Trinidad and Tobago Optometrists Association
P.O. Box 4886, Tunapuna Post Office, Tunapuna, Trinidad. West Indies
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World Council of Optometry
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) is an international membership organisation with a mission to facilitate the enhancement and development of eye and vision care worldwide. We do this through education, policy development and humanitarian outreach.
Persons Associated with Visual Impairment (PAVI)
76 Eastern Main Road, San Juan, Trinidad, West Indies.
Postal address: PO Bag 360B, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies.
Activities: PAVI offers a rehabilitation programme with communication, daily living, social recreational and vocational skills. Ongoing training of Rehabilitation Field Officers to improve the delivery of our rehabilitation service, continuing organizing outreach seminars throughout Trinidad & Tobago, establishment of Community Social Groups, establishment of a voluntary programme to assist in the rehabilitation process, provision of white canes. Braille slates and other technical aids for communication at an affordable cost. Lobbying for employment of person with visual impairment. Assisting young graduates who are visually impaired through the process to attain their career goals. Fund-raising, public education, awareness seminars, a transcription service to the public and production of low cost spectacles.
Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (T&TABVI)
Street address: 116-118 Duke Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Postal address: PO Box 1179, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Contact person: Mrs. Diane Borneo, Executive Officer Tel: (868)-624-1613,(868)-624- 4675, (868)-624-3809 Fax:+(868)-624-1613
Activities: The objectives of the T&TABVI are to prevent blindness, to promote public awareness in the community, to promote independence and integration, and to act as a resource centre. The T&TABVI offers a wide variety of programmes, such as counselling, rehabilitation (daily living skills, mobility and orientation programme, social skills, communication skills), vocational counselling. Other services include welfare services, leisure activities, blindness prevention, socialization programmes, library services, transcription services, school for the blind children, programmes for the elderly, workshops for the blind.
Trinidad and Tobago Congress of the Blind
40-42 Henry Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) manages all libraries in the public sector, including public, special and school libraries. The departments listed below are located in the National Library Building. For visually impaired persons, the assistive technology software, JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is available. This software is used in conjunction with Microsoft programmes such as Word and Excel. Basically, a computer-generated voice synthesizer reads back to the user whatever he/she has typed. The JAWS facility is located both in the Children's library on the ground, and the Adult library on the first floor. Books in large-print, braille, and audio format are also available for the visually impaired. website
The Port of Spain Children's Library is located in the East Wing of the ground floor, and can be accessed through the entrance on Abercromby Street.
Telephone: (868)-624-4466 ext. 2053, 2054, 2055
The Port of Spain Young Adult library is located in the North Wing of the ground floor, and can be accessed through the entrance on Abercromby Street.
Telephone: (868)-624-4466 ext. 2062, 2065
The Port of Spain Adult library, which is a merger of the Port of Spain Lending Library and the General Reference Library, is located on the first floor.
Telephone: (868)-624-4466 ext. 2103, 2105, 2106, 2109
The Heritage library is located on the second floor.
Telephone: (868)-623-7278, 624-1130 ext. 2203, 2207, 2210, 2211
The Technical Services Department is located in the basement.
Telephone: (868)-624-3409 ext. 2014, 2015, 2021, 2022