Serves Deaf and Deaf Blind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment. They provide advocacy on systems and policy issues, offer summer camps for kids, and provide information to individuals and families on their website.
8623 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, Washington 98115
National Hotline: (855) 812-1001 Voice/VP
Dedicated to improving the quality and equality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired. They provide a resource list and a list of local chapters and their contact information.
3805 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(800) 835-2226 or (614) 261-3561
The world’s largest online digital library of accessible books for individuals with print disabilities. They operate under an exception to U.S. copyright law, allowing copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. Individuals must register as members and provide proof of disability. Members can download books, textbooks and newspapers and then read the material using adaptive technology. This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education.
480 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94306
Fosters positive attitudes about Braille for children and their families and promotes a love of reading by encouraging parents to read daily with their blind or low vision child. Visit the website to find out more and to apply.
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Provides people with low vision and blindness services and supports necessary to help them attain and keep jobs. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services include: evaluation and treatment of an individual’s disability; information and referral services; vocational counseling and training; job assistance; educational guidance; transportation services; occupational tools and equipment; and personal attendant services (reader, interpreter, etc.). Visit the website to find the BSVI Office services available in your area.
4300 East Broad Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
(614) 466-4575 or (800) 430-6940 Toll-free
BSVI Regional Offices: ood.ohio.gov/Core-Services/BSVI/Regional-Offices
Offer adaptive equipment services and collections are available for individuals with disabilities. The Columbus Metropolitan Library has 23 branch locations throughout Columbus, Ohio.
96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Visit the website for more contact information.
200 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7264 or (800) 282-9181 (Toll-free in Ohio only)
Offers free access to the nation’s largest audiobook library of textbooks and literature titles through funding from the U.S. Department of Education. They have human-narrated audiobooks with descriptions of images, tables and graphs, a helpful online catalog and 24/7 phone support.
20 Roszel Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Offers a free support network is for high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who have vision loss and their parents. Every week the group meets by phone to share experiences and ask questions. Enroll online.
250 West 64th Street, New York, New York 10023
Teen Tele-Support Group: lighthouseguild.org/patients-families/support-services/support-for-teens/teen-tele-support
Parent Tele-Support Group: lighthouseguild.org/patients-families/support-services/support-for-parents/parent-tele-support-group-enrollment
List of Scholarships: lighthouseguild.org/patients-families/scholarships
This is a national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give support, encouragement, resources and information.
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
For free audio newspaper service (NFB-NEWSLINE): (866) 504-7300
A free library program for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable. Their Kids Catalog has fun books and magazines for kids.
1291 Taylor Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20542
Offers routine and advanced care for children with visual impairments. They accept all major insurances (including Medicaid, Caresource and Molina) and provide financial assistance for patients without insurance who qualify.
A monthly audio magazine, available on audiocassette tape, audio CD and in digital format, is produced by and for persons who are blind or visually impaired. Newsreel contains news, supportive articles, information and entertainment.
5 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 469-0700 or (888) 723-8737
Allows library members to go online and download a wide variety of popular book titles in eBook format, digital audiobooks, digital magazines and video for free to Ohio citizens. Visit the website to see if your library participates.
State Library of Ohio
274 East First Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
List of libraries: ohdbks.overdrive.com/support/card
Protect your child from getting injured when they play sports by getting a free pair of prescription sports goggles. Regular eyeglasses and contacts will not protect a child’s eyes from injury and may even increase the damage. The child needs to be qualified to receive prescription goggles.
3401 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
As the first public school for the blind in the U.S., they are dedicated to the education of students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Visit their resources page to find useful information about the blind community and visual impairments and summer camps they offer.
5220 North High Street, Columbus Ohio, 43214
Provides free professional eye exams, follow-up care, education and eyewear to medically needy children, youth, families and uninsured adults, and more.
The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness
1500 West Third Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 464-2020 or (800) 331-2020
Provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled Ohio residents.
17121 Lake Shore Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44110
(800) 686-1531 or (614) 644-6895
Provides Social Security disability beneficiaries (i.e., individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on disability) the choices, opportunities and support they need to enter the workforce and maintain employment with the goal of becoming economically independent over time.
PO Box 1433, Alexandria, Virginia 22313
(866) 968-7842 or (866) 833-2967 TTY/TDD
A 24 hours a day, 365 days a year radio station that serves people who cannot read the printed word. VOICEcorps features newspapers, magazines, various periodicals/journals and books. Some of their most popular offerings include grocery/retail ads, obituaries and live programs. Broadcasts may be heard within Columbus, central and southern Ohio.
2955 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204