John D. Young Memorial Lions Blind Center
100 Crestview Avenue (at Pitney Road), Absecon, NJ 08201

John D. Young Memorial Lions Blind Center

The Lions Blind Center is committed to enhance the quality of life by providing information, referral, peer support, and advocacy to the blind and visually-impaired. Computer classes, braille mentoring, and orientation and mobility-training empower participants to set and achieve goals without loss of vision hindering their progress. Sighted and vision-impaired individuals can accomplish exactly the same goals with the only difference being the path they may take to get there.

Braille Class
Braille Class
Support Group Meeting
Support Group Meeting
Orientation & Mobility Training
Orientation & Mobility Training

Classes are held in the center's own computer lab, including instruction in JAWS and Zoom Text. The Zoom Text program magnifies the display screen, making it useful for those who have some vision, but just need print to be enlarged. The JAWS program talks to you as you use the keyboard, telling you what you are typing and checking your spelling. There are no costs to students for classes. All expenses are paid by the Blind Center, which is funded by donations.

JAWS Class
JAWS Class
Zoom Text Class
Zoom Text Class

The center also offers SARA, the Stand Alone Reading Apparatus, which requires no computer knowledge to use. There are four closed circuit magnifiers available for community use at the center. Each has new innovations to try. Laser dots to hold your place while reading, color, as well as black and white, automatic focus and so much more make reading so easy. With the closed circuit systems, photographs can be viewed and checks can be written. Labels on canned goods and medicine labels are no longer a mystery. The uses are countless and are limited only by the creativity and need of the user.

As well as computer classes the center provides white cane travel, cooking classes, transportation, daily living skills, access to the latest aids and appliances and social services for the blind and visually impaired.

The center accepts all blind and visually impaired regardless of age, and includes the complete family in activities. No fee is ever charged for any service to the blind or visually impaired participants. Everything is funded by the seven local Lions' Clubs tireless fundraising efforts and donations, the center receives no funding from Federal, State or County sources.

Food Pantry
The Lions Blind Center is starting a Food Pantry to help out our clients.
Please bring in any non-perishable donations and place them in the box located in the foyer.
Below are some suggested items:
Canned Stews
Macaroni and Cheese
Boxed Rice Mixes
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruits
Drink Mixes
Powdered Milk
Peanut Butter
Thank you so much for your support in this worthy project.

John D. Young Memorial Lions Blind Center, Inc.Supported & Managed By The Board of TrusteesBoard Members
100 Crestview Avenue Absecon, NJ 08201
Telephone: 609-677-1199
Fax: 609-677-0331
eMail: Ann Burns - Director at annburns@lionsblindcenter.org
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Frederick Frisch - President
Don Camp - Vice President
Lionel Crossman - Treasurer
Ann Burns - Director
Jack Sutcliffe
John Gilbert
Walt Rinaldo
Joseph Bartucci
Thomas Logue
Sal Allizzo
Howard Wiemer
Richard Dabney
Jack Thorpe

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