American Printing House for the Blind
Commercial Braille production house and source for adapted educational and daily living products - since 1858.
American Thermoform Corporation
Printers, embossers, translation software and other Braille supplies.
Blind Mice Mart
Retail provider of accessible products.
Manufacturer of the Perkins Brailler. A private non-profit organization serving the needs of people who are blind, deafblind and visually handicapped
Independent Living Aids
Low vision aids for independent living, including talking watches.
LS and S
Specializes in products for the blind, visually impaired, deaf, and hard of hearing.
Leading provider of adaptive products, products for independent living and products designed to enhance your lifestyle
Specializing in electronic equipment for the blind and partially sighted.
Speak To Me Catalog
Specializes in products that talk, sing, or record your own message.
Special low vision eyeglasses and custom microscopic and telescopic low vision aids
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Educating children and youth.
Training and support for independent living, orientation and mobility instruction, vocational training, job placement, counseling, recreation, and youth services.
The Foundation for Blind Children
Arizona educational resource center for children and adults that combines training, counseling, communication and technology.
The Hadley School for the Blind
Offers more than 100 distance education courses free of charge to those who are blind, their families or blindness professionals.
The Perkins School for the Blind
Nationally recognized campus in Watertown, Massachusetts that specializes in educating children and adults who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired with or without other disabilities.
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
A center for educational services for all blind and visually impaired students in Texas.
Arts, entertainment and news for people living with disabilities.
A bridge between arts organizations and individuals with disabilities by promoting accessible programming in the arts and facilitating connections to services and resources.
The Media Access Group at WGBH - Descriptive Video Service
Delivering accessible media through captioning and audio descriptions.
Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library
A Regional Library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Online service that gives print disabled people in the United States legal access to more than 32,600 books and 150 periodicals that are converted to Braille, large print or text to speech audio files.
National Braille Press
a nonprofit braille printer and publisher offering braille books, magazines, textbooks, tests, and customized embossing services.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
A national network of cooperating libraries providing a free braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
Message of Hope
Literature from Unity Church on audio cassette or in braille.
Seedlings Braille Books for Children
More than 800 low-cost children's books in braille.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
On-demand educational recordings of books.
A web-based radio station for people who are blind.
International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS)
An association of independently operated, volunteer-driven services that use audio technology to transform print into speech. Includes a listing of Radio Reading Services around the globe. Sun Sounds of Arizona is a proud member.
Toll-free call-in center providing audio access to more than 200 newspapers in English and Spanish.
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
Indepdent living and advocacy by, and for, people with disabilities. Offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community.
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Provides assistive technology, counseling/social work, orientation and mobility training/rehabilitation teaching and social recreation services for adults who are legally blind or visually impaired as well as those who have a degenerative eye condition.
Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rehabilitation Services Administration
A state agency that provides that provides vocational rehabilitation services for people living with disabilities as well as programs and services for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
A Philadelphia based agency that provides rehabilitation services, a computer technology center, radio reading information services, Braille services and an online newsletter.
Blinded Veterans Association
Promotes the welfare of blinded veterans through service programs, groups and benefits.
Eye Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
Dedicated to giving guide dogs to the blind and the visually impaired at absolutely no cost. Their German Shepherd dogs have been assisting individuals all over the world.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Campus training services and extensive follow-up support for graduates. Services are provided to students from the United States and Canada at no cost to them.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
A non-profit, charitable organization providing trained guide dogs for the visually impaired throughout the world.
Seeing Eye, Inc.
An organization located in New Jersey that provides guide dogs to blind people for orientation and mobility.
Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired
A non-profit agency serving visually impaired adults in Southern Arizona since 1964. By promoting independence, SAAVI enhances the quality of life for those with vision loss through programs offering services, skills training and social and recreational opportunities.
The Colorado Center for the Blind
A training center of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).
Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rehabilitation Services Administration
Comprehensive resource directory for people who are blind or or visually impaired
AZ Links is Arizona’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), created to help Arizona Seniors, People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Family Members locate resources and services that meet their needs.
Directory of services to benefit people with disabilities, including employment opportunities, recreational programs, and travel destinations. Also provides interactive tools, chat rooms and classifieds.
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Drugwatch.com features information on over-the-counter and prescription medications.
A source for blindness news and information since 1907
This web site offers free information and personal assistance for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases. Follow the links in the menu to access their extensive resources.
A guide for persons living with a disability and in need of useful information and assistance in buying a home.
Links seniors, caregivers and their families to national, regional and local resources, promoting active and quality living.
Arizona-focused opportunities and services, including tools for work, parents, finances, housing, health, and tools for seniors (provided by Arizona State Library).
Self-help resources for vision loss.
This website continually reviews computer access products of all sorts and keeps tabs on the accessibility of main stream software as well.
Promotes awareness of, access to and acquisition of assistive technology for persons living with disabilities. Services include equipment demonstrations, short-term equipment loans, training and even help with financing through their Arizona Loans for Assistive Technology program.
Serving blind musicians and their educators through technology and training.
Braille translation software. Supports grade 1 and grade 2 translation in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Malaysian, Swedish, and other languages.
Assistive and adaptive technology products including Braille note takers, screen readers, screen enlargement programs and other adaptive products for computers.
Computer company that sells screen readers and speech synthesizers.
Digital tools, braille note takers and other adaptive computer equipment.
A friendly place where people from all around the world explore, share, learn and play.
Developer of reading technology for people with learning difficulties, people who are blind or visually impaired.
Computer games for people who are blind.
Producer of screen reading and specialized web browsing software, and host for an on-line community of blind people.
Vision Technology makes magnification equipment for individuals with low vision.
Coordinated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this program provides free medical eye care to all US citizens, age 65 and older, who have not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years and who don't have coverage through an HMO or the Veterans Administration. The program also offers a diabetes and glaucoma eye care program.
Phone number: 800-222-3937
Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind
MD Support: The Eyes of the Macular Degeneration Community
Senior Living Strategies
Tools for Tough Times
Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP)
Klango - the Social Network You Can Listen To
Kurzweil Educational Systems Inc.
Serotek Vision Technology EyeCare America's Senior Eye Care Program
EyeCare America's Senior Eye Care Program
Knights Templar Eye Foundation
This charitable foundation provides financial assistance for eye care to people under age 65 who don't qualify for Medicaid or who have private insurance, but can't afford to pay for care. Knights Templar also co-sponsors the EyeCare America's program.
Phone number: 847-490-3838
Midwestern University Eye Institute, Glendale, AZ
Wide range of services for infant patients to seniors with low vision. Eye glasses, contact lenses, sports vision, prosthetic eyes and low vision rehab.
Phone number: 623.537.6000
Mission Cataract USA
Coordinated by the Volunteer Eye Surgeons' Association, this program provides free cataract surgery to people of all ages who don't have Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance and have no means to pay.
Phone number: 800-3430-7265
Coordinated by the American Optometric Association (AOA), Vision USA provides free eye care service to uninsured and low income workers and their families who have no means of obtaining care(click on "AOA Charities and Public Programs").
Phone number: 800-766-4466
New Eyes for the Needy
This international program distributes new prescription eyeglasses to people with limited incomes.
Phone number: 973-376-4903
Local Lions Club
Referral resource for eye-care and eye-glasses programs that are available in your area. Programs and eligibility requirements vary by community.
Phone number: 800-747-4448
Give the Gift of Sight Sponsored by Luxottical Retail and in partnership with Lions Clubs
International, this program provides free screening and glasses to people who cannot afford them.
Phone number: 513-765-6000
You can also contact LensCrafters to find a nearby store that offers this program. Phone number: 800-541-5367