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AG Center for the Blind
1445 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-831-1964
Fax: 417-863-7276



Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is Blind?
    People are considered legally Blind if their vision is less than 20/200 after correction of their better eye with single lens glasses or contacts, or if their visual field is 20 degrees or less. Only about 10% of the Blind see nothing at all.

  2. Who is Visually Impaired?
    A person is considered visually impaired if normal activities in life are limited by a visual condition that is not correctable. Examples of this are dyslexia, night blindness, and light sensitivity.

  3. What is the Center for the Blind?
    The Center for the Blind is the Assemblies of God ministry to the Blind operated under Assemblies of God US Missions, Intercultural Ministries. There are two employees in the Center for the Blind and three regular volunteers. Another 80 people from around the country read books recorded on to tapes.

  4. What does the Center do?
    It provides Christian books, Sunday School material and periodicals on tape and in Braille for the Blind, Visually impaired and reading disabled. It is an advocate for the Blind in the Assemblies of God. It uses various means and resources to bring the Gospel to the unsaved Blind.

  5. Do the materials need to be returned?
    All taped materials and Braille books must be returned according to schedule. The Braille edition of the Adult Student Guide and the Pentecostal Digest become the property of the recipient and do not need to be returned. Tracts, Book of Hope, and the descriptive Jesus video and other resources become the property of the recipient.

  6. How much does it cost to subscribe?
    All services are FREE to the recipient because of the generous gifts from people who give. Occasionally, as a service, the library will produce items to be sold at cost or below cost.

  7. Are the services limited to the United States?
    All services are available in the USA and Canada and mailed as "Free Matter For The Blind and Handicapped."

  8. Who can receive the library services?
    Anyone who has submitted in a completed registration form, with a signature confirming a qualifying reading disability.

For other questions, please contact us using the information below.