School children visiting our Braille Production Plant
Conveniently located in Center City - Downtown Philadelphia, PA
Our Gardening Program is challenging and enjoyable!
Guide Dog Appreciation Day at ASB. These service animals know why they're there!
The Philadelphia Phillies take time out to recognize one of their many visually impaired fans!
Vision loss isn't the end of the road - it's a new road and we're here to help!
Who We Are? serving the blind & visually impaired
If you’ve been affected by blindness or visual impairment, know someone who has, or if you’re just seeking information, you’ve come to the right place.
ASB is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring self-esteem, independence and self determination among people who are blind or visually impaired.
What We Do? promote self-esteem & independence
Adapting to life with little or no vision can be a daunting challenge. Fear and uncertainty can be overwhelming. Even a lifelong home can suddenly become foreign and perilous. In blindness or visual impairment, much of what a sighted person takes for granted needs to be relearned in a completely new way.
What You Can Do? we depend on you!
We’re dedicated to the work we do and the people we serve, but we can’t do it without help. The services, education and support that we offer are possible, in large part, thanks to the generosity of those who give their time or financial resources.
ASB’s 9th Annual Vision Cup
Golf Tournament a Huge Success!
On June 17, 2014, ASB held its 9th Annual Vision Cup Golf Tournament and players could not have asked for a more perfect day at White Manor Country Club in Malvern, PA.
The assembled golfers played through the beautiful course and in doing so helped ASB raise much needed funds that will support the programs and services that benefit people who are blind or visually impaired.
Players were treated to a delicious luncheon followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. With the sun shining overhead, the golfers carted off to their respective starting holes for a great day of golf. Players took part in the day’s contests which included Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Get on the Green, Hole in One, and a Putting Contest.
Jim Ganter, President of the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association (MABGA), and his sighted guide, provided a blind driving demonstration to each foursome that played through the 10th Hole, leaving many golfers in awe.
To close out the day’s festivities, players and guests attended the 19th Hole Reception where they enjoyed a cocktail reception and a delicious dinner buffet.
Played in the shamble format, the team of Glenmede won first place net, followed by a team of Joe Cunningham, Robert Toy, Randy Haines and Ron Keller who took home second place net. George Foley, Robert Galbreath, Justin Bish (RICOH) and Jason Krugh (RICOH) took home first place gross, and were the overall winners of the tournament.
WHYY’s Ed Cunningham once again served as the evening’s emcee and kept everyone entertained throughout the evening.
54th Annual Louis Braille Awards
- Published on 19 February 2014
HONORARY CO-CHAIRMEN BILL SASSO, PAT DEON AND ASB HELP TO MAKE THE 54TH ANNUAL LOUIS BRAILLE AWARDS THE BIGGEST IN THE EVENT’S HISTORY
Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) celebrated their 54th Annual Louis Braille Awards Ceremony Luncheon on Friday, January 31st at the Rittenhouse Hotel with over 250 guests.
Recipients of the Louis Braille Award are recognized for their outstanding contributions on behalf of the blind and visually impaired community. Without a doubt, this year’s honorees have gone above and beyond and deserve full recognition.
William Sasso, Chairman of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young’s management committee and board of directors, and Pasquale “Pat” T. Deon, Sr., Chairman
of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), served as Honorary Co-Chairmen and addressed the crowd of business leaders and attendees.
This year’s prestigious honorees included: Special Recognition Award Honorees – Dr. Julia Haller, and Joseph Casey; Individual Award Honoree – Bernie Parent.
ASB’s 8th Annual Vision Cup Golf Tournament is a Huge Success!
- Published on 13 July 2013
ASB’s 8th Annual Vision Cup
Golf Tournament is a Huge Success!
On June 11, 2013, ASB held its 8th Annual Vision Cup Golf Tournament and players could not have asked for a more perfect day at White Manor Country Club in Malvern, PA.
Thirteen foursomes played through the beautiful course and in doing so helped ASB raise much needed funds that will support the programs and services that benefit people who are blind or visually impaired.
Honorary Chairman Larry Kane and ASB Celebrate The 53rd Annual Louis Braille Awards
- Published on 28 January 2013
Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) celebrated their 53rd Annual Louis Braille Awards Ceremony Luncheon on Friday, January 25th at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel with over 120 guests.
Recipients of the Louis Braille Award are recognized for their outstanding contributions on behalf of the blind and visually impaired community. Without a doubt, this years honorees have gone above and beyond and full deserve recognition.
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