New York Resource List

NFB of New York

Carl Jacobsen, President
Post Office Box 205666
Sunset Station
Brooklyn, New York 11220
NFB of NY: 718-567-7821

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Maria Garcia, President
New York Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 212-222-1705

Other State Resources

Library Services:

New York City and Long Island only:
Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
New York Public Library
40 West 20th Street
New York, New York 10011
Phone: 212-206-5400 or 212-206-5425

Except New York City and Long Island:
New York State Talking Book and Braille Library
Cultural Education Center
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12230
Phone: 518-474-5935
Toll Free: 800-342-3688

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

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