Seeking A Foundation that gives away Free Grant Money for the blind and visually impaired
Posted by rbendtzen on 12/15/2008 at 10:06 PM
I am a totally blind person who is trying to purchase a PacMate BX 400 with a 40 braille display. from Freedom Scientific. I don't really want to pay the 5,000 and some dollars.
I heard that there is a way that I can get free grant money for the blind and visually impaired. Could any of you out there, tell me where I can get more infor on how I can go about this?
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Thank you very much.
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Re: Seeking A Foundation that gives away Free Grant Money for the blind and visually impairedPosted by SODMommy on 4/23/2012 at 8:33 PM
Hi! I have also heard that contacting your local Lions Club organization may be very beneficial in acquiring needed equipment for the visually impaired. I think that I've also heard that some insurances my provide certain types of equipment. Furthermore, some hospitals or children's hospital's have foundations that grant wishes for people/ kids with various illnesses or conditions. Look into it.
Re:Seeking A Foundation that gives away Free Grant Money for the blind and visually impairedPosted by hardsell on 5/6/2009 at 7:03 PM
I put together a resource page that starts with regionally specific items (which may give you ideas as where to look locally)
then farther down grant and assistance links by state and the 4 or 5? national grants
how do I post a new topic? the answer's probably right under my nose but I can't see a way to post a new topic would like to share my reseach on the known 30 hand held cctv magnifiers i put together
hope that link helps,
Re:Seeking A Foundation that gives away Free Grant Money for the blind and visually impairedPosted by Thrill Seeker on 4/25/2009 at 1:57 AM
I have never heard of anything like that before.
Money for equipment used by blind and visually impairedPosted by wordsmithing on 2/14/2009 at 9:44 PM
You may want to contact charitable folks such as churches or Lions International. Many states also have loan programs for such equipment.
Re:Seeking A Foundation that gives away Free Grant Money for the blind and visually impairedPosted by Mouse Wells on 2/8/2009 at 10:12 AM
I am currently working with, caring for a 5 year old boy who is completely blind with some physical and mental impairments. I also would like to find out more about programs that give access to the blind to increase their abilities and strengths for independence with little or no cost.
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