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Blind, Care of the is part of general welfare and, in Austria, is mainly carried out by the provinces, the federal state, pension insurance companies etc. This kind of help is based on the Social Assistance Acts of the provinces (Sozialhilfegesetze), the Attendance Allowance Acts of the provinces and the federal government, the Federal Disability Act and the Family Benefit Act.

On a private basis, associations and interest groups work for a higher level of integration, rehabilitation and acceptance of visually handicapped or blind people in all areas of life. At present, the following associations are active in this respect: Verein Blickkontakt (interest group for blind, visually impaired and seeing people), Self-help group for parents with visually handicapped children in Austria, Odilieninstitut Graz association, Association for Early Stimulation and Encouragement (Verein fuer Fruehfoerderung), Help Association for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Oesterreichs), Austrian Association of the Blind, Oesterreichisches Retinitis-Pigmentosa-Forschungsprojekt (Austrian Retinitis-Pigmentosa Research Project), Verein Vision.