Visual/Reading Aids

Visual/Reading Aids


The foundation provides services for people with disabilities who are blind and visually-impaired, nationwide. Services include archives, continuing education, disease/disability information, printed materials, recording for the blind and dyslexic, research, special library collections, specialized information and referral, technical assistance funds and visual/reading aids. There are no geographic restrictions.

The direct services offered by the foundation include information about blindness and the AFB and referral to resources nationwide through a toll-free hotline; written publications; public education about blindness; and national and regional conferences for professionals.

In addition, the foundation provides consultants for schools, agencies, and organizations; develops and evaluates technological devices for blind and visually-impaired people, assists manufacturers in the design of new devices, and maintains information about consumer products; hosts the online Helen Keller Archives; and assesses the relationship between the needs of blind and visually-impaired people and the services provided by community and government agencies to meet them. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call or visit the agency's website for information. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There is no fee for information or for single copies of many publications. Other publications can be purchased for a fee.
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1401 S. Clark St., Ste. 730

Arlington , VA 22202 (Physical)

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Service hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, EST.


(800) 232-5463 (800-AFB-LINE - Nat'l Info Hotline)


(212) 502-7600


(888) 545-8331

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