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Biblioteca Nacional José Marti
(José Marti National Library)
Avenue Independencia y 20 Mayo, Plaza de Revolucion, Havana 6670, Cuba.
Tel: +537 555 442
Fax: +537 816 224
Activities: The Braille room of the José Martí National Library provides services to meet the information needs of the visually impaired. In addition, it makes human, bibliographic and technological resources available to library users. Also offers Cultural Outreach which is aimed at providing services to those people that do not have the opportunity to visit the institution because of their mobility, age or other pathological conditions.
Last updated: 18/04/2007
Unión Latinaméricana de Ciegos (ULAC)
(Latin American Union of the Blind)
Calle I No. 201, Municipo Plaza de la Revolucion, Apartado 4129, La Habana 4, Cuba.
Contact person: Jose Monteagudo, President
Tel: +537 832 04 49
Fax: +537 334 41 34
Activities: The Latin American Union of the Blind is constituted by the organisations of and for the blind of the nineteen countries in the region. Its main goal is to integrate the potential of the more than four million blind and low vision people to the common efforts of the rest of the population in order to improve everybody's quality of life. To achieve this aim, ULAC promotes the unity of visually impaired people at national level through the empowerment of the organisations of the blind by training leaders that are able to direct and administer them in an efficient way. On the other hand, ULAC promotes the establishment of services and the improvement of the existing ones through the work of its specialised commissions - Blindness prevention, Education, Basic functional rehabilitation and low vision rehabilitation, Vocational training and employment, Access to information and culture, Physical education, leisure time and sports, Human rights and legislation, Promotion of blind women, blind young and elderly people- and also in coordination with INGOs that cooperate with the Latin American region. ULAC is divided in five subregions constituted by countries with common features: Mexico and Central America, the Caribbean countries, Andean countries, Brazil and South cone. ULAC publishes quarterly its newsletter "América Latina" (Latin America) in braille, inkprint and audio cassettes and also some other formative and informative materials on blindness issues.
Last updated: 03/05/2006
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