Florida Resource List

NFB of Florida

Denise Valkema, President
14919 S.W. 90th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33196-1463
Cell: 305-972-8529
Web site:

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Lenora J. Marten, President
Florida Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 904-777-5976 or 904-229-9554
Web site:

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Services
421 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-2804
Phone: 386-239-6000, ext. 6060
Toll Free: 800-226-6075, ext. 6060
Fax: 386-239-6069

Rehabilitation Services:

Division of Blind Services
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1114
Tallahassee, Florida 3239
Phone: 850-245-0300
Fax: 850-245-0363
Web site:

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
4070 Esplanade Way, Floor 2
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Videophone: 850-298-8818
Web site:

Lighthouse of the Big Bend
3071 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-942-3658, extension 201
Fax: 850-943-4518
(Only serving North Central Florida)

Children's Services:

Florida Department of Education
Florida Division of Blind Services
Robert Doyle, Director
325 West Gaines Street
Room 1114, Turlington Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Toll Free: 800-342-1828
Phone: 850-245-0300
Fax: 850-245-0363
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