Businesses, nonprofits urged to include information by June 1st
Middletown, NJ – In any given week, the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association (NJBCA), the oldest nonprofit serving the blind and visually impaired in the state, receives dozens of calls and emails asking for help. Those seeking educational opportunities or peer support are welcome to attend NJBCA’s free and effective programs. For the countless callers in need of specialized equipment, eye doctors, or other help, finding appropriate referrals has been difficult – until now.
“There are over a quarter of a million NJ residents who are visually impaired,” says NJBCA Director of Development Marisa Medina. “That means nearly 300,000 people in our own state are in need of an ophthalmologist’s care, equipment like magnifiers or money readers, transportation services, or specialized training and educational opportunities. There is a lot of help out there – people are just having a hard time finding it. Our goal is to have all of this information and more in one place for quick and easy reference.”
NJBCA CLIENT: “Many referrals only lead to more referrals. NJBCA will lead me right to the places that can help me thanks to this guide,” said client Dottie Lee
To ensure information is accessible by the visually impaired, the Resource Directory will be available in July in large print as well as online at www.njbca.org, which is compatible with screen reading software for the blind. “Individuals are still welcome to contact the NJ Blind Citizens Association for information, of course,” says
About New Jersey Blind Citizens Association, Inc. (NJBCA) www.njbca.org
Now celebrating its 100th year, NJBCA is the oldest organization of its kind in the state. With the mission of improving the lives of the blind and visually impaired economically, vocationally, educationally, and socially, NJBCA provides free programs to help clients gain independence and confidence to lead self-sufficient and productive lives. At