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Blind and Sight-Impaired Want More Help

The Swedish Association of the Blind and Sight-Impaired has urged public institutions to create better conditions for this group of people. A survey ordered by the association shows that only two of Sweden’s 290 municipalities meet the demands to make everyday-life more manageable for people with reduced or no sight.

The association also demands that social services’ fees for guidance of the impaired be reduced. At present, the monthly guidance fee for a blind or sight-impaired person is 250 dollars. “We should not have to pay that much for assistance that is necessary for us,” a spokesperson for the association said.

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