Abilities Unlimited

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Straw      Basketry      Dolls      Weaving      Bags      Hats      Decorative      Functional      Household      Souvenirs      Traditional      Screw Pine
Contact Name
Annie Anthony

Federation Drive,
Saint George,

ABILITIES UNLIMITED - Workshop For The Blind was established by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica in 1964 and has operated continuously since then, producing high quality baskets and other craft items while offering an opportunity to persons with challenges/disabilities to gain skills and earn an income. The Government, through the Ministry of Information, Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs, continues to oversee its operation and provide a subsidy to keep it going. The employees depend, however, on sales in order to supplement the small monthly stipend they receive from the Government.




Beautifully crafted, sturdy baskets of every size and shape. Elaborately decorated wall plaques. You will see these and other handcrafted pieces for sale at Dominica's Workshop for the Blind, recently renamed Abilities Unlimited - to reflect the positive approach of the Workshop toward the capacity of its workforce.

A featured item of which the Workshop is very proud is the national doll. Beautifully and authentically dressed in the bright colours of Dominica's official costume, the Wob Dwiyet, the national dolls are the perfect souvenir for those wishing to take home some of the Nature Isle's special beauty.

The Workshop has on hand a variety of other items that are both useful and beautiful for home and office, including table mats, desk organizers, trays, picture frames, fans, wastebaskets, laundry baskets, picnic baskets, baby cribs and more.

The Workshop also accepts custom orders for straw items such as portfolios and speciality baskets. The Workshop prides itself on selling only items of the highest quality.

The crafts can be purchased at the Workshop on Federation Drive in Goodwill (opposite Lindo Park) or at the Old Market Plaza in Roseau.



For over forty years, persons who are visually impaired, have been given the opportunity to contribute to their own living by being employed at the Workshop for the Blind. The Workshop has expanded its workforce beyond the visually impaired to include persons with physical challenges and slow learners.