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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


Disabled People's Association
#04-77, German Centre, 25 International Business Park, 609916, Singapore.
Tel: +65 6899 1220
Fax: +65 6899 1232
Activities: DPA's role is in the area of advocacy to influence decision-makers to implement policies and programmes aiming at promoting social integration of persons with disability. DPA is a Resource and Research, Information and Communications Centre for the Handicapped (RRICCH). Available on display are assistive devices to help people with disabilities live independently. DPA promotes Universal Web Accessibility in Singapore and provides Web Accessibility Audit and Certification for Accessible websites.

Independent Society of the Blind
469 Macpherson Road , #0303, 368186, Singapore.
Contact person: Mr. Kua Cheng Hock, President
Tel: +65 6286 4555
Fax: +65 6286 4554
Activities: The mission of the Society is to create conducive environments and opportunities for blind persons to be self-reliant, independent, and productive members of the Singapore community. The Society’s current focus is on three main areas: training and education, welfare, sports and recreation.

Lighthouse School
51 Toa Payoh Rise, 298106, Singapore.
Tel: +65 250 3755
Fax: +65 250 5348
Activities: To provide a comprehensive programme of education that will meet the individual needs of the visually handicapped children and enhance their development intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. To assist the adolescents in the School cohort develop an understanding of their unique skills, abilities, limitations and interests, thus preparing them for vocational training. To provide assistance and guidance to visually handicapped children in seeing life beyond home and school.

Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped
47 Toa Payoh Rise, Singapore, 298104, Singapore.
Contact person: Mr Michael Tan, Executive Director
Tel: +65 6251 4331
Fax: +65 6253 7191
Activities: To serve as an Association for the visually handicapped. To promote the welfare of the visually handicapped in the Republic of Singapore. To facilitate and encourage greater participation of the visually handicapped in the administration of their affairs and activities and in the management of the Association. To work towards the abolition of architectural, attitudinal, social, cultural, educational, employment and any other barriers that prevent the total integration and equal treatment of the visually handicapped in the community. To encourage eye-care and safety and research in the prevention and cure of blindness and related diseases. To do any or all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects and shall include the appeal for funds in aid of the visually handicapped.



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