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About Us

PAB’s Mission Statement

The mission of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is to positively impact the lives of Pennsylvanians with visual impairments.


PAB’s Vision Statement

The vision of Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is to be the leading organization for information, resources, and advocacy regarding services for Pennsylvanians who are visually impaired, while obtaining and maximizing public and/or private funds ensuring effective use by member agencies.


Who We Are

PAB, founded in 1910, is a network of 25 Member Agencies across the state serving over 60,000 Pennsylvanians annually.

With over 110 years of experience serving Pennsylvanians with Vision Loss, PAB knows what it takes to respond to your needs. Whether you’re the parent of a blind child, a Veteran,¬†or an older¬†adult looking to connect with peers who are experiencing the same issues, we offer customized instruction and support to improve your quality of life, or that of a loved one.

PAB is the nation’s only statewide private non-profit organization providing services for people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as prevention of blindness programs to the general population.


What We Do

PAB’s member agencies bring innovative programs and resources to local communities across Pennsylvania. Our services are designed to meet the individual needs of Pennsylvanians with vision impairment, whatever they may be.

Services include:

  • Instruction in daily living activities
  • Orientation and mobility instruction
  • Summer instructional programs for children
  • Counseling and case management
  • Access technology instruction
  • Low vision examinations
  • In-home supportive services
  • Adjustment to blindness support groups

Through our member agencies with years of experience and professional staff, PAB ensures that individuals of all circumstances obtain the skills and tools they need to lead productive, independent lives beyond the constraints that were one assumed to be part of vision loss.

For more information on services available to you and your loved one contact your local member agency.