Southwest Florida Chapter Resources

BLIND SERVICES

Division of Blind Services District Office
2830 Winkler Avenue, Suite 207
Ft. Myers, FL 33916
800- 219-0180 Toll Free

Division of Blind Services State Office
325 West Gaines Street
Room 1114, Turlington Bldg
Tallahassee, FL 32399
800-342-1828 Toll Free
www.dbs.myflorida.com

Children’s Services
http://dbs.myflorida.com/parents/childrens-program.php#Overview

Lighthouse of Collier
457 Bayfront Place
Naples, FL 34102
239-430-EYE4 (3934)
info@lighthouseofcollier.org
www.lighthouseofcollier.org

Visually Impaired Persons of Southwest Florida, Inc.
35 West Mariana Avenue
North Fort Myers, FL 33918-5515
239- 997-7797
www.vipcenter.org

Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County
22107 Elmira Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
941-625-8501
941-625-8932 (Fax)
vipofcc@daystar.net
www.vipofcc.com

Center for Independent Living of Southwest FL
2321 Bruner Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33912
239-277-1447
888-343-6991 Toll Free
www.cilfl.org

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
3033 Winkler Extension
Fort Myers, FL 33916
239-939-3939
www.baypines.va.gov

RADIO READING SERVICES AND TALKING BOOKS

WGCU Radio ReadingService
10501 FGCU Boulevard N
Ft. Myers, FL 33965
941-590-2530
ZOgsabatka@fgcu.edu
www.wgcu.org

Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
421 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
800-226-6075
Serves statewide

Collier County Public Library
Mail-a-book online application
http://public.collier-lib.org/forms

Downloadable media:
http://digitalbooks.collier-lib.org/

Mail- A -Book
http://www.colliergov.net/index.aspx?page=872#Mail-a-Book

239-261-8208 ext. 15
http://www.colliergov.net/index.aspx?page=3324

Lee County Talking Books Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard North
Cape Coral, Florida 33993
239-995-2665
800-854-8195 Toll Free
Read More About Talking Books
Read More About Books-By-Mail

Charlotte County Public Library
Participates in the SWFL Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Downloadable media:
http://library.lee-county.com/pac/books/Pages/DownloadDepot.aspx

941-613-3200
www.charlottecountyfl.com/library

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

Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-452-0606
800-221-4792 Toll Free
800-226-6075

LOW VISION REHABILITATION, TECHNOLOGY & MOBILITY

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
325 John Knox Road, Building 400, Suite 402 Tallahassee, Florida 32303
888-788-9216

Low Vision Support Groups
Naples & Port Charlotte:
239-263-3337
Fort Myers, Bonita Springs & Cape Coral:
239-939-4323

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

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

Visit Florida: Information for people who are visually impaired and interested in visiting Florida’s theme parks and museums: http://dbs.myflorida.com/visit-Florida/index.php#Theme

National Federation of the Blind, Florida
Dan Hicks, President
504 S. Armenia Avenue, #1319-B
Tampa, Florida 33609
813-254-8249 or danjhicks@yahoo.com
http://www.nfbflorida.org/

Florida Council of the Blind
www.fcb.org
www.fcb.org/FCBListIns.htm
(Discussion List)

Southwest Council for the Blind: meet 3rd Saturday of month. Call for location and time. Generally meet for lunch. Joyce Thornton, President
239-393-7722 austin08@embarqmail.com

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
www.fcb.org/piabout.htm

Transportation
Collier Area Para Transit:
239-252-8192

Passport a Service of Lee Tran (Fort Myers – Lee County)
239-533-0300

Dial-a-Ride (Punta Gorda – Charlotte County)
941-575-4000 Option #1
941-697-4000 x 4855 (Englewood)
941-637-2288 TDD

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Southwest Florida Chapter
866-782-7330 Toll Free
www.FightBlindness.org/SouthWestFloridaChapter