Resources for Low Vision and Blindness

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As a Massachusetts-based company, AdaptiVision is proud to serve our customers throughout the state and on Cape Cod. Our business model is based on direct service to customers through in-home consultations, whether face-to-face or remotely by phone and video chat. This personalized service allow us to provide the best custom solutions to help you achieve greater independence through the technologies we offer.

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Boston, MA

Just for fun

When we are not meeting with customers, here are some of our favorite spots to visit in the Massachusetts area!


Helping one person at a time achieve greater independence

As of 2016, there were reportedly 129,800 individuals in Massachusetts 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.

Outline of state of MA with number 129,800

Massachusetts Resources for Low Vision and Blindness

Select a category from the list below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Local Telephone: (617) 924-3434

Schepens Eye Research Institute
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
Local Telephone: (617) 912-0100

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

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

Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program

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

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

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

MA Low Vision Support Groups
For more information, visit


  • Boston/Roxbury Elders Support Group – Martin Luther King, Jr. Towers
  • Braintree Elders Support Group – Braintree Council on Aging
  • Brockton Elders Support Group – Campello High Rise
  • Brookline Low Vision Support Group – Brookline Senior Center
  • Concord Elders Support Group – Concord Council on Aging
  • Dorchester Elders Support Group – Harbor Point Apartments
  • Framingham Elders Support Group – Callahan Senior Center
  • Gloucester Elders Support Group – Rose Baker Senior Center
  • Greenfield Elders Support Group – Greenfield Senior Center
  • Haverhill Elders Support Group – Haverhill Citizen Center
  • Hingham Elders Support Group – Hingham Senior Center
  • Holyoke/South Hadley Elders Support Group – South Hadley Council on Aging
  • Ipswich Elders Group – Ipswich Council on Aging
  • Jamaica Plain Low Vision Group – Nate Smith House (Please note that this group is conducted in Spanish)
  • Marlborough Low Vision Support Group – New Horizons at Marlborough
  • Medford Elders Support Group – Medford Senior Center
  • Middleborough Elders Support Group – Middleborough Council on Aging
  • Montachusett Elders Support Group – Leominster Senior Center
  • Natick Low Vision Support Group – Community Center
  • Needham Elders Support Group – Steven Palmer Senior Center
  • New Bedford Elders Support Group – Hazelwood Senior Center
  • Newburyport Elders Support Group – Newburyport Council on Aging
  • Newton Elders Support Group – Newton Senior Center
  • Northborough Low Vision Support Group – Northborough Senior Center
  • Northampton Elders Support Group – Northampton Council on Aging
  • Peabody Elders Support Group – Peabody Life Center
  • Plymouth Elders Support Group – Plymouth Council on Aging
  • Quincy Adult Vision Support Group – Quincy Public Library
  • Reading Elders Support Group – Reading Elder Services
  • Sharon/Stoughton Elders Support Group – Sharon Community Center
  • Springfield Mixed Ages Support Group – Church in the Acres
  • Sudbury Elders Group – Sudbury Senior Center
  • Taunton Elders Support Group – Taunton Council on Aging
  • Watertown Mixed Ages Support Group – Perkins School for the Blind
  • Winthrop Elders Support Group – Winthrop Senior Center
  • Worcester Low Vision Support Group – Worcester Senior Center
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
American Macular Degeneration Foundation
P.O. Box 515
Northampton, MA 01061-0515
Local Telephone: (413) 268-7660
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 622-8527

Choroideremia Research Foundation
23 East Brundreth Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Local Telephone: (413) 781-2274

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

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

Massachusetts Association for the Blind
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Local Telephone: (617) 738-5110

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

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

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

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

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

State Agencies
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
48 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Local Telephone: (617) 727-5550
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 392-6450

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

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

Agencies We Work With in Massachusetts

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