Resources

Agencies
Consumer Organizations
Low Vision Clinics
Adaptive Technology Vendors
Massachusetts Independent Living Centers
Miscellaneous​ Disability-Related Services
National NFB Training Centers

Agencies

Access Center
Boston Public Library

www.bpl.org
The center offers special materials, formats, equipment and personnel to serve library patrons with disabilities.

Carroll Center for the Blind
www.carroll.org

Deaf Blind Contact Center
www.deafinconline.org
The center provides social/recreational activities and SSP (support service provider) volunteer services during events for people who are deafblind. Training and education about deafblindness is also provided.

Descriptive Video Services (DVS)
(See National Center for Accessible Media)

Helen Keller Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC)
www.hknc.org

Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)
www.learningally.org
Provides textbooks in accessible formats. 

Lowell Association for the Blind (LAB)
www.lowellassociationfortheblind.org

Massachusetts Accessible Instructional Materials Library (formerly Vision Resource Library)
www.aimlibrary.org

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI)
A Division of MAB Community Services
www.mabcommunity.org

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)
www.mass.gov/mcb

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
www.doe.mass.edu/

MCB/DDS Partnership Project for Orientation & Mobility/Low Vision Services
www.mass.gov/dds/visionloss

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Service’s (DDS)
www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds/

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
www.state.ma.us/mrc

National Braille Press
www.nbp.org

National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM)
www.main.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/description.html

Perkins Library
www.perkinslibrary.org

Perkins School for the Blind
www.Perkins.org

Talking Information Center (TIC)
www.ticnetwork.com

Talking Book Library
Worcester Public Library
www.worcpublib.org/talkingbook

Veterans Administration: Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST)
www.visionsofindependence.com

Consumer Organizations

Association of Blind Citizens
www.blindcitizens.org

Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind
www.bva.org

Coalition for Usher’s Syndrome Research
www.usher-syndrome.org

Foundation Fighting Blindness
www.fightblindness.org

Massachusetts Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired (MAPVI)
www.mapvi.org

National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts
www.nfbma.org

Visually Impaired and Blind Users Group (VIBUG)
www.vibug.org

Eye Care Referral Services
www.eyecareamerica.com

Massachusetts Medical Society
www.massmed.org

Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
www.mseps.org

Massachusetts Society of Optometrists
www.massoptom.org

Low Vision Clinics

William P. Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Clinic
www.joslin.org

Carroll Center for the Blind
www.carroll.org

MAB Community Services
www.mabcommunity.org

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Vision Rehabilitation Center
www.masseyeandear.org

New England Eye Care Center
www.mylasikdoc.com

New England Eye Commonwealth
www.newenglandeye.org

New England Eye On-Sight
www.newenglandeye.org/our-locations/on-sight

New England Eye Southeastern MA Low Vision Clinic
www.newenglandeye.org/our-locations/sema/

Perkins New England Eye Low Vision Clinic
www.perkins.org/community-programs/low-vision-clinic/

UMass Memorial Eye Center
www.umassmemorial.org

Adaptive Technology Vendors

Adaptivision
www.videomagnification.com

BAUM USA
www.baumusa.com

Duxbury Systems, Inc.
www.duxburysystems.com

Freedom Scientific
www.freedomscientific.com

Guidelights and Gadgets
www.guidelightsandgadgets.com

Ictext Inc.
www.ictextinc.com

Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
www.kurzweiledu.com

Magnisite
www.magnisitene.com

MassEDP
(Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program)
www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/massedp/

National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
www.icanconnect.org

New England Low Vision
www.nelowvision.com

Perkins Solutions
www.perkinsproducts.org

Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities
www.verizon.com/disabilities

Massachusetts Independent Living Centers

AD-LIB, INC.
www.adlibcil.org

Boston Center for Independent Living
www.bostoncil.org

Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled
www.cilcapecod.org

Center for Living and Working, Inc.
www.centerlw.org

Independence Associates, Inc. - Center for Independent Living
www.iacil.org

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc.
www.ilcnsca.org

MetroWest Center for Independent Living
www.mwcil.org

Multi-Cultural Independent Living Center of Boston
www.milcb.org

Northeast Independent Living Program
www.nilp.org

Southeast Center for Independent Living
www.secil.org

STAVROS
www.stavros.org

Miscellaneous​ Disability-Related Services

Architectural Access Board (AAB)
www.mass.gov/aab

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
www.cast.org

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC)
www.adaptiveenvironments.org/neada/site/home

Disability Law Center (DLC)
www.dlc-ma.org

Disability Policy Consortium (DPC)
www.dpcma.org

Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program
Easter Seals MA
www.massatloan.org

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Office of Transportation Access - THE RIDE
http://www.mbta.com/

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
www.mass.gov/mcad

MassMATCH
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
www.massmatch.org

Massachusetts Network of Information Providers (MNIP)
www.disabilityinfo.org

Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD)
www.mass.gov/mod

VSA Arts of Massachusetts
www.vsamass.org

Association of Massachusetts Educators of Students with Visual Impairments (AMESVI)
www.amesvi.org

Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind & Visually Impaired (NE/AER)
www.neaer.umb.edu

Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education
Institute for Community Inclusion
www.nercve.umb.edu

University of Massachusetts Boston Graduate College of Education Vision Studies Program
www.umb.edu/academics/cehd/curriculum/grad/vision_studies_med

Massachusetts Legislative contacts
Https://malegislature.gov

National NFB Training Centers

https://nfb.org/training-centers

BLIND Inc.
BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)
http://www.blindinc.org/

Colorado Center for the Blind
http://coloradocenterfortheblind.org/

Louisiana Center for the Blind
http://www.louisianacenter.org/