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Agencies Serving Blind & Partially Sighted People

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Complete list of countries

A comprehensive list of agencies, charities and organisations that support blind and partially sighted people, with contact details and information about services and activities.

Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Slovak Republic
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines

Saudi Arabia

General Secretariat for Special Education
Department of Education of the Visually Handicapped, PO Box 3465, Riyadh 11471, Saudi Arabia.
Contact person: Dr. Saleh Al.Muhanna, Director
Tel: +966 1 488 2917
Fax: +966 1 488 0308
Activities: The Department is responsible for planning, implementation and supervision of the education of blind and visually impaired people throughout Saudi Arabia. These services include residential, day-time, classes in mainstream schools and integrated programmes. The supporting services include Braille press, talking books library and an educational materials production workshop.

Ibn Um Maktoum Centre of the Handicapped Students
King Saud University, PO Box 5193, Riyadh, 11422, Saudi Arabia.
Tel: +966 1 467 5584
Fax: +966 1 283 2483
Activities: This centre was first initiated to serve the blind sudents at King Saud University, then its services expanded to reach all the handicaped students in the University. The centre organizes all the activities and services directed to the handicapped students, and helps them solve all personal or group problems. The centre participates in most local, national or universal activites and meetings.

Rehabilitation Society for Disabled Persons, Eastern Province
PO Box 9119, Damman, 31431, Saudi Arabia.
Tel: +966 3 842 5340
Fax: +966 3 842 5340
Activities: A charity organization financed mainly by the business community, it runs a community-based rehabilitation programme, vocational training centre, sports programme, screening programme and artificial aids for physically and mentally disabled people and for people who are visually impaired or deafblind.


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