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New York Resource List

NFB of New York

Michael P. Robinson, President
3014 Delaware Avenue
Suite 2
Kenmore, New York 14217
NFB of NY: 716-222-3632 (716-222-3NFB)
Email: president@nfbny.org
Website: http://www.nfbny.org/

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Maria Garcia, President
New York Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 212-222-1705
Email: mtg123@gmail.com
 

Other State Resources

Library Services:

New York City and Long Island only:
The New York Public Library
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: talkingbooks@nypl.org or jillrothstein@nypl.org
Website: http://www.nypl.org/locations/heiskell

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: tbbl@nysed.gov
Website: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl

Rehabilitation Services:

New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144
Phone: 518-474-6812
Toll Free: 866-871-3000

Children's Services:

New York State Education Department
Office of Special Education
James DeLorenzo, Assistant Commissioner
89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: 518-402-3353
Fax: 518-474-8802
Email: speced@nysed.gov
Website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/

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.