The Allegany County Association for the Blind Receives Money for Technology

Blind Association 2016The Allegany County Area foundation recently awarded a $500 grant which will help The Allegany County Association for the Blind purchase a new desktop computer. Kathryn Kirsch, Director, said that a new computer will help to improve client services and office efficiency.
The Allegany County Association for the Blind is committed to assist the visually impaired achieve their highest level of independence in all levels of their lives. Their  overall goal is to provide support and aid to the visually impaired in Allegany County and the surrounding areas.  They do this by providing financial aid, a Low Vision Clinic, Amblyopia Screening and by networking with other agencies.


An example of their networking is a workshop being held on Monday, May 2nd at the American Legion on Jefferson St. in Wellsville from 10am-12pm, titled “See All That You Can See”. The public is invited to attend this workshop.  For more information please call 585-593-2023 or e-mail: The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 8 million dollars. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people.  If you would like more information on how you can provided a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or visit their web site at:

In the attached picture (L to R): Kathryn Kirsch, Director of the Blind Association; Denis Dahlgren, ACAF Executive Director and Janette Thomas, Secretary of the Blind Association.