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Vermont Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Agencies at a Glance


  • Vermont Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Library Services

  • Vermont State Library

Nonprofit and Private Organizations

  • Vermont Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Schools and Career Training

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Government Agencies

Vermont Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired  

"The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) is the designated state unit to provide vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to eligible Vermonters who are blind and visually impaired.

DBVI's Mission is to support the efforts of Vermonters who are blind and visually impaired to achieve or sustain their economic independence, self reliance, and social integration to a level consistent with their interests, abilities and informed choices."


Central Office

HC 2 South 
280 State Drive
Barre, VT 05641
Waterbury, VT 05671-2040
Toll Free: (888) 405-5055

Central Office General Contact


Barre/Montpelier Regional Office Serves: Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orleans, Washington Counties

100 State Street, Suite 200
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-2761
Toll Free: (800) 708-7680

Burlington Regional Office Serves: Chittenden ( Burlington and North), Franklin, Grand Isle Counties

110 Cherry Street, Suite 2-1
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 863-7530
Toll Free: (800) 708-7703

Rutland Regional Office Serves: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden ( South of Burlington), Rutland Counties

190 Asa Bloomer Building
Rutland, VT 05701-9408
Phone: (802) 786-5822
Toll Free: (800) 708-7712

Springfield Regional Office Serves: Orange, Windham, Windsor Counties

100 Mineral Street, Suite 301
Springfield, VT 05156-1206
Phone: (802) 289-0334
Toll Free: (800) 345-1526

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Library Services

Vermont State Library

 ABLE Program: "The ABLE Library serves blind Vermonters and anyone with a visual impairment or print, reading, or learning disability. The ABLE Library—housed at the Vermont State Library—is a network library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) and connects patrons of all ages to NLS services. We offer a collection of large print and digital talking books featuring all genres, print braille picture books, as well as audio-described DVDs.

Our name, ABLE, is an acronym that stands for our primary services - Audio, Braille, Large-print, and Electronic books.  

To receive services, which are free to qualifying Vermonters, fill out and submit the Application for ABLE Library Services."

Vermont Department of Libraries

ABLE Library
60 Washington Street, Suite 2
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 636-0020
Toll Free: (800) 479-1711

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Nonprofit and Private Organizations

Vermont Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI)

I worked with them when I was a high school and college student.  They have wonderful resources, scholarships, adaptive equipment, orientation, training and more.  Their mission: "Our mission is to enable Vermonters who are blind or visually impaired, to be more independent, cultivate adaptive skills and improve their quality of life."  I highly recommend this wonderful group!

Main Office

60 Kimball Avenue
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 863-1358
Toll Free: (800) 639-5861

Berlin Office

13 Overlook Drive, Suite 1
Berlin, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 505-4006
Toll Free: (877) 350-8838


130 Austine Drive, Suite 280
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 254-8761
Toll Free: (877) 350-8840


1 Scale Avenue, Suite 117, Building 18
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 775-6452
Toll Free: (877)350-8839

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Just like their name says, they help provide programs for the blind, visually impaired, and other disabilities.  These activities include: Skiing: alpine & cross country, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cycling, mountain biking, Veterans Programs, kayaking and canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, hiking, Indoor rock climbing, tennis, Beeper Baseball, EcoAble Adventures environmental programs, CORE Connections wellness retreats.

You Name It: Whatever would you like to do, we can make it happen! Contact us to design your own adventure.



Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
PO Box 139
Killington, VT 05751


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Schools and Vocational Training

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