The Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece announces the production and launch of the Unique Greek White Cane, that is produced at its certified with ISO 9001:2015 Workshops, by blind workers, for blind users.

This product is of special design, totally adjusted to the users’ needs. It is made of aluminum and it has a plastic cover, a rubber handle and a plastic endpoint. It folds at four parts and it has glow-in-the-dark tapes at two points.

It is available at heights from 1m to 1.40 cm and its cost is 20 euros, including VAT.

For further information or orders (with the option of home delivery service), please contact the Social Services Department of the association on 210-9415222.

In 2017, the production of the Greek White Cane was supported by the Bodossaki Foundation.

Talking Books Studios - Lending Library

The Talking Books’ Lending Library is a Department widely used by visually impaired people of all ages, especially by the middle-aged and the elderly.

James Adams, Founder

In July 2014, James Adams, a past Board Member and past President of the American Friends of the Blind in Greece who has been associated with the organization for more than 40 years passed away. 

On Monday, November 18, 2013 held by The Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece daytrip in Lavrion Attica with the participation of 37 performing (sighted) and 10 volunteer escorts.

The program of the tour originally included visiting team in Craft - Industrial Museum of Lavrion, which is located in the Technological Park of Lavrio.During the visit, a guided tour lasting 1.5 hours on the premises and facilities of the Museum by former employees and this was the opportunity for participants to come into tactile contact with authentic industrial value items, tools and ores.

Immediately after the completion of the visit to the Museum followed by visit and pilgrimage in the Holy Temple of St. Nektarios in St. Constantine (Kamariza) Lavrio Athens where there are participants had the pleasure to know her father Meletios, listen to his wishes, and venerate the relics of St. Nectarios.

The tour ended with lunch and walk to the port of Lavrio.

The enthusiasm and unflagging interest of all participants lay always the desire for further involvement in such actions that promote contact with the social and cultural history of our country and represent opportunity for interaction and socialization.

Department of Social Services NOS

Karamichalakou Gifts

Vagena Christina

The National Archaeological Museum participated for the eighth consecutive year in the 'October - Month awareness for blind or visually impaired individuals, "suggested served at The Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece sightseeing Collection Vase and Miniature Museum, on" The art of clay in antiquity '.

 For this purpose on October 21, 2013 Wednesday, a 10-member team of The Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece with their escorts attended specially arranged tour during which they were able to tour several of the halls of the museum and meet precise replicas of ancient clay objects (vases, figurines, toys, etc.) and original exhibits through tactile contact.

 The action took place in suitable space within the Museum was to promote "art beyond sight" and become cultural goods accessible to people with vision problem. The benefits of such an action are manifold since encouraged the creation of mental images, to develop tactile skills, fostering critical faculties as well as contact with an environment rich in stimuli.

After a very interesting tour for participants followed coffee and conversation in the "Garden of the Museum" a few meters from the main building, under the cool shade of the trees, a very warm and sunny day.

Emotions gained attendees was very positive admittedly. The enthusiasm and unflagging interest in all combined with the willingness to actively participate in interactive points of acquaintance with the "art of clay in antiquity 'vindicated undoubtedly the institution and spawned a desire for further involvement in such actions.  

 Department of Social Services NOS

Karamichalakou Gifts

Vagena Christina

American Friends of the Blind in Greece: Our Vision

The American Friends of the Blind in Greece works toward a day when blind and severely sight-impaired people in Greece have access to the best possible support and opportunities available to blind people worldwide.

 

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