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National Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Here is a collection of national resources in various categories.  Some organizations have state or regional affiliates, so you can find more information of the national website or go to your own state's page.  The same goes for all of the categories.

Agencies listed below are available for the public at large, so there are no restrictions upon your residential location.  They may point you to a more local source, which in turn may give you better resources for your local needs.


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Government Agencies



National Eye Institute:  www.nei.nih.gov
2020 Vision Place
Bethesda, MD 20892-3655


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Library and Media Services



American Printing House for the Blind:  www.aph.org
1839 Frankfort Avenue
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 402-0085
1-800-223-1839
(502) 895-2405

Choice Magazine Listening:  www.choicemagazinelistening.org
85 Channel Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
1-888-724-6423
(516) 883-8280


Learning Ally(Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)www.learningally.org/  
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
1-800-221-4792
(609) 520-8031

Library of Congresswww.loc.gov/programs/national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-print-disabled/about



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Medical/Rehab Services and Resources


Carroll Center for the Blind


770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458-2597
Local Telephone: (617) 969-6200
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 852-3131
Email: dina.rosenbaum@carroll.org

https://carroll.org/


Harvard Ophthalmology Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center


Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
Local Telephone: (617) 495-1000

https://eye.hms.harvard.edu/affiliates


MAB Community Services
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Local Telephone: (617) 738-5110
Email: webmaster@mabcommunity.org

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Vision Rehabilitation Center
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Local Telephone: (617) 573-4177

Resources for Rehabilitation
22 Bonad Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Local Telephone: (781) 368-9094
Email: info@rfr.org


American Academy of Ophthalmology: www.aao.org

P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8500

American Journal of Opthamology:  https://www.ajo.com/

JAMA ophthalmologywww.jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology

National Eye Institute:  www.nei.nih.gov
2020 Vision Place
Bethesda, MD 20892-3655

Searching for an eye doctor?  Here is a great article from the Atlantic Eye Institute of "Tips for Choosing on ophthalmologist"  


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Nonprofit and Private organizations



American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB):  www.aadb.org
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 121
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
(301) 495-4403
(301) 495-4402—TTY

American Council for the Blind: www.acb.org

1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC 2005
1-800-424-8666
(202) 467-5081

American Diabetes Association:  www.diabetes.org
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
1-800-342-2383
(703)549-1500

American Foundation for the Blindwww.afb.org/

11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
1-800-232-5463
(212) 502-7600

American Macular Degeneration Foundation:  www.macular.org
P.O. Box 515
Northampton, MA 01061-0515
(413) 268-7660

Blinded Veterans Association:  www.bva.org
477 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
1-800-669-7079
(202) 371-8880

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International:  www.cclvi.org  
1155 15th Street N.W., Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-733-2258
(727) 443-0350

Enhanced Vision- low vision resourceshttps://www.enhancedvision.com/

(888)-811-3161


Foundation Fighting Blindnesswww.fightingblindness.org

Glaucoma Research Foundation:  www.glaucoma.org
251 Post Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
1-800-826-6693
(415) 986-3162

Guide Dogs for the Blind:  www.guidedogs.com

P.O. Box 151200
San Rafael, CA 94915-1200
1-800-295-4050

Hadley- Online services, workshops:  https://hadley.edu/

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International:  www.jdf.org
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-4001
1-800-533-2873
(212) 785-9500

Hellen Keller Institute:  https://hki.com/home


Lighthouse International:  www.lighthouse.org

111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
1-800-829-0500
(212) 821-9200
(212) 821-9713 (TTY)

Macular Degeneration Supportwww.mdsupport.org/

Macular Vision Research Foundation:  www.MVRF.org
300 Barr Harbor Drive
Suite 600
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2984
1-866-462-2852

National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH):  www.navh.org
22 West 21st Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-3141
(212) 255-2804

National Federation for the Blind: www.nfb.org

1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314

New England Low Visionhttps://nelowvision.com/

Prevent Blindness America:  www.preventblindness.org
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4557
1-800-331-2020
(847) 843-2020









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Schools and Vocational Training


Hadley School for the Blind:  www.hadley.edu
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
1-800-323-4238
(847) 446-8111


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