The Tri-County Association for the Blind:
Is a private non-profit organization that has worked since 1921 to improve the
quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired by helping them
achieve their full potential and maximum independence.
Provides social service programs for people who are blind and visually
impaired. These include chore assistance, life skills education, transportation
and escort services, counseling, case management and recreational programs.
Conducts important programs directed toward the prevention of blindness
including public education through an active speakers' bureau, vision screening
for children and adults, and industrial eye safety programs.
Offers a production facility and carpeting department which provides employment
to individuals who are visually, mentally or physically disabled.
Is home to the Harrisburg Area Radio Reading Service which provides news,
information, and special events by means of a fixed-tuned radio to people who
Offers an Access Technology program which provides high-quality training in the
use of computers and access technology. This program introduces the blind and
visually impaired to word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and
Served more than 15,000 people last year through its Prevention of Blindness
Services, Access Technology, Social Services, Production Facility, Carpeting
Department and the Harrisburg Area Radio Reading Service.
Provides valuable services to residents of Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry