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BFW Würzburg

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The Berufsförderungswerk Würzburg, a rehabilitation centre located in Veitshöchheim near Würzburg, is a nation-wide institution for the vocational rehabilitation of adult blind and visually impaired persons; it was founded in 1972. Vocational rehabilitation courses cover training and retraining for the adult blind and visually impaired, thereby preparing them for professional re-integration.

The Berufsförderungswerk Würzburg sees itself as a modern centre for social services offering numerous individual vocational trainings. During assessments students are introduced to suitable and appropriate vocations. Prevocational training consists of courses introducing new reading and writing skills such as Braille, typing etc., courses for orientation and mobility as well as daily living skills. Professional training is offered for a wide range of qualified occupations in the commercial, administrative and service sector. Courses for industrial workers including the latest CNC-techniques are also available. Individual training programmes, especially providing the necessary skills in the field of electronic data processing, allow many students to return to their former professions. After completion of the courses students may rely on the institution's support whilst applying for a suitable job. Employers as well are offered consultation in questions concerning the employment of blind and visually impaired persons.

The living quarters can acommodate up to 200 residents in comfortable apartments. There are also various recreational facilities such as a fitness room, gymnasium, bowling alleys and an athletic field. Help with personal problems is available with a team of social workers and psychologists, medical services are offered by doctors in Veitshöchheim and in nearby Würzburg.