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Agencies Serving Blind & Partially Sighted People

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Complete list of countries

  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi


National Association of the Deafblind in Bulgaria
PO Box 29, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria.
Contact person: Mr. Dimitar Parapanov, President
Tel: +359 32 653 602
Fax: +359 32 653 602
Activities: Protection of human, civil, social, economic and other rights of the deafblind. Rehabilitation and social integration of the deafblind, their equality and full inclusion in society. Improving quality of life of the deafblind, personal fulfillment and enhancing their cultural, educational and professional level. Providing accessible information, accessibility to the surrounding environment and accessible means of communication.

National Library for the
Blind "Louis Braille 1928 "
1B Slaveykov Square, 1000 Sofia P.B. 265, Bulgaria.
Contact person: Mr. Spas Karafezov, Chairman
Tel: +359 2 980 32 50
Fax: +359 2 980 32 50
Activities: The National Braille Library has all the facilities to enable the full book producing process is complete and can be done in the Library's printing centre: from the pre-printing to the binding of the books. The Library has a well functioning net for the distribution of the books - three branches in the country and two branches in the schools for blind children in Sofia and Varna. There is also the facility to send books by mail to readers throughout Bulgaria. The Library has more than 2500 titles now and is the only source for braille fiction and reference literature in the country.

Union of the Blind in Bulgaria

172 Naicho Tzanov Street, Sofia 1309, Bulgaria.
Contact: Vassil Dolaptschiev, President
Tel: +359 2 812 7030 or 812 7050
Fax: +359 2 812 7029 or 812 7049
Activities: Defense of the rights and interests of the blind citizens and their integration into society. Construction of a national and social polic, relevant to solving problems blind people face. Financing and organising activities of the National Rehabilitation Centre in the town of Plovdiv. Financing a specialised studio for reading 'talking books'. Support of the cultural. sports and tourists activities - the most powerful means for rehabilitation and integration of the blind and partially sighted into the community. Active partnership with similar organisations from all over the world. Manufacturing devices to aid visually impaire people through specialised enterprises.

Varna School for the Blind

kv Asparuhoro, Varna 9003, Bulgaria.
Contact person: Mr. Peter Petrov, Director
Tel: +359 52 77 42 70
Fax: +359 5237 04 14
Activities: Education for blind and visually impaired children carried out on three different levels: The first level includes blind and visually impaired students with normal intellect. They follow the regular school curriculum and regular school subjects. The graduates can continue their education in institutes for higher education. The second level includes blind and visually impaired students with additional impairments including mild intellectual deficiency. These students are trained under adapted reduced curriculum and after completing their 9 years training they can acquire professional training. The third level includes blind and visually impaired children with additional disabilities inlcuding moderate intellectual deficiency. These students are trained under individual functional programs. There are three special programs for all students: Orientation and Mobility training; Useful/Daily Living Skills training and Low Vision training. The school also offers Early Intervention and Integrated Education services. All students are offered additional activities according to their interests and talents.


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