Houston Chapter Resources

Local Support Group Activities

Fort Bend Low Vision Club
Third Friday of each month.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Fort Bend Center for Independent Living
12496 Dairy Ashford; Suite 110
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Talking Book Club
Third Friday of each month.
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Fort Bend Center for Independent Living
12496 Dairy Ashford; Suite 110
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

For more information contact Leola Huey at 281-937-9691.

Other Resources

AFB Access World
Online magazine providing news and reviews about the latest in adaptive technology for the blind and visually impaired.

Audio Internet Reading Services of Los Angeles (AIRSLA)
Broadcasts via the Internet to the blind, low-vision and print-disabled a variety of news, information, and entertainment that is otherwise inaccessible.

Care Ministries
Records Christian books and Bible studies on tape.

(662) 323-4999
(800) 336-2232

Chicago Lighthouse Help Desk

AIM Screen Name: tclhelp

Assistive Technology Questions? Mr. Ray Campbell will help answer any questions you may have or refer you to someone who can assist. This service is FREE.

College for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students, Families, and Educators

Maryville University Online
Robert Wilkins – Outreach Coordinator

Disability Resources for Students

Disabled Student's Guide to Higher Education:

Disabled Students Resource Guidebook

Guidebook to Trade School with a Disability

Managing Chronic Health Conditions at School

Resources for Students with Disabilities

Supporting Students with Visual Impairments

Visual Disabilities Guidebook

Lighthouse of Houston
Non-profit providing various services to the visually impaired.

Houston, Texas
Voice: 713-527-9561
Fax: 713-284-8451

Transportation services for the disabled including those who are legally blind.


NFB Newsline Service
Listen to local and national newspapers over the telephone.

(866) 504-7300

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Low cost subscription service providing audio books for elementary through college students. They also have an extensive technical book collection.


Taping for the Blind, Inc.
Radio reading service and custom book recording.

Houston, Texas

DARS services and programs have been transferred to the following agencies:

Texas Workforce Commission
PH:  800-628-5115
Email: customers@twc.state.tx.us

Health and Human Services Commission
PH: 877-787-8999

University Eye Institute - University of Houston Center for Sight Enhancement
Low Vision Rehabilititation Services
4901 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204
PH: 713-743-0799

Vision Connection
Web resource for news and information about all visual impairments

info@lighthouseguild.org 800-284-4422

Visually Impaired Literary Association (VILA)
A book club for the blind and visually impaired in the Houston area that meets via teleconference once a month to discuss a mutually agreed upon book.

Houston, TX
Contact: Michael McCulloch: