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This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any group. It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether a group is appropriate for his/her needs. For evidence-based information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, treatment and wellness issues, continue searching this site.

Braille Institute

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.
Voice: 1-800-272-4553
Website: http://www.brailleinstitute.org
Verified: 1/29/2013

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.
Voice: 1-800-942-0149
Website: http://www.guidingeyes.org
Verified: 1/29/2013

Learning Ally

(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.
Voice: 1-866-732-3585
Website: http://www.learningally.org
Verified: 1/25/2013

Retinitis Pigmentosa International

Provides support and information for persons affected by retinitis pigmentosa and their families.
Voice: 1-800-344-4877
Website: http://www.visionawards.org
Verified: 1/29/2013

American Foundation for the Blind

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST. Clearinghouse of information and referrals for the blind. Catalog of publications available.
Voice: 1-800-232-5463
Verified: 1/29/2013

Guide Dog Foundation

Provides dogs to the blind free of charge.
Voice: 1-800-548-4337
Website: http://www.guidedog.org
Verified: 1/29/2013

Glaucoma Research Foundation

(Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm PST) * Non-profit, phone support network for persons with glaucoma. Provides free literature.
Voice: 1-800-826-6693
Website: http://www.glaucoma.org
Verified: 1/28/2013

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.
Voice: 1-800-331-2020
Website: http://www.preventblindness.org
Verified: 1/29/2013

DB-Link: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

Information and referrals on education, health, employment, technology, communication and recreation for children who are deaf/blind. Newsletter.
Voice: 1-800-438-9376
TDD: 1-800-854-7013
Website: http://www.nationaldb.org
Verified: 1/25/2013

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.
Voice: 1-800-424-8567
Website: http://www.loc.gov/nls
Verified: 1/28/2013

Hadley School for the Blind

Provides free distance education to blind and visually impaired persons using Braille materials, large print or audio-cassettes.
Voice: 1-800-323-4238
Website: http://www.hadley.edu
Verified: 1/29/2013

American Health Assistance Foundation

Provides educational information and funds research for Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Voice: 1-800-437-2423
Website: http://www.ahaf.org
Verified: 1/25/2013

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any group.  It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether a group is appropriate for his/her needs.  For evidence-based information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, treatment and wellness issues, continue searching this site.This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.   

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