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Alaska Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired


Agencies at a Glance

Government Agencies

Library Services

  • Alaska Talking Book Center

Nonprofit and Private Organizations

  • The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Schools and Vocational Training

  • Assistive Technology of Alaska

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Government Agencies


Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Provides services for the disabled.

  • CAP - Client Assistance Program
  • Other vocational rehab programs

https://labor.alaska.gov/dvr/

P.O. Box 111149
Juneau, AK 99811


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Library Services


The Alaska Talking Book Center

"The Alaska State Library Talking Book Center is a cooperative effort between the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, the Alaska State Library, and the Utah State Library to provide Alaskans who cannot read standard print with talking books and Braille service."

There are also many other services for children and adults, including story hours, virtual book clubs, and many different formats of library materials. 

The Alaska State Library Talking Book Center and the Utah State Library Program for the Blind and Print Disabled work together to serve you. To request books or magazines, replace broken listening machines, ask reference questions, and get help with digital, BARD, Braille and large print library materials:

Phone (800) 453-4293

E-mail blind@utah.govSearch blindlibrary.utah.gov

https://lam.alaska.gov/tbc


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Nonprofit and Private Organizations


The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

"The only vision rehabilitation and training center for the blind and visually impaired people in Alaska." Their mission is "to eliminate vision loss as the barrier to employment , community participation or quality of life."

They provide programs in assisted daily living, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, manual skills, vocational services and worksite evaluations, Visually Impaired Senior Alaskans (VISA), rural outreach, low vision clinics, the Bright Path program, and blindness sensitivity training.

3903 Taft Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99517

(907) 248-7770

https://www.alaskabvi.org/


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Schools and Vocational Training


Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA)

Alaska's only comprehensive assistive technology (AT) resource center. Our statewide services are available for Alaskans of all ages and disabilities, or for those who are recovering from an injury or illness and need temporary solutions. ATLA's experienced staff is ready to help explore equipment from the beginning to the end of the process. Assistive Technology Specialists help identify equipment options, features, and modifications for your purpose at school, work, or in life.

 1500 W 33rd Ave., STE 120, Anchorage, AK 99503

 TEL (907) 563-2599

 TOLL (800) 723 - 2852

https://www.atlaak.org/


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