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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.

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Sweden


Föreningen För Synrehabilitering
(Organization for Low Vision Rehabilitation)

c/o Optikerforbundet, Karlbergsvagen 22, 11327 Stockholm, Sweden.
Web: ffss.se/
Activities: FFS is an association open for people interested in and/or working with habilitation, rehabilitation and education/learning for visually impaired people. FFS arranges meetings, further education and conferences both regional and nationwide. FFS gives scholarships and education grants. FFS participates in discussions and can act as a collaboration partner to develop rehabilitation/habilitation for people with visual impairment. FFS publish a magazine " ÈNya SynvärldenÉ" 4 times a year.

Föreningen Sveriges Dövblinda (FSDB)
(Association of the Swedish Deafblind)

Sandsborgsvagen 44, S-12288 Enskede, Sweden.
Tel: +46 8 399000
Fax: +46 8 659 5042
Email: fsdb@fsdb.org
Web: www.fsdb.org
Activities: Pressure group for deafblind people aiming to influence authorities and politicians with regard to services for the deafblind. Various projects are initiated with financial aid from the government. Also organizes social events for deafblind people.

Iris Hundskolan AB
Overgard Pl. 7015, S-881 93 Solleftea, Sweden.
Tel: +46 620 83200
Fax: +46 620 83229
Activities: Iris Hundskolan trains guide dogs for the visually impaired and conducts courses for guide-dog handlers.

Myndigheten för Tillgängliga Medier (MTM)
(Swedish Agency for Accessible Media)

Box 5113, SE-121 17 Johanneshov, Sweden.
Contact person: Anna-Karin Hugo
Tel: +46 8 580 02 700
Fax: +46 8 580 02 770
Email: anna-karin.hugo@tpb.se
Web: www.mtm.se
Activities: TPB (The Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille) is a Government authority that, in collaboration with local libraries, provides people with print handicaps access to printed materials. TPB´s mission is to produce and lend talking books and books in braille. TPB also provides advice and information on matters concerning talking books and braille.

Punktskriftsnämnden
(Swedish Braille Authority)

Box 5113, SE-121 17 Johanneshov, Sweden.
Tel: +46 8 580 02 786
Fax: +46 8 580 02 770
Email: pn@tpb.se
Web: www.punktskriftsnamnden.se
Activities: The Swedish Braille Authority is a governmental council under the auspices of The Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille (TPB). The Authority sets rules and recommendations for Swedish Braille and promotes the use of Braille.


Svenska RP-Föreningen
(Swedish RP Association)

Gotlandsgatan 44 BV, SE-116 65 Stockholm, Sweden.
Tel: +46 8 702 1902
Email: adm@srpf.a.se
Web: www.srpf.a.se
Activities: Information and advice to RP sufferers and their families. Support of scientific research into retinal degenerative conditions.

Synskadades Riksforbund (SRF)
(Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired)

Sandsborgsvagen 52, S-122 88, Enskede, Sweden.
Contact person: Hakan Thomsson, Chairman
Tel: +46 8 39 90 00
Fax: +46 8 39 93 22
Email: webbredaktion@srf.nu; info@srf.nu; registrator@srf.nu 
Web: www.srf.nu/
Activities: Advocacy by political and public opinion measures for equal participation in society for visually impaired. Formulation of users views and claims.

Unga Synskadade (US)
(Swedish Association of Visually Impaired Youth)

Sandsborgsvägen 44, S-122 33 Enskede, Sweden.
Tel: +46 839 9285
Fax: +46 839 5010
Email: orgsek@ungasynskadade.se; axel.dagh@ungasynskadade.se
Web: www.ungasyn.se/index.html
Activities: Acting on the interests of visually impaired young people in Sweden aged 12 to 30 years by organising social activities and disseminating information country-wide about blind and visually impaired youths.

 



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