California Resource List

NFB of California

Mary Willows, President
3934 Kern Court
Pleasanton, California 94588
Home: 925-462-8575
Web site:

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Kathleen Church, President
California Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 831-630-3031

Other State Resources

Library Services:

California State Library
Braille and Talking Book Services
900 N Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 654-0640

Braille Institute Library Services
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029
Phone: (323) 660-3880 and (323) 663-1111, ext. 1500
Toll Free: (800) 808-2555

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
Web site:

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

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

Louisiana Center for the Blind
Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166

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