Denver Chapter Resources

Foundation Fighting Blindness has compiled this list from information provided to us from a variety of outside sources. We hope you find it informative and helpful. Please report any inaccuracies or discrepancies. Thank you.

Quicklinks:

Blind Services
Eye Specialists
Genetic Counseling
Radio Reading Services and Talking Books
Low Vision Rehabilitation, Technology, & Mobility
Sports and Leisure
Transportation
Employment Services
Miscellaneous
Scholarship Information
Support Groups

Blind Services


A3: Adapt, Adjust, Achieve (formerly American Council of the Blind of Colorado)
910 16th Street, Suite 1240
Denver CO 80202
303-831-0117
888-775-2221 Toll Free

Anchor Center for Blind Children
2550 Roslyn Street
Denver, CO 80238
303-377-9732

The Center for People with Disabilities
1675 Range Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303-442-8662
With Other Locations in Thornton, Longmont and Broomfield
General Information Email: info@cpwd.org

Colorado Center for the Blind
2233 West Sheppard Avenue
Littleton, CO 80120
303-778-1130
800-401-4632 Toll Free

Colorado Coalition of Blind and Low Vision Resources

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
1385 S. Colorado Blvd. Bldg. A, Suite 610
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-839-1775
Fax: 303-648-6262
Legal Program's Fax: 720-420-1390

Colorado Department of Human Services
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Administration:
1575 Sherman Street
Fourth Floor
Denver, CO 80203
303-866-4150

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 N. Institute Street
Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-578-2100

Disabled American Veterans
VARO, 155 Van Gordon Street
P.O. Box 25126
Denver, CO 80225
303-914-5570

Diane Chambers, Sign Language Interpreter and Author
303-591-1040
ellexapress@q.com

Hadley School for the Blind
The school’s website has education and information related to vision loss and blindness. Hadley offers webinars, via computer, which discuss everything from how to fish while blind, cooking, eBay businesses, to adaptive technology.

Helen Keller National Center
190 East 9 Avenue Suite 150
Denver, CO 80203

Helen Keller National Center is a national rehabilitation program serving youth and adults who are deaf-blind.

Purple Language Services
1391 N. Speer Boulevard, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80204
303-321-6772

Eye Specialists


Colorado Cornea Surgeons
www.coloradocornea.com
950 E. Harvard Avenue, Suite 320
Denver, CO 80210
Office Phone: 303-777-5006

Colorado Retina Associates
www.retinacolorado.com
Lowry Medical Campus
8101 E Lowry Road Suite 210
Denver, CO 80230-7195
303-261-1600

Other Locations:
Red Rocks Medical Center
400 Indiana Blvd. Suite 310
Golden, CO 80401

Harvard Medical Center
850 E. Harvard Avenue, Suite 155
Denver, CO 80210
303-778-1910

Lincoln Medical Center
11960 Lioness Way, Suite 290
Parker, CO 80134
303-261-1600

1615 Foxtrail Drive, Suite 100
Loveland, CO 80401
303-831-7419

Colorado Retina Center
www.coloradoretinacenter.com
274 Union Boulevard Suite 120
Lakewood, CO 80228
303-893-5138

9141 Grant Street Suite 243
Thornton, Colorado 80229
Phone: 303-252-1363

Dale G. Lervick and Associates, PC
www.drlervick.com
7586 W Jewell Avenue Suite 102
Lakewood, CO 80232-6838
303-233-7575

Denver Eye Surgeons
www.denvereyesurgeons.com
13772 Denver West Parkway
Building 55 Suite 100
Lakewood, Colorado 80401
303-279-6600

Insight Retina Consultants
www.insightretina.com
125 Inverness Drive E # 320
Englewood, CO 80112-5139
303-662-8400

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute
www.eyeinstitute.org
Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

Specialty Eye Care
www.specialty-eye-care.com
11960 Lioness Way, Suite 190
Parker, CO 80134
303-794-1111

Wink Optical
www.winkoptical.net
3301 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
303-443-4311

Genetic Counseling


Mrs. Josie Kagey, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-765-3923
josephinekagey@centura.org

Mrs. Kelsey Zegar
Certified Genetics Counselor and Instructor
Ocular Genetics Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone (303) 724-2370
Fax (720) 777-7322
kelsey.zegar@childrenscolorado.org

Radio Reading Services and Talking Books


American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
800-223-1839

Audio Information Network of Colorado
formerly known as: Radio Reading Service of the Rockies
2200 Central Avenue, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301
303-786-7777
877-443-2001 Toll Free

Books on Tape
Division of Random House, Inc.
(800) 626-3333

The Braille Forum Newsletter
(Newsletter of the American Council of the Blind)
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201-3354
(800) 424-8666
(202) 467-5081

The Christian Record Services, Inc.
402-488-0981

Colorado Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired
At Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

33 N. Institute Street
Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-578-2100

Colorado Talking Book Library
180 Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80226-8097
303-727-9277
800-685-2136 Toll Free

Learning Ally
Formerly: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
1355 South Colorado Boulevard
Suite C- 406
Denver, CO 80222
303-757-0787

The Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind
Free electronic subscription and source for blindness news and information since 1907.
(877) 424-5481

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

Read To Me
Free reading service for persons who are blind or have low vision and is powered by volunteers.  Persons send information to a live reader via a toll free fax at (877) 333-8848 with a mandatory informational cover sheet.  A volunteer calls the person back – usually within the hour – to read the document.  This service is available throughout the US and Canada.

Low Vision Rehabilitation, Technology & Mobility


Beyond Sight, Inc.
5650 S. Windermere Street
Littleton, CO 80120
303-795-6455

Colorado Springs Independence Center
729 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 471-8181

Computers for the Blind
Formerly known as Texas Center for the Visually Challenged
For a small donation of $100 for a desktop or $150 for a laptop, they will send a newly refurbished computer with software allowing blind and visually challenged persons to be able to join family and friends, doing what they are doing.  Each computer comes complete with monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, and all associated cables. It also comes with preloaded software. Software includes: Open Office for word processing/book keeping, NVDA screen reader, a demo version of Window-Eyes, and a 60-day demo version of ZoomText. It is shipped right to your door (US or Canada only). 
Call Lee Mann at (214) 340-6328 for information.

Ensight Skills Center
Fort Collins Center
3307 South  College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
970-407-9999
866-407-9990 Toll Free

Also at:
Curtis Strong Center
918 13th Street
Suite 4
Greeley, CO 80631
970-353-9417

Flying Blind
Weekly publication that includes tech tidbits for computer geeks.
Visit their website to sign up for their electronic newsletter here.

FREE-411
A free directory assistance service at 1- 800-FREE-411 (800- 373-3411)

Freedom Scientific
800-444-4443  Toll Free

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

Independent Living Aids
ILA:  800- 537-2118

Learning, Sight & Sound
800- 468-4789

Maxi Aids
800-522-6294

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
A free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person. Major features include support for over 35 languages and the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation.

Optelec
800-335-7970 Toll Free

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute
1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora CO 80045
720-848-2020

Techy Joe's Computer Solutions, Inc.
Joe Wheaton, President and CEO
Aurora, CO
Phone: (303) 957-2396

Technology Training for the Blind or Visually Impaired
Paul Sandoval
Phone: 720-620-8007
Has experience with Jaws, Window Eyes, Apple IOS devices and does a lot with Braille technology; does not do anything with Enlarged Text technology.
He is very patient and will come to your home. Covers Denver, Ft. Collins and most likely Colorado Springs as well.
Charges $75 per hour.

TellMe
A free directory assistance that provides updated stock quotes, weather, and horoscopes as well as accurate driving directions. TellMe can be accessed at (408) 752-8052.

True Independence
Provides interpreting services for the blind, legally blind, and linguistically-challenged individuals,
Gary L. Garcia
720-297-4402

University of Colorado Assistive Technology Partners
601 East 18th Avenue
Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
303-315-1280
800-255-3477 Toll Free
303-837-8964 TDD/TTY
Addt’l Offices in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO  80045
David C Lewerenz, OD, FAAO or
Kara Hanson, OD, FAAO
Phone:  720-848-2020

VisionAware
A reader-friendly website to help find information, self-help tips, and valuable resources.

Visual Enhancements
877-236-7092 Toll Free
Clientservice@VisualEnhancements.com

Sports and Leisure


Access Gallery
Creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts.
909 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303-777-0797
303-777-0796 TTY

Cinemark Theater in Pueblo
Offers audio description services with a head set that enhances a movie’s description while the movie is playing, but does not interfere with the movie’s regular dialogue.

Audio description also is available in other movie theater chains so be sure to check out the website for that specific location or call the theater to verify they have this technology.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Certain Broadway shows and opera events offer audio description service
303-893-4100

Foresight Ski Guides
Various locations within the Colorado Rockies
303-506-3859
info@foresightskiguides.org

Major League Baseball
Blind and low vision fans now have an accessible website for all 30 major league teams

Park Passes: Free or Discounted
State of Colorado – Columbine Pass
National Park Service – America the Beautiful “Access Pass”

United States Association of Blind Athletes
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-866-3224

Visually Impaired Blind Skiers (VIBeS)
Year-round, outdoor activity group that provides free sighted guides.
(719) 632-3679

Transportation


Lyft
Need a ride? Lyft is a ride sharing app for your smartphone.  Request a Lyft and a friendly, community driver will arrive within minutes to take you where you need to go!

RTD - Regional Transportation District
Access-a-Ride
303-299-2960 information
303-299-2980 TTY
303-244-1388 reservations

Easy Rider– Boulder County
303-447-2848 Information

RTD Automated Schedule & Route Information by Telephone
303-299-6000
303-299-6089 TTY

TSA Cares
A tollfree helpline to provide information and assistance to passengers with disabilities and medical conditions and their families before they fly. Call TSA Cares at (855) 787-2227 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. EST, excluding federal holidays, prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. After hours, travelers can find information about traveling with disabilities and medical needs on TSA's website.

Employment Services


Blind Institute of Technology
B.I.T. teaches tips, tricks and technologies in a solution-oriented business learning environment to allow the blind and visually impaired to move at the speed of business

Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
See above

GettingHired, Inc.
Empowering Individuals & Veterans with Disabilities by bridging the gap between job seekers and employers looking to hire. Search their website by city and/or field of interest and apply on-line

7301 Parkway Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
Phone: 1.866.352.7481
info@gettinghired.com

My Next Move
A partner of the America Job Center Network, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor

Miscellaneous


AllHealth Network
Provides counseling, therapy and group therapy on an outpatient basis to treat individuals and families with a wide range of emotional, social and psychiatric needs including coping with vision loss. The practice uses evidence-based therapies. Adult intakes for ages 18 and above are at:

5500 South Sycamore Street
Littleton, CO 80120
Beth M. Gustin

Walk ins are welcomed, but suggest calling to schedule an appointment as it decreases the wait time.

Phone 303.730.8858
Crisis line: 1.844.493.8255 number is statewide and available 24-7.

Large Print Calendars Provided by DVR Annually
(while supplies last)
Please call your local CDHS-DVR office for more information.
To find local office call 866-870-4595 or visit the state web site

Sneak A’ Roos
Young children’s footwear with squeakers in the shoe’s heels, which offers persons with blind or low vision a simple way to track young children. 
Contact Lea Mitchell at
(801) 381-0647
lea.mitchell@sneakaroos.com

Free White Cane

Scholarship Information


American Council for the Blind (ACB)
800-424-8666

American Foundation of the Blind (AFB)
800-232-5463

Association for Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind & Visually Impaired (AER)
703-823-9690

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
202-371-8880

The Christian Record Services, Inc.
402-488-0981

Heath Resource Center
The Heath Resource Center publishes a free informational booklet titled "Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities."
800-544-3284

National Federation for the Blind (NFB)
410-659-9314 ext. 2415
scholarships@nfb.org

National Federation for the Blind of Colorado (NFBCO)

See the Future Fund

United States Department of Education
To receive your free cassette recordings with information on financial aid for persons with visual impairments wanting to attend college, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 433-3243

Support Groups


Southern Colorado Support Groups for the Blind or Visually Impaired
Pueblo ADA Group – Americans with Disabilities Group
Contact: Earl Wilkinson (719) 553-2995 / ewilkinson@pueblo.us        

Open discussion group:
When: 1st Thursday of the month, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: El Pueblo History Museum – 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo
Contact: Earl Wilkinson (719) 553-2995 / ewilkinson@pueblo.us        

Workgroup tackling action items:
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: SRDA – 230 N. Union St., Pueblo
Contact: Earl Wilkinson (719) 553-2995 / ewilkinson@pueblo.us

Center For Disabilities – Blind Persons Support Groups
Locations: Pueblo, Canon City, Rocky Ford, Trinidad, Springfield, Lamar
Contact:  Deb Nelson or Janice Garcia (719) 546-1271

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
When:   2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Wesley Methodist Church – 85 Stanford, Pueblo
Contact:  Mike Massey (719) 542-3419 / massey52@q.com
Website: www.nfbco.org

American Council for the Blind (ACB) – state chapter only
When / Where:  Call State group for meeting information.
Contact: (888) 775-2221    or   (303) 831-0117
Website: www.acbco.org