Latin American Organization for the Welfare of the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Organisation latinoaméricaine pour la promotion sociale des aveugles et des déficients visuels
Organización Latinoamericana para la Promoción de los Ciegos y Deficientes Visuales (OLAP)
14 Oct 1977, Sao Paulo (Brazil), as a result of the 1st Latin American Conference for the Welfare of the Blind, held under the auspices of the then World Council for the Welfare of the Blind (WCWB), subsequently, 26 Oct 1984, superseded by World Blind Union (WBU). Activities taken over, 15 Nov 1985, Mar del Plata (Argentina), by Latin American Blind Union (ULAC), set up to unite activities of OLAP and of Pan-American Council for the Blind (CPPC), set up in Lima (Peru), 1956.
Promote the prevention of blindness using all the existing means; promote the improvement and the increase of the programmes intended to aid blind and visually handicapped persons; assist in the carrying out of the programmes in the field; assist the bodies which deal with the blind and the handicapped; contribute to the improvement of the living standard of blind and visually handicapped persons.Available with paid subscription only.
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- Social Activity
- Health Care
- Blind, Visually Impaired
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