The JSB regularly shares its experience with other
groups working for the blind. We are closely associated
with the Lions Club, the Combined Disabilities Association
and the Jamaica Council for the Disabled, while being
an active member of the National Prevention of Blindness
Committee, which seeks to eliminate the overlap of services
and to optimize the quality of eye care offered.
We are also centrally involved in the work of the Caribbean
Council for the Blind, and enjoy a good relationship
with other overseas organizations such as Hilton / Perkins
International, the Canadian National Institute for the
Blind and the Royal National Institute for the Blind
In addition, the general support given to us by Sight
Savers International and Christoffel Blindenmission
has enabled us to significantly improve our services
to blind and visually impaired persons in Jamaica.
Regular meetings of the Adult Blind Club at the Headquarters
remain popular, and the JSB continues its close relationship
with the very active Old Students' Association of the
School for the Blind .
In recent times, attempts have been made to hold a
Quarterly Forum at the Headquarters where, in the context
of a social gathering, members benefit by receiving
useful information as well as good entertainment.
The National Cultural Group for the Blind, based at
the Headquarters, practices regularly and performs musical
items both in and out of the Corporate Area. It is hoped
that other activity groups, such as debating, craftwork,
foreign languages and literary clubs, will be established
both in Kingston and in other communities.