• Braille Printing Shop

    Various Braille printers and binding machines create raised Braille pages for books to exacting standards using specialized paper and printing techniques.

    The Braille Printing Shop produces countless volumes of Braille content using specialized printers and a high-tech poly material – Braille paper. 

  • FAROS: Theater of the Blind

    In these photos Ms. Panagiota Voutsina shows off the local facilities at Faros that offer a staging area for plays by the theater troupe and the choir.

    The Theater of the Blind is active in producing classic and contemporary plays for local and festival audiences. 

  • The Boutique

    Objects on display at Faros and at the Tactual Museum gift shop include ceramic items created in the Ceramics Workshop as well as brushes and brooms created in the brush factory.

    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 Tactual Museum

    Tactual Museum in Greece

    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.  

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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