Westchester-Fairfield Chapter Resources

National Organizations

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121

E.A.R.S. for Eyes
232 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028

Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an organization that's goal is to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired men and woman by providing them with the freedom to travel safely. It is an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school.

Lighthouse International
The Sol and Lillian Goldman Building
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
P.O. Box 317
Watertown, MA 02471
Telephone: 1-800-562-6265

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street At Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Telephone: (410) 659-9314

Travel, Leisure & Fun

American Museum of Natural History’s Science Sense Tours
Visitors who are blind or partially sighted are invited to attend this program, held monthly in the Museum galleries. Specially trained Museum tour guides highlight specific themes and exhibition halls, engaging participants through extensive verbal descriptions and touchable objects. Science Sense is free with Museum admission.

Accessibility News International
Accessibility News International is a weekly newsletter, providing news and information from around the globe as a resource to the international disability community.

Burkeville Lodge for the Blind
A lodge in Virginia that provides swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boating and many other activities for people with visual impairments

Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students
A program for the visually impaired at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

New Yorkology: A New York Travel Guide
Accessibility options at New York’s museums, theaters, gardens and concert halls.
Insights: An exhibition by legally blind artists

New York Times
Now in its 20th year, "Insights" is the country's pre-eminent selected exhibition of paintings, photographs and mixed-media pieces by legally blind artists.

ReadHowYouWant is a new book publisher that offers books in EastReadTM large print formats in 16 to 24 point font sizes, Braille, and DAISY (an audio format suitable for the blind, visually impaired and individuals who are unable to hold a physical book).

Easy downloads of audio books to your iPod or MP3 player.

Simply Audio Books For the reader that prefers to order a book on CD, Simply Audio Books offers monthly and annual memberships.

Technology and Websites for Low Vision Products

From surfing the internet, to tracking your daily tasks, this website offers software to help you based on what you are interested in.

HumanWare products are designed to last and to grow (and in many cases, to go) with the user, giving them the independence to compete effectively with peers, to feel connected, and to be a vital part of the global information age in which we live.

ShopLowVision’s goal is to improve quality of life for those who are visually impaired through awareness, resources, and solutions. They provide 4,000+ low vision solutions with daily living products, video magnifiers, optical products, and professional tools.

Vision Dynamics
Vision Dynamics’ mission is to EMPOWER and INSPIRE people with low vision, blindness, and learning difficulties with the hope, desire and ability to lead happy and independent lives.

Vision Dynamics has added a new video magnifier! Click here to check out the new Optelec ClearView+ Speech 24” HD.

WebAnywhere enables blind and visually impaired people to surf the Web on the go. The tool, developed at the University of Washington, turns screen reading into an Internet service that reads aloud Web text on any computer with speaker or headphone connections.