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STATE DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES

Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired
11150 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 502
Fairfax, VA  22030
(703) 359-1100
(800) 622-2155
www.vdbvi.org

National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc.
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA  22314
(703) 519-3800
www.nasdse.org

National Industries for
the Blind
1310 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA  22314-1691
(703) 310-0500
www.nib.org

Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 524-6686 or (703) 524-6639 (TTY)
www.resna.org

LOW VISION REHABILITATION, TECHNOLOGY & MOBILITY

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 440
Alexandria, VA  22311
(703) 671-4500
(877) 492-2708
www.aerbvi.org

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540
Arlington, VA  22209-1903
(703) 524-6686
www.resna.org

District of Columbia Department of Disability Services: Rehabilitation Services Administration
1125 15th Street NW
Washington, DC  20005
(202) 730-1700
www.dds.dc.gov

District of Columbia Public Library/Adaptive Services Division
901 G Street, NW, Room 215
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 727-2142
www.dclibrary.org/services/lbph

Virtual Vision Technologies
(866) 775-5113
www.virtualvisiontech.com

The Prevention of Blindness Society/Lions Low Vision Learning Center
Suleiman Alibhai, O.D
103 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.youreyes.org
703-652-7803

AbleData
(800) 227-0261
www.abledata.com

Freedom Scientific
(877) 775-9474  
www.freedomscientific.com

Humanware
(800) 722-3393
www.humanware.com

Optelec 
(800) 335-7970
www.shoplowvision.com

Visual Enhancements
(877) 236-7092 
www.visualenhancements.com

Enhanced Vision
(888) 811-3161
www.enhancedvision.com

Beyond Specs and the White Cane & More Store
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 302
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-589-0866

RADIO READING/LIBRARY SERVICES

Metropolitan Washington Ear Radio Reading Services
12061 Tech Road
Silver Spring, MD  20904-7826
(301) 681-6636
www.washear.org

National Library Service
1291 Taylor Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 707-5100
www.loc.gov/nls

Talking Book Service, Arlington County Department of Libraries 
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA  22201
(703) 228-6333
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Alexandria Library-Beatley Central Library: Talking Book Service
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA  22304-2903
(703) 746-1760
www.alexandria.lib.va.us/main/talking_book.html

Bookshare
www.bookshare.org

TRANSPORTATION

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 5th Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 637-7000
www.wmata.com

Metro Access
Arlington, VA
(703) 228 RIDE
www.commuterpage.com/paratran.htm

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 East Main Street, Suite 2102
Richmond, VA  23219
(804) 786-4440
www.drpt.virginia.gov

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
14700 Potomac Hills Road
Woodbridge, VA  22192
(703) 730-6664
(888) 730-6664
www.prtctransit.org

OTHER RESOURCES

American Foundation for the Blind
(800) 232-5463 
www.afb.org

VisionAware
www.VisionAware.org

Northern Virginia District 24A Lions
www.VALions.org

National Federation of the Blind Virginia
www.nfbv.org

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
514 East Beverly Street
Staunton, VA  24402
(540) 332-9000
(800) 522-8732
www.vsdb.k12.va.us

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults
14440 Cherry Lane Court, Suite 214
Laurel, MD  20707
(240) 786-6534
(866) 970-8692

Gallaudet University Office for Students with Disabilities
(202) 651-5256
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Council for Exceptional Children
2900 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA  22202-3557
(888) 232-7733
www.cec.sped.org

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20036
(202) 872-0888
www.n4a.org

The Old Dominion Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1131 South Forest Drive
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 573-5107
www.acb.org/olddominion

American Council of the Blind
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
Arlington, VA  22201
(202) 467-5081
www.acb.org

DC Running Chapter of Achilles International
Achilles International partners disabled athletes with running guides to enable all people to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life. We would love to share this opportunity with any of the your Foundation's running members. Would you mind sharing our new chapter with your members? A flyer is attached if you wouldn't mind passing along.

Our new running chapter meets on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Rosslyn!  Below is information about the organization and weekly runs.

Who We Are:
The Achilles Track Club was founded in 1983 by Dick Traum, the first amputee to run a marathon distance. Now, an international organization, our mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

Who We Are Looking For:

  • Athletes - Achilles membership is free, and we welcome anyone with a disability, including amputations, cerebral palsy, cancer, multiple sclerosis, organ transplants, paraplegia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, autism and vision impairment.
  • Volunteers - For volunteers, there are many opportunities to get involved and share the spirit and joy of achievement. We are looking for energetic volunteers who enjoy running or walking, to accompany athletes with disabilities at regular workouts and races, including marathons

Why Join?

  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Make new friends
  • Set (and achieve) your goals
  • Flexible workouts
  • Join an internationally recognized group of athletes
  • Group support during racing events
  • HAVE FUN!

Where: Meet on Thursdays at 7 PM 
In front of Cosi’s at corner of 19th St. & N. Lynn St. across from the Rosslyn Metro Station

Email or call Cosette Wong at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 202-210-4662 and let us know you'll be there!

 

 

 

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