About us:

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

There are currently four Portuguese organisations enrolled in ENVITER:

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

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

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

AAICA – Associação de Apoio e Informação a Cegos e Amblíopes

(Association for Support and Information for the Blind and Visually Impaired)

AAICA’s main objective is to combat discrimination based on disability, to promote the fundamental rights of people with disabilities and their rehabilitation and social inclusion.

We listen and guide all those who contact us.

What we do

We are committed to disseminating information in order to offer alternatives to the problems of visually impaired people and their families.

How we do it

We have created this fully accessible website, which contains general information. We have a telephone support line available to clarify any doubts and help find solutions that improve the quality of life of people with visual impairments. We have a space in the Metropolitano de Lisboa, in the North Atrium of Restauradores, Store 3, which, with prior appointment, we welcome anyone who wants to visit us. We also take information on the subject of visual impairment, through information and training actions to institutions, schools, companies, nursing homes, police forces, etc.

Teresa Vaz

Phone: +351 962888993

CRNSA – Centro de Reabilitação de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos

(Nossa Senhora dos Anjos Rehabilitation Center)

The Nossa Senhora dos Anjos Rehabilitation Center is an establishment integrated in the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, whose mission is to promote the rehabilitation of people with acquired blindness or low vision, aiming at their autonomy and inclusion.

With more than 60 years of history, the center provides support to people from all over the national territory and African Countries of Official Portuguese Language (PALOP’S).


  • Rehabilitation Program (>16 Years)
  • Early Intervention Center (0-6 years old)
  • Post-Rehabilitation Program + 16 Years
  • Summer Program +16 Years

Phone: +351 218 105 080

Tv. do Recolhimento Lázaro Leitão, 19
1100-431 Lisboa


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Postal Address

Rua João Saraiva, 11

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