Here we give you a brief overview of the services offered by the Frankfurt Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Founded in 1837 as a subsidiary institute of the Polytechnic Society, the Frankfurt Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Frankfurt am Main promotes and supports those affected with a holistic approach. Its portfolio includes individual counseling, targeted programs for education and social rehabilitation, rental housing, and various offerings in the fields of art and music. The foundation is committed to ensuring that blind and visually impaired people can actively participate in social life.
Education & Training
Losing all or part of one's sight is a serious blow to one's life and is experienced very differently by those affected. They often feel useless and perceive themselves as a burden to their social and professional environment.
People with visual handicaps can participate in various rehabilitation measures at the Frankfurt Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Frankfurt am Main, which can be completed individually or as a complete package. We offer basic technical training for the blind (BtG) for German-speaking participants and refugees, as well as target group-oriented, individual counseling.
We support professional reintegration or reorientation and open up access to information and communication opportunities.
The goal of our training and continuing education programs is to give those affected back a measure of independence and enable them to participate more fully in society.
The specific counseling of blind and visually impaired people is an important pillar of our work. The socio-educational specialists of the Frankfurt Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired provide individual and targeted counseling. Together with the persons concerned, the problems caused by the visual impairment are discussed and solution strategies are worked out together. As part of the consultation, we present talking and/or tactile aids for the blind and visually impaired and assist in the selection of suitable products.
Arts and Crafts
At Werkstatt-Galerie 37, blind and visually impaired people can explore their arts and crafts talents, learn new skills and make social contacts. The name of the creative facility can be traced back to the foundation's founding year in 1837.
Thanks to financial support from sponsors, the workshop was able to open in Frankfurt am Main in 1991 and quickly became very popular. The Werkstatt-Galerie 37 is largely financed by friends and sponsors. Exhibitions and workshops attract interested people and ensure a high degree of awareness even beyond the Rhine-Main area.
The Werkstatt-Galerie 37 is open to blind and visually impaired adults, young people and children from the age of eight. Participation is also possible for sighted relatives, friends and accompanying persons. No previous artistic training is required.