The Braille typewriters are unlike any other typewriter and they require a good deal of instruction and practice to master.

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. 

For the sighted, Braille classes are most often provided to teachers who will create lesson plans for blind children so that they can be included in classes with the rest of the children of their age. These teachers may also focus only on training blind children to read and type Braille so that they can participate in classroom learning. 

Your support can keep the Braille classes in session. Your donations will be targeted to hiring trained instructors to teach blind clients and sighted teachers in Braille communication and typing. In the future, we hope to be able to provide a Braille printer to local schools so that teachers can print lesson plans, tests and other classroom materials in Braille for blind students. Click below to make a donation to keep these programs alive!

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  • In this photo, local teachers are learning to operate Braille typewriters in order to provide lessons for blind children in an inclusive classroom setting.
    In this photo, local teachers are learning to operate Braille typewriters in order to provide lessons for blind children in an inclusive classroom setting.
  • The Braille typewriters are unlike any other typewriter and they require a good deal of instruction and practice to master.
    The Braille typewriters are unlike any other typewriter and they require a good deal of instruction and practice to master.
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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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After decades of slowly improving circumstances for the sightless in Greece, conditions for the blind have taken a drastic downturn as a result of the faltering economy of Greece. If you have ever considered helping to improve the lives of others less fortunate than you, now is the perfect time to act.

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