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Agencies Serving Blind & Partially Sighted People

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Beijing Information Center of Disabled Persons
1-3-102 Shenggudongli, Beijing 100029, China.
Contact person: Dr. Lin Hua, Director
Tel: +86 10 6443 3754
Mobile: +86 10 13611 128569
Activities: Information resource sharing and exchanging for people with disabilities in the world. Books and magazines about disabilities and rehabilitation and lifestyle. Providing mobility, independent living and welfare support.

Blind's Welfare Association
c/o Department of Special Education, The National Chang Hua University of Education, Chang Hua City, 50058, Taiwan.
Tel: +886 2 2723 2105

China Association of the Blind
44 Beichizi Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China.
Contact person: Li Zhijun
Tel: +86 10 65139719
Fax: +86 10 65139722
Activities: An organisation under the umbrella of the China Disabled Persons' Federation.

China Disabled Persons' Federation
44 Beichizi Street, Beijing 100006, China.
Tel: +86 10 6513 9719
Fax: +86 10 6513 9722
: The CDPF, affirmed by the law and ratified by the State Council, is the unified national organization of and for persons with various categories of disabilities in China, which represents the common interests and protects the lawful rights of persons with disabilities; promotes and develops the disability undertakings and serves persons with disabilities.

Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired
131 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Contact person: Dr. Simon Leung, CEO
Tel: +852 2817 6076
Fax: +852 2817 4355
Activities: The residential school provides accommodation for 130 students. The school programme includes standard academic subjects plus mobility and orientation, low vision training and the use of modern electronic technology in communication training. The residential training centre for 60 mentally challenged blind children provides basic educational and work skills. The home for the elderly provides residential care for the elderly blind.

Golden Key Research Center of Education for the Visually Impaired
33-1-103 En Ji Li Haidian District, Beijing, 100036, China.
Contact person: Mr Xu Bailun (Peter), Director
Tel: +86 10 881 22497; +86 10 881 26524
Fax: + 86 10 881 22497
Activities: Mainstreaming (integration) of visually impaired children, mainly from rural remote areas in various provinces of mainland China into regular schools, training of teachers, publication of “Ode to Joy”, the only magazine for VI-people in China, raising awareness for the situation of differently abled people in China.

Helen Keller International - China
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-Sen Univeristy of Medical Sciences, Room 1014, 54 Xianlie Road, Guangzhou 510060, China.
Contact person: Mingguang He, Country Director
Tel: +86 20 8733 1109
Fax: +86 20 8733 1903
Activities: In 1988, HKI initiated a partnership with the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre (ZOC) to alleviate cataract blindness. More recently, HKI-China has provided schools with various ophthalmic services and education in eye health

Hong Kong Blind Union
Unit 13-20, G/F, Tsui Ying House, Tsui Ping Estate, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
Contact person: Mr Chong Chan Yau
Tel: +852 2339 0666
Fax: +852 2338 7850
Activities: It aims to promote the spirit of "self-help" and "mutual-help" among people with visual impairment, as well as facilitating social integration, and equal opportunities in society. It serves the visually impaired person through four divisions, namely, Head Office, Service Center, Vocational & Development Centre, Trailwalker Education & Resources Centre.

Retina Hong Kong
101 Lai Huen House, Lai Kok Estate, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
Tel: +852 2708 9363

The Hong Kong Society for the Blind
248 Nam Cheong Street, Shamshuipo, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
Contact person: Maureen Tam
Tel: +852 2778 8332
Fax: +852 2788 0040
Activities: The Society provides rehabilitation, braille and talking book production, library, adaptive technology, children, elderly, ophthalmology and career support and development services.

Huei Ming School and Home for Blind Children
No. 280 Ya-Tan Road, Ta-Ya Hsiang, Taichung Hsien, 4208, Taiwan, China.
Contact person: Ruth Chen Lin
Tel: +886 4 5661024
Fax: +886 4 5661180
Activities: Private Christian school based on the love of Jesus Christ to operate. We are giving free education, free room and board. We have three Departments in the school. The earliest department began in 1956 the age of blind children were from 3 years old to 15 years old [preschool to junior high school.] The second Department is for the multiple handicapped blind children, including deaf-blind. The age of the children are 3 years old to 25 years old. The third Department was begun in 1984 to educate the mentally retarded children.

Huikang Guide Dog Centre
c/o Institute for the Blind of Taiwan, 384 Chungcheung Road, Hsinchuang, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan.
Tel: +886 2 2998 5588
Fax: +886 2 2996 3306
Activities: An organisation under the umbrella of the Institute for the Blind of Taiwan, providing guide dog training.

Institute for the Blind of Taiwan
384 Chung Chen Road, Hsin-Chuan, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan.
Contact person: Tseng Chiung-Yao
Tel: +886 2 2998 5588
Fax: +886 2 2996 3306
Activities: Services include education for the blind supporting three blind schools throughout Taiwan. Vocational training providing training for massage, computer operating, piano tuning and pottery. Promoting guide dog training. Collection of laws and regulations relating to the welfare for the blind from the most advanced nations and providing the government with input for legislation.

Shanghai School for the Blind
1850 Hong Qiao Road, Shanghai 200336, China.
Contact person: Jinxing Yuan, Principal
Tel: +86 21 6242 9717
Fax: +86 21 6242 5097
Activities: Shanghai School for the Blind, together with the affiliated Shanghai School for the low vision, is the only school in Shanghai to provide education for students who are handicapped. The Braille Printing House of the school is responsible for printing primary and middle school textbooks for all the schools for the blind in the country. Currently, there are over 200 students and more than 120 teachers in the school that has formed a complete education system ranging from preschool education, primary and junior and senior high school to vocational training. Integrating educational theory and teaching practice, the school has been trying to cultivate students who can adapt themselves to the changing society and thus become useful to the country. Scientific research is highly valued and advocated in the school for it believes that modern educational methods can promote teaching, raise work efficiency and, above all, make up for the students' eyesight handicap.

Taiwan Foundation for the Blind
13F-19, No 50, Sec 1, Zhongxiao W Road, Taipei City, Taiwan.
Contact person: Ben Hsien
Tel: 02 2361 6663
Fax: 02 2361 1059

Zhongguo Mangwen Tushuguan
(China Library for the Blind)

39 Chengnei Street, Beijing, 100072, China.
Tel: +86 10 6381 7763 / 6382 5215
Fax: +86 10 6383 3585
Activities: Collects published Braille books for borrowing by blind people. Aims to upgrade the political and cultural quality of the blind. Offers service to all in the country who are visually impaired. Also house a Braille Press whose main services include production of books and magazines in Braille and tapes for the blind. Purchasing English books in Braille and selling Chinese books in Braille to the blind in other parts of the world.


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