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Network for Cooperation of National Organisations Working in Vision for Inclusion and Development of Activities.

There are currently two Portuguese organisations enrolled in ENVITER:

FRMS – Fundação Raquel e Martin Sain

(The Raquel and Martin Sain Foundation)
Our organisation was established in January 1959 and, by the initiative of its founders, has the objectives of occupation and education of blind people, in particular providing them with opportunities for a working and productive life, together with any other means (educational, cultural or scientific) aiming to improve the situation of blind people in Portugal.

Currently, we work mainly in the field of education for blind adults, providing vocational and long life training, and guiding the integration processes. We work to empower people and provide them with better skills and, in doing so, increase opportunities to access the labour market and to fully integrate blind people into society.

In addition to our headquarters building, Fundação Raquel Martin Sain also has a residential home, which allows us to accommodate students from all over the country.

Vera Rapagão

Phone: +351 218 480 136

Fundação Raquel e Martin Sain
Rua João Saraiva, 11
1700-248 Lisboa

Íris Inclusiva – Associação de Cegos e Amblíopes

(Association of blind and partially sighted people)
Íris Inclusiva is a non-profit association founded in 2009, whose mission is to contribute to the social emancipatory inclusion of blind and visually impaired people, giving them the right to full citizenship and the access to diversified life opportunities in equality with others.

Since 2014 we have been developing a multidisciplinary set of social services, whose main purpose is to promote full inclusion of this citizens in their life contexts, fostering autonomy and total participation. We also aim to enable families, professional and other community resources, so they can support this process and be active players in building a more effective inclusive society.

Isabel Barciela

Phone: +351 962697074

Rua Maestro Francisco Sá Noronha, nº 199, R/C
4900-411 Viana do Castelo


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Postal Address

Rua João Saraiva, 11

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