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California Resource List

NFB of California

Ever Lee Hairston, President
8484 Crescent Drive
Los Angeles, California 90046
*Home: 323-654-2975
Cell: 323-252-9188
Email: ever.hairston@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nfbcal.org/

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Carlton Walker, President
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 717-658-9894
Email: nopbcpres@gmail.com
Website: http://nopbc.org
 

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Northern:
Braille and Talking Book Library
California State Library
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001
Librarian: Mike L. Marlin
Library Code: CA1A
Telephone: 916-654-0640
Toll Free (In state): 800-952-5666
Fax: 916-654-1119
Email: btbl@library.ca.gov
Website: http://www.btbl.ca.gov

Southern:
Braille Institute
Library Services
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029-3594
Librarian: Reed Strege
Library Code: CA2A
Telephone: 323-660-3880
Toll Free (In state): 800-808-2555
Fax: 323-662-2440
Email: bils@brailleinstitute.org
Website: https://www.brailleinstitute.org/library

Rehabilitation Services:

California Department of Rehabilitation
Blind Field Services
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 916-558-5480

Children's Services:

California Department of Education
Special Education Division
Fred Balcom, Director
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 916-445-4613
Fax: 916-327-3706
Website: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/

NFB Training Centers

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)

Dan Wenzel, Executive Director
100 East 22nd Street South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-872-0100
Toll Free: 800-597-9558
Fax: 612-872-9358
Email: info@blindinc.org
Website: http://www.blindinc.org/

Colorado Center for the Blind

Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130
Toll Free: 800-401-4632
Fax: 303-778-1598
Email: jdeden@cocenter.org
Website: http://www.cocenter.org/

Louisiana Center for the Blind

Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166
Email: pallen@louisianacenter.org
Website: www.louisianacenter.org

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an email to jtblibrary@nfb.org.