The following page is designed to provide you with resources that we hope you will find useful. These resources are both local and nationwide organizations that provide the best services for blind and visually impaired people throughout Arizona.
National Federation of the Blind
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
National Federation of the Blind Arizona
Arizona Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.
Arizona Council of the Blind
The Arizona Council of the Blind is a nonprofit IRS exempt organization made up of blind, visually impaired, and sighted Arizonans, with a broad diversity of occupations and professions. Primary focus is on blindness-related issues – especially on dealing effectively with the challenges of daily living, whether a person be a child or adult, regardless of the cause of sight impairment
American Council of the Blind
The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.
Arizona Governor's Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment
The Council is charged with advising and assisting the Governor, and the legislature, on the needs and services related to blindness and visual impairment. The GCBVI also review services provided by all agencies serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired to ensure the specialized needs of this population are being met.
National Industries for the Blind
At National Industries for the Blind (NIB), it is our mission to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its associated agencies serve as the largest program responsible for the employment of people who are blind through the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act.
Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library
To provide books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for all Arizona residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the use of conventional print materials.
Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to information to people in the Southwest who cannot read print because they have a disability.
Hadley School for the Blind
To promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.
Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Committed to excellence in education of all children and youth with hearing or vision loss throughout Arizona.
Tucson’s paratransit agency since 1987, provides transportation service to those individuals unable to use Sun Tran’s fixed route service due to their disability.
American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for the more than 25 million people with vision loss in the U.S.
SAAVI continues to partner with various city, state and federal agencies to promote our mission and values. Refer to the documents below for information regarding SAAVI/ADOT Title VI plans and procedures.
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