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    Taxonomy Code: LH-0600.5000-100

    Programs that pay for or provide aids such as long canes, laser canes, compasses and raised maps which facilitate the ability of blind people to move safely and efficiently in the school, home or community environment.

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    Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Community ServicesOffers assessments by licensed optometrists, prescriptions for optical aids, and the opportunity to try out aids ranging from magnifiers, writing guides, special lighting devices, and closed-circuit TVs. Clients are encouraged to borrow aids prior to purchase. Prevention of blindness programs including preschool vision and adult screenings. Transportation This free door-to-door service provides rides to any type of medical appointment or essential service need, such as obtaining a photo ID. Individuals must live in Allegheny County and appointments must be made in advance. Support Services These services include grocery and personal needs shopping with the individual, assisting with reading and filling out forms, picking up prescriptions, minor household repairs, adjusting clocks and reading instructions.AlleghenyCommunity ServicesBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
    Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Low Vision RehabilitationOptometrists provide examinations and prescribe optical aids, ranging from hand-held magnifiers to electronic devices designed to maximize remaining eyesight. Therapists train students on how to use optical aids in daily activities like reading, watching television, or recreational activities.AlleghenyRehabilitation ProgramsBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
    Blinded Veterans AssociationThe Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA’s assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service.Blinded Veterans AssociationBlinded Veterans Association
    Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia - Services for the BlindServices include Financial Aid: - monthly/emergency food coupons - client loans - rent/security deposit assistance - utilities assistance Material Aid: - clothing - heaters/air conditioners - refrigerators and appliances - furniture assistance - home repair assistance Medical aid: - glasses - prescriptions - low vision aids - canes Services: - medical visits - food shopping - housing assistance - act as liaison w/utilities and landlords - assist with applications, forms and bills - referrals to other agencies Emotional Aid: - in-home visits - regular telephone contact - birthday and holiday cards - quarterly newsletter Social Aid: - Annual Boat Ride - Annual Christmas Party - camp sponsorshipsPhiladelphiaBlind Relief Fund of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; East FallsBlind Relief Fund of Philadelphia
    Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Escort/Transportation ServicesDrivers, specially trained in sighted guide techniques, provide door to door transportation to doctor appointments, supermarkets, banks, and other locations related to receipt of service. DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    National Federation of the Blind of PAProvides education about blindness, referral services assistance, scholarship information, publications and any aids, appliances or adaptive equipment needed. They provide advocacy services, counseling, guidance and support for the blind and their families.PhiladelphiaNational Federation of the Blind of PA - Philadelphia; Center CityNational Federation of the Blind of PA
    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - Blind Mobility Aids Altoona District OfficePay for or provide aids such as long canes, laser canes, compasses and raised maps which facilitate the ability of blind people to move safely and efficiently in the school, home or community environment.BlairPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Somerset County Blind Center Blind Mobility AidsProvides aids that will help people with visual impairments sustain their mobility.SomersetSomerset County Blind CenterBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
    Venango County Association for the Blind - Assistive TechnologyPeer supported group discussing use of technology (phones, tablets, computers, gadgets and appliances) with people with limited and no vision.VenangoVenango County Association for the BlindVenango County Association for the Blind
    VisionCorps Center, YorkVisionCorps Vision Center consists of four services. •First, clients can receive a comprehensive examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. She will discuss what low vision aids are available. Contact Leora Wiest at 717-848-1690. •Second, VisionCorps has Occupational Therapy services available. Contact Jennifer Zack at 717-848-1690, ext. 105. •The third service provided by VisionCorps is Orientation & Mobility training. Contact Jennifer Zack at 717-848-1690, ext. 105. •The fourth service is the demonstration, evaluation and sale of Closed Circuit Television Systems, also known as CCTVs. Access Technology services/training is available. Contact Tony Heath at 717-848-1690, ext. 114. • Please, remember we provide comprehensive client support services: Access Technology, Talking Book Program, Public Education, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Low Vision Services, Preschool Screening and Remedial Eye Care. Also provides Social Services, including transportation to medical appointments and essential community errands; and in-home support services. YorkVisionCorps YorkVisionCorps

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