Visual Impairments and Blindness Resources

By Friends & Neighbors October 15, 2015 14:38

California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) Provides free, specialized phones for those with visual impairments and other disabilities. 1-800-806-1191,

Guide Dogs for the Blind San Rafael-based nonprofit provides guide dogs, transportation to campus, two-week classes and more at no cost to students. 1-800-295-4050,

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired Illinois-based nonprofit offers free distance education and online courses  to blind or visually impaired students and their families. Programs include Adult Continuing Education, High School, and Family Education. Website offers extensive supplemental educational materials and resources and a comprehensive Web Directory of agencies, educational institutions and others that serve those with visual impairments and blindness. 1-800-323-4238,

  • Low Vision Focus @ Hadley ( is a companion website offering instructional video and audio lessons on making living environments more accessible and living with low vision. (855) 830-5355.

Visually Impaired Persons Support Modesto nonprofit offers free support groups and classes, including: adjustment to blindness, assistive technology, Braille, independent living skills, and orientation & mobility. (209) 522-8477,

By Friends & Neighbors October 15, 2015 14:38
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