Resources Relating to Blindness Awareness and Visual Impairment:

 


 

American Foundation for the Blind

Extending Possiblities for people with vision loss.

 

American Foundation for the Blind

11 Penn Plaza

Suite 300

New York, NY10001

212- 502-7600

www.afb.org

 



American Printing House for the Blind

Largest provider of excessible, educational and daily living products.

 

American Printing House for the Blind

1839 Frankfort Avenue

PO Box 6085

Louisville, KY40206-0085

800223-1839

Public Relations  publicaffairs@aph.org

www.aph.org

 



Associated Services for the Blind

Provide Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

Associated Services for the Blind

919 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA19107

215- 627-0600

Ms. Pat Johnson  pjohnson@asb.org

www.asb.org

 



Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc.

Serves people with vision disabilities of all ages

 

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc.

Binghamton, NY 

607-724-2428

Joyce Bucci, Communication and Dev. Specialist  jbucci@avreus.org

www.avreus.org

 



Association of Blind Atheletes

The Association for Blind Athletes of New Jersey (ABANJ) is an organized group that works to sponsor and promote sports and physical activities for blind and visually impaired people. Through ABANJ many people have been introduced to sports like Goalball, beep baseball, and other accommodated sports such as Track and Field and Swimming.

 

Association of Blind Atheletes

29 Newfield Street

East Orange, NJ07017

973-673-6384

Ms. Pansy King  perking@aol.com

 



Bookshare

Download Book Service for the Blind

 

Bookshare

2212 Baltimore Blvd.

Finksburg, MD21048

410-871-2670

Valerie Chernek, Public Realtions Manager  valerie.c@bookshare.org

www.bookshare.org

 



Camden Eye Center

The mission of the Camden Eye Center is to reduce visual impairment by providing high quality comprehensive eye health and vision care services and to raise the awareness of eye health and vision care services in all populations especially the poor, low income, uninsured and underinsured residents of Camden City, Camden County and the State of New Jersey without regard to age, race, sex, religious preference or ethnic origin.

 

Camden Eye Center

400 Chambers Avenue

Camden, NJ08103

(856) 365-1811

Dr. Lawrence Regone  larodcec@comcast.net

www.camdeneye.com

 



Cape May County Disability Services

Providing resources for the Blind & Visually Impaired

 

Cape May County Disability Services

4 Moore Road, DN 606

Cape May Courthouse, NJ08210

609-465-4117

Paulann Pierson 

www.cmcods.org

 



Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Pennsylvania

CBVI is a multi-service agency offering comprehensive services for individuals with blindness and visual impairment. Our agency mission is dedicated to helping individuals in the greater Delaware Valley area to prevent, prepare for and adapt to vision loss in order to achieve and maintain independence.

 

Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Pennsylvania

100 W. 15th Street

Chester, PA19013

610-874-1476X161

www.cbvi.net

 



Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA19104

267-426-7285

Sandra Huwie  HuwieS@email.chop.edu

www.chop.edu

 



Ez2C Foundation

A referral, training and counseling service for individuals with blindness and vision loss in the Greater Philadelphia region

 

Ez2C Foundation

489 Devon Park Drive

Suite 300

Wayne, PA19087

610-964-7931

Ms. Jule Anne Liberman  juleann@ez2cproducts.com

www.ez2cfoundation.org

 



Foundation Fighting Blindness

Drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected with various eye diseases.

 

Foundation Fighting Blindness

P.O. Box 449

Princeton, NJ08542-4523

609-924-8034

Donna Carey  donnac@gicnj.com

www.blindness.org

 



Free Library of Philadelphia, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

 

Free Library of Philadelphia, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

919 Walnut Street

Phildelphia, PA19107-5289

800-222-1754

Ms. Susan Horvath  horvaths@freelibrary.org

www.library.phila.gov

 



Goodwill Industries

 

Goodwill Industries

2835 Route 73 South

Suite 1

Maple Shade, NJ08052

856-439-0200

Mr. Michael Shaw  julilundberg@goodwillnj.org

www.goodwillnj.org

 



Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children

Vacation Home for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

 

Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children

127 26th Street

Avalon, NJ08202

609-967-7285

Mr. Chuck Covington  cpcovington@comcast.net

www.dillerblindhome.org

 



Kingsway Learning Center

School for Disabled Children

 

Kingsway Learning Center

144 Kings Highway West

Haddonfield, NJ08033

856-428-8108

Mrs. Madge Bradley   mbradley@kingswaylearningcenter.org

www.haddonfieldnj.org

 



Liberty Resources - Academy

Drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected with various eye diseases.

 

Liberty Resources - Academy

714 Market Street

Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA19106

215-634-2000

Ms. Lynne Maleef  lynnemaleeff@lriacademy.org

www.libertyresources.org

 



Lighthouse International Headquarters

 

Lighthouse International Headquarters

111 East 59th Street

New York, NY10022

212-821-9760

Ms. Leslie Gottlieb, Dir. of Communications  lgottlieb@lighthouse.org

www.lighthouse.org

 



Moore Eye Institute

Provide Vision Health Care to the Phildelphia Suburbs

 

Moore Eye Institute

100 West Sproul Road, Suite 100

Healthplex Pavillion II

Springfield, PA 

610-690-4900

Dr. Leonard H. Ginsburg, Founder,Chief of Ophthalmology  drlhg@yahoo.com

www.mooreeye.com

 



Music Works

Provides Music Therapy to children of all ages

 

Music Works

412 East Eagle Road

Havertown, PA19083

610-449-9669

Ms. Lori O'Leary  lori.oleary2@verizon.net

www.musicworkswonders.com

 



National Braille Press

Publisher for Braille Books

 

National Braille Press

88 Saint Stephen Street

Boston, MA02115-4302

617-266-6160

Kimberly Ballard 

www.nbp.org

 



National Parents of Visually Impaired

 

National Parents of Visually Impaired

PO Box 317

Watertown, MA02471

800-562-6265

Ms. Susan Leventure and Ms.Jean Ann Volgelman  610-626-0303

www.spedex.com

 



NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired celebrates 100 Years of Service to Blind and Visually Impaired adults and children. A daylong resource fair and 100th Anniversary Awwards Luncheon at the Woodbridge Hilton, Iselin, NJ

 

NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

153 Halsey Street

5th Floor

Newark, NJ07102

973-648-6149

Pamela Gaston  Pamela.Gaston@dhs.state.nj.us

www.state.nj.us

 



NJ Foundation for the Blind

Please check our website for additional information.

 

NJ Foundation for the Blind

Diamond Spring Lodge, PO Box 929

230 Diamond Spring Rd

Denville, NJ07834

973-627-0055

Ms. Kathy Caviston, Director, Development/PR  kcaviston@njffb.org

www.njffb.org

 



NJ Library Talking Book and Braille Center

Library for the Blind & Visually Impaired

 

NJ Library Talking Book and Braille Center

2300 Stuyvesant Ave

Ewing, NJ08618

(609) 530-3242

Ms. Anne McArthur  amcarthur@njstatelib.org

wpaulson@njstatelib.org

 



Overbrook School for the Blind

 

Overbrook School for the Blind

6333 Malvern Ave.

Philadelphia, PA19151

215-884-6589

Ms. Kathe Archibald  karchibald@obs.org

www.mabga.org

 



Pennsylvania Council of the Blind

 

Pennsylvania Council of the Blind

931 N. Front Street

Harrisburg, PA17102

215-748-3556

Mr. George Holiday, President  george.holliday1@verizon.net

www.pcb1.org

 



Pennsylvania Council of the Blind

The Pennsylvania Council of the Blind's mission is To promote independence and opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired, and to enhance their quality of life. Your support in our mission is greatly appreciated!

 

Pennsylvania Council of the Blind

412-294-8227

reservation@pcb1.org

http://pcb1.org/

 



Perkins School for the Blind

 

Perkins School for the Blind

175 North Beacon Street

Watertown, MA02472

877-617-7407

Public Relations  

www.pcb1.org

 



Philadelphia Eagles

 

Philadelphia Eagles

NovaCare Complex

One NovaCare Way

Philadelphia, PA19145

215-463-2500

eyp@philadelphiaeagles.com

www.philadelphiaeagles.com/

 



Recordings for the Blind and Dislexic

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic® (RFB&D), a national nonprofit, volunteer organization, has been the leading accessible audiobook library for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia that make reading standard print difficult or impossible for the last 60 years. With titles available in every subject area and grade level, RFB&D’s digitally recorded audio textbooks on CD and downloadable audio textbooks help students challenged by the printed page.

 

Recordings for the Blind and Dislexic

20 Roszel Road

Princeton, NJ08540

609-243-7610

Edward Bray  ebrey@rfbd.org

www.rfbd.org

 



Ruff at Rowan University

Rowan University Forward to Freedom (RUFF) is a student volunteer organization that raises puppies for The Seeing Eye, Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting independence the and dignity of visually impaired individuals through the use of guide dogs.

Based in Morristown, New Jersey, The Seeing Eye breeds its own German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and Lab/Golden crosses for guide work.

Puppies are placed in foster families at just seven and eight weeks of age. These puppies, destined for a special job, stay with their puppy raisers until they are approximately 16 months of age. At this time, they return to The Seeing Eye for their formal harness training.

While the puppies are with their volunteer raisers they learn basic obedience commands and experience the world in which they will eventually work. The campus is the perfect place to raise a guide dog as we are a small city unto ourselves. The dogs get plenty of exposure to the things they will encounter as guide dogs. These dogs grow up in crowds, around traffic, construction equipment, bicycles, wheelchairs, fire alarms and so much more.

RUFF is in its fifth year on the campus. Several pups have returned to The Seeing Eye for training from Rowan University. So far eleven dogs have gone into service.

 

Ruff at Rowan University

201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro, NJ08028

856-256-4000

Mrs.Robin Brelsford  brelsfordr@rowan.edu

www.seeingeye.org

 



Salus University

 

Salus University

8360 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA19027

800-824-6262

Dr. Audrey Smith, Director O&M Program  audrey@salus.edu

www.salus.edu

 



Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Scheie Eye Institute is the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The Department is a world leader in research and was #1 in 2006 in the nation in funding by the National Eye Institute. We provide clinical care, training and community outreach.

 

Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania

3154 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA19104

215-898-5000

Dr. Nicholas J. Volpe MD, Professor of Ophthalmology  nickvolp@mail.med.upenn.edu

 



Seedlings Braille Books for Children

Seedlings Mission

Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, low cost braille books for children.

 

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

P.O. Box 51924

Livonia, MI48151-5924

734-427-8552 X301

Ms. Julie Connoyer, Community Outreach Coordinator  info@seedlings.org

www.seedlings.org

 



SW Unlimited LLC

SWUnlimitedllc.com is leading provider of Adaptive Products, Products for Independent Living, and Products designed simply to enhance your lifestyle by making your life and daily tasks easier. Our professional customer service staff is here to give you the quality and professional service you deserve. He world’s largest service organization is a sincere desire to serve.

 

SW Unlimited LLC

81 Ortley Court

Matawan, NJ07747

732-290-1677

Mr. Sherlock Washington  sherlock@swunlimited.com

www.swunlimited.com

 



TacTile Tours

 

TacTile Tours

215-733-0390

khealy@philadelphiasmagicgardens.org

 



The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628

 

The College of New Jersey

Special Education, Language and Literacy

2000 Pennington Road

Ewing, NJ08628

609.771.2308

Mr. Jerry Petroff, Associate Professor 

http://specialeducation.pages.tcnj.edu/

 



The Little Rock Foundation

Non-Profit organization dedicated to helping families with visually impaired or blind children.

 

The Little Rock Foundation

P.O. Box 138

Voorhees, NJ08043

877-220-2500

Debbie Nichols  dnichols@tlrf.org

www.tlrf.org

 



The NJ Academy of Opthalmology

Helps to locate Ophthalmologist

 

The NJ Academy of Opthalmology

202 West State Street

Trenton, NJ08608

609-392-1201

Ms.Beverly Lynch, Executive Director  membership@njao.org

www.njaomeeting.com

 



The Seeing Eye

The mission of The Seeing Eye is to enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye dogs.

The Seeing Eye believes:
Blind persons who seek greater independence will benefit most from a Seeing Eye dog.
Dogs are uniquely capable of increasing the mobility of blind people and enhancing their lives.
The best Seeing Eye dogs are well bred and cared for, socialized, trained, and motivated by a desire to please.

Our students – people who are blind or visually impaired – come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye dog. They range in age from 16 to senior citizens, their home environments may be rural or urban, and they may be homemakers, volunteers, or judges. But they all have this in common: They are motivated by a sense of independence and armed with the knowledge that Seeing Eye dogs will provide an extra edge to attain success, however they may choose to define it. Join us in providing those opportunities for success.

The Seeing Eye Celebrates 80 Years!

The Seeing Eye, Inc., pioneers and innovators in dog guide services, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2009. The Seeing Eye® provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind and visually impaired. Seeing Eye® dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness. The school is holding a special graduate reunion in August, expected to attract graduates from across the United States and Canada.


Recently, the Seeing Eye opened a gift shop at 14 Maple Avenue, Morristown, N.J., adjacent to the Seeing Eye’s newly opened Jane H. Booker Student Center. The center is used by students to relax and socialize in between training routes with instructors and their new Seeing Eye dogs. The Seeing Eye is philanthropy and is supported solely by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests and other planned gifts. By shopping at this store, you can directly help the Seeing Eye continue its mission. The shop features a wide selection of Seeing Eye merchandise, including fleece jackets, T-shirts, mouse pads, polo shirts, baseball caps, pens, pencils, refrigerator magnets, holiday ornaments and cards. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. You can also shop online and learn more about the Seeing Eye.

 

The Seeing Eye

Washington Valley Road

PO Box 375

Morristown, NJ07963

973-539-4425

Ray Kornman  rkornman@seeingeye.org

www.seeingeye.org

 



Tri-County Association of the Blind

Tri-County Association for the Blind (TCAB) recently celebrated 90 years of providing services for people who are blind and visually impaired. Throughout the last nine decades, we have never wavered in our commitment to deliver those services with the highest level of professionalism and to treat our clients with dignity and respect.

Our core services include our prevention of blindness programs like the preschool and adult vision screenings. We also provide specialized services such as bill paying, and door to door transportation services for clients that are visually impaired that help them to remain independent and living in their own homes. Last year, we served over 19,600 people in the community.

 

Tri-County Association of the Blind

1130 South 19th Street

Harrisburg, PA 

717-238-2531

Mr. Paul Zavinsky 

info@tricountyblind.org

 



University of Pennsylvania Museum

Enjoy a exciting new program serving blind and visually impaired visitors at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Our pilot Touch Tour program takes place in the Lower Egyptian Gallery where ancient Egyptian objects have been selected to be touched and explored. The program begins on Monday, October 1st and runs through Friday, December 14th.
Group tours will take place during two sessions every Monday.
Each session runs for an hour and fifteen minutes.
The first session each Monday is from 10:30 am - 11:45 am, the second session is from 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm.
Each session has space for ten blind or visually impaired visitors plus their companions or guide dogs.

The program includes:
• Fifteen minute orientation and tactile experience in a classroom
• One hour docent led touch tours of 6 objects
• Braille and large print information about the Egyptian Tour
• Individual tours will also be available upon request.

 

University of Pennsylvania Museum

3260 South Street

Philadelphia, PA19104

609-760-8223

Trish Maunder Project Coordinator for Special Tours  pmaunder@upenn.edu

www.penn.museum.org

 



 


 

Additional Organizations Participating in Blindness Awareness Month:

 


 

Eye Designs

 

Eye Designs

1140 White Horse Road

Voorhees, NJ08043

856-784-3366

Dr. Jack Dugan 

www.eye-physicians.com

 



Eye Physicians

 

Eye Physicians

1140 White Horse Road

Voorhees, NJ08043

856-784-3366

Dr. Jack Dugan, Ophthalmolgist  dugan@eye-physicians.com

www.eye-physicians.com

 



Wills Eye Laser Vision

Wills Eye Laser Vision

Wills Eye Laser Vision is the tri- state area's leading LASIK surgery practice. With offices in Cherry Hill, Voorhees and Philadelphia, Will’s Eye Laser Vision uses the most state-of-the-art techniques available in refractive surgery. It is always our goal to provide patients with high-quality care and to ensure our patients are well informed about treatment, pre-op and post-op procedures, and the overall health of their eyes. It is this personal dedication to patient comfort and satisfaction that has made Will’s Eye Laser Vision a LASIK surgery leader in the area.

On our site you will find information on LASIK surgery using Wavefront™ and IntraLase® technology, Epi- LASIK, and PRK. You will also find a set of pre-op and post-op instructions we give each of our LASIK patients. If you would like to learn more about laser vision correction or would like to schedule a consultation at any of our tri-state area offices to discuss LASIK surgery.

 

Wills Eye Laser Vision

1140 White Horse Road

Voorhees, NJ08043

800-961-2020

 



St. Joseph's School for the Blind, Concordia Learning Center

St. Joseph's School for the Blind, Concordia Learning Center

 

St. Joseph's School for the Blind, Concordia Learning Center

761 Summit Avenue

Jersey City, NJ07307

201-876-5432 X113

Ms. Ellen Felicetta, Dir. Of Development  efelicetta@sjsnj.org

www.sjsnj.org

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