New York


State President

Heather Bird
Phone: 585-739-6473
Email: [email protected]

State Convention

December 7 - 10, 2023
Location: Albany, NY
Representative: Patti Chang
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Social Media


State Resources

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (State Contact)

Gustave Jonas, President
Phone: 585-472-2433
Email: [email protected]  

The New York Public Library (New York City and Long Island only)

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211
Librarian: Jill Rothstein
Library Code: NY1A
Telephone: 212-206-5400
Toll Free (in state): 855-697-6975
Fax: 212-206-5418
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

The New York Public Library (all except New York City and Long Island)

New York State Talking Book and Braille Library
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230-0001
Librarian: Michael Whitney
Library Code: NY2A
Telephone: 518-474-5935
Toll Free (in state): 800-342-3688
Fax: 518-474-7041
Email: [email protected]

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-474-6812
Toll Free: 866-871-3000

New York State Education Department

Office of Special Education
James DeLorenzo, Assistant Commissioner
89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-402-3353
Fax: 518-474-8802
Email: [email protected]