Our program is unique in that we provide fund to low vision as well as legally blind.
The population of individuals who have a visual impairment or are blind in the world is as diverse as the population of the United States and Canada. Visually impaired infants, children, youths, and working age and older adults live in remote rural areas, towns, suburbs, and cities and represent all nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, and religious beliefs. In addition, each person’s response to blindness or a severe visual impairment is unique, and therefore individual needs for services are extremely varied as well.
People who are blind or visually impaired can’t see colors but they can live productive and independent lives. With the opportunity to learn techniques to adapt to visual impairment and the assistance of adaptive equipment and products, they go to school, attend college, participate in all types of activities, hold all types of jobs, raise families, and enjoy sports and other recreational activities.
Estimates vary, but approximately 20 million people who are blind or visually impaired live in developing countries, and over half of them are elderly. (The population of visually impaired individuals in the United States and Canada is estimated to be 1/3.) Indeed, elderly people are the fastest growing population of individuals with severe visual impairments. Many individuals who are blind or have low vision also have additional disabilities and will therefore require services from specialists, agencies, and organizations other than those addressing visual needs.
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Global Paint for Charity is a public non-profit 501 (c) (3) charity, your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.