Agencies at a Glance
Nonprofit and Private Organizations
Schools and Vocational Training
Arizona Department of Economic Security
"DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure."
Governor's Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment (GCBVI) hereby states that all meeting notices of this public body and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted electronically on this website under the title Public Meeting Notices and Agendas.
Physical copies of the agendas for all full council and sub-committee public meetings will be posted at the following location:
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
This office is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except legal holidays and state mandated furlough days).
Arizona Talking Books
Provided through the Arizona State Library. Application is needed, but once applied, you have Free access to many different media options. they serve not only the blind, but Arizona residents with low vision, making it difficult to read standard print, those who find it hard to hold or handle a print book, Individuals who have a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction, Schools, Libraries, nursing homes, hospitals and other institutions serving such people. Once your application is approved, you have access online or through your local library.
Arizona Talking Book Library
1030 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Provides many programs and services for the blind and visually impaired in Arizona. They even have a wonderful presentation section which shows what different types of vision loss look like.
3100 East Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Desert Low Vision Services
"Provides a non-threatening place for visually impaired individuals to go in order to take that next step in learning about their vision loss. We have firsthand information and resources, adaptive aids, and useful techniques to inspire confidence."
1645 N. Alvernon Street, Suite 2
Tucson, AZ 85712
They provide many different types of trainings for anything from mobility to daily life skills, provide funding and services for getting your GED or college, and help with devices and employment opportunities.
3767 East Grant Road
Tuscon, AZ 85716
4222 East Thomas Road, Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
3795 W. 22nd Lane, Suite 2
Yuma, AZ 85364
Foundation for Blind Children: www.seeitourway.org/
1234 E Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(Main Entrance 13th St. & Northern Ave.)
Floye Steele Center
2005 N 91st Place
Chandler, AZ 85224
2430 S 75th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85043
See agencies listed above. They all have some form of vocational and rehab training.
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