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Name of Resource Website
Bookshare www.bookshare.org
Boston Public Library Access Centerwww.bpl.org
Carroll Center for the Blind www.carroll.org
Deaf Blind Contact Center www.deafinconline.org
Helen Keller Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC) www.hknc.org
Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) www.learningally.org
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
Veterans Administration: Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) www.visionsofindependence.com
Worcester Public Library Talking Book Library www.worcpublib.org/talkingbook

Consumer Organizations

Name of Resource Website
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
Eye Care Referral Services www.eyecareamerica.com
Foundation Fighting Blindness www.fightblindness.org
Massachusetts Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired (MAPVI) www.mapvi.org
Massachusetts Medical Society www.massmed.org
Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons www.mseps.org
Massachusetts Society of Optometrists www.massoptom.org
National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts www.nfbma.org
Visually Impaired and Blind Users Group (VIBUG) www.vibug.org

Low Vision Clinics

Name of Resource Website
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
William P. Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Clinic www.joslin.org

Adaptive Technology Vendors

Name of Resource Website
Adaptivision www.videomagnification.com
BAUM USA www.baumusa.com
Duxbury Systems, Inc. www.duxburysystems.com
Guidelights and Gadgets www.guidelightsandgadgets.com
HumanWare www.humanware.com
Ictext Inc. www.ictextinc.com
Independent Science www.independentscience.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
Vispero www.vispero.com

>Massachusetts Independent Living Centers

Name of Resource Website
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

Name of Resource Website
Architectural Access Board (AAB) www.mass.gov/aab
Association of Massachusetts Educators of Students with Visual Impairments (AMESVI) www.amesvi.org
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 www.massatloan.org
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Office of Transportation Access - THE RIDE www.mbta.com
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) www.mass.gov/mcad
Massachusetts Legislative contacts www.malegislature.gov
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
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
VSA Arts of Massachusetts www.vsamass.org

National NFB Training Centers

Name of Resource Website
BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated) www.blindinc.org
Colorado Center for the Blind (CCB) www.coloradocenterfortheblind.org
Louisiana Center for the Blind (LCB) www.louisianacenter.org
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