South Florida Chapter Resources

Blind Services

Foundation Fighting Blindness
4600 Marriott Drive, Suite 340
Raleigh, NC 27612

Division of Blind Services

Fort Lauderdale District Office
2200 W. Commercial Blvd, Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
954-497-3360
Serves Broward County

Miami District Office
401 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Room S-714
Miami, FL 33128
305-377-5339
Serves Dade and Monroe Counties

West Palm Beach Office
2000 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
561-681-2548
866-225-0794 Toll Free
Serves Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and
St. Lucie Counties

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
850-245-3399 Voice/TDD
800-451-4327 Toll Free Voice/TDD

National Federation for the Blind Local Chapters
Broward: 954-442-1855
Miami Dade: 305-935-4338
Palm Beach: 561-478-0583

Florida Council for the Blind
800-267-4448 State Office

Radio Reading Services & Talking Books

WLRN Radio Reading Service
172 NE 15th Street, Suite 222
Miami, FL 33132
305-995-2218
800-273-6677 Toll Free
Mike.Gunde@dbs.fldoe.org

Broward County Talking Book Library
100 South Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-357-7555
954-357-7528 TTY
talkingbooks@browardlibrary.org

Talking Book Library of Dade and Monroe Counties, Miami-Dade Public Library System
2455 NW 183 Street
Miami, FL 33056-3641
305-751-8687
800-451-9544 Toll Free
305-474-7258 TTY
talkingbooks@mdpls.org

Palm Beach County Library
Library Annex, Mill-Lake Plaza
4639 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33463
561-649-5500 (WBP)
888-780-5151(South County & Glades)
outreach@pbclibrary.org

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic: Florida Unit
6704 SW 80th Street
Miami, FL 33143
305-666-0552
800-535-0552 Toll Free
cmccarthy@rfbd.org

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

Low Vision Rehabilitation, Technology & Mobility

Lighthouse of Broward County
650 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-463-4217
vision@lhob.org

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.
601 SW Eighth Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
305-856-2288

Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches
1710 Tiffany Drive East
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-586-5600
mallen@lighthousepalmbeaches.org

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Blind Rehabilitation Center
VA Medical Center
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33410-6400
561-422-8426

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

Freedom Scientific
877-775-9474 Toll Free

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

Optelec
800-335-7970 Toll Free

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

Enhanced Vision
888-811-3161 Toll Free

Other Resources

Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
4210 77th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221
941-729-5665
800-944-DOGS (3647) Toll Free

Miami Dade County Para Transit
Special Transportation Service
786-469-5000 Information
305-263-5459 TTY
305-264-9000 Reservations

Broward County Para Transit (TOPS)
954-357-8400 Information
954-357-8302 TTY
800-599-5434 Toll Free

Palm Tran Connection
561-649-9838 Information
561-649-0683 TTY
877-870-9849 Toll Free

Tri-Rail
800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245)
800-GO-SFRTA (467-3782)
800-273-7545 TTY

Miami Metrorail
786-469-5000 Information
305-499-8971 TTY

Project Insight
An outreach service created by the Florida Council of the Blind providing information, encouragement and referrals to local, state and national services available for the visually impaired. They can also suggest areas of social interaction and community involvement.
800-267-4448 Toll Free