The primary service area for the Joplin Association for the Blind and Low Vision Enhancement Center is a 80 mile radius of Joplin, Missouri. We serve the four state areas of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The majority of our clients are low vision and access services through the Low Vision Enhancement Center. We continue to expand our resources and facility to provide added low vision assistance for our clients. The Joplin Association for the Blind and Low Vision Enhancement Center provides services for children, youth and adults.
Our mission is to help meet the changing needs of individuals with low vision or blindness, by addressing their needs from a physical, medical, social, and emotional approach.
Low Vision Enhancement Center:
Low Vision Enhancement Center: The Low Vision Enhancement Center is our largest and fastest growing service. The Low Vision Enhancement is not a clinical setting, but an evaluation and resource center.
Letha Dangerfield Children’s Braille Lending Library
Letha Dangerfield Children’s Braille lending library: Volunteer workers assist with maintaining the library. We can create modified library books for children, too.
Joplin Service Club of the Blind:
Joplin Service Club of the Blind: The JAB facility also serves as a meeting place for the Joplin Service Club for the Blind. The Service Club has an average of 60 members and meets each Tuesday at the facility for lunch.
JAB Support Groups:
Transportation: Without transportation being provided, the majority of clients traveling to the Joplin Association for the Blind for needed services would find it to be cost prohibitive.
Referral Service: Early on the Joplin Association for the Blind established its role to provide more information for families and the community regarding blindness or low vision questions. JAB and the Low Vision Enhancement Center works closely with other agencies and eye care doctors in the community to provide quality referral services.