Blindness Information Links
- Access Technology Institute
P.O. Box 215151
Sacramento, CA 96821
Phone: (916) 222-0983
Access Technology Institute is dedicated to changing the way in which the world of training for blind and visually impaired consumers is viewed by society as a whole. Accountability and responsibility are the cornerstones upon which all of ATI's training courses are founded.
- American Council of the Blind
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (800) 424-8666
The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.
- American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 502-7600
The American Foundation for the Blind is a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to ensure that the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens. AFB promotes wide-ranging, systemic change by addressing the most critical issues facing the growing blind and visually impaired population: employment, independent living, literacy, and technology.
- The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
1839 Frankfort Ave.
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
Phone: (800) 223-1839
The American Printing House for the Blind promotes independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life.
- Association for Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind & Visually Impaired
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Ste. 440
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (877) 492-2708
The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is the only international membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to the professionals who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired children and adults.
- Blind Net
This site provides you with information about blindness; general information as well as links to organizations that work with the blind, some of the companies that provide equipment, and other resources.
- Blindness Reource Center
The New York Institute for Special Education
Office of Development
999 Pelham Parkway
Bronx, NY 10469
Phone: (718) 519-7000 Ext. 315
This site contains links in the areas such as braille history and literacy, deaf-blind, organizations, and vendors etc.
- Deaf Blind Links
This link takes you to the Deaf Blind links page on the NRTC on Blindness and Low Visions website.
- Definitions of Blindness
This link takes you to the Definitions of Blindness page on the NRTC on Blindness and Low Visions website.
- Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093-2554
Phone: (800) 323-4238
The mission of the Hadley School is to promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for blind people and their families.
- Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (866) 732-3585
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is the nation's educational library serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical disability. Our mission is to create opportunities for individual success by providing, and promoting the effective use of, accessible educational materials.
- Low Vision Assessment and Rehabilitation Resources References
This link takes you to the Resources page of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Health Professions website.
- National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled Library of Congress
1291 Taylor Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (888) 657-7323
The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled provides services to blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals in the U.S. Audiobooks and magazines, and large print and braille materials are delivered by mail to homes of qualified persons. Materials are shipped as free matter for the blind and can be returned at no charge through the local mail carrier. Audio materials require the use of special players which are available on permanent loan if the patron continues to use materials from the National Library Service.
Sometimes referred to as the "Talking Book Library" or the "State Library for the Blind," these services are administered through individual state programs. To find your local network library, visit https://www.loc.gov/nls/braille-audio-reading-materials/find-a-local-library/.
U.S. citizens residing in foreign countries, call Washington D.C., (202) 707-9261. Patrons who receive music services, only, call (800) 424-8567.
- National Federation of the Blind
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314
The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold: to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, advocacy services and protection of civil rights, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families, members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality.
- Virginia Murray Sowell Center
Texas Tech University
College of Education
P.O. Box 41071
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: (806) 742-1997 ext. 233
The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Visual Impairment, prepares specialists in visual impairment, orientation and mobility, and deafblindness. It promotes quality research to address the academic and social needs of school-age students with visual impairments and provides public service to assist local, national, and international constituencies.
VisionAware is an online information project of the American Foundation for the Blind that helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community.
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022-1202
Phone: (800) 829-0500
VisionConnection is a one-stop, accessible online resource on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, the families and friends who support them -- and anyone looking for the latest information on prevention, research and treatment.