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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.

United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

United Arab Emirates

Emirates Association for the Blind (EAB)
PO Box 3128, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Contact person: Mr Mohamed Hassan Al-Noaimi and Mr Adel-al-Zamar
Tel: +971 6 5247 700
Fax: +971 6 5220 895
Activities: To increase public awareness of the issues facing blind people; To strive towards providing them with training programs and services; Communicating with governmental officials and institutions for the purpose of providing laws and legislation that protect the rights of blind people as citizens entitiled to job opportunities and training services provided by the government and national organisations; To improve the level of educational and vocational qualifications of blind people and those that work with them; To contribute to the efforts in conducting research about the problems and the needs of blind people, methods of providing care for them, the reasons for loss of vision, and prevention methods and their effectiveness; To contribute to the efforts for providing services and social benefits to blind individuals and groups who are not able to benefit completely from government services.

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs - Blind Department
PO Box 4409, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Contact person: Miss Najad Habib Sajwani, Director
Tel: +971 4 44 42 98

Tamkeen Training Centre
PO Box 500004, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Tel: +971 4 3644 800
Fax: +971 4 3644 805
Activities: Tamkeen is a training centre for blind and partially sighted adults offering courses in IT and English. Tamkeen’s objectives are to empower vision impaired UAE nationals and residents with practical, vocational skills to enable them to enter the modern workplace and become economic and socially independent citizens.


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