- Braille Institute
- Guiding Eyes for the Blind
- Learning Ally
- Retinitis Pigmentosa International
- American Foundation for the Blind
- Guide Dog Foundation
- Glaucoma Research Foundation
- Prevent Blindness America
- Library of Congress National Library Blind and Phys. Handicapped
- Hadley School for the Blind
- American Health Assistance Foundation
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Provides publications, cassettes and free books for visually impaired children. Free Braille calendar. Referrals to resources. Tapes on vision loss available to companies and organizations.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with guide dogs free of charge. Provides information for students interested in guide dog training.
(Formerly called Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic) Provides information on recorded textbooks and consumer publications for eligible persons with visual and learning disabilities. Information on volunteer programs for recording CDs.
Retinitis Pigmentosa International
Provides support and information for persons affected by retinitis pigmentosa and their families.
American Foundation for the Blind
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST. Clearinghouse of information and referrals for the blind. Catalog of publications available.
Guide Dog Foundation
Provides dogs to the blind free of charge.
Glaucoma Research Foundation
(Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm PST) * Non-profit, phone support network for persons with glaucoma. Provides free literature.
Prevent Blindness America
Fights vision loss through research, education and direct services. Provides referrals to local services. Offers literature on vision, eye health and safety.
Library of Congress National Library Blind and Phys. Handicapped
Refers callers to libraries that have information on books on tapes and in Braille available for qualified blind or handicapped persons who can't read standard print.
Hadley School for the Blind
Provides free distance education to blind and visually impaired persons using Braille materials, large print or audio-cassettes.
American Health Assistance Foundation
Provides educational information and funds research for Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
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