|Beaver County Association for the Blind - Prevention of Blindness||Educates the public about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of blindness. Offers adult and children; vision screenings, education programs, eyeglass cleaning, eye safety programs, low cost glasses and sometimes free eye clinics.||Beaver||Beaver County Association for the Blind||Beaver County Association for the Blind|
|Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Community Services||Offers 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.
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.
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.||Allegheny||Community Services||Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh|
|Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Computer Access Technology||Students learn a variety of accessible technologies, including screen reading software, screen magnification, Braille displays and other computer technology.||Allegheny||Rehabilitation Programs||Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh|
|Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Low Vision Rehabilitation||Optometrists 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.||Allegheny||Rehabilitation Programs||Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh|
|Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - New Outlook||Classes and training in a variety of adaptive skills and techniques for seniors and others who are vision impaired. Classes are offered one day per week for six classes. Students learn to accomplish daily tasks, like cooking, safely in their homes.||Allegheny||Rehabilitation Programs||Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh|
|Blinded Veterans Association||The 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 Association||Blinded Veterans Association|
|Blinded Veterans Association Hotline||Connects blinded veterans with the benefits and services they have rightfully earned.
Publications available: BVA Bulletin (newsletter); BVA Brochure, and "Our Fight" (book).
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|Blind Pension||Monthly distribution of a check for basic needs.||Dauphin||Dauphin County Assistance Office||Dauphin County Assistance Office |
|Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped||Provides library service to people who cannot use standard print materials. Audio books and magazines, equipment to play the audio books, large print books, and described videos are available on free loan. Materials are mailed to the borrowers home in postage-free containers.||Allegheny||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh|
|Central Susquehanna Sight Services - Consumer Support||Services assist the consumer as they adapt to changes in vision while providing essential information about available resources.||Northumberland||Central Susquehanna Sight Services - Social Services||Central Susquehanna Sight Services|
|Golden Triangle Council of the Blind||The Golden Triangle Council of the Blind is a membership-based, not-for-profit advocacy organization that meets monthly to discuss issues affecting the local blind and visually impaired community. Ranging in age from teenagers to octogenarians, GTCB members are individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or sighted, and are committed to the organization's objectives. Members strive to help individuals who are newly visually impaired take advantage of the myriad of available services and assistive devices, allowing them to remain active and productive members of society.||Allegheny||Golden Triangle Council of the Blind||Golden Triangle Council of the Blind|
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Blind Veterans Pension||Provides eligible blind veterans a pension of $150.00 per month.||Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program||Provides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.||Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services||The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs.
VA's Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is responsible for the national policies and programs for medical rehabilitation, prosthetic and sensory aids services that promote the health, independence and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities.
Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is comprised of national programs for: Audiology and Speech Pathology; Blind Rehabilitation; Chiropractic Care; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service; and, Recreation Therapy. Special programs include Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) System of Care, Amputation System of Care, and Blind Rehabilitation Care Continuum.
Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services provides program and policy direction for over 8,000 rehabilitation care and prosthetic services providers. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is committed to providing the highest quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care; the most advanced medical devices and products that are commercially available; and, promoting advancements in rehabilitative care and evidence-based treatment.||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|Western PA School for Blind Children||The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is a one-of-a-kind educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities. Offers a full range of exceptional individualized special education services fostering maximum independence for students with visual impairment, including blindness and other challenges and provides support and resources to families and the community.||Allegheny||W. PA School for Blind Children||Western PA School for Blind Children|