Light for the Blind in the PhilippinesBy Jones, Susan; Braille Monitor, Vol. 54, No. 5
Publication Date: May 2011
Article describes the services provided by Resources for the Blind, Inc. (RBI) in the Philippines. RBI was founded in 1988 by a blind retired school administrator from Atlanta, Georgia who provided Bibles in Braille, in large print, and on cassette in the 3 major Philippine languages while working for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Since then, RBI has funded hospital based training for ophthalmologists in the Philippines, paid for cataract operations, and held camps for blind children. RBI holds summer workshops training teachers to teach blind and visually impaired children. It also prepares blind children and their families for full integration into public schools, and holds screenings for early detection of eye diseases. Through partnership with companies such as IBM, RBI provides computer and job skills training for Philippine high school and college students. RBI also produces virtually all the Braille and large print books blind children in the country need for their education. More information about the organization can be found at http://www.blind.org.ph.
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm11/bm1105/bm110510.htm
Link to audio: https://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Audio/Braille_Monitor/2011/May/14_Light_For_The_Blind_In_The_Philippines.mp3