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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Eye Diseases, Blindness & Vision Impairments, Health

Mission: Horizons for the Blind is dedicated to improving the quality of life and empower people who are blind or visually impaired, by increasing accessibility to consumer information, education, recreation and employment.

Results: Horizons for the Blind helps over 35,000 blind and visually impaired individuals per month remain independent and self sufficient by transcribing print to braille, large print and audio formats.

Target demographics: Blind, visually impaired and low vision persons

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Directions for Me directionsforme.org, Gadget Gallery, Weekenders, Blind Employee Transportation

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to volunteer at Horizons for the Blind, after my husband who is legally blind and could no longer work as a regional sales manager for a big drug company in Chicago let him go as he could no longer drive. He told me about all the great things they were doing at Horizons, for the blind and visually impaired. They print large print and bralle menus for restaurants and hotels, and they also do statements for utilities and credit card companies and banks. The just launched a new and exciting web site Directions for me.org- it is a source for accessible packaging information. It provides information on consumer packages or labels in simple online format, it also is a quality source of complete packaging information from everything from preperation of cooking instructions to ingredient lists, and nutrition and drug fact labels. It also provides potentially life-saving allergy and drug interaction warnings. I have never volunteered for a company that I was more inopressedn with.There work is of the utmost quality.