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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

asb frontIf 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.

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What We Do? promote self-esteem & independence

rehab tourAdapting 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.

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What You Can Do? we depend on you!

volunteer giftWe’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.

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Bruce Linsky of Philadelphia, PA, came to Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) as a client in the early 1990’s after being diagnosed with cone and rod dystrophy which impaired his vision.

Not to be “dogged” by his visual impairments, Bruce sought a way to conquer his limitations and help others in similar situations.

In 1992, while taking Life Skills classes and participating in extracurricular activities at ASB, Bruce became involved in raising and training guide dogs for Seeing Eye and is currently training his 13th puppy, a German Shepherd named Davin.

In addition to raising guide dogs and taking classes at ASB, Bruce can be found at Fairmount Park on Tuesday and Friday mornings with 14 other clients, volunteers, and staff of ASB. They are all members of ASB’s multi-award winning “Hands-On” Gardening Program.

Bruce is also involved in the Pennsylvania Center for Adaptive Sports, where he is a member of the rowing team. Bruce recently participated in the MS Ride to Ocean City, NJ this past September.

Bruce makes a difference in the lives of others and truly is a leader of the pack. Good work, Bruce!

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Do You Read Braille?

Never - 65.6%
Occassionally - 12.7%
Sometimes - 8.6%
Almost Always - 10.9%
Always - 2.3%

Total votes: 221
The voting for this poll has ended on: 17 Mar 2013 - 16:15

Our Mission our work

our mission smAssociated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) is a private non-profit organization created to promote self-esteem, independence and self-determination in people who are blind or visually impaired.


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