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Horizons for the Blind

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors

Location

2 North Williams StreetCrystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Horizons for the Blind, a not for profit organization, was founded in 1977 to improve the quality of life for individuals who are blind and visually impaired, many who are senior citizens, by increasing accessibility to culture, education, recreation, employment, and consumer information.

Description

OUR SERVICES BEGIN WHERE THOSE
OF REHABILITATION ORGANIZATIONS END

Horizons enhances self-sufficiency directly by providing Braille, large print, and audio cassette and CD instruction in crafts, gardening, food preparation, recreational reading and the operation of household appliances.

BRAILLE, LARGE PRINT AND AUDIO INFORMATION:

Menu, banking statements, guides, hotel information, utility bills, etc. Examples are The Hyatt Corporation, Seattle Sutton, as well as AT&T, Exelon, People's and Northern Illinois Gas Companies.

BRAILLE SIGNAGE

Providing usable signs for cultural exhibits such as Wagner Farm and Brookfield Zoo; providing signs for public facilities such as Hyatt and Marriott Hotels as well as public laundry equipment.

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