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Seeking A Foundation that gives away Free Grant Money for the blind and visually impaired

Hi.

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?

Please feel free to email me at:
rbendtzen@hotmail.com.

Thank you very much.

Rob Bendtzen

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Re: Seeking A Foundation that gives away Free Grant Money for the blind and visually impaired



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 impaired



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,

eric


Re:Seeking A Foundation that gives away Free Grant Money for the blind and visually impaired



I have never heard of anything like that before.

Sarah


Money for equipment used by blind and visually impaired



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 impaired



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.
Any suggestions.


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