Thank you for your interest in Heritage for the Blind. We are a non-profit organization whose goal is to help enable the blind and visually impaired to become independent and to participate fully in society. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, listed in the Cumulative List of Tax-Exempt Organizations Serving the Blind & Visually Impaired in the United States.
By supporting our organization with your vehicle donation, you will enable us to continue to work on our numerous projects. For example, your generous support will allow us to continue with our:
- Medical Alert Service for the visually impaired
- Free Benefit Search program
- Free publication and distribution of Braille and large-print materials
- Self Help For Vision Loss Resource Website.
Free publication and distribution of Braille and large-print materials:We produce a selection of religious publications in large print as well as Braille for children and adults. They are available Free of Charge. In addition, in cooperation with the Federal Citizen Information Center and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), we produce an array of large print consumer related publications to assist visually impaired individuals get answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.
Medical Alert Service for the Visually Impaired:Heritage for the Blind has developed the next generation of Personal Emergency Response System geared to assist the blind and visually impaired. This is the first medical alert service designed not only to help in the event of an emergency, but to also provide round the clock medical resources to help prevent emergencies in the first place. Users can get access to doctors, nursing staff, medical records, and even assisted dialing and e-mailing. This gives the visually impaired unparalleled access to the people and medical services they need.
Free Benefit Search Program:Our counselors help people in need search over 1,650 benefit programs through all 50 states that help with expenses such as prescription drugs, rent, heating and medical bills, meals, veteran’s benefits, Alzheimer’s and vision care.
Free publication and distribution of Braille and large-print materials:We produce a selection of religious publications in large print and Braille, which are available free of charge. In addition, in cooperation with the Federal Citizen Information Center and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), we produce an array of large print consumer related publications to help visually impaired individuals find information about consumer problems and government services.
Self Help For Vision Loss Resource Website:The Heritage for The Blind, a “Self-Help for Vision Loss” website, aims to provide practical information to enhance the independence and quality of life of people suffering from vision loss, along with their friends, families, and caregivers. At The Heritage for The Blind, we understand that losing your vision can be a difficult, and life-changing experience that affects you as well as everyone around you – your spouse, family, children, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. That’s why we’re here to help. Whether you’re completely blind, have low vision, or simply have a little trouble seeing from time to time, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. At least 6.5 million American adults have some kind of vision problem. And so many don’t know where to turn for help or information. On The Heritage for The Blind website, you’ll find practical self-help solutions that can help individuals with vision loss to:
- Learn about eye disorders that cause vision problems
- Find vision rehabilitation services
- Stay on top of the latest medical research
- Keep working after vision loss
- Adapt everyday tasks
- Continue with hobbies, sports, and recreation