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770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458-2597
The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing training as well as information and opportunities for blind and visually impaired persons so they may achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and self-fulfillment. Established in 1936, the center provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for newly blind adults through mobility training, independent living skills, vocational development, counseling, and adaptive outdoor recreation. The residential program is recognized internationally for helping individuals adjust to vision loss. Other programs include a computer access program for blind individuals; a computer summer workshop for blind children; a school equipment loan program; and an outdoor enrichment program, in which blind people of all ages are able to enjoy outdoor activities such as sailing, canoeing, hiking, and skiing. Educational materials include brochures and pamphlets entitled "Aids and Appliances Review,""Blindness," and "Facing the Wind." Additional services include patient networking, community services for employment, and information on specialized devices such as canes, braille watches, and talking products.
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