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Agencies Serving Blind & Partially Sighted People

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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


Asociación Española de Padres de Sordociegos (APASCIDE)
Divino Redentor 48, 28029 Madrid, Spain.
Contact person: Dolores Romero Chacon, President
Tel: + 34 91 733 5208
Fax: + 34 91 733 4017
Activities: To break the isolation and solitude of the deafblind person. To help the defblind people to live an independent, fruitful and integrated life in the society. To articulate the search, creation and promotion of all intellectual and social actions that allow to cover their specific needs, improving the quality of life of deafblind people, by helping to their personal development. Recognition of the disability by the Institutions with the consequent adoption of economical health, welfare and educational measures, as it comes from this specific recognition. To promote the technical formation of personnel specialized to develop an educational, and welfare task, as much for the deafblind people as for his families. To look for solutions the tutelary question respect to the son both in family and outside her. To attend and to give support to families of the deafblind people. To promote and to collaborate in the projects of specific education adapted to the necessities of each deafblind person. To promote the creation of laboral, occupational and residential solutions. To promote and to facilitate the benefit of services of guide-interpreters and "intervenors," who translate to their language the information of the world that surrounds them. To make the society aware of the problems of deafblind people.

FederaciĆ³n de Asociaciones de Afectados por Retinosis Pigmentaria del Estado EspaƱol (FAARPEE)
(Spanish RP Federation)
Contact person: Joan Claramunt, President
Montera, 24 4 J, Madrid 28013, Spain.
Tel: +34 1 521 6084
Fax: +34 1 521 6084
Activities: 17 regional societies throughout Spain; Information and advice to sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa and retinal degeneration, their families and professionals; Counselling for patients and their relatives; Fund-raising for research.

Nueva Luz - Obra Evangelica de Ayuda Espiritual para los Ciegos
(New Light - Christian Help for the Blind)

Trafalgar 32-5-A, Madrid 28010, Spain.
Contact person: Mr Antonio Padilla Florido, Director
Tel: +34 1 4486858
Fax: +34 1 5939868
Web: www
Activities: Nueva Luz is a service provided by the Evangelical Churches to facilitate the giving of material and spiritual aid to the blind and visually impaired.

Jose Ortega y Gasset 22-24, 4th Floor, Madrid 28006, Spain.
Contact person: Ana Pelaez
Tel: +34 91 577 37 56
Fax: +34 91 436 53 53
Activities: The FUNDOSA Group, owned by the ONCE Foundation, was created in 1989 as an instrumental company to manage the Foundation’s training and employment programmes, which form an indispensable part of the ONCE Foundation’s activities. Its objective is to create and administer employment for the disabled, either directly or in conjunction with other economic agents. After training for employment and insertion in the job market, global accessibility is the second priority of the ONCE Foundation's activities. Sport is another important road towards integration. The ONCE Foundation sponsors the Spanish Paralympic Committee, the Spanish Paralympic team, the different Spanish Sports Federations for the Disabled, the National Wheelchair Basketball League and the Fundosa-ONCE Sports Club, one of the European teams with the best results in competitive wheelchair basketball. ONCE and its Foundation are also aware of the importance of Europe and its forums on the subject of disability. For this reason, the ONCE Foundation takes part in and closely follows the dynamics and standards of the European institutions that are working to improve the quality of life of millions of disabled people in Europe.


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