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Clovernook Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired

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Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Eye Diseases, Blindness & Vision Impairments, Health, Human Services, Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: To empower people who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities.

Programs: Social enterprises provides meaningful jobs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Our associates produce top-quality file folders in a light-manufacturing environment and also offer competitive assembly, packaging and shipping to meet unique company specifications. 3,549,400 file folders shipped. 2,041,523 contract packaging units packaged or collated. 19 employees in 2016. The clovernook braille printing house is recognized as one of the largest volume producers of braille in north america, producing more than 25 million pages annually. Clovernook's braille printing house produces a variety of braille materials that include books and magazines for the national library service (nls), a division of the library of congress, textbook materials, tactile graphics, religious periodicals, menus, business cards, instruction manuals and more. 14,000 braille readers, 36 employees in 2016.

memphis rehabilitation services - provide training and support for communications, braille, assistive technology and orientation & mobility. Provide vocational evaluation, job readiness, job placement, job retention, job coaching and follow along for one year. Provide intake and case management. 132 clients served in 2016.

rehabilitation services - provides training and support for independent living, vocational training, job placement, job coaching, counseling, recreation and youth services. 156 clients served in 2016.

multistate center east provides publications, equipment, supplies, and interlibrary loan service for books and magazines in adaptive format to network libraries in their geographic areas and to each other. Msce uniquely handles some limited items for the entire network. Msce receives, stores, shelves, duplicates, and distributes copies of all nls-issued books; selected special collections; and some volunteer-produced material, including audio cartridge and braille books. The msce quality assurance specialist provides technical and artistic consultation to assist local recording groups in attaining and maintaining the level of quality required by nls standards and specifications for locally produced books and magazines.

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