Louisiana Association for the Blind

A nonprofit organization

$3,386 raised by 26 donors

68% complete

$5,000 Goal

Welcome to Louisiana Association for the Blind (L.A.B.)

About Us:

Established in 1927, Louisiana Association for the Blind (L.A.B.) has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through training, services, and employment opportunities. Originally founded by the Lions Club as the Shreveport Association for the Blind, L.A.B. has evolved into a multifaceted organization that empowers individuals with visual impairments to lead fulfilling and independent lives.

Our Mission & Values: 

At L.A.B., our mission is clear: to empower individuals who are visually impaired to lead fulfilling and independent lives. When you give you are investing in a brighter future for those we serve. Your support helps people who are blind or visually impaired access the world around them and become more independent every day. 

Community Services: 

Our Community Services division offers a wide range of programs and low vision products for people of all ages who are legally blind or have low vision. This includes our Low Vision Clinic, Sensory Aids Store, and Low Vision Training Center, providing evaluations, assistive technology, and rehabilitation services.

L.A.B. offers a comprehensive range of programs and services to support individuals with visual impairments:

  • Assistive Technology: Our program is ever-evolving to meet changing workplace needs, providing tools such as scanners, voice-to-text programs, and electronic video magnifiers to enable individuals to pursue a wide variety of careers.
  • Children's Programs: We provide specialized services and training for children and adolescents with visual impairments, helping them develop essential motor, mobility, sensory, and social skills necessary for learning and independence.
  • Supported Employment: Our job coaches and employment specialists help individuals with visual impairments and other disabilities evaluate their options, develop workplace skills, and secure meaningful employment.
  • Independent Living Skills: Through our Independent Living Skills (ILS) program, individuals receive education and hands-on training in adaptive skills such as cooking, financial management, and home maintenance, fostering self-reliance and independence.

Get Involved:

  • Donate: Your support enables us to continue providing critical services to the blind and visually impaired community.
  • Volunteer: Join us in making a difference by volunteering your time and skills.
  • Spread the Word: Help us raise awareness about visual impairment and our mission by sharing our profile with your network.

Contact Us: 

For more information about L.A.B. and how you can get involved, please contact us:

Thank you for supporting L.A.B. in our mission to empower individuals with visual impairments to lead fulfilling lives.

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Organization name

Louisiana Association for the Blind

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1750 Claiborne Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103



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