State Agencies Specializing in Blindness and Visual Impairment

SUMMARY

Listed below alphabetically by state are agencies that provide services to the blind and visually impaired. The services include vocational rehabilitation and job placement services, financial assistance or referrals to other agencies/organizations that provide similar services in the community as well as orientation and mobility training, and transportation.

In addition, state Agencies on Aging may be able to provide assistance and information concerning senior centers and day care programs, in-home services, advocacy and protection, health care, Medicare counseling, legal matters, transportation, and any other supportive programs they may offer.


Offices
Alabama
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Blind and Low Vision Services
TTY: 1.800.499.1816
1.800.441.7607
ADRS State Office
602 South Lawrence Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
334.293.7500
1.800.441.7607
Fax: 334.293.7383
ADRS Office Locations
Alaska
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
801 West 10th Street, Suite A
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1894
907.465.2814
1.800.478.2815
Fax : 907.465.2856
AK Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
3903 Taft Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
907.248.7770
Fax: 907.248.7517
Arizona
Rehabilitation Services
Services for the Blind/Visually Impaired & Deaf
4620 North 16th Street, Suite B-106
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602.266.9579
TTY: 855.475.8194
Fax: 602.264.7819
Locations
Arkansas
Department of Human Services
Division of Services for the Blind
700 Main Street
PO Box 3237
Little Rock, AR 72203-3237
501.682.5463
TDD: 501.682.0093
Fax: 501.682.0366
Division of Services for the Blind
California
Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall
PO Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.558.5300
TTY: 916.558.5302
Office Locations
Blind Field Services
To contact Blind Field Services, call 916.558.5480 or
Email: BlindInfo@dor.ca.gov
Colorado
American Council of the Blind of Colorado
910 16th Street, Suite 1240
Denver, CO 80202
303.831.0117
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, CO 80120
303.778.1130
Fax: 303.778.1598
Connecticut
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, Connecticut 06095
860.602.4000
TDD: 860.602.4221
1.800.842.4510
Fax: 860.602.4020
Email: brian.sigman@CT.GOV
Delaware
Department of Health & Social Services
Division for the Visually Impaired
Biggs Building, Holloway Campus
1901 North Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
302.255.9800
TDD: 302.255.9854
Fax: 302.255.4441
Contact Information
Florida
Department of Education
Division of Blind Services
Room 1114, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
850.245.0300
1.800.342.1828
Fax: 850.245.0363
Office Locations
Georgia
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Blind and Low Vision Services
1.888.georgia (436.7442)
connect.georgia.gov
Hawaii
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Ho`opono Services for the Blind
600 Kapiolani Blvd, Room 304
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
V/TDD: 808.586.9744
Fax: 808.586.5288
Idaho
Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
341 West Washington Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0012
208.334.3220
Fax: 208.334.2963
1.800.542.8688 (In Idaho)
Other ICBVI Locations
Illinois
Rehabilitation Services
535 West Jefferson Street, 1st Floor
Springfield, IL 62702
217.782.4830
TTY: 1.888.440.8990
Fax: 217.524.0758
Office Locator
Indiana
Disability & Rehabilitative Services (DDRS)
Blind & Visually Impaired Services & Office Locator
7155 Shadeland Station, Suite 160
Indianapolis, IN 45256-3962
317.845.1637
TTY: 317.845.1644
1.877.715.5296
Fax: 317.845.1643
Iowa
Department for the Blind
524 Fourth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
515.281.1333
TTY: 515.281.1355
1.800.362.2587 (In Iowa)
Fax: 515.281.1263
Contact Information
Kansas
Blind & Visually Impaired Services
Rehabilitation Services Central Office
Docking State Office Building, 8th Floor West
915 SW Harrison Street
Topeka, KS 66612
1.866.213.9079
Customer Assistance: 1.888.369.4777
SRS Office Locations
Kentucky
Office for the Blind
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
TDD: 502.564.2929
1.877.592.5463
Email: BLIND@ky.gov
Louisiana
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
Blind Services
Kevin Monk, Executive Director, Blind Services
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
950 North 22nd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225.219.2943
1.800.737.2958
Affiliated Blind of Louisiana
Lighthouse Louisiana
Louisiana Center for the Blind
Maine
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Administrative Office
150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0150
207.623.6799
Fax: 207.287.5292
Office Locations
Maryland
Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Office for Blindness & Vision Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218-1696
410.554.9442
TTY: 410.554.9411
1.888.554.0334
Fax: 410.554.9412
Email: dors@dors.state.md.us
Office Locations
Massachusetts
Commission for the Blind
MCB Boston Office
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
617.727.5550
TDD: 1.800.392.6556 (In Massachusetts)
1.800.392.6450 (In Massachusetts)
Fax: 617.626.7685
Locations
Michigan
Commission for the Blind
201 North Washington Square, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 30652
Lansing, MI 48909
517.373.2062
TTY: 517.373.4025
TTY: 1.888.864.1212
1.800.292.4200
Fax: 517.335.5140
MCB Office Locations
Minnesota
Blind & Visually Impaired Services
2200 University Avenue West, Suite 240
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1840
651.642.0500
1.800.652.9000 (In Minnesota)
TTY/TDD: 651.642.0506
TTY: 1.888.665.3276
1.800.652.9000
Office Locations
Mississippi
Missisippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS)
Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind
1281 Highway 51
Madison, MS 39110
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215
1.800.443.1000
Office Locator
Missouri
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
State Office 615 Howerton Court
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2320
573.751.4249
DSS/TDD: 1.800.735.2966
Fax: 573.751.4984
District Offices
Montana
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation (MVR)
Blind and Low Vision Services and Locations
111 N Last Chance Gulch, Suite 4C
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
1.877.296.1197
V/TTY: 406.444.2590
Fax: 406.444.3632
E-mail: vrinfo@mt.gov
Nebraska
Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68510-4844
402.471.2891
1.877.809.2419
Fax: 402.471.3009
Contact Information
Nevada
Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
Bureau of Services to the Blind & Visually Impaired
2800 East St Louis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
500 East Third Street
Carson City, NV 89713
Northern Nevada
775.684.4040
TTY: 775.684.8400
Southern Nevada
702.486.5230
TTY: 702.486.1018
Office Locations
New Hampshire
Department of Education
Office of Services for Blind & Visually Impaired
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord, NH 03301
603.271.3537
V/TTY: 603.271.3471
1.800.581.6881
Fax: 603.271.3816
Regional Offices
New Jersey
Department of Human Services
Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
153 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
PO Box 47017
Newark, NJ 07101-47017
973.648.3333
1.877.685.8878
Email: askcbvi@dhs.state.nj.us
Regional Offices
New Mexico
Commission for the Blind Office
Administrative Office
Building 4, Suite 100
2905 Rodeo Park Drive East
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505.476.4479
1.888.513.7968
Office Locations
New York
Office of Children and Family Services
Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped
40 North Pearl Street, 15th Floor
Albany, NY 12210-2329
518.473.1675
TDD: 518.473.1698
For all locations:
1.866.871.3000
TTY: 1.866.871.6000
District Office Locations
North Carolina
Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Services for the Blind
309 Ashe Avenue, Fisher Building
Mailing Address:
2601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2601
919.733.9822
1.866.222.1546
Fax: 919.733.9769
District Offices
North Dakota
North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB)
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
701.795.2700
1.800.421.1181
Fax: 701.795.2727
Email: gbornsen@nd.gov

 

Ohio
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)
150 East Campus View Boulevard
Mailing Address:
400 East Campus View Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43235
1.800.282.4536
Regional Offices
Oklahoma
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Instructional Services for People Who are Blind
Public Information Office
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4824
V/TTY: 405.951.3400
V/TTY: 1.800.845.8476
Locations
Oregon
Oregon Commission for the Blind
Portland Headquarters
535 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
971.673.1588
888.02.5463
TTY: 971.673.1577
Fax: 503.234.7468
Email: ocb.mail@state.or.us
Office Locations

 

Pennsylvania
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
Forum Place
555 Walnut Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17102
717.787.7500
TTY: 717.787.1733
1.866.375.8264 (In Pennsylvania)
TTY: 1.888.575.9420 (In Pennsylvania)
Office Directory
Rhode Island
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903-1898
401.421.7005
TDD: 401.421.7016
In Spanish: 401.272.8090
South Carolina
Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate Avenue
PO Box 2467
Columbia, SC 29202
803.898.8731
1.888.335.5951
Fax: 803.898.8852
Email: publicinfo@sccb.sc.gov
South Dakota
Service to the Blind & Visually Impaired
Hillsview Plaza 3800 East Highway 34
c/o 500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
605.773.4644
Fax: 605.773.5483
1.800.265.9684
Office Information for Referral Contacts
Tennessee
Department of Human Services
Blind & Visually Impaired Services
400 Deaderick Street, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
615.313.4700
615.313.4914
1-800-628-7818 (In Tennessee)
TTY: 615.313.6601
TTY: 1.800.270.1349
Fax: 615.313.6617
Texas
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services
DARS Division for Blind Services (DBS)
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
4800 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78756
1.800.628.5115
Email: DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us
Office Locator
Utah
Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Administration Office
250 North 1950 West, Suite B
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7902
801.323.4343
TTY: 801.323.4395
1.800.284.1823
Fax: 801.323.4396
Vermont
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired
94 Harvest Lane
Williston, Vermont 05495
Central Office Mailing:
Weeks Building
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2304
1.888.405.5005
Fax: 802.871.3048
Regional Offices
Email: DBVI-Info@state.vt.us
Virginia
Department for the Blind & Visually Impaired
397 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227-3623
804.371.3145
1.800.622.2155 (In Virginia)
DBVI Regional Offices
Washington
Department of Services for the Blind
4565 7th Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Mailing Address:
PO Box 40933
Olympia, WA 98504-0933
360.725.3830
Fax: 360.407.0679
DSB Main Numbers:
1.800.552.7103
Email: info@dsb.wa.gov
Offices
West Virginia
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
107 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-2609
1.800.642.3021
DRS Offices
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI)
Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703
608.266.1865
TTY: 1.888.701.1251
Email: DHSwebmaster@wisconsin.gov
Wyoming
Department of Education
Vision Outreach Services
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
307.777.7690
Fax: 307.777.6234
320 West Main Street
Riverton, WY 82501
307.857.9250
Fax: 307.857.9256
Washington, DC
District of Columbia Department on Disability Services
Services for People with Blindness and Visual Impairments
1125 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202.730.1700
Fax: 202.730.1843
TTY: 202.730.1516
Email: dds@dc.gov

 

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The American Macular Degeneration Foundation is pleased to provide this listing as a service to our visitors. However, visitors are advised that inclusion on this listing does not imply endorsement by the AMDF. It is intended as a reference source only. State agencies that provide services to the blind and visually impaired and their satellite offices not currently listed are welcome to write to the AMDF on their letterhead to request inclusion on the listing. In addition, those already listed are requested to notify the AMDF in writing if there are errors needing correction in their listing.