Atlanta Chapter Resources

VISION RESOURCES & SERVICES

Atlanta Chapter Helpful Resource Guide - Click here to download and print

 

BLIND SERVICES

Center for the Visually Impaired
739 West Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 875-9011

Vision Rehabilitation Services
3830 South Cobb Drive
Suite 125
Smyrna, GA 30080
770-432-7280
770-432-5457 FAX
www.vrsga.org

Blind and Low Vision Services of North Georgia
3830 South Cobb Drive, Suite 125
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 432-7280 or 1-800-726-7406

Rehabilitation Services State Office
Suite 510 Sussex Place
148 Andrew Young Int’l Blvd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1751
404-232-3910
404-232-3911 TTY
www.vocrehabga.org

Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRSST)
1700 Century Circle
Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia 30345-3020
404-486-6331
404-486-6333 TTY
866-489-0001 Toll Free
www.vocrehabga.org

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology (Georgia Department of Education)
Gina Gelinas, Program Manager
1870 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-463-5288
ggelinas@doe.k12.ga.us
www.gpat.org

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc.
431-C McLendon Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30033
770-270-6860
770-270-5957 FAX
770-270-5671 TTY
info@silcga.org
www.silcga.org

Emory Eye Center
Susan Primo, O.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.O.
Director Vision & Optical Services

1365-B Clifton Road NE
Atlanta GA 30322
404-778-5820 office
404-778-2020 appointments
www.eyecenter.emory.edu

RADIO READING SERVICES AND TALKING BOOKS

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
1291 Taylor Street NW
Washington, DC 20542
(888) 657-7323
TDD: (202)-707-0714
nls@loc.gov

Georgia Radio Reading Service, Inc.
260 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-685-2820
www.garrs.net

Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services
1150 Murphy Avenue, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-756-4619
800-248-6701Toll Free
Fax: 404-756-4618
www.georgialibraries.org
glass@georgialibraries.org

National Library Service
www.loc.gov/nls
www.ebooks.com
www.bookshare.org

Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-452-0606
800-221-4792 Toll Free
learningally.org



LOW VISION MOBILITY & TECHNOLOGY

Center for the Visually Impaired
739 West Peachtree St., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-875-9011
www.cviatlanta.org

Georgia Department of Veteran Services
Central Office Floyd Veterans
Memorial Building, Suite E-970
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4800
Low Vision Coordinator Phone:
404-728-4830
404-656-5940 Office Phone
gavetsvc@vs.state.ga.us
www.sdvs.georgia.gov

Mons International, Inc.
6595 Roswell Road #224
Atlanta, GA 30328
800-541-7903 Toll Free
770-551-8460
770-551-8455 FAX
www.magnifiers.com

AbleData
Provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment
800-227-0261 Toll Free
301-608-8998
301-608-8912 TTY
www.abledata.com

Freedom Scientific
877-775-9474 Toll Free
www.freedomscientific.com

Humanware
800-722-3393 Toll Free
us.info@humanware.com
www.humanware.com

Optelec
800-335-7970 Toll Free
www.shoplowvision.com

Visual Enhancements, Inc.
877-236-7092 Toll Free
Clientservice@VisualEnhancements.com
www.visualenhancements.com

Enhanced Vision
888-811-3161 Toll Free
www.enhancedvision.com

 

SPORTS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Georgia Blind Sports
Contact: Judy Byrd
Volunteer with Georgia Blind Sports Association
Volunteer Director of Beep Kickball Association
Volunteer Manager of Atlanta Eclipse Beep Baseball Team|
770-317-2035
JudyByrd@gmail.com

 

OTHER RESOURCES

American Foundation for the Blind
1-800-AFB-LINE (232-5463)
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org

Georgia Council of the Blind
770-923-1039 or
404-870-0210
Headquarters: 800-424-8666
www.georgiacounciloftheblind.com

National Federation of the Blind
NFB of GA: 404-371-1000
alewis@nfbga.org
(Anil Lewis, President)
Headquarters: 410-659-9314
www.nfb.org

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
Serves Dekalb & Fulton Counties
Bus Schedules call 404-848-4711
Mobility Division providing door-to-door transportation call 404-848-5389 to apply

MARTA
Half-Fare Program
Elderly, Disabled, Medicare
Located at MARTA Headquarters Building
(across from the MARTA Lindbergh Center Station)
2424 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 848-5112

Cobb Community Transit
770-428-1218 Bus Schedules
770-427-2222 Para transit
770-528-5380 Senior Services

Gwinnett County Transit
770-822-5010
www.gotransit.com

Lions Club Shuttle Services
Provides transportation within and between metro Atlanta Counties
770-632-0323

Permanent Cosmetic Procedures

Patti Pruitt, a forever friend of FFB and Atlanta Chapter board member, along with her husband Tony, made it a mission to identify a beauty spa and paramedic aesthetician in every major city throughout the United States to offer discounts on make-up services for their visually impaired clients. Patti, who is affected by RP, has worked diligently on this project and women all over the country are benefitting from her sensitivity and determination.

The following offer discounts to visually impaired clients:

Christine Zimmerman, owner, CPCP (Board Certified with SPCP)
A Nu Yu Permanent Cosmetics
1100 Boston Post Road
Suite A
Guilford, CT 06437
203-453-1112
www.a-nu-yu.com

Professional Permanent Cosmetics
Specializing in hairstroke eyebrows, permanent eyeliner, eye lash and brow tinting
Offers 20% off any procedure or treatment.

Las Vegas Location
46879 West Charleston Blvd, Suite B
Las Vegas, NV 89117-1972
(702) 360-4260

Pittsburgh Location
814 Boyce Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
412-335-8660

Email: Tracey@pghPermanentMakeup.com
25% discount to visually impaired women who want and need permanent cosmetics
www.makeup-permanent.com

Sincerely Yours Beauty Salon – located in Las Vegas, Nevada
5300 Overland Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 313-0999
(702) 496-1614
Eyebrow waxing or mustache removal for $5.00
Eyebrow tinting for $5.00
10% discount on regular prices for permanent cosmetic makeup
www.sincerelyyoursbeauty.com

Elegant Permanent Cosmetics – located in Centerville, OH
offers a 20% discount.
Contact : Linda Merrell
501 Windsor Park Drive
Centerville, Ohio 45459
937-435-4459
www.epermanentcosmetics.com

Lisa Lucas Design
1390 East 9th Street, Suite #160
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 891-3600
lisalucasdesign@aol.com

Offers 30% discount off of published fees for those who are visually impaired. Services include: eyebrows, lash enhancement, eyeliner, and lip color.

RN Esthetics - The Other Makeup

Offering permanent cosmetic procedures to the visually impaired
Eye Brows, Lips, Eye Liner, Beauty Marks
Applied with Hand precision and Accuracy
Pain Control Available
Discounts taken off of regular pricing (between $175-$350)
Contact: Sylvia Akmakjian BSN; SPCP;CPCP sylvia akmakjian

Suzanne Gooch Permanent Makeup
415-302-7007
www.suzannegooch.com
info@suzannegooch.com

2829 Bridgeway, Suite 203
Sausalito, CA 94965

Will offer individuals who contact her through the FFB website, a fee of $500 for either a new eyeliner or a new brow procedure. The attached price list gives the details of other services and pricing.

Heidi Lassiter Permanent Cosmetics
8392 Six Forks Rd. Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27615
919.789.833
www.heidilassiter.com

Essentials Spa & Salon
1705 Berglund Lane
Viera, FL 32940
352-722-2860
(with another location in Melbourne, FL)
www.essentialspa.com

Fine Lines Studios Permanent Makeup
4743 Narragansett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
619.947.5085
karey@finelinesstudios.com

Offers 50% off of all Permanent Makeup Services for women who are visually impaired. Their specialties are eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner w/blending. These services are such a wonderful compliment to any woman, but are so important for women with visual impairment. The services range from $200-$550.
www.FineLinesStudios.com

La Pure Day Spa
4930 Davidson Rd.
Marietta, GA 30068
770-971-4130

Bob Steele Salon, Inc.
4994 Lower Roswell Rd. Suite 30
Marietta, GA 30068
We have two offers to list on the website:

  • A complimentary brow shaping with the purchase of a cut or color service
  • A complimentary brow tinting with the purchase of a color service

** Mention seeing the offer on the website to redeem** offer will be valid from May 1, 2012- October 31, 2012.

We have the following locations:

  • Atlanta Post Riverside: 4403 Northside Parkway Suite 160, Atlanta, GA 30327
  • Town Center Prado: 2555 Prado Lane Suite 1410, Marietta, GA 30066
  • Alpharetta Windward Parkway: 5530 Windward Parkway Suite 1260, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Contact: Kelly Davis
404.262.9499 ext 317 office
404.514.1995 mobile
kelly@bobsteele.com
www.bobsteele.com