What is Uganda National Association for the Blind?
Uganda National Association for the Blind is a non-profit organization offering a broad range of free programs and services to empower people with vision loss of all ages. Our staff and volunteers understand losing sight can be scary, but we believe it is not the end of independence, but with support it can be a new way of living. Hear from some of our students to learn more.
Who do you serve?
We serve people of all ages who have a visual impairment. This means, we help families with babies who are born with conditions affecting their sight and we work with seniors who have developed eye conditions like Macular Degeneration, Cataracts and Glaucoma.
Do I need to be totally blind to receive your services?
No. Nearly 90% of Uganda National Association for the Blind students and patrons have some remaining vision. Anyone who has any amount of vision loss that is not corrected by glasses and it is affecting their daily living activities (like reading, cooking, driving) can contact us about using our services.
How much does it cost to get services from Uganda National Association for the Blind?
Programs and Services from Uganda National Association for the Blind are free to everyone thanks to the support of our generous donors.
Do I need insurance to use Uganda National Association for the Blind services?
All of our programs are free and we do not involve insurance.
Do you offer programs in languages other than English?
Yes, our centers offer programs in Luganda, Swahili as well as English. And, our Kampala Center has an active program for people who read Sign Language. For more information on English language programing, contact the center closest to you.
I just started losing my vision, how can Uganda National Association for the Blind help?
Uganda National Association for the Blind offers a broad range of free programs and services at our centers and hundreds of community locations in Uganda. Our programs include:
- ● Adult Programs (including one-on-one consultations and small group classes to help adults with little to no vision build practical skills and gain or regain independence).
- ● Youth Programs (including local and National Programming)
- ● Child Development Programs
- ● Library Services (offer access to free digital book machines and downloadable books as well as book clubs and a Telephone Reader Program where patrons can listen to publications in both English and Luganda)
Is there someone at Uganda National Association for the Blind that I can talk to concerning how I am feeling about losing my vision?
Yes. There are a variety of ways to obtain support in your emotional adjustment to vision loss.
- ● 1:1 short term adjustment counseling (available through many of our centers and in-home in some circumstances)
- ● Support groups led by staff/peer facilitators are available at most centers and in several community locations.
I can’t get to your center, do you have a location close to where I live?
We understand sometimes it is difficult to get to one of our centers. We proudly offer ways to reach you in your community.
To get more information about Uganda National Association for the Blind programs and services near you visit or call the regional center in Kampala.
I am a doctor, teacher or other community organization, and would like to request material for the people I work with. How can I do that?
Please call (256) 41 428 6618 and ask to speak with the Uganda National Association for the Blind Marketing department to request the latest materials from Uganda National Association for the Blind. We can provide free referral pads, general brochure and more.
How can I stay up-to-date with information about new programs from Uganda National Association for the Blind?
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Have a question that we haven’t answered here?
You can call us on (256) 41 428 6618 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.