Ibos – Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted

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Ibos - Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted
Rymarksvej 1
2900 Hellerup
Denmark
T +45 3945 2545
ibos@ibos.dk
Website: www.ibos.dk

contact person

Anna Grabowski Öberg
ag@ibos.dk
T +45 3945 2333

General description of the Institution

Ibos, is a national rehabilitation institute for young people and adults with vision impairment. The declared objective is helping young people and adults with vision impairment. Ibos offers expertise and experience through the whole process of unraveling the needs to actual counseling, teaching and education. In cases of sudden loss of sight acute support and assistance is offered locally or at the Institute. Ibos offers consultancy, continued education and tailor-made courses to professionals working with vision impairment. IBOS also leads and participate in national and international projects and networks.

Approximate 120 members of staff are employed and daily activities are organized across professional of teachers within IT, ADL and O&M, counselors, pedagogs, psychologists, ergo and physiotherapists, etc. The Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted refers to The Social Services Department in Copenhagen but is open to assist persons with vision impairment from all over Denmark.

motivation for the participation in j.o.b.s. MDVI

The education and job situation in Denmark for MDVIs is not easy and a high number are badly or not educated at all and many MDVIs are unemployed. Furthermore, many MDVIs do not contribute to society, this leads to a situation with isolation. Due to lack of education and not being part of the job market, many MDVIs never learn how to cope with social and personal skills. Ibos would like to change this situation and have joined the MDVI project in order to get inspiration, learn about new or different methodologies, get new ideas and hopefully start a process of developing the MDVI situation at Ibos.

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