Rhode Island Resource List

NFB of Rhode Island

Grace Pires, President
69 Fourth Street
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
NFB of Rhode Island: 401-433-2606
Web site:

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Elizabeth Frampton, President
Rhode Island Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 401-658-0516
Web site:

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Talking Books Plus
1 Capital Hill
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: 401-222-5800

Rehabilitation Services:

Rhode Island Department of Human Services
Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
40 Fountain Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-1898
Phone: 401-277-2382
Toll Free: 800-752-8088

Children's Services:

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Student, Community, and Academic Supports
J. David Sienko, Director
255 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401-222-8333
Fax: 401-222-6030
Web site:


Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
Anthony A. Antosh, Director
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
TTY: 800-745-5555
Fax: 401-456-8150
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