
(Education for Visually Impaired)
Galderseweg 65, 4836 AC Breda, Netherlands.
Contact person: P. van Wanrooy
Tel: +076 561 37 39
Fax: +076 561 43 75
Activities: Provides education and rehabilitation of all visually impaired individuals living in the southern part of the Netherlands.


Dark & Light Blind Care
PO Box 672, 3900 AR Veenendaal, The Netherlands.
Contact person: Mr. Matthijs Nederveen, Project Manager
Tel: + 31 318 56 15 01
F ax: + 31 318 56 15 77
Activities: Dark and Light Blind Care is a Christian foundation for helping visually impaired people in Africa and Asia, especially children, through projects for prevention, treatment, education and vocational training.


Postbus 24, 5360 AA Grave, The Netherlands.
Contact person: Ms Marian Oosting
Tel: +31 486 486 486
Fax: +31 486 476 535
Activities: Dedicon Netherlands serves people with a visual impairment and also in growing numbers people with other print impairments such as dyslexia. Dedicon provides accessible newspapers, magazines, books, digital services, study materials, tactile maps, music scores and music literature. Distribution is through the public library system in The Netherlands. Dedicon co-operates with many organisations abroad to take full advantage of new technologies.


De Oogvereniging
PO Box 2344, Utrecht 3500 GH, Netherlands.
Contact person: Birgitta Blokland
Tel: +31 30 299 2878
Activities: The Oogvereniging working on promoting accessibility in areas such as the Internet and ICT, public space, traffic and public transport, employment and payments. The association has over 7,500 members.


FORCE Foundation
Huijgensstraat 9a, 2515 BD Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Contact person: Mr. Matthijs Balfoort, Director
Tel: +31 70 309 7698
Fax: +31 70 309 7699
Activities: FORCE's mission is to make the world of print accessible to those who are blind or partially sighted. To this aim, FORCE provides expertise and hands-on training for institutions in developing countries that are responsible for the production and/or distribution of information in alternative format materials. Our project activities include: planning, financing and setting up Braille and talking books production facilities as well as general services (e.g. special reading rooms) for print-handicapped readers; Organising workshops on Braille production, tactile graphics, digital audio, radio, Music Braille etc.; Organising (inter)national conferences to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to encourage the development of cross-national networks of institutions producing or providing alternative format materials.


Kalorama Centre for the Deafblind
Nieuwe Holleweg 12, Beek-Ubbergen, 6573 DX, Netherlands.
Contact person: Wilma Heijmink
Tel: +31 24 684 7777
Fax: +31 24 684 7788
Activities: The Centre for Deaffblind offers a residential centre, home help, ambulatory support and part time treatment. Offering a wide variety of activities such as speech therapy, work activation and therapy or training courses on independency and communication.


Stichting Aangepast Lezen
Koningin Emmakade 198, 2518 JP Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Tel: +31 70 26 29 29 4
Activities: The NLBB formerly known as: Netherlands Braille and talking book library is founded in 1894 as an Braille Library and association of blind and visually impaired readers. In the history of the Netherlands there were 3 libraries for the blind, since 2007 there is only one address to order talking books or Braille books, the Loket aangepast-lezen. The NLBB reformed itself in 2007 as the Association of people with reading disabilities, de (Dutch) national Association that concerns reading in different ways. Our mission is “Right to read” for everyone. Daisy cd’s and digital printed books in braille are send on demand by post. Lending books from the Stichting Aangepast Lezen is free. The Loket is developing a new service for talking books supplied by streaming from their website.


Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Geleidehonden Fonds (KNGF)
Postbus 544, 1180 AM Amstelveen, Netherlands.
Tel: +31 20 496 9333
Fax: +31 20 496 5776
Activities: Breed and train guide dogs for blind and partially sighted people.


Stichting Oogfonds Nederland
(Dutch Eye Fund)
Postbus 2086, 3500 GB Utrecht, Netherlands.
Contact person: John van Duin
Tel: +31 30 254 5711
Fax: +31 30 251 8280


PO Box 144, 9750 AC Haren, Netherlands.
Tel: +31 50 599 7100
Fax: +31 50 599 7199
Activities: Visio focusses on education and rehabilitation for blind person and visually impaired people. Visio offers information, and forms of rehabilitation. Also offers support and professional development for people who are involved professionally or personally with blind and visually imapired people.



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