Connecticut Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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As of 2016, there were reportedly 61,200 individuals in Connecticut with a visual disability, according to statistics from the National Federation of the Blind.  Our goal is to help each individual find greater independence through the use of technology.  To learn more, simply schedule an appointment by following the link below.

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Connecticut Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Braille & Audio

Connecticut Braille Association
44 Imperial Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Local Telephone: (203) 227-5243
Email: Micki1@juno.com

Connecticut Radio Information Systems
315 Windsor Ave.
Windsor, CT 06095
Local Telephone: (860) 527-8000
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 708-0004

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Connecticut State Library
198 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Local Telephone: (860) 721-2020
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 842-4516
Email: csl.lbph@ct.gov

Education

Music and Arts Center for Humanity (only school in Connecticut teaching music Braille and offering other resources for blind musicians)
510 Barnum Avenue, 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Local Telephone: (203) 366-3300

Equipment & Technology

Connecticut Tech Act Project
55 Farmington Avenue, 12th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
Local Telephone: (860) 424-4881
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 537-2549
TDD/TTY Telephone: (860) 424-4839

Oak Hill
33 Coventry St
Hartford, CT 06112
Local Telephone: (866) 526-4492

Eye Care

Connecticut Association of Optometrists
35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 211
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Local Telephone: (860) 529-1900
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 677-7714

National Membership Organization

Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern Connecticut
PO Box 43
Colchester, CT 06415
Toll Free : (860) 377-2063

Nonprofit

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
103 Vision Way
Bloomfield, CT 06002Â
Local Telephone: (860) 243-5200

State Agencies

Connecticut Birth to Three System
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1308
Local Telephone: (860) 418-6141
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 505-7000
Email: CTBirth23@ct.gov

Connecticut Bureau of Aging Community
55 Farmington Avenue – 12th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105-3730
Local Telephone: (860) 424-5274
Toll Free Telephone: (866) 218-6631

Connecticut State Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
Local Telephone: (860) 602-4000
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 842-4510
TDD/TTY Telephone: (860) 602-4221

Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Local Telephone: 860-713-6543

Connecticut Low Vision Support Groups

Note: this list is provided as a courtesy only. For more information, visit earsforeyes.info. Confirm all pertinent details with the group host directly prior to attending.

Bristol Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

Bristol, Connecticut 06010

(860) 584-7895 (Bristol Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group affiliated with Lions Clubs International meets in the Bristol Senior Center. For more information please call Cathy Brady at (860) 584-7895.

Capital Community College Vision Support Group

Hartford, Connecticut 06103

(860) 236-8072

Vision Support Group affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind meets in the Capitol Community College Conference Room 211, the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00AM. For more information please call Carolyn Dodd at (860) 236-8072.

Colchester Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

Colchester, Connecticut 06415

(860) 537-3911 (Colchester Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:30AM in the Colchester Senior Center. Anyone with a vision problem is encouraged to participate. For more information please call Priscilla Clesowich at (860) 537-3911.

Crescent Point Low Vision Support Group

Niantic, Connecticut 06333

(860) 739-9479 (Crescent Point At Niantic)

Low Vision Support Group meets in Crescent Point at Niantic. For more information please call Anna Parker at (860) 739-9479.

Danbury Hospital Vision Support Group

Danbury, Connecticut 06810

(800) 671-5715 (CT Lions Low Vision Centers)

Vision Support Group affiliated with Lions Clubs International meets at the Danbury Hospital in the Strook Building basement level conference room. For more information, please call Lou Matthews at (203) 743-2466.

Danbury Senior Center Vision Support Group

www.nfbct.org

Danbury, Connecticut 06810

(203) 797-4686 (Danbury Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group affiliated with the National Federation for the Blind meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:00PM in the Danbury Senior Center. For more information please call Nancy Johnston at (203) 792-1568.

East Hartford Area Chapter of the NFBCT

East Hartford, Connecticut

(860) 569-6436

www.nfbct.org/

The East Hartford Area Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut meets in the Community Center of St. Elizabeth Manor (41 Applegate Lane, East Hartford) the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00AM. For more information, please call Marie Beaulier, Chapter President, at (860) 569-6436.

Elmwood Low Vision Support Group

West Hartford, Connecticut 06110

(860) 236-5693 (Elmwood Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group meets in the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford. For more information please call (860) 236-5693.

Family Center Vision Support Group

Stamford, Connecticut 06905

(203) 324-3167 (Family Center)

Vision Support Group meets in the Family Center of Stamford, CT. For more information please call Fran Blaustein at (203) 324-3167.

Fairfield Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

Fairfield, Connecticut 06430

(203) 256-3166 (Fairfield Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group meets in the Fairfield Senior Center. For more information please call Leslie Reis or Claire Grace at (203) 256-3166.

Farmington Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

Unionville, Connecticut 06085

(860) 675-2490 or (860) 675-2390 (Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group associated with Lions Clubs International meets in the Farmington Senior Center. For more information please call Laurie Mucciacciaro at (860 675-2390.

Federation Homes Low Vision Support Group

Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002

(860) 243-2535 (Federation Homes)

Low Vision Support Group meets at Federation Homes in Bloomfield, CT. For more information please call David Silver at (860) 586-8049.

Hartford Hospital Eye Institute

Simsbury, Connecticut 06070-2212

(860) 658-3700

Low Vision Support Group meets 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Group provides an opportunity to meet people with low vision, share information, and to discuss products and services available to improve quality of life. Contact: McLean at (860) 658-3700.

Laphan Community Center Vision Support Group

New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

(203) 972-1818 (Laphan Community Center)

Vision Support Group meets in the Laphan Community Center in New Canaan, CT. For more information please call Jean St. Clair at (860) 966-0689.

Manchester Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

Manchester, Connecticut 06040

(860) 647-3211 (Manchester Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 10:00AM in the Manchester Senior Center. For more information please call Sue Bernstein at (860) 647-3211 or (860) 647-5263.

Mansfield Town Wellness Ctr Vision Support Group

Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut 06250

(860) 429-3007, Ext. 103 (Wellness Center)

Vision Support Group meets at the Mansfield Town Wellness Center in Storrs, CT. For more information please call Jean Ann Kenny at (860) 429-3007, Ext. 103.

Masonic Low Vision Support Group

Wallingford, Connecticut 06492

(203) 679-6504

Low Vision Support Group sponsored by Masonic Geriatric Care in Wallingford, CT. For more information please call Linda Pancrazio at (203) 679-6504.

Milford Low Vision Support Group

Milford, Connecticut 06460

(203) 877-5131 (Milford Senior Center)

www.milfordseniorcenter.com

Low Vision Support Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 10:30AM to 12:00PM in the Milford Senior Center. For more information please call Eileen at (203) 878-8904.

Milford NFB Vision Support Group

Milford, Connecticut 06460

(860) 563-3931

Vision Support Group affiliated with the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. Group meets in the Fowler Memorial Building in Milford, CT, the 3rd Saturday of each month at 3:00PM. For more information please call Alfonse DeLucia at (860) 563-3931.

New Britain Vision Support Group

New Britain, Connecticut 06051

(860) 582-6703

Vision Support Group affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind meets in the Community Hall of Knapp Village in New Britain. For more information please call Tom Barretta at (860) 582-6703.

New England Retina Associates Support Group

Hamden, Connecticut 06517

(203) 288-2020 (New England Retina Associates)

Vision Support Group affiliated with New England Retina Associates in Hamden, CT. For more information please call Donna Connerton at (203) 288-2020.

New Haven NFB Vision Support Group

New Haven, Connecticut 06510

(203) 787-0287

Vision Support Group affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind, New Haven Area Chapter, meets in McQueeney Towers, New Haven, CT. For more information please call Ben Snow at (203) 787-0287.

New Milford Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

New Milford, Connecticut 06776

(860) 355-6075 (New Milford Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group meets in the New Milford Senior Center. For more information please call Anne Potter at (860) 355-6075.

NFB Vision Support Group

 Bristol, Connecticut 06010

(860) 589-7050 (Ruby Tuesday’s)

Vision Support Group affiliated with the National Federation for the Blind meets at Ruby Tuesday’s in Bristol. For more information please call Gary Allen at (860) 589-2241.

The Orchards Low Vision Support Group

Southington, Connecticut 06489

(860) 628-5656 (Orchards At Southington)

Low Vision Support Group meets at The Orchards At Southington. “Learn from our presenter the best ways to cope with low vision as well as receive support from people coping with similar issues.” Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 3:00PM. For more information please call Edesa Ciscar at (860) 628-5656.

Our Lady of Victory Support Group

Hartford, Connecticut 06105

(860) 761-7444 (Office for Disabilities)

Low Vision Support Group facilitated by the Our Lady of Victory Parish Center in Hartford. For more information please call (860) 761-7444.

Rose City Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

Norwich, Connecticut 06360

(860) 889-5960 (Rose City Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group meets at the Rose City Senior Center in Norwich, CT. For more information please call Michael Wolak at (860) 889-5960.

Shoreline Chapter of the NFBCT

www.nfbct.org/

Branford, Connecticut

(203) 488-7348

The Shoreline Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut (NFBCT) meets in the First Congregational Church (1009 Main Street, Branford) the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:00PM. For more information, please call Alan Daniels, Chapter President, at (203) 488-7348.

Simsbury Lions Vision Support Group

Simsbury, Connecticut 06070

(860) 729-0716

Vision Support Group affiliated with Lions Clubs International meets at Eno Memorial Hall in Simsbury, CT. For more information please call Trish Holmes at (860) 729-0716.

Stamford NFB Vision Support Group

Stamford, Connecticut 06905

(203) 325-4695

Vision Support Group, affiliated with the Stamford Area Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. Group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:00PM in Stamford Hospital. For more information please call John Padilla at (203) 325-4695.

Support Group for Visually Impaired & Older Adults

www.familycenters.org

Stamford, Connecticut 06901

(203) 977-4939 (Family Center)

Low Vision Support Group for older adults sponsored by Family Centers Government Center in Stamford. For more information please call (203) 977-4939.

Unionville Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

Unionville, Connecticut 06085

(860) 675-2490

Low Vision Support Group meets in the Unionville Senior Center in Unionville, CT. For more information please call Sharon Holme at (860) 675-2490.

VA CT Low Vision Support Group

Newington, Connecticut 06111

(860) 667-6801

Low Vision Support Group sponsored by the Veterans Administration Connecticut Healthcare System. Group is open to non-veterans. For more information please call Judy Tencza at (860) 667-6801.

Veterans Administration (VA) VIST Program

West Haven, Connecticut 06516

(203) 932-5711, Ext. 3407

www1.va.gov/blindrehab/

The Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) offers Vision Support Groups at Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers. Group is open to non-veterans, and is part of the VA CT Healthcare System. For more information, please call VIST Coordinator Judith Tencza at (203) 932-5711, Ext. 3407.

Wallingford Senior Center Low Vision Support Group

Wallingford, Connecticut 06492

(203) 265-7753 (Wallingford Senior Center)

Low Vision Support Group meets in the Wallingford Senior Center. For more information please call Eileen Flynn at (203) 265-7753.

Waterford Low Vision Support Group

Waterford, Connecticut 06385

(860) 444-5805 (Waterford Public Library)

Low Vision Support Group meets in the Waterford Public Library, Waterford, CT. For more information please call Lois Joyce at (860) 444-6589.

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