International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, European region

National Page of Estonia

Contact person

Mrs. Vilje Kirs, (teacher of MDVI children)
Tartu Emajoe School, Vabaduse pst.9, Tartu 51004, Estonia
e-mail: viljekirs at hotmail.com
Mob: +37255657899

Educational institutions

Tartu Emajoe School

web: www.tek.tartu.ee
Vabaduse pst.9, Tartu 51004, Estonia
In Estonia, there is only one special state school for the blind and visually impaired - Tartu Emajoe School. Visually impaired children (also MDVI) from all over Estonia study at Tartu Tartu Emajõe School.

Tallinn Helen's School

web: helen.edu.ee
Tallinn Helen's School (Tallinn Deaf School until 2005) is a municipal school. In autumn 2005 groups and classes for the blind, including the blind with multiple disabilities and deaf-blind were formed in preschool and basic school.

Associations

Estonian Federation of the Blind

web: www.pimedateliit.ee
The Estonian Federation of the Blind is a national umbrella organization of NGOs of/for the blind and visually impaired people in Estonia. The main goal of the Estonian Federation of the Blind is to advocate and work towards equal opportunities for people with blindness/low-vision in Estonia and represent the interest of those people on national and international level.

Estonian Support Union of the Deafblind

web: www.pimekurdid.ee
The Estonian Support Union of the Deafblind is a non-profit association.
Target group: Deafblind children and adults. Visually impaired multidisabled children and adults.

EBSA - Estonian Blind Sports Association

web: epsl.ee
EPSL is a voluntary association for its members aimed at promoting sporting activities for blind and partially sighted people in Estonia.

Other institutions

Estonian Library for the Blind

web: www.epr.ee Estonian Library for the Blind produces, collects, stores and lends audio and Braille literature, tactile books and other materials in the available form for the print disabled people.

Estonian Guide and Assistant Dog Foundation

web: www.juhtkoer.ee Raising and schooling guide and assistant dogs and making them available for those who are in need. Informing society about existence, work and necessity of guide and assistant dogs.