The Lighthouse for the Blind provides classes for the newly blind focused on life skills training. These classes teach the use of walking sticks, operation of devices for the blind and other necessary skills to allow the recently sightless clients to lead more independent and enriched lives.
Health Clinic offers a broad array of services for the blind. There is physical and mental health consulting, a small but well stocked fitness center and a shop that sells devices for blind people to manage their health and life.
The Lighthouse for the Blind offers instructional training for sighted and blind people in reading and typing Braille. For the blind clients, the need to read and type Braille is a matter of basic communication survival.
The Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece is a non-profit association, subsidised and overseen by the Ministry of Health and Prevention. Founded in 1946, their aim being to support blind individuals, reduce the consequences from the loss of sight and to raise awareness of the public and the State about the problems that they face.
The Tactual Museum is one of only four such museums for the blind in the world. It allows blind people of all ages to touch and appreciate replicas of major artworks as well as architectural models of famous buildings and cultural objects.
The metal workshop provides meaningful employment for blind adults who manufacture metal and plastic components for industry, government, and military contracts and who in turn are able to support their families.
The recording studio creates audio transcriptions of books and periodicals on media (tape, CD, downloadable files) allowing blind people the opportunity to enjoy content published on paper.
Many of the objects created by the blind are sold in The Boutique in order to help support the ceramics workshops. The items for sale include household items (napkin holders, trays, vases) and art objects all created by the blind and multi-handicapped on-site.
The Braille Lending Library has thousands of volumes of classic, current, and reference books in stock and many thousands out on loan. The largest facility of its kind in Greece has a collection of Braille volumes that has been built up over decades and includes books on a myriad of subjects.
The Broom and Brush factory employs blind (and deaf) workers to produce brushes, mops, and brooms for sale to industry. It offers meaningful employment with appropriate wages to blind workers who are supporting their families.
The Adult Ceramics Workshop and Ceramic Programs for Multi-handicapped Children are often the first exposure that blind people have to the world of sightless activities.
The Textile Workshop provides meaningful employment to sightless adults through the production of sheets and pillowcases under contracts with hotels and hospitals.
The Braille Printing Shop produces countless volumes of Braille content using specialized printers and a high-tech poly material – Braille paper.
The Theater of the Blind is active in producing classic and contemporary plays for local and festival audiences.