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Braille Literacy: Resources for Learning and Reading

2018

This reference publication covers a broad scope of resources for learning braille. Part One has been revised to list 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 Physically Handicapped (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 3 and older who are visually impaired. Includes both games that can be made at home and games that are for purchase.

Braille and Literacy

WonderBaby.org External
www.wonderbaby.org/braille-and-literacy
Provides product reviews and advice on introducing toddlers with visual impairments to braille.

Braille Made Easy through Clip Art External
Merry-Noel Chamberlain, Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
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.

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

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

Dots for Tots
Braille Institute Braille Special Collection External
Provides multi-sensory storybook kits for children aged 2 to 5.

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

Emergent Literacy Products
American Printing House for the Blind External
Sells array of pre-braille and early reading products. Includes visual/tactile storybooks, games, and more.

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

Literacy & Pre-Braille for Young Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Perkins Scout
Perkins School for the Blind External
Shares curated list of links on topics including early foundations of literacy, emergent literacy, prebraille skills, and reinforcing reading skills.

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.

National Lekotek Center Toy Lending Library
National Lekotek Center External
Lends more than 50,000 toys specially curated by the Lekotek Center’s Family Play Specialists. Toys develop pre-braille motor skills and lay a solid foundation for entry into school.

Patterns Prebraille Program
Hilda Caton, Eleanor Pester, Eddy Jo Bradley
American Printing House for the Blind
Prepares children for learning to read braille. Available in braille. Purchased from the American Printing House for the Blind store at catalog number 6-78360-00 External.

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
American Foundation for the Blind: Family Connect External
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.

Sensory Development Products
American Printing House for the Blind External
Sells books, toys, and other products designed to help children who are visually impaired increase their sense of touch.

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 Johnson
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
Louisiana Tech University External
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 4 to 12, 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. Available in braille and print. May be purchased from the American Printing House for the Blind store at catalog number 5-17210 External.

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 8. Participants receive supporting material from the National Federation of the Blind.

braille | SCHOOL
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 500 braille and print/braille books, games, and toys for children with visual impairment ages 1–9.

Building on Patterns: Primary Braille Literacy Program: Kindergarten Student Kit: UEB
American Printing House for the Blind
Provides a complete primary literacy program designed to teach beginning braille users all language arts—reading, writing, and spelling. Student textbooks are UEB-compliant. Available in braille and print. Purchase from the American Printing House for the Blind store at catalog number 6-78550. External

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 grade 3.

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

Good-bye Grade School!
FamilyConnect
American Foundation for the Blind 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.

Hadley Family Education Program
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired External
Provides courses for family members of individuals who are blind or severely visually impaired, including child development and reading and writing braille for the sighted.

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. Purchased Just Enough to Know Better, UEB Version External

Math Window
https://mathwindow.com 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.

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. Purchase from the American Printing House for the Blind store at catalog number 1-30033 External

ReadBooks! Because Braille Matters!
National Braille Press External
Provides free braille book bags to families with blind and visually impaired children ages birth to 7. Bag includes a print/braille book, order form for free braille primer, tactile ball, 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.

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.

Top Dot
Braille Institute Braille Special Collection External
Provides materials for parents of visually impaired children ages 4 to 7 years old.

UEB Braille Flashcards for Contracted Braille Practice
Sensory Sun
Helps learners review the twenty-three UEB Alphabetic Wordsign Contractions. Can be used alongside the Braille Bee: Spelling for Kids app. Purchase UEB Braille Flashcards for Contracted Braille Practice External.

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. Purchase Word PlayHouse Kit from the American Printing House for the Blind store External

Braille Literacy for Teens

Books for High-Schoolers
Braille Bookstore External
Sells books in braille for teens ages 14 to 18. Includes bestsellers and popular genres.

Braille Challenge
The 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 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. Purchase as ISBN 978-0-89128-739-1 External

Dictionary of Braille Music Signs
Bettye Krolick
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped External
Lists more than 400 music signs and 100 literary abbreviations in braille. Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 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.

How to Read Braille Music, 2nd Edition, 1998
Bettye Krolick
Opus Technologies
Provides a book written at a fifth grade reading level for blind music students in a variety of formats. New edition has additional sections for guitar chords and reflects the latest changes in the braille music code. Includes “Tips for Sighted Music Teachers.” Purchase Tips for Sighted Music Teachers here as ISBN 1-892195-06-2 External. Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 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. Purchase Dancing Dots External. Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped may obtain them 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: An 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. Purchase Who’s Afraid of Braille MusicExternal. Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped may obtain them from the NLS music section in braille as BRM32949 and in large print as LPM00660.

Braille Literacy for Adults

Braille Connection, Mentoring Manual: A Braille Reading and Writing Program for Former Print Users
Eleanor Pester
American Printing House for the Blind
www.aph.org/files/manuals/7-11102-00.pdf External
www.aph.org/files/manuals/5-11102-V1.brf External
Teaches braille reading and writing to adults. Purchase as catalog numbers 5-11102-00 (braille) and 7-11102-00 (regular print) External.

Braille Information for Adults
National Federation of the Blind External
Lists books, articles, research, and other resources for adults learning braille.

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

Hadley Adult Continuing Education Program
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired External
Provides braille reading courses geared towards adults and teens age 14 or older who are blind or visually impaired.

High Tech Swap Shop
American Council of the Blind External
Provides community board for selling used products including braille note takers and refreshable braille displays.

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.

Strategies and Resources for Teaching Braille to Adults
American Foundation for the Blind External
Shares practical strategies for teaching braille to adults. Includes textbooks written with the adult braille learner in mind, courses, and other resources.

Braille Literacy for Older Adults

All about Braille
American Foundation for the Blind External
Introduces braille. Includes resources for adults learning braille and resources for adults with decreased finger sensitivity learning braille.

Courses for Senior Adults with Vision Loss
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired External
Offers seniors with vision loss free online and correspondence courses. Includes tactile readiness, the braille alphabet, uncontracted braille, and contracted braille.

Jumbo Braille
Perkins School for the Blind External
Offers 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 eye sight.

New Approaches to Consider: Suggestions for Individuals with Recent Vision Loss
Romona 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.

Reading & Writing for Adults and Seniors with Vision Loss
Perkins Scout
Perkins School for the Blind External
Shares tips for older adults with vision loss interested in learning braille. Includes a list of web-based organizations and internet resources for learning to read and write braille later in life.

The World at My Fingertips
Norma L. Schechter
Beach Cities Braille Guild
Discusses braille using jumbo braille, which is designed for adults with poor tactile sensitivity. Contact the Beach Cities Braille Guild for more information.

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Part Two: For 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. Purchase Braille Formats Study Guide 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 Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Press
Reflects the transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to Unified English Braille (UEB). Available in HTML and EBook (ePUB and Kindle formats). Purchase Burns Braille Guide as ISBN 978-0-89128-717-9. External

Braille Code Instruction and Braille Code Books
American Printing House for the Blind External
APH “Handy List” of past and present official braille codebooks offered by the American Printing House for the Blind, the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

Diacritics and More, 2015
National Braille Association
Examines words divided into syllables, words that have diacritic markings, and other types of grammar. Purchase Diacritics and More. 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. Purchase Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics (print) and 5-35935-00 (braille). External

An Introduction to Braille Mathematics: Using UEB and the Nemeth Code
Lindy B. Walton and Barbara Taffet External
Library of Congress, April 2017
Provisional revision of 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 2015 UEB Edition
National Federation of the Blind External
Used in the curriculum for 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), 2015 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. 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 Physically Handicapped, 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, and support schools, teachers, and students by providing test preparation materials, practice tests, and administration manuals.

American Foundation for the Blind Braille Literacy Mentors in Training: The Next Generation – Teaching Special Codes: Nemeth, CBC, and Tactile Graphics
Diane Spence and Susan A. Osterhaus.
Workshop in Fremont, California (August 7-9, 1997) and Atlanta, Georgia (September 11-13, 1997).
Short guidelines for creating tactile graphics. Available online from the American Foundation for the Blind.
Includes:
Basic Principles for Preparing Tactile Graphics External
Deciding Whether to Create Tactile Graphics External

Assessment of Braille Literacy Skills (ABLS): UEB and EBAE
Carol Farrenkopf
Region 4 Online Store External
Allows assessment of student progress in braille literacy. ISBN 9781937403744.

Beginning with Braille: First Hand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, 2nd Edition
Anna M. Swenson
American Foundation for the Blind Press, 2015
Assists educators teaching early braille literacy to students. Updated using Unified English Braille (UEB). Available as print, ePUB, Kindle, and HTML. Purchase Beginning with Braille External

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

Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach
Diane P. Wormsley
American Foundation for the Blind Press, 2004
Provides a meaning-centered approach to teaching the reading and writing of braille. Available in HTML, PDF, print, ASCII, ePUB, and Kindle. Purchase Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach as ISBN 978-09128-876-3 External

Braille Music Resources Updated to UEB
International Council on English Braille (ICEB)
Braille Music External
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. Teacher’s manual and student workbook included. Available in print. Purchase Assessment and Planning Tool as ID number 741-0811External

Early Braille Trade Books
American Printing House for the Blind External
Provides information on selecting and using trade books for early braille readers.

Expanded Dolch Word Cards, Updated
American Printing House for the Blind
Provides a method for assessing a student’s ability to read words in contracted braille and spell words in uncontracted braille. Flashcards have both print and pictures on one side and braille on the back. Purchase Expanded Dolch Word Cards External

Foundations of Education, Third Edition: History and Theory of Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Volume 1

Foundations of Education, Third Edition: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Volume 2
Editors M. Cay Halbrook, Tessa S. McCarthy, Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, and Kim T. Zebehazy
American Foundation for the Blind Press, 2017
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. Available in print, eLearning, ePUB and Kindle formats. Purchase Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments as ISBNs 978-0-89128-695-0 and 978-0-89128-696-7 External

I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education
Diane P. Wormsley
American Printing House 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. Purchase Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education as ISBN 978-0-89128-722-3 External

Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading
Myrna R. Olson and Sally S. Mangold
American Foundation for the Blind
Adapts a general reading program to the needs of braille readers. Available as print. Purchase Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading as ISBN 978-0-89128-105-4. 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.

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

Strategies and Resources for Teaching Braille to Adults
American Foundation for the Blind External
Provides strategies for motivating adult students learning braille as well as resources for the adult student interested in learning 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.

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.

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
Contact information for producers of tactile graphics. American Foundation for the Blind. HTML.

UEB Online
Renwick Center
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) External
Provides fully online, self-paced, braille training program suitable for teachers, teacher’s aids, and other professionals supporting children and adults with vision impairment. Accessible version of course available. No need for special equipment.

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers
Susan J. Spungin
American Foundation for the Blind Press
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). Purchase When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers External

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Part Three: Bibliography

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Aranyanak, Inthraporn and Ronan G. Reilly. “A System for Tracking Braille Readers using a Wii Remote and a Refreshable Braille Display.” Behavior Research Methods (Online) 45, no. 1 (March 2013): 216–28.

Argyropoulos, Vassilios S., and Aineias C. Martos. “Braille Literacy Skills: An Analysis of the Concept of Spelling.” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 100, no. 11 (November 2006): 676–86.

Argyropoulos, Vassilis and Vassilios Papadimitriou. 2015. “Braille Reading Accuracy of Students Who Are Visually Impaired: The Effects of Gender, Age at Vision Loss, and Level of Education.” External Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 109, no. 2 (March–April 2015): 107–18. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1871575362.

Bola, ukasz, Katarzyna Siuda-Krzywicka, Magorzata Papliska, 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.

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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.

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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 South Clark St., Ste. 730
Arlington, VA 22202
800-232-5463 toll-free
[email protected]
www.afb.org External

Blinded Veterans Association
477 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 371-8880
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
[email protected]
http://carroll.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
(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 External
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 78756-3494
(512) 454-8631
800-872-5273 toll-free
(512) 454-3395 fax
www.tsbvi.edu External

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Blind Rehabilitation Service
810 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20420
(202) 461-7317
(202) 495-5473 fax
[email protected]

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 Lane 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
https://www.aidb.org/domain/2262 External

Southwest Alabama Regional School for the Deaf and Blind
3980 Burma Rd.
Mobile, AL 36693
(251) 221-5454
(251) 221-5454 TDD/TTY
http://regional.mcs.schoolinsites.com External

Arizona

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

Arizona Council of the Blind
3124 E. Roosevelt St., Ste. 4
Phoenix, AZ 85008-5088
(602) 273-1510
888 273-1510 toll-free
www.azcb.org External

Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rehabilitation Services Administration
1789 W. Jefferson St., 930A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3332
800-563-1221 toll-free
(520) 628-6864 TDD/TTY
www.azdes.gov/rsa/blind.asp External

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Phoenix
800 W. Washington St., Ste. 539
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-5347

Tucson
1200 W. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 770-3458
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
PO Box 668
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 296-1810
800-362-4451 toll-free
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
(323) 663-1428 fax
[email protected]
www.brailleinstitute.org External

California Council of the Blind
1303 “J” Street 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]
www.cbvi.org External

Community Center for the Blind
130 W. Flora St.
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 466-3836
[email protected]
www.communitycenterfortheblind.org External

Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Centers
501 N. Brookhurst St. #102
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 621-3300
800-972-8285 toll-free
(714) 589-2047 video phone
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
800-281-8252 toll-free
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
214 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 431-1481
(415) 255-5906 video phone
[email protected]
www.lighthouse-sf.org External

Lions Center for the Blind
2115 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 450-1580
[email protected]
www.lbcenter.org External

San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
5922 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 583-1542
[email protected]
www.sdcb.org External

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

St. Mary Low Vision Center
1050 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 491-9275
www.stmarymedicalcenter.org/Medical_Services/207184 External

Valley Center for the Blind
2491 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 124
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 222-4447
[email protected]
www.valleycenterfortheblind.org External

Vista Center
2470 El Camino Real, Ste. 107
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 858-0202 ext. 112
[email protected]
www.vistacenter.org External

Colorado

A3 of Colorado
910 Sixteenth St., Ste. 1240
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 831-0117
(888) 775-2221 toll-free in-state
www.a3colorado.org External

Cherry Creek School District
4700 S. Yosemite St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80011
(303) 773-1184
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/dvr External

Connecticut

Connecticut Council of the Blind
22 Starkel Rd. Apt. E
West Hartford, CT 06117-2439

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]
www.ct.gov/besb External

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

District of Columbia

Adaptive Services Department
DC Public Library
901 G St. NW, Room 215
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 727-2142
[email protected]
www.dclibrary.org/services/lbph External

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
8720 Georgia Ave., Ste. 210
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-589-0894
[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
http://dccounciloftheblind.org External

Florida

Florida Center for the Blind
7634 SW Sixtieth Ave.
Ocala, FL 34476
(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
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) 245-0475
(850) 245-0953 fax
(850) 245-0475 TDD/TTY
www.fldoe.org/ese External

Florida Department of Education: Division of Blind Services
325 W. Gaines St., Ste. 1114
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 245-0331
800-342-1828 toll-free
(850) 245-0363 fax
[email protected]doe.org
http://dbs.myflorida.com External

Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind
405 White St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 258-3441
(386) 258-1155 fax
[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 N. San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 827-2200
800-344-3732 toll-free
[email protected]
www.fsdb.k12.fl.us External

Independence for the Blind of West Florida
3107 N. Davis Hwy.
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 477-2663
(850) 479-4025 fax
[email protected]
http://ibwest.org External

Lighthouse Central Florida
215 E. New Hampshire St.
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 898-2483
(407) 898-0236
[email protected]
www.lighthousecentralflorida.org External

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

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

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, Inc.
35 W. Mariana Ave.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 997-7797
(239) 997-8462
www.lighthouseswfl.org External

Lighthouse of the Big Bend
3071 Highland Oaks Ter.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 942-3658
888-827-6033 toll-free
(850) 942-4518 fax
[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]
http://miamilighthouse.org External

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

Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind
1106 W. Platt St.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2407
(813) 254-4305 fax
[email protected]
www.tampalighthouse.org External

Georgia

Center for the Visually Impaired
739 W. Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 875-9011
[email protected]
www.cviga.org External

Georgia Council of the Blind
145 Barrington Dr.
Athens, GA 30605
877-842-9733 toll-free
[email protected]
www.georgiacounciloftheblind.org External

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision
214 Drayton St.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 236-4473
(912) 234-9286
www.savannahcblv.org External

Vision Rehabilitation Services
3830 S. Cobb Dr., Ste. 125
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 432-7280
[email protected]
www.vrsga.org External

Vistas Center
337 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 583-8001
[email protected]
www.vistascenter.org 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
1550 Ainakoa Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96821
808-728-1554

Hawaii Department of Human Services: Ho’opono Services for the Blind, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
600 Kapiolani Blvd., #304
Honolulu, HI 96813
[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
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
(217) 479-4415 (TDD/TTY)
[email protected]
www.isvi.net External

Indiana

ACB of Indiana
2273 S. Olde Mill Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
www.acb-indiana.org External

Evansville Association for the Blind
500 N. Second Ave.
Evansville, IN 47710
(812) 422-1181
[email protected]
www.evansvilleblind.org External

Iowa

Iowa Department for the Blind
524 Fourth St.
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
(515) 281-1333
800-362-2587 toll-free
(515) 281-1355 (TDD/TTY)
[email protected]
www.IDBonline.org External

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1002 G Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349
(319) 472-5221
800-645-4579 toll-free
[email protected]
www.iowa-braille.k12.ia.us External

Iowa State Department of Education: Special Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-4030
www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/special-education External

Kansas

Envision
610 N. Main
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 instate)
www.kabvi.com External
www.kabviyouthconnection.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
http://blind.ky.gov External

Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 897-1583 ext. 243
(502) 897-2994
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
www.affiliatedblind.org External

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

Louisiana Association for the Blind
1750 Claiborne Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103
(318) 635-6471
877-913-6471 toll-free
[email protected]
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 70072-2124
(504) 328-6373
www.lcb-rsvl.org External

Maine

ACB of Maine
PO Box 213
Clinton, ME 04927
www.acbmaine.org External

Catholic Charities Maine: Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children
PO Box 645
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 592-4760
888-941-2855 ext. 5416 toll-free
[email protected]
www.ccmaine.org External

Maryland

ACB of Maryland
403 Fleece Flower Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-2646
(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
www.acbofma.org External

Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 969-6200
800-852-3131 toll-free
[email protected]
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) 373-2062
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
[email protected]
www.fsamich.org/programs/visually-impaired-center 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
57160 Romeo Plank Rd.
Ray, MI 48096
(586) 781-3646

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
www.drhuhc.org/services/visual_handicap External

Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled @ Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 327-4224
[email protected]
http://wlbpd.aadl.org External

Minnesota

ACB of Minnesota
232 W. Franklin Ave., #205
Minneapolis, MN 55404
www.acb.org/minnesota External

Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Inc.
100 E. Twenty-Second St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2514
(612) 872-0100
[email protected]
www.blindinc.org External

Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
400 SE Sixth Ave.
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 384-6700
800-657-3634 toll-free
[email protected]
https://msab.msa.state.mn.us/ External

Vision Loss Resources
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
2501 N. West St.
Jackson, MS 39216
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
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 421-5848 local
[email protected]
www.alphapointe.org External

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
3101 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 841-2284
[email protected]
www.ccvi.org External

Missouri Council of the Blind
5453 Chippewa St.
St. Louis, MO 63109
800-342-5632 toll-free instate
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]
http://slsbvi.org External

Montana

Montana Blind and Low Vision Council
510 Sixth Ave. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 952-4230

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
3911 Central Ave.
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 771-6000
http://msdb.mt.gov External

Nebraska

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

Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
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
1370 S. Curry St.
Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 684-4040 northern Nevada
(775) 684-4186 fax northern Nevada
(775) 684-8400 TDD/TTY northern Nevada
(702) 486-5230 southern Nevada
(702) 486-1018 TTY southern Nevada
http://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_bvi.htm External

Nevada Council of the Blind
PO Box 364496
N. Las Vegas, NV 89036-8496
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.libguides.com/ntbs 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]
www.sjsnj.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
153 Franklin Corner Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2501
[email protected]
www.njcounciloftheblind.org External

New Mexico

ACB of New Mexico
7220 Central Ave. SE
Apt. #1217-U
Albuquerque, NM 87108

New Mexico Commission for the Blind
2905 Rodeo Park Dr. E.
Building 4, Ste. 100
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4479
888-513-7968 toll-free
[email protected]
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

ACB of New York
800-522-3303
www.acbny.org External

Association for the Visually Impaired
260 Old Nyack Turnpike
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
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
(516) 944-8637 TDD/TTY
[email protected]
www.hknc.org External

Helen Keller Services for the Blind
57 Willoughby St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-2122
[email protected]
www.helenkeller.org External

Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc.
307 West 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
(518) 473-7793
866-871-3000 toll-free
866- 871-6000 TTY
[email protected]
www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh 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
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) 733-6192
[email protected]
www.governormorehead.net External

Metrolina Association for the Blind
704 Louise Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 372-3870
www.mabnc.org External

North Carolina Council of the Blind
1027 Rosedale Ave.
Durham, NC 27707-1209
www.nccounciloftheblind.org External

North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind
2601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2601
(919) 733-9822
800-222-1546 toll-free
www.ncdhhs.gov/dsb External

North Dakota

North Dakota Association of the Blind
8169 66th St. SE
Edgeley, ND 58433
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
[email protected]
www.nd.gov/dhs/services/disabilities/index.html External

Ohio

ACB of Ohio
3805 North High St., Ste. 305
Columbus, OH 43214
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
800-310-3317 toll-free
http://cisam.ossb.oh.gov External

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]

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
https://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

UDS Low Vision Services
701 S. Main St., Ste. 302
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
535 SE Twelfth Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 673-1588
888-202-5463 toll-free
(971) 673-1577 TDD/TTY
[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
https://www.aiu3.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=42 External

Beaver County Association for the Blind
616 4th St.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 843-1111
www.bcblind.org External

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
1800 West St.
Homestead, PA 15120
(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
845 Wyoming St.
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 433-6018
[email protected]
http://centerforvisionloss.org External

ForSight Vision
1380 Spahn Ave.
York, PA 17403
(717) 848-1690
800-255-6578 toll-free
www.forsight.org External

Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind
1825 Wyoming Ave.
Exeter, PA 18643
(570) 693-3555
877-693-3555 toll-free
[email protected]
www.wilkesbarreblind.com External

Keystone Blind Association
1230 Stambaugh Ave.
Sharon, PA 16146
(724) 347-5501
www.keystoneblind.org External

Montgomery County Association for the Blind
212 N. Main St.
North Wales, PA 19454
(215) 661-9800
www.mcab.org External

Overbrook School for the Blind
6333 Malvern Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2597
(215) 877-0313
(215) 877-0313 TDD/TTY
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.
Harrisburg, PA 17102
717 920-9999
877-617-7407
[email protected]
www.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.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=566584&mode=2 External

Royer-Greaves School for Blind
118 South 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 Resource Center of Berks County
2020 Hampden Blvd.
Reading, PA 19604-1499
(610) 375-8407
www.berksblind.org External

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
201 N. Bellefield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-0100
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

ACB of South Carolina
121 Saratoga Rd.
Irmo, SC 29063
www.acb.org/southcarolina External

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

South Dakota

South Dakota Association of the Blind
2500 S. Dakota Ave., #102
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

South Dakota Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
Hillsview Properties Plaza
3800 E. Hwy. 34
c/o 500 E. Capital
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
423 Seventeenth Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 626-2580
888-275-3814 toll-free
http://sdsbvi.northern.edu/default.htm External

Tennessee

Memphis Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2693 Union Ave., Ste. 101
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 523-9590
www.clovernook.org External

Tennessee Council of the Blind
1025 Maplewood Pl.
Nashville, TN 57216-1730
www.acb.org/tennessee External

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
460 Ninth Ave.
Smyrna, TN 37167-2010
(615) 459-6811
[email protected]
www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/rehab/345824.pdf External

Texas

ACB of Texas
PO Box 5251
Beaumont, TX 77704-5251
www.acbtexas.org External

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
4306 Capitol Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 821-2375
[email protected]
www.dallaslighthouse.org 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
4800 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 310
Austin, TX 78756-3178
(512) 377-0500
800-628-5115 toll-free
(512) 377-0500 TDD/TTY
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

Travis Association for the Blind
PO Box 3297
Austin, TX 78764-3297
(512) 442-2329
(512) 442-5498 fax
[email protected]
www.austinlighthouse.org External

Utah

Utah Council of the Blind
2193 S. Millard Cove
Magna, UT 84044
(801) 245-9264
www.utahcounciloftheblind.org External

Utah State Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Visit its website or call to locate the nearest county office.
(801) 538-7530
800-473-7530 toll-free
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
15 Yandow Dr.
South Burlington, VT 05403-7841

Virginia

ACB Virginia
4270 Sleepy Lake Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22033-2843
Virginia Association of the Blind
2401 Cutherell St., Apt. B
Portsmouth, VA 23707
www.vablind.org External

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
397 Azalea Ave.
Richmond, VA 23227-3600
(804) 371-3140
800-622-2155 toll-free
(804) 371-3390 fax
[email protected]
www.vdbvi.org External

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
104 VSDB Dr.
PO Box 2069
Staunton, VA 24002
(540) 332-9000
800-522-8732 toll-free
(540) 332-9042 fax
[email protected]
www.vsdb.k12.va.us External

Washington

Kaizen Program for New English Learners with Visual Limitations
810-A Hiawatha Pl. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 784-5619
[email protected]
www.nwlincs.org/kaizen External

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

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
[email protected]
www.dsb.wa.gov External

Washington State School for the Blind
2214 E. Thirteenth St.
Vancouver, WA 98661-4120
(360) 696-6321
(360) 737-2120 fax
[email protected]
www.wssb.wa.gov/wpExternal

West Virginia

Mountain State Council of the Blind
PO Box 4006
Morgantown, WV 26504
www.mscbwv.org External

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

West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
107 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301-2609
(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
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

Wausau School District
415 Seymour St.
Wausau, WI 54402-0359
(715) 261-2545
(715) 261-2556 fax
www.wausauk12.org/departments___programs/special_education/Visually%20Impaired External

Wyoming

Wyoming Council of the Blind
113 Riverside Ave.
Riverside, WY 82325
[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)
1703 N. Beauregard St., Ste. 440
Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 671-4500
[email protected]
https://aerbvi.org External

Beach Cities Braille Guild
PO Box 712
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714-969-7992

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

The Braille Bookstore
2190 Dolphin Crescent
Abbotsford, BC V2T 3T1
Canada
+1 604-852-6341
www.braillebookstore.com External

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

Canadian National Institute for the Blind
1929 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON M4G 0A1
Canada
800-563-2642 toll-free
www.cnib.ca External

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)
Center for Evidence-Based Practices
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
128 South 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

Deutsche Zentralbücherei für Blinde zu Leipzig (DZB)
Gustav-Adolf-Straße 7
04105 Leipzig, Germany
+49 341 7113-0
[email protected]
www.dzb.de External

Dotless Braille
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.net External

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

Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 561-6767
[email protected]
https://archive.org External

Lekotek Center
2001 N. Clybourn Ave., 1st Fl.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 528-5766
www.lekotek.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
www.nationalbraille.org/shop 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 Physically Handicapped
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) 287-7645
www.nercve.org External

OPUS Technologies
13333 Thunderhead St.
San Diego, CA 92129-2329
(858) 538-9401
866-678-7832 toll-free
(858) 538-9401 fax
[email protected]
www.opustec.com 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
Gillepsie Crescent
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
Austrailia
(02) 9872 0303
[email protected]
www.ridbc.org.au/renwick External

Seedlings
Braille Books for Children
PO Box 51924
Livonia, MI 48151-5924
(734) 427-8552
1-800-777-8552 toll-free
www.seedlings.org External

Sensory Sun Educational Technologies
www.sensorysun.org External

St. Anthony’s Monetary
Mr. Manolis Basias
Pontou 66
16452 Argyroupolis
Greece
+30 210-962-0002
www.stanthonysmonastery.org/music/BrailleByzantineMusic.html External

Tactile Vision Graphics
400 Erie St. East
Windsor, ON N9A 3X4, Canada
(226) 221-8849
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

Volunteer Braillists and Tapists, Inc
517 N. Segoe Rd, Ste. 200
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 233-0222
www.vbti.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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