Northern Virginia Chapter Resources

Local Blind Services
Low Vision Rehabilitation, Technology, & Mobility
Radio Reading / Library Services
Transportation Services
Other Resources

Local Blind Services

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Virtual Vision Technologies
(866) 775-5113

The Prevention of Blindness Society/Lions Low Vision Learning Center
Suleiman Alibhai, O.D
103 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

(800) 227-0261

Freedom Scientific
(877) 775-9474

(800) 722-3393

(800) 335-7970

Visual Enhancements
(877) 236-7092

Enhanced Vision
(888) 811-3161

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

Radio Reading / Library Services

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

National Library Service
1291 Taylor Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 707-5100

Talking Book Service, Arlington County Department of Libraries
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 228-6333

Alexandria Library-Beatley Central Library: Talking Book Service
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304-2903
(703) 746-1760

Transportation Services

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

Metro Access
Arlington, VA
(703) 228 RIDE

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

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

Other Resources

American Foundation for the Blind
(800) 232-5463


Northern Virginia District 24A Lions

National Federation of the Blind Virginia

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

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

Council for Exceptional Children
2900 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22202-3557
(888) 232-7733

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

ACB of Virginia
Marie Brinas, President
4270 Sleepy Lake Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22033-2843
(703) 672-6904

American Council of the Blind
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311
(202) 467-5081

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

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 or 202-210-4662 and let us know you'll be there!