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Braille Literacy: Resources for Learning and Reading

2020

This reference publication covers a broad scope of resources for learning braille. Part One lists resources by the age of the prospective learner. Part Two lists resources for braille transcribers and teachers, covering literary braille, music, foreign language, and scientific notations. Part Three is a bibliography that includes citations from the fields of education, psychology, neurology, and computer science. Lastly, Part Four lists organizations that offer braille instruction, referrals, and other resources. Unless otherwise indicated, items listed are not part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) program and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Contents

Part One: Braille Literacy through the Lifetime

Emergent Braille Literacy for Babies and Toddlers

Braille Activities for Children
Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness External
Lists activities for children age three and older who are visually impaired. Includes both games that may be made at home and games that may be purchased.

Braille and Literacy
WonderBaby.org External
Provides product reviews and advice on introducing toddlers with visual impairments to braille.

Braille Made Easy through Clip Art
Merry-Noel Chamberlain
Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
www.pdrib.com/downloads/Braille External
Features fun illustrations to teach braille to young children.

Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library External
American Printing House for the Blind
Provides six free print/braille books a year for children five and under.

Building on Patterns Prekindergarten
Hilda Caton, Eleanor Pester, Eddy Jo Bradley
American Printing House for the Blind
Prepares children for learning to read braille. Available in braille. Available online at https://sites.aph.org/manuals External or may be purchased from the American Printing House for the Blind store at www.aph.org/shop External as catalog number 6-78360-00.

Bumpy Basics: Board Books!
National Braille Press External
Sells print picture books adapted with braille labels. Intended for parents to introduce toddlers to braille.

Dots for Tots
Braille Institute Braille Special Collection External
Provides multi-sensory storybook kits for children ages two to five.

Early Childhood External
American Printing House for the Blind
Sells an array of concept and sensory development products. Includes games, puzzles, and toys.

Education for Babies and Toddlers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired External
American Printing House for the Blind
Guide for parents on pre-literacy learning for infants and toddlers who are visually impaired.

Emergent Literacy
Paths to Literacy External
Shares blog posts from experts, parents, and teachers of infants and toddlers developing braille and language skills.

Helping Your Blind or Visually Impaired Baby Learn about Reading and Writing
FamilyConnect External
American Foundation for the Blind
Suggests ways to develop literacy readiness for children who are visually impaired.

Literacy and Braille Resources
Perkins School for the Blind External
Shares curated list of links on topics including pre-braille skills and teaching early braille to children who are visually impaired.

Making Tactile Books
Marion Ripley
ClearVision Project External
Provides guidance for making tactile books at home for children with visual impairments.

Making Tactile Books
Marion Ripley and Amy Palmer
Tactile Book Advancement Group External
Shares information on how to make tactile books for children who are visually impaired. Includes information for publishers and about buying tactile books.

Motor Activities to Encourage Pre-Braille Skills
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired External
Lists activities for infants and toddlers developing pre-braille motor skills.

Print-Braille-and-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille
Seedlings: Braille Books for Children External
Sells tactile illustrations, print/braille, and braille books for infants and young children.

Reading and Making Tactile Books with Your Child
Family Connect External
American Foundation for the Blind
Describes methods for making tactile books with your child at home. Includes advice on how to add tactile graphics and braille to commercial print books.

Tactile Skills Matrix
Karen J. Poppe
American Printing House for the Blind External
Helps parents and teachers of children with visual impairment locate products for purchase to improve pre-braille skills such as hand skills, shape recognition, spatial understanding, and texture discrimination. Updated regularly.

Tactual Readiness
Carmen Willings
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments External
Describes activities for pre-braille students developing finger sensitivity. Includes links to PDF list of motor activities to develop pre-braille skills and various pre-braille sensory books, toys, and games available from the American Printing House for the Blind.

Telling Stories through Touch: Communicating Tactile Story Ideas to Young Visually Impaired Children
Neil Johnston
Tactile Book Advancement Group External
Offers in-depth guidance on how to make tactile books for children who are visually impaired.

The Ultimate Toy Guide for Blind Children
Amber Bobnar
WonderBaby.org External
Provides reviews and advice on choosing developmental toys for babies and toddlers who are blind to prepare for language learning.

Braille Literacy for Children

Because Books Matter: Reading Braille Books with Young Blind Children
Carol Castellano
National Braille Press External
Promotes braille literacy and the importance of families with blind children reading print/braille books together. Includes introductory information on the braille code. Also available in Spanish.

Braille Activities for Children
Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness External
Louisiana Tech University
Suggests activities for teaching braille to young children.

The Braille Beginner: A Constructive Learner
Kerstin Fellenius
Future Reflections
National Federation of the Blind External
Explores how children’s home and classroom environments play a key role in braille literacy.

Braille Bug
American Foundation for the Blind External
Introduces children to braille fundamentals. Offers links the Helen Keller Kids Museum Online, information on the life of Louis Braille, games, and a reading club.

Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning
BELL Academy
National Federation of the Blind External
Prepares blind and low vision children, ages four through twelve, to grow into confident and independent blind people who will live the lives they want.

Braille Lessons from Dots for Families
Paths to Literacy External
Helps parents of visually impaired children learn the basics of braille.

Braille Letter Drill
H. Randolph Latimer
American Printing House for the Blind
Assists in practicing braille memorization. May be purchased from the American Printing House for the Blind store at www.aph.org/shop External as catalog number 5-17210-00 (braille) or 7-17219-00 (print).

Braille Literacy Pals Club
Early Childhood Initiative Program
National Federation of the Blind External
Promotes braille literacy among families and encourages parents and other caregivers to read daily with their children up to age eight. Participants receive supporting material from the National Federation of the Blind.

brailleSCHOOL
Sensory Sun External
Offers braille classes for parents of children with visual impairments. Online store sells educational flash cards and games aimed at teaching elementary-aged children braille, alphabetic order, early learning words, and Nemeth braille. Blog and product reviews round out the site.

The Braille Superstore
MarvelSoft Enterprises, Inc. External
Sells more than five hundred braille and print/braille books, games, and toys for children with visual impairment ages one to nine.

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)
Center for Evidence-Based Practices
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute External
Provides resources for early childhood literacy intervention for parents, teachers, librarians, and researchers of children with visual impairment and other disabilities.

Children’s Braille Book Club
National Braille Press External
Offers subscribers a different print/braille book each month for children preschool to third grade.

Core Curriculum
American Printing House for the Blind External
Lists a variety of accessible educational products.

Dots for Tots
Braille Institute External
Multi-sensory storybook kits for preschoolers. Kit includes a picture book with uncontracted braille overlays.

Games and Worksheets
Royal Blind External
Provides fun games to learn basic braille.

Good-Bye Grade School!
American Foundation for the Blind
FamilyConnect External
Discusses how to prepare students with visual impairment for middle school. Includes information on ordering an assistive technology assessment, braille note-taking, and new reading demands.

Just Enough to Know Better, UEB Version
National Braille Press
Helps parents increase their awareness of braille to support their children’s braille literacy. Updated for UEB. May be purchased from www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/JETKB-UEB.html External.

Math Window
Math Window External
Sells kits that teach basic braille math, braille algebra, and braille geometry using magnetic 1/2-inch tiles with Nemeth Code or UEB and large-print lettering.

A Parents’ Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments
Deborah Chen, Gail Calvello, and Clare Taylor Friedman
American Printing House for the Blind (published by the American Foundation for the Blind)
Explores special education for children with visual impairments. Updated from Parents and Visually Impaired Infants. May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/a-parents-guide-to-special-education-for-children-with-visual-impairments External.

Power at Your Fingertips: An Introduction to Learning Braille
American Printing House for the Blind
Includes video lessons on the braille alphabet and numbers; use of the slate, stylus, and braillewriter; and an introduction to contractions. Available in DVD. May be purchased from the American Printing House for the Blind store at www.aph.org/shop External as catalog number 1-30033-DVD.

ReadBooks! Because Braille Matters!
National Braille Press External
Provides free braille book bags to families with blind and visually impaired children ages birth to seven. Bag includes a print/braille book, an order form for free braille primer, a tactile ball, a print/braille alphabet card, and more.

The Rose Project
Seedlings: Braille Books for Children External
Provides students grade 1–12 who are blind with free braille translations of any article from the World Book Encyclopedia.

Taptilo External
Uses jumbo-sized braille blocks to teach children braille. The Taptilo mobile app offers lesson plans and activities for teachers.

Tips and Tools for Teaching Beginning Braille Skills
Cheryl Brown
Paths to Literacy External
Shares tips and tools for young beginning braille readers who have received preschool instruction and are ready to learn braille.

Tips for Promoting Your Child’s Braille Literacy Skills
American Foundation for the Blind External
Suggests methods for introducingfor introducing your child to braille, learning braille in the primary grades, and creating tactile materials, as well as sources of adapted materials. For parents of children with visual impairments.

Word PlayHouse Kit
American Printing House for the Blind
Teaches phonics along with braille reading skills. Available in large print and braille. Teacher-made video included. May be purchased from the American Printing House for the Blind store at www.aph.org/shop External as catalog number 1-03562-00.

Braille Literacy for Teens

Accessible Textbooks
American Printing House for the Blind External
Provides step-by-step instructions on how to find accessible textbooks through the American Printing House for the Blind.

Books for High-Schoolers
Braille Bookstore External
Sells books in braille for teens ages fourteen to eighteen. Includes bestsellers and popular genres.

Braille Challenge
Braille Institute External
Challenges children and teens to improve their braille reading comprehension, writing speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling, and reading tactile charts and graphs. Fifty winners are invited to Los Angeles.

Braille Writing Contest
National Federation of the Blind External
Shares information on free braille writing contest for teens and young adults.

College Bound: A Guide for Students with Visual Impairments, 2nd Edition
Ellen Trief
American Printing House for the Blind (formally from the American Foundation for the Blind)
Advises college-bound students with visual impairments. Includes information on how to advocate for alternative formats. Available in a variety of formats. May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/college-bound-a-guide-for-students-with-visual-impairments External.

Dictionary of Braille Music Signs
Bettye Krolick
National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled External
Lists more than 400 music signs and 100 literary abbreviations in braille. Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled may obtain it from the NLS Music Section in braille as BRM26334 and in large print as LPM00428.

Digital Dots
Braille Institute Braille Special Collection External
Provides books in braille for high school readers.

Expanded Core Curriculum
American Printing House for the Blind External
Lists curated products chosen to address the unique educational needs of students who are blind or visually impaired. Products are designed to reinforce independence, build personal skills and strength, and build self-confidence.

How to Read Braille Music, 2nd Edition, 1998
Bettye Krolick
Opus Technologies
Provides information for blind music students written at a fifth grade reading level. New edition has additional sections for guitar chords and reflects the latest changes in the braille music code. Includes “Tips for Sighted Music Teachers.” Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled may obtain it from the NLS music section in braille as BRM29811 and in large print as LPM00638.

An Introduction to Music for the Blind Student: A Course in Braille Music Reading
Richard Taesch
Dancing Dots
Provides a range of exercises for students with visual impairment learning to read braille music. May be purchased from www.dancingdots.com/prodesc/currdet.htm External. Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled may obtain this publication from the NLS Music Section in braille as BRM34079 and BRM34080 and in large print as LPM00662 and LPM00664.

Who’s Afraid of Braille Music: A Short Introduction and Resource Handbook for Parents and Students
Richard Taesch and William McCann
Dancing Dots
Provides lessons, assignments, and a short introduction to braille music for students and parents. May be purchased from www.dancingdots.com/prodesc/whosafraid.htm External. Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled may obtain this publication from the NLS Music Section in braille as BRM32949 and in large print as LPM00660.

Braille Literacy for Adult

Braille Connection, Mentoring Manual: A Braille Reading and Writing Program for Former Print Users
Eleanor Pester
American Printing House for the Blind
Teaches braille reading and writing to adults. Available in PDF and BRF formats online at https://sites.aph.org/manuals External. May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/braille-connection-mentoring-manual-braille External in braille or www.aph.org/product/braille-connection-mentoring-manual-print External in print.

Code Master Adult Braille Learning System
Blind.Inc. External
A system for teaching braille to adults. Separates learning into audio memorization of contractions and short-form words combined with tactile recognition of dot patterns. Winner of the 2012 Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation.

Demystifying Braille
Dotless Braille External
Introduces print-disabled adults looking for a way to start learning braille to the elegant braille system before teaching braille cells. Parents and teachers of children with visual impairment may also benefit from this holistic introduction to braille.

Hadley Learn
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired External
Provides workshops and online videos on learning braille-by-sight geared towards adults who are visually impaired.

Learning Braille as a Mature Adult
Mike Jolls
Braille Monitor
National Federation of the Blind External
Describes the pleasures and challenges of learning braille as an adult.

Braille Literacy for Older Adults

Jumbo Braille
Perkins School for the Blind External a collection of Jumbo Braille to adults with visual impairment across the country. Jumbo Braille is helpful for individuals who have an impaired sense of touch and impaired eyesight.

New Approaches to Consider: Suggestions for Individuals with Recent Vision Loss
Ramona Walhof
National Federation of the Blind, Seattle, Washington External
Describes how older adults with recent vision loss can maintain an independent lifestyle, including learning braille at an older age.

Part Two: Professionals Working with Braille

Resources for Braille Transcribers

2018 Braille Formats Study Guide
National Braille Association
Familiarizes transcribers of books with the proper formatting guidelines to prepare for the formats certification test. May be purchased from https://nationalbraille.z2systems.com/np/clients/nationalbraille/product.jsp?product=21&catalogId=3& External.

The ABCs of UEB: A Guide for the Transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to the Rules of Unified English Braille (UEB)
Constance Risjord
Braille Authority of North America (BANA) External
Outlines the major differences between English and American Braille (EBAE) and Unified English Braille.

Braille Byzantine Music Notation
Father Dositheos
Saint Anthony’s Monastery External Provides the braille code for musical chants commonly sung in Eastern Orthodox churches.

Burns Braille Guide: A Quick Reference to Unified English Braille 2015, 2nd Edition
Mary F. Burns
American Printing House for the Blind (formally from the American Foundation for the Blind)
Reflects the transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to Unified English Braille (UEB). Available in HTML and eBook (ePub and Kindle formats). May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/burns-braille-guide-a-quick-reference-to-unified-english-braille External.

Diacritics and More, 2015
National Braille Association
Examines words divided into syllables, words that have diacritic markings, and other types of grammar. May be purchased from https://nationalbraille.z2systems.com/np/clients/nationalbraille/product.jsp?product=22&catalogId=3& External.

Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics
Braille Authority of North American (BANA) and the Canadian Braille Authority, 2010 External
Provides guidance on best practices and methods for the production of tactile graphics.

An Introduction to Braille Mathematics: Using UEB and the Nemeth Code External
Lindy B. Walton and Barbara Taffet
Library of Congress, April 2017
Revises 1978’s Introduction to Braille Mathematics. Includes modifications to the Nemeth Code due to the adoption of Unified English Braille. PDF.

Introduction to UEB Foreign Language Transcription
Melissa Pavo-Zehr
California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired External
Quickly and comprehensively explains UEB foreign language transcription.

Literary Braille Transcribing Course
National Federation of the Blind External
Covers the braille alphabet, braille contractions, and rules for writing braille. Completion is signified by a signed certification from the Library of Congress.

Manual for Braille Transcribing “” UEB Edition, 2015
National Federation of the Blind
https://nfb.org/braille-transcribing#7
Assists transcribers seeking Library of Congress certification. Available in PDF and BRF.

Mathematics and Science Braille
Braille Authority of North America External
Provides guidance for transcribing using the Nemeth and chemistry codes within UEB contexts. Available in PDF, HTML, and BRF.

Music Braille Code, 2015
Braille Authority of North America (BANA) External
Explains the most recent edition of the Music Braille Code, with rules and procedures adjusted to comply with the adoption of UEB. Available in PDF and BRF.

Music Braille Transcribing Course
National Federation of the Blind External
Teaches students to transcribe print music materials into braille. Upon completion, a student receives a Library of Congress certificate in music braille transcribing.

New International Manual of Braille Music Notation.
Braille Music Subcommittee
World Blind Union External
Describes standards for braille music rules and signs as adopted by the World Blind Union.

Overview of Changes from Current Literary Braille to UEB
Braille Authority of North America, March 2013 External
Lists the differences between UEB and English Braille American Edition.

Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB
Braille Authority of North America, May 2015 External Explores the range of approaches available for transcribing foreign language text into Unified English Braille. Available in BRF and PDF.

The Rules of Unified English Braille, 2nd Edition
International Council on English Braille, 2013 External
Provides comprehensive rules for transcribing UEB code.

Specialist Braille Codes Explained
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) External
Provides glossary of specialist braille codes, including chess, music, mathematics, computer, and Welsh.

Tips and Resources for Learning More about Unified English Braille
Braille Authority of North America, September 2013 External
Suggests ways braille readers and transcribers may begin the transition to UEB. Offers tips on how to set braille reading and writing devices to UEB.

Unified English Braille for Math: For Sighted Learners
Heather Harland and Cheryl Roberts
Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired, 2014 External
Provides rules for numbers in Unified English Braille.

World Braille Usage, 3rd Edition
International Council on English Braille, Perkins School for the Blind, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2013 External
Compiles braille codes for foreign languages. Available in PDF and BRF.

Resources for Teachers

Accessible Tests Resource Center
American Printing House for the Blind External
Transcribes tests into braille, creates tactile graphics, and proofreads transcribed braille tests using certified proofreaders. Supports schools, teachers, and students by also providing test preparation materials, practice tests, and administration manuals.

APH Downloadable Product Manuals
American Printing House for the Blind External
Provides free-of-charge TXT, HTML, and BRF files of manuals for APH learning products.

Assessment of Braille Literacy Skills (ABLS): UEB and EBAE
Carol Farrenkopf
Region 4 Online Store
Allows assessment of student progress in braille literacy. ISBN 9781937403744. May be purchased from www.region4store.com/Catalog.aspx?catid=347927&itmid=1196188 External.

Beginning with Braille: First Hand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, 2nd Edition
Anna M. Swenson
American Printing House for the Blind (formally from the American Foundation for the Blind)
Assists educators teaching early braille literacy to students. Updated using Unified English Braille (UEB). May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/beginning-with-braille-firsthand-experiences-with-a-balanced-approach-to-literacy External.

Braille Guidelines for the Classroom Practitioner
Gwyn McCormack
Paths to Literacy, 2014 External
Suggests best practices for teaching braille to children.

Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach
Diane P. Wormsley
American Printing House for the Blind (formally from the American Foundation for the Blind)
Provides a meaning-centered approach to teaching the reading and writing of braille. May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/braille-literacy-a-functional-approach External.

Braille Music Resources Updated to UEB
International Council on English Braille (ICEB) External
Braille Music
Lists resources for students and teachers of braille music, updated for UEB.

Braille Requisite Skills Inventory: Assessment and Planning Tool
Region 4 Online Store
Provides a tool to determine if braille is an appropriate literacy medium for students with visual impairments. Includes teacher’s manual and student workbook. Available in print. May be purchased from www.region4store.com/Catalog.aspx External as ID number 741-0811.

Foundations of Education, Third Edition: History and Theory of Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments
Editors M. Cay Halbrook, Tessa S. McCarthy, and Cheryl Kamei-Hannan
American Printing House for the Blind (formally from the American Foundation for the Blind)
Includes new chapters that contextualize the education of students with visual impairment to the broader context of educational theory in volume 1 and best practices and new chapters on the core curriculum in volume 2. May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/foundations-of-education-volume-i-history-and-theory-of-teaching-children-and-youths-with-visual-impairments/ External and www.aph.org/product/foundations-of-education-volume-ii-instructional-strategies-for-teaching-children-and-youths-with-visual-impairments External.

Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading
Myrna R. Olson and Sally S. Mangold
American Printing House for the Blind (formally from the American Foundation for the Blind)
Adapts a general reading program to the needs of braille readers. Available as print. May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/guidelines-and-games-for-teaching-efficient-braille-reading External.

I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education
Diane P. Wormsley
American Printing House for the Blind (formally from the American Foundation for the Blind)
Introduces instruction approach to teaching braille to children emphasizing key vocabulary words and phrases based on the child’s experiences and interests. Available as paperback print, e-book (ePub and Kindle), and HTML. May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/i-m-able-kit External.

Integrating Print and Braille: A Recipe for Literacy
Sharon Maneki, Editor
National Federation of the Blind External
Assesses a student’s ability to learn print, braille, or both. Includes teaching methods and case studies.

Pre-Braille Assessment
Paths to Literacy External
Helps educators evaluate the braille skills of their students.

Resources for Teachers of Braille
American Foundation for the Blind External
Shares tips for promoting braille in the classroom and in the community; resources for teaching braille, learning braille, and refreshing braille skills; and links to braille vendor pages.

SAL2 Mangold Braille Reading Program
Touch Graphics, Inc. and Exceptional Teaching Inc. External
Tracks student performance and reports on individual student’s activities and progress.

Susan Osterhaus’ Math Packet
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired External
Shares links for teaching math and science to children and teens with visual impairment using braille.

Sustaining Braille Proficiency
Northeast Resource Center for Vision Education (NERCVE) External
Provides self-paced study opportunity for vision professionals to maintain literary and Nemeth braille code skills.

Teaching Braille Reading and Writing
Lucia Hasty
Perkins School for the Blind External
Discusses the importance of early literacy, language and concept development for children who are blind, and specific skills needed for braille literacy. Video with HTML transcript.

Teaching Tactile Graphics
Lucia Hasty
Perkins School for the Blind External
Offers advice on teaching spatial relationships and graphic literacy to children with visual impairments. Video with HTML transcript.

Types and Producers of Tactile Graphics
Susan A. Osterhaus
Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students Home Page
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired External
Provides contact information for producers of tactile graphics.

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers
Susan J. Spungin
American Printing House for the Blind (formally from the American Foundation for the Blind)
Offers advice for regular classroom teachers working with students with visual impairment. Available in print packet, HTML, PDF, ASCII, and e-book (ePub and Kindle). May be purchased from www.aph.org/product/when-you-have-a-visually-impaired-student-in-your-classroom-a-guide-for-teachers External.

Part Three: Bibliography

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Barlow, Brown, Fiona, Christopher Barker, and Margaret Harris. “Size and Modality Effects in Braille Learning: Implications for the Blind Child from Pre-Reading Sighted Children.” External British Journal of Educational Psychology 89, no. 1 (March 2019): 16576. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12229.

Bola, Łukasz, Katarzyna Siuda-Krzywicka, MaÅ‚gorzata PapliÅ„ska, Ewa Sumera, Maria Zimmermann, Katarzyna Jednoróg, Artur Marchewka, and Marcin Szwed. ‘Structural Reorganization of the Early Visual Cortex Following Braille Training in Sighted Adults.” External Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (December 2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17738-8.

Chen, Deborah, and Jamie Dote-Kwan. “Promoting Emergent Literacy Skills in Toddlers with Visual Impairments.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 112, no. 5 (September 2018): 542–50. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145482X1811200512.

D’Andrea, Frances Mary. “Update on Unified English Braille Implementation in the United States.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 112, no. 4 (July 2018): 425–29. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145482X1811200411.

Ferrell, Kay Alicyn, Silvia Correa-Torres, Jennifer Johnson Howell, Robert Pearson, Wendy Morrow Carver, Amy Spencer Groll, Tanni L. Anthony, et al. “Audible Image Description as an Accommodation in Statewide Assessments for Students with Visual and Print Disabilities.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (Online) 111, no. 4 (July–August 2017): 325–39. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1959263401.

Feucht, Florian C., and Chelsea R. Holmgren. “Developing Tactile Maps for Students with Visual Impairments: A Case Study for Customizing Accommodations.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 112, no. 2 (March 2018): 143–55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145482X1811200203.

Graves, Adam. “Braille Literacy Statistics Research Study: History and Politics of the “˜Braille Reader Statistic’: A Summary of AFB Leadership Conference Session on Education.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 112, no. 3 (May 2018): 328–31. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145482X1811200314.

Hammerschmidt-Snidarich, Stephanie M., Kathrin E. Maki, and Sarah R. Adams. “Evaluating the Effects of Repeated Reading and Continuous Reading Using a Standardized Dosage of Words Read.” External Psychology in the Schools 56, no. 5 (May 2019): 635–51. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22241.

Herzberg, Tina S., L. Penny Rosenblum, and Mary E. Robbins. “Results of an Online Refresher Course to Build Braille Transcription Skills in Professionals.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 110, no. 4 (July–August 2016): 269–73. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1871584627.

Herzberg, Tina S., L. Penny Rosenblum, and Mary E. Robbins. “Teachers’ Experiences with Literacy Instruction for Dual-Media Students Who Use Print and Braille.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 111, no. 1 (January–February 2017): 49–59. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1895976584.

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Ivy, Sarah E., Jennifer A. Guerra, and Deborah D. Hatton. “Procedural Adaptations for Use of Constant Time Delay to Teach Highly Motivating Words to Beginning Braille Readers.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 111, no. 1 (January 2017): 33–48. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145482X1711100104.

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Kapperman, Gaylen, Elizabeth Koster, and Rachel Burman. “The Study of Foreign Languages by Students Who Are Blind Using the JAWS Screen Reader and a Refreshable Braille Display.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 112, no. 3 (May 2018): 317–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145482X1811200312.

Kapperman, Gaylen, Stacy M. Kelly, and Elizabeth Koster. “Using the JAWS Screen Reader and the Focus Braille Display to Read Foreign Language Books Downloaded from the Bookshare Accessible Online Library.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 112, no. 4 (July 2018): 415–19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145482X1811200409.

Keil, Sue, Alistair Fielder, and Jenefer Sargent. “Management of Children and Young People with Vision Impairment: Diagnosis, Developmental Challenges and Outcomes.” External Archives of Disease in Childhood 102, no 6. (June 2017): 566–71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2016-311775.

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Miles, Rhea and Alana Zambone. “Seeing Science.” External Science Teacher 84, no. 4 (April 2017): 43-46. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1941335189.

Mobaraki, Mohsen, Saber Atash Nazarloo, and Elaheh Toosheh. “A Comparative Analysis of Contracted Versus Alphabetical English Braille and Attitudes of English as a Foreign Language Learners: A Case Study of a Farsi-Speaking Visually Impaired Student.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 111, no. 5 (September 2017): 471–74. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145482X17111005089.

Nannemann, Allison C., Susan M. Bruce, Colleen Hussey, Becky S. Vercollone, and Mary McCarthy. “Oral Braille Reading Decoding Strategies of Middle School Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 111, no. 3 (May–June 2017): 284–88. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1913351419.

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Nganji, Julius T. and Mike Brayshaw. “Disability-Aware Adaptive and Personalised Learning for Students with Multiple Disabilities.” External The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology 34, no. 4 (August 2017): 307–21. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1923715845.

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Part Four: Directories

National Resource Organizations for Braille Literacy

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
1703 N. Beauregard St., Ste. 420
Alexandria, VA 22311
202-467-5081
800-424-8666
[email protected]
www.acb.org External

American Foundation for the Blind
1401 S. Clark St., Ste. 730
Arlington, VA 22202
212-502-7600
www.afb.org External

Blinded Veterans Association
1101 King St., Ste. 300
Alexandria, VA 22414
800-669-7079 toll-free
202-371-8258 fax
[email protected]
www.bva.org External

Braille Authority of North America (BANA)
[email protected]
www.brailleauthority.org External

Braille Institute of America, Inc.
741 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-663-1111
800-272-4553 toll-free
323-663-1428 fax
[email protected]
www.brailleinstitute.org External

Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
617-969-6200
800-852-3131 toll-free
http://carroll.org External

Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-8111
800-323-4238 toll-free
847-446-9916 fax
[email protected]
www.hadley.edu External

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
200 E. Wells St. at Jernigan Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314
410-685-5653 fax
[email protected]
https://nfb.org
www.nfbnet.org External

Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472
617-924-3434
[email protected]
www.perkins.org External

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. Forty-Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78756
512-454-8631
800-872-5273 toll-free
512-206-9453 fax
www.tsbvi.edu External

US Department of Veterans Affairs: Blind Rehabilitation Service
810 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20420
1-844-698-2311
www.rehab.va.gov/blindrehab External

State Directory for Further Information and Referrals

The following is a state-by-state listing of organizations and services that offer additional educational resources for people with visual impairments or that may offer braille instructional classes. This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing. If you know of a braille instructional program that is not listed below, please contact the NLS Reference Section at 800-424-8567, extension 4, or email [email protected] .

Alabama

Alabama Council of the Blind
1011 Shady Ln. Cir.
Talladega, AL 35160
256-362-3674
http://alacb.org External

Alabama Instructional Resource Center (AIRCB)
705 South St. E
Talladega, AL 35160
256-761-3259
www.aidb.org/domain/2262 External

Southwest Alabama Regional School for the Deaf and Blind
3980 Burma Rd.
Mobile, AL 36693
251-221-5454

Arizona

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
3100 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-273-7411
[email protected]
www.acbvi.org External

Arizona Council of the Blind
16845 N. Twenty-Ninth Ave., Ste. 139
Phoenix, AZ 85053
703-845-1000
www.acb.org/arizona External

Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rehabilitation Services Administration
1789 W. Jefferson St., 930A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-3332
520-628-6864 TDD/TTY
https://des.az.gov/services/employment/arizona-rehabilitation-services External

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Phoenix
800 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-771-5347
602-771-4869 fax

Tucson
PO Box 88510
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-770-3458
520-770-3711
https://asdb.az.gov External

Arkansas

Arkansas Council of the Blind
4727 N. Cypress St.
North Little Rock, AR 72116
501-753-5029

Arkansas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
2600 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-296-1810
www.arkansasschoolfortheblind.org External

World Services for the Blind
2811 Fair Park Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72204
800-248-0734 toll-free
501-664-7100
www.wsblind.org External

California

Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc.
225 Laurel Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
800-404-3505 toll-free
831-649-3505
[email protected]
www.blindandlowvision.org External

Blind Children’s Center
4120 Marathon St.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-664-2153
[email protected]
www.blindchildrenscenter.org External

Braille Institute of America, Inc.
741 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-663-1111
800-272-4553 toll-free
[email protected]
www.brailleinstitute.org External

California Council of the Blind
1303 J St., Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA 95814-2900
800-221-6359 toll-free in California
916-441-2100
[email protected]
www.ccbnet.org External

California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Ave.
Fremont, CA 94536
510-794-3800
www.csb-cde.ca.gov External

Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1721 Westwind Dr., Ste. B
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-322-5234
[email protected]

Community Center for the Blind
2453 Grand Canal Blvd., Ste. 5
Stockton, CA 95207
209-466-3836
[email protected]
www.communitycenterfortheblind.org External

Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Centers

Anaheim
501 N. Brookhurst St. #102
Anaheim, CA 92801
714-621-3300

South Orange County
24031 El Toro Rd., Ste. 320
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949-460-7784
http://daylemc.org External

Earle Baum Center of the Blind
4539 Occidental Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707-523-3222
[email protected]
www.earlebaum.org External

East Bay Center for the Blind
2928 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703-2503
510-843-6935
[email protected]
www.eastbaycenterfortheblind.org External

The Hatlen Center for the Blind
2430 Rd. 20, #B112
San Pablo, CA 94806
510-234-4984
[email protected]
www.hcblind.org External

Hope Infant Family Support Program
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111-7399
858-292-3835
www.sdcoe.net External

Junior Blind of America
5300 Angeles Vista Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
323-295-4555
800-352-2290 toll-free
[email protected]
www.juniorblind.org External

Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1155 Market St., 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-431-1481
415-255-5906 video phone
[email protected]
www.lighthouse-sf.org External

Lions Center for the Blind
510-450-1580
[email protected]
www.lionsvisionresource.org External

San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired

San Diego
5922 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
619-583-1542

Vista
1385 Bonair Rd.
Vista, CA 92084
760-758-5956
[email protected]
www.sdcb.org External

Society for the Blind
1238 S St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
916-452-8271
[email protected]
www.societyfortheblind.org External

St. Mary Low Vision Center
1055 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
562-491-9275
www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical/about-us/community-benefits/low-vision-center External

Valley Center for the Blind

Fresno
2491 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 124
Fresno, CA 93711
559-222-4447

Bakersfield
1707 Eye St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-865-5116
[email protected]
www.valleycenterfortheblind.org External

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Palo Alto
2500 El Camino Real, Ste. 100
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-858-0202
[email protected]

San Jose
101 N. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
408-295-4016
[email protected]

Santa Cruz
3315B Mission Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
831-458-9766
[email protected]
www.vistacenter.org External

Colorado

Cherry Creek School District
4700 S. Yosemite St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80011
303-773-1184
877-542-7233 toll-free
www.cherrycreekschools.org External

Colorado Center for the Blind
2233 W. Shepperd Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
303-778-1130
800-401-4632 toll-free
[email protected]
www.cocenter.org External

Colorado Department of Human Services: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
1575 Sherman St., 4th Fl.
Denver, CO 80203
303-866-4150
866-870-4595 toll-free
303-866-4150 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
www.colorado.gov/pacific/dvr/contact-us-90 External Offices Locator
www.colorado.gov/dvr External

Connecticut

Connecticut Council of the Blind
West Hartford, CT
860-233-8582
[email protected]
www.acb.org/affiliate-connecticut External

Department of Rehabilitation Services-Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Ave.
Windsor, CT 06095
860-602-4000
860-602-4221 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
https://portal.ct.gov/AgingandDisability/Content-Pages/Bureaus/Bureau-of-Education-and-Services-for-the-Blind External

US Department of Veterans Affairs: Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
124 950 Campbell Ave.
West Haven, CT 06516
203-932-5711 ext. 2175
www.connecticut.va.gov/CONNECTICUT/features/Eastern_Blind_Rehabilitation_Center.asp External

Delaware

Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative
461 Wyoming Rd.
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-03544
800-870-3284
www.cds.udel.edu/at/dati External

Delaware Association for the Blind (DAB)
2915 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE 19808
302-998-5913
888-777-6925 toll-free
[email protected]

Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
27 Miles Rd.
Claymont, DE 19703-1236
302-798-8192
www.dcbvi.org External

Division for the Visually Impaired
1901 N. DuPont Hwy., Biggs Building
New Castle, DE 19720
302-577-4730
https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dvi/ External

District of Columbia

Center for Accessibility
1990 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
202-727-0324
202-559-5368 videophone
[email protected]
www.dclibrary.org/services/accessibility External

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Maryland
8720 Georgia Ave., Ste. 210
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-589-0894

Washington, DC
1825 K St. NW, Ste. 1103
Washington, DC 20006
202-454-6400
[email protected]
www.clb.org External
Note: Serves the greater Washington, D.C., region

DC Council of the Blind
1330 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Apt. #810
Washington, DC 20005-4132
[email protected]
http://dccounciloftheblind.org External

Florida

Florida Center for the Blind
1411 NE Twenty-Second Ave.
Ocala, FL 34470
352-873-4700
352-873-4751 fax
[email protected]
www.flblind.org External

Florida Council of the Blind
9901 SW 138th St.
Miami, FL 33176
Miami H: 305-251-6983
Orlando H: 407-378-3477
800-267-4448

Florida Project Insight
[email protected]
www.fcb.org External

Florida Department of Education: Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
325 W. Gaines St., Ste. 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
850-245-05050
850-245-9667 fax
[email protected]
www.fldoe.org/ese External

Florida Department of Education: Division of Blind Services
325 W. Gaines St., Ste. 1114
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-0300
800-342-1828 toll-free
850-245-0363 fax
[email protected]
http://dbs.myflorida.com/Information/contact.html External District Offices
http://dbs.myflorida.com External

Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind
405 White St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-258-3441
[email protected]
www.conklincenter.org External

Florida Outreach Center for the Blind
2315 S. Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-642-0005
[email protected]
http://flblindcenter.org External

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
207 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-827-2200
800-344-3732 toll-free
www.fsdb.k12.fl.us External

Independence for the Blind of West Florida
3107 N. Davis Hwy.
Pensacola, FL 32503
850-477-2663
[email protected]
http://ibwest.org External

Lighthouse of Broward County
650 N. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-463-4217
954-764-3825 fax
www.LHOB.org External

Lighthouse Central Florida
215 E. New Hampshire St.
Orlando, FL 32804
407-898-2483
407-898-0236 fax
www.lighthousecentralflorida.org External

Lighthouse of Pinellas
6925 112th Cir. N., Ste. 103
Largo, FL 33773
727-544-4433
727-544-5511 fax
www.lhpfl.org External

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, Inc.
35 W. Mariana Ave.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
239-997-7797
239-997-8462

Lighthouse of the Big Bend (LBB)
3071 Highland Oaks Terr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-942-3658
888-827-6033 toll-free
[email protected]
www.lighthousebigbend.org External

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.
601 SW Eighth Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
305-856-2288
305-285-6967 fax
[email protected]

New Vision for Independence
9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
352-435-5040
352-435-6303 fax
[email protected]
www.newvisionfl.org External

Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind

Tampa
1106 W. Platt St.
Tampa, FL 33606
813-251-2407
813-254-4305 fax
[email protected]

Winter Haven
206 Ave. D N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
863-299-3633
863-299-3559 fax
www.tampalighthouse.org External

Georgia

Center for the Visually Impaired
739 W. Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-875-9011
404-607-0062 fax
www.cviga.org External

Georgia Council of the Blind
PO Box 381
Trion, GA 30753
www.georgiacounciloftheblind.org External

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision
1141 Cornell Ave.
Savannah, GA 31406
912-236-4473
912-234-9286
http://savannahcblv.org External

Vision Rehabilitation Services.
3830 S. Cobb Dr., Ste. 125
Smyrna, GA 30080
770-432-7280
www.vrsga.org External

Vistas Center
337 S. Milledge Ave., Ste. 114
Athens, GA 30605
706-995-2216
[email protected]
www.vistascenter.com External

Walton Options for Independent Living
948 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30903
706-724-6262
877-821-8400 toll-free
www.waltonoptions.org External

Hawaii

Hawaii Association of the Blind
6950 Hawaii Kai Dr., Ste. 102
Honolulu, HI 96825
808-521-7648

Hawaii Department of Human Services: Ho’opono Services for the Blind, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
1010 Richard St., Ste. 217
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-9729
808-586-9755 fax
[email protected]
http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/vr/hoopono/hoopono-services External

Idaho

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
1450 Main St.
Gooding, ID 83330
208-934-4457
208-934-8352 fax
http://iesdb.org External

Illinois

Blind Service Association
17 N. State St., Ste. 1050
Chicago, IL 60602-3510
312-236-0808
[email protected]
www.blindserviceassociation.org External

Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-8111
800-323-4238 toll-free
847-441-8111 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
www.hadley.edu External

Illinois Council of the Blind
PO Box 1336
Springfield, IL 62705
217-523-4967
[email protected]
www.icbonline.org External

Illinois School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
658 E. State St.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217-479-4400
800-919-5617 toll-free
www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=87427 External

Indiana

ACB of Indiana
317-759-1672
www.acb-indiana.org External

Evansville Association for the Blind
500 N. Second Ave.
Evansville, IN 47710
812-422-1181
www.evansvilleblind.org External

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) Indiana Office
1100 West Forty-Second St., Ste. 228
Indiana Interchurch Center
Indianapolis, IN 46208
888-824-2197 toll-free
https://vips.org External

Iowa

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-309-0678
712-309-0601 fax
www.iowa-braille.k12.ia.us External

Iowa State Department of Education: Special Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
515-281-5294
515-242-5988 fax
www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/special-education External

Kansas

Envision
610 N. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67203
316-440-1600
888-311-2299 toll-free
316-231-0057 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
www.envisionus.com External

Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
712 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 410
Topeka, KS 66603
785-235-8990
800-799-1499 toll-free in state
www.kabvi.com External

Kentucky

Bluegrass Council of the Blind
1093 S. Broadway, Ste. 1230
Lexington, KY 40504
859-259-1834
[email protected]
www.bcbky.org External

Kentucky Office for the Blind
275 E. Main St., Mail Stop 2-EJ
Frankfort, KY 40621
502-564-4754
800-321-6668 toll-free
502-564-2929 TDD/TTY
www.govserv.org/US/Frankfort/425429404177404/Kentucky-Office-for-the-Blind External

Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
502-897-1583
www.ksb.k12.ky.us External

Visually Impaired Preschool Services
1906 Goldsmith Ln.
Louisville, KY 40218
502-636-3207
888-636-8477 toll-free
[email protected]
www.vips.org External

Louisiana

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana
409 W. Saint Mary Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
337-234-6492
800-319-4444 toll-free
337-264-9259 TDD/TTY
337-205-0500 video phone
www.affiliatedblind.org External

Lighthouse Louisiana

Baton Rouge
2773 N. Flannery Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
225-275-1200

New Orleans
123 State St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-899-4501
888-792-0163 toll-free
[email protected]
www.lighthouselouisiana.org External

Louisiana Association for the Blind
1750 Claiborne Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103
318-635-6471
877-913-6471 toll-free
www.lablind.com External

Louisiana Center for the Blind
101 S. Trenton St.
Ruston, LA 71270
318-251-2891
800-234-4166 toll-free
[email protected]
www.louisianacenter.org External

Louisiana Council of the Blind
940 Parc Helene Dr.
Marrero, LA 70072-2421
504-348-0003
800-467-5299 toll-free
[email protected]
www.lcb-rsvl.org External

Maine

ACB of Maine
PO Box 2885
Waterville, ME 04903
[email protected]
www.acbmaine.org External

Catholic Charities Maine: Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children
PO Box 10660
Portland, ME 04104
207-781-8550
[email protected]
https://www.ccmaine.org/education-services-for-blind-and-visually-impaired-children External

Maryland

ACB of Maryland
8630 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-990-1435

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
3345 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21227
410-737-2600
888-322-4567 toll-free
[email protected]
www.bism.org External

Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21236-4499
410-444-5000
800-400-4915 toll-free
[email protected]
www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org External

National Federation of the Blind
200 E. Wells St. at Jernigan Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314
[email protected]
www.nfb.org External

Massachusetts

Bay State Council of the Blind
57 Grandview Ave.
Watertown, MA 02472-1634

Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
617-969-6200
800-852-3131 toll-free
http://carroll.org External

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
600 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
617-727-5550
800-392-6450 toll-free
800-392-6556 TDD
[email protected]
www.mass.gov/mcb External

Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472
617-924-3434
[email protected]
www.perkins.org External

Michigan

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
456 Cherry St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-458-1187
800-466-8084 toll-free
[email protected]
www.abvimichigan.org External

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
201 N. Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI 48933
517-241-1100
800-292-4200 toll-free
888-864-1212 TTY
[email protected]
www.michigan.gov/BSBP External

Family Service Agency of Mid-Michigan, Visually Impaired Center
1422 W. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503
810-767-4014, ext. 419
[email protected]
https://fsamich.org/programs/visually-impaired-program External

Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired
16625 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48227
313-272-3900
[email protected]
www.gdabvi.org External

Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
206-666-3696
[email protected]
www.michigancounciloftheblind.org External

Visually Handicapped Services, Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center
Visually Handicapped Services
Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Antoine St.
Detroit, MI 48201
313-745-4510

Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled @ Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-327-4200
[email protected]
http://wlbpd.aadl.org External

Minnesota

ACB of Minnesota
ACBM PO Box 7171
Minneapolis, MN 55407
[email protected]
www.acb.org/minnesota External

Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Inc.
100 E. Twenty-Second St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2514
612-872-0100
612-872-9358 fax
800-597-9558 toll-free
[email protected]
www.blindinc.org External

Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
400 Sixth Ave. SE
Faribault, MN 55021
507-384-6700
www.msa.state.mn.us/2/home External

Vision Loss Resources

East Metro
216 Wabasha St. S.
Saint Paul, MN 55107

West Metro
1936 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-871-2222
612-382-8422 TTY
[email protected]
www.visionlossresources.org External

Mississippi

Mississippi Council of the Blind
120 District Blvd., Apt 512
Jackson, MS 39211
[email protected]
www.mscounciloftheblind.org External

Mississippi School for the Blind
1252 Eastover Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211
601-984-8200
888-672-1848 toll-free
www.msb.k12.ms.us External

Missouri

Alphapointe Association for the Blind
7501 Prospect Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64132
816-421-5848
[email protected]
www.alphapointe.org External

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
3101 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-841-2284
816-753-7836
[email protected]
https://ccvi.org External

Missouri Council of the Blind
5453 Chippewa St.
St. Louis, MO 63109
800-342-5632 toll-free in-state
[email protected]
www.moblind.org External

St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired
8770 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
314-968-9000 local
[email protected]
www.slsbvi.org External

Montana

Blind and Low Vision Services
111 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. 4C
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
877-296-1197 toll-free
406-444-2590 voice/TTY
406-444-3632 fax
[email protected]
https://dphhs.mt.gov/detd/blvs/blindlowvision External

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
3911 Central Ave.
Great Falls, MT 59405
800-882-6732 toll-free
http://msdb.mt.gov External

Nebraska

ACB of Nebraska
PO Box 6506
Omaha, NE 68106-0506
402-679-8448
[email protected]
www.acbnebraska.org External

Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
PO Box 129
824 Tenth Ave.
Nebraska City, NE 68410
402-873-5513
800-826-4355 toll-free
www.ncecbvi.org External

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
4600 Valley Rd., Ste. 100
Lincoln, NE 68510-4844
402-471-2891
877-809-2419 toll-free
www.ncbvi.ne.gov External

Nevada

Nevada Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired
775-684-6860 northern Nevada
775-684-8400 TDD/TTY northern Nevada
702-486-5230 southern Nevada
800-326-6868 toll-free TYY southern Nevada
https://detr.nv.gov/Page/Rehabilitation_Division_Services_to_the_Blind_and_Visually_Impaired External

Nevada Council of the Blind
PO Box 364496
N. Las Vegas, NV 89036-8496
702-383-0600
www.nvblind.org External

Nevada Talking Book Services
100 N. Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89701-4285
775-684-3354
800-922-9334 toll-free
775-687-8338 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
https://nsla.nv.gov/ntbs1 External

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Association for the Blind: McGreal Sight Center
25 Walker St.
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-4039
800-464-3075 toll-free
[email protected]
www.sightcenter.org External

New Jersey

Concordia Learning Center at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind
761 Summit Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07307
201-876-5432
[email protected]
https://schoolfortheblind.org External

New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
153 Halsey St., 6th Fl.
PO Box 47017
Newark, NJ 07102
973-648-3333
877-685-8878 toll-free
[email protected]
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi External

New Jersey Council of the Blind
242 Clay St.
Trenton, NJ 08611
609-375-6682
[email protected]
www.njcounciloftheblind.org External

New Mexico

New Mexico Commission for the Blind
2200 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-841-8844
888-513-7958 toll-free
www.cfb.state.nm.us External

New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1900 N. White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
575-437-3505
800-437-3505 toll-free
575-439-4411 fax
www.nmsbvi.k12.nm.us External

New York

Alphapointe Association for the Blind
87-46 123rd St.
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
718-854-7300
www.alphapointe.org External

Association for the Visually Impaired

Orange County
5 Washington Terr.
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-355-6119

Rockland County
260 Old Nyack Tpke.
Spring Valley, NY 10977
845-574-4950
[email protected]
www.avi-eyes.org External

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc.
174 Court St.
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-724-2428
607-771-8045 fax
[email protected]
www.avreus.org External

Aurora of Central New York
518 James St., Ste. 100
Syracuse, NY 13203
315-422-7263
315-422-9746 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
www.auroraofcny.org/home External

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)
507 Kent St.
Utica, NY 13501
315-797-2233
877-719-9996 toll-free
www.cabvi.org External

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
141 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Point, NY 11050-1299
516-944-8900, ext. 253
516-570-3246 VP
[email protected]
www.helenkeller.org/hknc External

Helen Keller Services for the Blind

Brooklyn
180 Livingston St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-522-2122

HKSB Low Vision Eye Service at HKNC Headquarters
144 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Point, NY 11050
516-485-1234, ext. 607

Nassau County
One Helen Keller Way
Hempstead, NY 11550
516-485-1234

Suffolk County
3385 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-424-0022
[email protected]
www.helenkeller.org External

Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc.
307 W. Thirty-Eighth St., Ste. 1905
New York, NY 10018
212-668-9801
www.lavellefund.org External

New York State Office of Children and Family Services: Commission for the Blind
52 Washington St.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

866-871-3000 toll-free
866- 871-6000 TTY
[email protected]
www.ocfs.ny.gov/main/cb External

New York State School for the Blind
2A Richmond Ave.
Batavia, NY 14020
585-343-5384
877-697-7382 toll-free
[email protected]
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/nyssb External

North Country Association for the Visually Impaired
22 US Oval, Ste. B-15
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
518-562-2330
[email protected]
www.ncavi.org External

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany
301 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
518-463-1211
[email protected]
www.naba-vision.org External

North Carolina

Governor Morehead School
301 Ashe Ave.
Administration Building
Raleigh, NC 27699-2303
919-733-6382
[email protected]
www.governormorehead.net External

Metrolina Association for the Blind
704 Louise Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
704-887-5101
www.mabnc.org External

North Carolina Council of the Blind
828-391-9669
https://nccbinfo.org External

North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind
2601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2601
919-527-6700
866-222-1546 toll-free
www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsb External

North Dakota

North Dakota Association of the Blind (NDAB)
PO Box 824
West Fargo, ND 58078
www.ndab.org External

North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
1237 W. Divide Ave., Ste. 1B
Bismarck, ND 58501-1208
701-328-8950
800-755-2745 toll-free
800-366-6888 TDD/TTY
www.nd.gov/dhs/services/disabilities/index.html External

Ohio

ACB of Ohio
3805 N. High St., Ste. 305
Columbus, OH 43214
614-261-3561
800-835-2226 toll-free
[email protected]
www.acbohio.org External

Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials
5220 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214
614-644-8465
614-644-8254 fax

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2045 Gilbert Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1490
513-221-8558
888-687-3935 toll-free
[email protected]
www.cincyblind.org External

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Main Campus
7000 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
513-522-3860
888-234-7156 toll-free
513-728-3940 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
www.clovernook.org External

Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled in Cleveland
17121 Lake Shore Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44110-4006
216-623-2911
800-362-1262 toll-free
www.cpl.org/aboutthelibrary/ohio-library-for-the-blind-physically-disabled External

Philomatheon Society of the Blind
2701 W. Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44708
330-453-9157
[email protected]
www.philomatheon.com External

United Disability Services (UDS) Low Vision Services
701 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44311
330-762-9755
www.udsakron.org External

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Council of the Blind
PO Box 1476
Oklahoma City, OK 74103
877-578-6212 toll-free
www.okcb.org External

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW Fifty-Eighth St., Ste. 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
405-951-3400
800-845-8476 toll-free/TTY
www.okdrs.gov External

Oklahoma School for the Blind
3300 Gibson St.
Muskogee, OK 74403
918-781-8200
877-229-7136 toll-free
www.osb.k12.ok.us External

Oregon

ACB of Oregon
PO Box 83
Lakeside, OR 97449
www.acboforegon.org External

Independent Living Resources
1839 NE Couch St.
Portland, OR 97232
503-232-7411
[email protected]
www.ilr.org External

Oregon Commission for the Blind

Eastern/Central Oregon
813 SW Highland Ave., Ste. 102
Redmond, OR 97756
541-699-5090

Eugene
541 Willamette, Rm. 408
Eugene, OR 97401
541-686-7990

Medford
724 S. Central St., Ste. 110
Medford, OR 97501
541-776-6047

Portland
535 SE Twelfth Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
971-673-1588

Salem
780 Commercial St. SE, Ste. 200
Salem, OR 97301
503-378-8479
888-202-5463 toll-free
[email protected]
www.oregon.gov/blind External

Pennsylvania

Allegheny Intermediate Unit: Special Education Division, Blind and Visually Impaired Support Program
475 E. Waterfront Dr.
Homestead, PA 15120
412-394-5700
www.aiu3.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=42 External

Beaver County Association for the Blind
616 Fourth St.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
724-843-1111
www.bcblind.org External

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
1816 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-368-4400
www.pghvis.org External

Capital Area Intermediate Unit: Blind and Visually Impaired Services
55 Miller St.
Enola, PA 17025
717-732-8400
[email protected]
www.caiu.org External

Center for Vision Loss

Lehigh Valley
845 W. Wyoming St.
Allentown, PA 18103
610-433-6018

Monroe County
4215 Manor Dr.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
570-992-7787
[email protected]
http://centerforvisionloss.org External

Keystone Blind Association
3056 E. State St.
Hermitage, PA 16148
724-347-5501
www.keystoneblind.org External

Montgomery County Association for the Blind (MCAB)
25 E. Marshall St., 3rd Fl.
Norristown, PA 19401
215-661-9800
www.mcab.org External

Northeast Sight Services
1825 Wyoming Ave.
Exeter, PA 18643
570-693-3555
877-693-3555
[email protected]
www.northeastsight.org External

Overbrook School for the Blind
6333 Malvern Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2597
215-877-0313
www.obs.org External

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
555 Gettysburg Pike, Ste. A300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-766-2020
717-766-2099 fax
[email protected]
www.pablind.org External

Pennsylvania Council of the Blind
931 N. Front St., Ste. B
Harrisburg, PA 17102
717 920-9999
877-617-7407 toll-free
[email protected]
http://pcb1.org External

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
Visit its website or call to locate the nearest county office.
717-787-6176
www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/bbvs/Pages/default.aspx External

Royer-Greaves School for Blind
118 S. Valley Rd.
Paoli, PA 19301-1444
610-644-1810
610-644-8164
[email protected]
www.royer-greaves.org External

Sight Center of Northwest Pennsylvania
2545 W. Twenty-Sixth St.
Erie, PA 16505-3261
814-455-0995
www.sightcenternwpa.org External

Vision Corps
244 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-291-5951
[email protected]
https://visioncorps.net External

Vision Resource Center of Berks County
2020 Hampden Blvd.
Reading, PA 19604-1499
610-375-8407
http://vrcberks.org External

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
201 N. Bellefield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-621-0100
[email protected]
www.wpsbc.org External

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Human Services: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
40 Fountain St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-421-7005
401-421-7016 TDD
401-462-7791 Spanish
www.ors.ri.gov/SBVI.html External

South Carolina

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
355 Cedar Springs Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29302
864-585-7711
888-447-2732 toll-free
[email protected]
www.scsdb.org External

Walton Options South Carolina

Central Counties
514 West Ave.
North Augusta, SC 29841
803-279-9611

Low Country Office
2414 N. Jefferies Blvd.
Walterboro, SC 29488
843-538-1600
www.waltonoptions.org External

South Dakota

South Dakota Association of the Blind
PO Box 1622
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
www.sd-sdab.com External

South Dakota Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
Hillsview Plaza
3800 E. Hwy. 34
c/o 500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-4644
800-265-9684 toll-free
[email protected]
https://dhs.sd.gov/servicetotheblind/default.aspx External

South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
605 Fourteenth Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401-7699
605-626-2580
888-275-3814 toll-free
https://sdsbvi.org External

Tennessee

Tennessee Council of the Blind
Linda Allison, TCB Treasurer
6010 Lilywood Ln.
Knoxville, TN 37921
844-304-2006
[email protected]
https://tennesseecounciloftheblind.org External

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
460 Ninth Ave.
Smyrna, TN 37167-2010
615-459-6811
www.tn.gov/humanservices/ds/trc-smyrna.html External

Texas

ACB of Texas
www.acbtexas.org External

Austin Lighthouse: Travis Association for the Blind
4512 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Austin, TX 78744
512-442-2329
512-442-5498 fax
https://austinlighthouse.org External

Envision Dallas
4306 Capitol Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
214-821-2375
www.envisionus.com/Envision-Dallas External

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
2305 Roosevelt Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78210
210-533-5195
800-362-4335 toll-free
210-533-4230 fax
www.salighthouse.org External

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services: Division for Blind Services
800-628-5115 toll-free
[email protected]
www.dars.state.tx.us External

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. Forty-Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78756-3494
512-454-8631
800-872-5273 toll-free
www.tsbvi.edu External

Utah

Utah Council of the Blind
PO Box 1415
Bountiful, UT 84011
801-520-3766
[email protected]
www.utahcounciloftheblind.org External

Utah State Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
PO Box 45249
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
801-526-9675
[email protected]
https://jobs.utah.gov/jsp/officesearch External
www.usor.utah.gov/division-of-services-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired External

Vermont

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
60 Kimball Ave.
South Burlington, VT 05403
802-863-1358
800-639-5861 toll-free
800-639-5861 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
www.vabvi.org External

Vermont Council of the Blind
www.acb.org/affiliate-vermont External

Virginia

ACB Virginia
https://acbva.org External

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
397 Azalea Ave.
Richmond, VA 23227-3600
804-371-3151
800-622-2155 toll-free
www.vdbvi.org External

Washington

Kaizen Program for New English Learners with Visual Limitations
[email protected]
www.quixotes.org/kaizen External

Olympic Educational Service: District 114
105 National Ave. N
Bremerton, WA 98312
360-479-0993
360-478-6869 fax
www.oesd114.org External

Washington Council of the Blind
2505 S. 363rd St.
Federal Way, WA 98003
800-255-1147 toll-free
www.facebook.com/WashingtonCounciloftheBlind External

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind
4565 Seventh Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
360-725-3830
800-552-7103 toll-free
[email protected]
www.dsb.wa.gov External

Washington State School for the Blind
2214 E. Thirteenth St.
Vancouver, WA 98661-4120
360-696-6321
[email protected]
www.wssb.wa.gov External

West Virginia

Mountain State Council of the Blind
304-933-9540
www.mscbwv.org External

The Seeing Hand Association, Inc.
750 Main St.
Wheeling, WV 26003-2571
304-232-4810
www.seeinghandassociation.com External

Visually Impaired Seniors In-Home Outreach and Networking Services (VISIONS)
800-642-3021 toll-free
www.wvdrs.org/newsroom/VISIONS_2019rev.pdf External

West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
PO Box 50890
Charleston, WV 25305
304-356-2060
800-642-3021 toll-free
www.wvdrs.org External

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
301 E. Main St.
Romney, WV 26757
304-822-4800
304-822-3370 fax
www.wvsdb2.state.k12.wv.us External

Wisconsin

Vision Forward Association
912 N. Hawley Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53213
414-615-0100
414-256-8744 fax
[email protected]
http://vision-forward.org External

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-237-8120 (direct)
608-255-1166
[email protected]
http://WCBlind.org External

Wyoming

Wyoming Council of the Blind
307-746-6166
[email protected]
www.wycb.info External

Where to Locate Materials Listed in This Publication

American Foundation for the Blind
1401 S. Clark St., Ste. 730
Arlington, VA 22202
800-232-5463 toll-free
[email protected]
www.afb.org External

American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
502-895-2405
800-223-1839 toll-free
[email protected]
www.aph.org External

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
5680 King Centre Dr., Ste. 600
Alexandria, VA 22315
703-671-4500
[email protected]
https://aerbvi.org External

Braille Authority of North America (BANA)
[email protected]
www.brailleauthority.org External

Braille Institute
Braille Publishing
741 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
800-272-4553 toll-free
www.brailleinstitute.org External

Braille Library & Transcribing Services, Inc.
6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 149
Madison, WI 53719
608-233-0222
608-233-0249 fax
[email protected]
[email protected]
https://bltsinc.org External

Canadian National Institute for the Blind
1929 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8
Canada
416-486-2500
800-563-2642 toll-free
www.cnib.ca/en/office-locations?region=gta External Search for Locations
www.cnib.ca External

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)
Center for Evidence-Based Practices
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
128 S. Sterling St.
PO Box 2277
Morganton, NC 28655
828-432-0065
800-824-1182 toll-free
[email protected]
www.puckett.org External
www.earlyliteracylearning.org External

Commonwealth Braille and Talking Book Cooperative
#320, 185-911 Yates St.
Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9
Canada
[email protected]
www.cbtbc.org External

Dancing Dots
1754 Quarry Ln., Ste. DD
Phonixville, PA 19460
610-783-6692
www.dancingdots.com External

Dotless Braille
[email protected]
www.dotlessbraille.org External

Exceptional Teaching Inc.
PO Box 2330
Livermore, CA 94550
925-961-9200
800-549-6999 toll-free
925-961-9201 fax
[email protected]
www.exceptionalteaching.com External

Future Aids: The Braille Superstore (formerly The Braille Bookstore)
33222 Lynn Ave.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1C9
Canada
250-753-3062
800-987-1231 toll-free
www.braillebookstore.com External

International Council on English Braille
http://iceb.org/ External

National Blindness Professional Certification Board
101 S. Trenton St.
Ruston, LA 71270
318-257-4554
[email protected]
www.nbpcb.org External

National Braille Association
95 Allens Creek Rd.
Bldg. 1, Ste. 202
Rochester, NY 14618
585-427-8260
www.nationalbraille.org External

National Braille Press, Inc.
88 Saint Stephen St.
Boston, MA 02115
617-266-6160
888-965-8965 toll-free
[email protected]
www.nbp.org External

National Federation of the Blind
200 E. Wells St. at Jernigan Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314
www.nfb.org External

National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Library of Congress
1291 Taylor St. NW
Washington, DC 20542
202-707-5100
800-424-8567 toll-free
[email protected]
www.loc.gov/nls External
Music Section:
800-424-8567 ext. 2 toll-free
[email protected]

Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Wheatley Hall, 2nd Fl.
Boston, MA 02125
617-287-4300
617-287-4352 fax
www.nercve.org External

Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472
617-924-3434
[email protected]
www.perkins.org External

Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
Louisiana Tech University
600 Mayfield Ave.
210 Woodard Hall / PO Box 3158
Ruston, LA 71272
318-257-4554
[email protected]
www.pdrib.com External

Region 4 Online Store
7145 W. Tidwell Rd.
Houston, TX 77092-2096
713-744-6302
www.region4store.com External

Royal Blind
Gillespie Cres.
Edinburgh EH10 4JB
United Kingdom
[email protected]
www.royalblind.org External

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
Renwick Centre
Private Bag 29
Parramatta NSW 2124
Australia
02-9872-0303
[email protected]
www.ridbc.org.au/renwick External

Seedlings
Braille Books for Children
14151 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
734-427-8552 fax
1-800-777-8552 toll-free
www.seedlings.org External

Sensory Sun Educational Technologies
www.sensorysun.org External

Tactile Vision Graphics
448 Route 580
Windsor, NB E7L 4N6
Canada
506-703-8503
866-465-0755 toll-free
[email protected]
http://tactilevisiongraphics.com External

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. Forty-Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78756
512-454-8631
800-872-5273 toll-free
www.tsbvi.edu External

Touch Graphics Inc.
11 Harvest Ln.
Elkton, MD 21921
800-884-2440 toll-free
[email protected]
http://touchgraphics.com External

Visually Impaired Preschool Services
1906 Goldsmith Ln.
Louisville, KY 40218
502-636-3207
888-636-8477 toll-free
www.vips.org External

Wolf Products
106 Purvis Rd.
Butler, PA 16001
724-285-5428
[email protected]
http://mathwindow.com External

World Blind Union
1929 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8
Canada
416-486-9698
[email protected]
www.worldblindunion.org External

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