Pennsylvania Association for the Blind

General Information

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
555 Gettysburg Pike
Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1 17055
(717) 766 2020

Brief Description

The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB), through its network of 29 member agencies, provides innovative services for people of all ages who have a wide range of vision impairments from low vision to total blindness.

Services Offered

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Accepts any form of literature, document or business material for Braille Embossing. Please call PAB for a free price quote. All documents, and materials must be in MS Word/Office Format.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Conducts vision screening on location at schools, community. Has eye health and safety programs. Deploys field staff, as needed, to reach into rural counties of low population density.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers assistive technology training.

  • Counseling
    • Sight Loss Support Groups; individual counseling

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides home services and individualized instruction in daily living skills, home and health management, and communications skills

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides employment, training, education and social/supportive services.

  • In-Home Services
    • Offers family/caregiver services.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to aging programs.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision services.

  • Reading Services
    • Offers radio reading programs.

  • Recreation Services
    • Provides educational and recreational programs.

  • Services for Seniors

  • Support Groups
    • Offers social and recreational activities.

  • Transportation Services
    • Provides escorted transportation to medical facilities, banks, grocery stores and social agencies.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.