- Categories: Community Care Fund
About: IFB Solutions began operating in 1936 with a small workshop launched by a Winston-Salem Lions Club. The workshop began with six blind people in a two-room building, and production was limited to making mattresses, caning chairs, and assembling loop belts. Currently, IFB Solutions is the largest employer of individuals who are blind in the nation by blind hours worked with more than 450 employees with visual disabilities. IFB Solutions’ mission is “to provide opportunities for persons who are blind or visually impaired in need of training, employment and services. We believe that all persons who are blind or visually impaired have the right to succeed in every area of life.”
2017-18 DGIN funding will help accommodate the needs of children living with low vision by covering expenses associated with students’ training on appropriate low vision tools and aids and acquisition of those devices for students in Durham, Orange and Wake counties.