Massachusetts Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Braille & Audio

Audio Journal, Inc. (24/7 Radio reading service for the blind & visually impaired)
799 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Local Telephone: (508) 797-1117
Email: info@audiojournal.net

Braille Authority of North America
c/o Kim Charlson
Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Local Telephone: (617) 972-7249
TDD/TTY Telephone: (617) 972-7690
Email: literacy2@mindspring.com

Braille Co., Inc.
65-B Town Hall Square
Falmouth, MA 02540
Local Telephone: (508) 540-0800
Email: braillinc@capecod.net

Descriptive Video Service: Media Access Group at WGBH
125 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
Local Telephone: (617) 300-3600
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 333-1203
Email: access@wgbh.org

National Braille Press
88 St. Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115
Local Telephone: (617) 266-6160
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 965-8965

Radio Reading Service
285 Dorset Street
P.O. Box 80006
Springfield, MA 01138
Local Telephone: (413) 747-7337

Talking Book Library at Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608-2074
Local Telephone: (508) 799-1730
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 762-0085
TDD/TTY Telephone: (508) 799-1724
Email: talkbook@cwmars.org

Talking Information Center (Broadcasts of local news, articles, and items of interest)
130 Enterprise Drive
Marshfield, MA 02050
Local Telephone: (781) 834-4400
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 696-9505
Email: general@ticnetwork.com

Education

Boston College, Lynch School of Education: Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction Department
Campion Hall 211
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Local Telephone: (617) 552-4180
Email: isadmissions@bc.edu

Learning Ally (Support for students with learning differences)
2067 Massachusetts Ave, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141
Local Telephone: (617) 500-2706
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 221-4792

Massachusetts Department of Education
Special Education Planning and Policy Development
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148
Local Telephone: (781) 338-3375
Email: specialeducation@doe.mass.edu

Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education/University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Wheatley Hall, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Local Telephone: (617) 287-7623
Email: robert.mcculley@umb.edu

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Local Telephone: (617) 924-3434
Email: info@perkins.org

Schepens Eye Research Institute
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
Local Telephone: (617) 912-0100
Email: richard.godfrey@schepens.harvard.edu

Equipment & Technology

ADA Solutions, Inc. (Detectable warning surfaces)
One Survey Circle, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 3
North Billerica, MA 01862
Local Telephone: (978) 262-9900
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 372-0519
Email: info@adatile.com

All in Play LLC (Inclusive playground equipment)
P.O. Box 104
Shrewbury, MA 01545
Local Telephone: (413) 585-9690
Email: support@allinplay.com

Nuance (AI Solutions)
1 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA 01803
Local Telephone: (781) 565-5000

Eye Care

Boston University Eye Associates
715 Albany Street
DOB-10th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Local Telephone: (508) 823-7473

Joslin Diabetes Center
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
Local Telephone: (617) 732-2400
Email: diabetes@joslin.harvard.edu

Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
260 Peakham Road
P.O. Box 557
Sudbury, MA 01776
Local Telephone: (617) 426-2020
Email: lsmeps@msn.com

Massachusetts Society of Optometrists
1071 Worcester Road, Suite 12
Framingham, MA 01701-5298
Local Telephone: (508) 875-7900

New England Eye Institute: Low Vision Clinic
930 Commonwealth Avenue Suite 2A
Boston, MA 02215
Local Telephone: (617) 262-2020

National Membership Organization

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
PO BOX 317
Watertown, MA 02471
Local Telephone: (617) 972-7441
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 562-6265
Email: napvi@perkins.org

Nonprofits

American Macular Degeneration Foundation
P.O. Box 515
Northampton, MA 01061-0515
Local Telephone: (413) 268-7660
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 622-8527
Email: amdf@macular.org

Choroideremia Research Foundation
23 East Brundreth Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Local Telephone: (413) 781-2274
Email: eric@choroideremia.org

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: New England Region Office
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Local Telephone: 617-923-1600
TDD/TTY Telephone: 617-923-1600
Email: peg.ouellette@hknc.org

Lowell Association for the Blind
174 Central Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Local Telephone: (978) 454-5704
TDD/TTY Telephone: (978) 458-5563
Email: labinfo@lowellassociationfortheblind.org

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (Helping individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency gain independence through work)
1010 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
Local Telephone: (617) 445-1010

The Genesis Foundation (Programs and services for patients with rare diseases and genetic disorders)
1347 Main Street, Second Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Local Telephone: 781-890-4282
Email: nbdc@thegenesisfund.org

Prevent Blindness Massachusetts (Bringing Americans to eye care)
100 Cummings Center, Suite 330C
Beverly, MA 01915-9500
Local Telephone: (978) 524-9500
Email: preventblind@aol.com

Rehabilitation Centers

Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458-2597
Local Telephone: (617) 969-6200
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 852-3131
Email: dina.rosenbaum@carroll.org

Harvard Ophthalmology Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
Local Telephone: (617) 495-1000

MAB Community Services
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Local Telephone: (617) 738-5110
Email: webmaster@mabcommunity.org

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Vision Rehabilitation Center
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Local Telephone: (617) 573-4177

Resources for Rehabilitation
22 Bonad Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Local Telephone: (781) 368-9094
Email: info@rfr.org

 

State Agencies

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
48 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Local Telephone: (617) 727-5550
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 392-6450
Email: mitch.sanborn@state.ma.us

Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Division for Special Health Needs, Early Intervention Services
250 Washington Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Local Telephone: (617) 624-5962
Email: Ron.benham@state.ma.us

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
1 Ashburton Place
Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Local Telephone: (617) 727-7750
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 243-4636
TDD/TTY Telephone: (800) 872-0166
Email: elder.affairs@state.ma.us