Did You Know
That the latest available statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services show there are 4.3 million people in the United States who are blind or severely visually impaired?
An additional 50,000 people will go blind this year?
70 percent of the able-bodied blind population are unemployed simply because they are blind?
Only 10 percent to 15 percent of all blind people know how to read Braille at this time?
Blindness and low vision affects almost every family in America?
There are very few Audible Traffic Signals to assist the blind at major intersections?
There aren’t enough “talking books” for every blind person who needs them?
That Helping Hands for the Blind is here to help all blind people with the unique problems they face?
If you visit the site of the American Foundation for the blind, you will discover more recent statistics from the center for disease control. These figures indicate that there are close to 25 million individuals in the states experiencing sight loss.