San Antonio / Austin Chapter Resources

BLIND SERVICES

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. 

www.airsla.org
info@airsla.org

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Division for Blind Services
Trinity Building
4204 Woodcock Suite 274
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 785-2750
(800) 687-7039
www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/index.shtml

Department of Assistive & Rehabilitation Services
4800 N. Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78756
(800) 628-5115
(866) 581-9328 TTY
www.dars.state.tx.us

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center (CCRC)
4800 N. Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 377-0300
(800) 628-5115

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
(512) 206-9188
(512) 206-9188 TDD/TTY
www.tsbvi.edu

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
2305 Roosevelt
San Antonio, Texas 78210
(210) 533-5195
(800) 362-4335
www.salighthouse.org

Veterans Administration Optometric Services
San Antonio, TX:
Room 105 Eye Clinic
7400 Merton Minter Blvd,
San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 617-5300 X17353
Austin, TX:
Low Vision Clinic and Blind Rehabilitation Center
2901 Montopolis Drive
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 389-6565
www.southtexas.va.gov

RADIO READING SERVICES AND TALKING BOOKS

OWL Radio
Radio Reading Service
1250 N. E. Loop 410 Suite 905
San Antonio, TX 78209-1524
210-829-4223
www.owlradio.org

San Antonio Public Library
Special Needs Services
(210) 207-2500
(210)  207-2534 TTY
600 Solidad
San Antonio, Texas 78205
www.sanantonio.gov/library/services/specialneeds.asp

Austin Public Library
Information and Reference
(512) 974-7400
www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/community.htm

Texas Talking Book Program
(512) 463-5458
www.texastalkingbooks.org

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

Sharing Solutions Newsletter Lighthouse International
(800) 829-0500
(212) 821-9200

The Braille Forum Newsletter
155 15th Street NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 424-8666
www.acb.org

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

Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic
800-221-4792 Toll Free
Austin TX:
(512) 323-9390
(877) 246-7321
www.rfbd.org

LOW VISION REHABILITATION, TECHNOLOGY & MOBILITY

Low Vision Resource Center
San Antonio Low Vision Club
(210) 344-1479
www.lowvisionclub.com

Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
(210) 366-4081
(800) 831-9231
www.guidedogsoftexas.org

Christal Vision Ed Christal and Steve Rhodes
106 Evans Oak Ln
San Antonio, TX 78260
800-299-0700
210-666-0700
www.christal-vision.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
877-236-7092 Toll Free
Clientservice@VisualEnhancements.com
www.visualenhancements.com

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

OTHER RESOURCES

VIA Trans-San Antonio
Specialized Transportation
Customer Information Center
(210) 362-2020
(210) 362-2019 TTY
www.viainfo.net/Contact/ContactMain.aspx

Capital Metro Transit Bus Service- Austin
2910 East 5th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
(512) 389-7400
(512) 474-1200 Route Info.
www.capmetro.org/riding/senior_ada.asp

US Blind Golf Association
San Antonio, TX
(210) 822-6366
www.blindgolf.com

Visual Aid Volunteers
Garland, TX
(972) 272-1615
Senior Companions
4306 N. W. Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas
(210) 735-5115

Comfort Keepers
San Antonio:
(210) 684-7080
Austin:
(512) 331-4211
www.comfortkeepers.com

Meals on Wheels
San Antonio:
(210) 735-5115
Austin:
(512) 476-6325
www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org

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:

Austin Plastic Surgery Institute offers permanent cosmetic procedures for the visually impaired or blind at a 20% discount on makeup procedures - eyeliner - eyebrows - lips. Eyeliner and brows are usually $500 so that would be $100 savings, and lips are $650.  The price includes a touch-up appointment one month after the initial procedure.  Appointments can be scheduled by contacting:

Austin Plastic Surgery Institute
Skin Care Clinic
3003 Bee Caves Road, Suite 203
Austin, TX  78746
(512) 732-3000