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Idaho Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Agencies at a Glance

Government Services

  • Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Library Services

  • Idaho Talking Books

Nonprofit and Private Organizations

  • American Council for the Blind
  • National Federation of the Blind

Schools and Vocational Training

  • Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind

Medical/Rehab Services and Resources

  • Idaho Optometric Association

Assistive Tech Companies

  • Vision Matters


Idaho Resource Booklet:  Download  PDF

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Government Agencies

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

ICBVI is a state agency which has been serving Idahoans since 1967. The agency assists blind and visually impaired persons to achieve independence by providing education, developing work skills, increasing self-confidence and helping them remain employed or prepare for employment. 


  • Vocational and rehab training
  • Transition services (students ages 14-21)
  • Assessment and training center
  • Business Enterprise Program
  • Independent living services
  • Sight restoration services
  • Low vision clinic
  • ICBVI store
  • Braille services

Boise Office

341 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0012 

Phone: (208) 334-3220
or 1-800-542-8688 within Idaho

Idaho Falls Office

(serves the following counties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton)

1920 East 17th Street, Suite 115
Idaho Falls, ID  83405
(208) 525-7028
Fax: (208) 525-7012
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Matt Queen

Pocatello Office

(serves the following counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power)

427 N Main Street, Ste. K
Pocatello, ID  83204-3016
(208) 236-6392
Fax: (208) 236-6409

Coeur d'Alene Office

(serves the following counties: Kootenai, Bonner, Benewah, Shoshone and Boundary)

2120 N. Lakewood Dr, Ste A
Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814
(208) 769-7077
Fax: (208) 666-6737
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Jackie Stallings

Lewiston Office

(serves the following counties: Nez Perce, Lewis, Clearwater, Idaho and Latah)

1118 F Street
Lewiston, ID  83501-1986
(208) 799-5009
Fax: (208) 799-5125
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Shane Hyde

Twin Falls Office

(serves the following counties: Twin Falls, Jerome, Gooding, Minidoka, Cassia, Lincoln, Camas, Blaine and north to and including Stanley, and west to and including Glenns Ferry)

650 W. Addison Ave, Suite 101
Twin Falls, ID  83301
(208) 736-2140
Fax: (208) 736-2142


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Library and Media Services

Idaho Talking Books

This free service provides the following to registered users:

  • Books, magazines, and playback equipment
  • Materials mailed directly to and from the user via Free Matter for the Blind
  • Resources to help select titles of interest
  • Online catalog for direct ordering
  • Download digital titles to a personal device

325 W State St.
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 334-2150
Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
Fax: (208) 334-4016


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Nonprofit and Private organizations

American Council for the Blind:  No local chapter

National Federation of the Blind:

As a consumer advocacy organization, the National Federation of the Blind of Idaho strives to improve the lives of blind and low vision people throughout Idaho.  Their current initiative is an effort to get Braille menus in restaurants across Idaho.


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Schools and Vocational Training

Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind

1450 Main Street, Gooding, Idaho 83330
(208) 934-4457 | Fax: (208) 934-8352

State Department of Education/Special Education

Bureau of Special Population Services

P.O. Box 83720
650 West State Street
Boise, ID 83720
Toll Free: 800-432-4601
Phone: 208-332-6806
Fax: 208-334-2228
Website: sde.idaho.gov/site/special_edu

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

See above.

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Medical/Rehab Services and Resources

Idaho Optometric Association

25095 Homedale Road
Wilder, ID 83676
(208) 378-7700

Assistive Tech Companies

Vision Matters

A Northwest company, we are headquartered in the Seattle area, but also have representatives in Idaho and Montana. We provide the latest technology designed to help people living with low vision, blindness or other conditions.

Phone: 253-447-8255


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