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American Council of the Blind
http://www.acb.org/
One of the major organizations of the blind in the United States. They offer a wide variety of services to individuals with visual impairments and publish the Braille Forum and resource lists. Address: 2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201-3354
800-424-8666

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
http://www.afb.org/
Provides information on visual impairments and blindness and on services AFB offers, products, and publications. Address: 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102; New York, NY 10121
212-502-7600

American Printing House for the Blind
http://www.aph.org/
Produces many educational items for blind and visually impaired students. They have an extensive catalog. Address: 1839 Frankfort Avenue, P.O. Box 6085, Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085
502-895-2405

National Braille Press
http://www.nbp.org/
A braille press that produces and sells braille books for the same price as ink-print books. They have a children's book club to encourage the development of literacy skills. Address: 88 Saint Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115
888-965-8965

National Federation of the Blind
http://www.nfb.org/
One of the major organizations of the blind in the United States. They provide a wide variety of services to people with visual impairments and publish the Braille Monitor and Future Reflections (for parents). They distribute a catalog of publications available in large print, braille or audiocassette, and a catalog of aids and appliances. Address: 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
http://www.loc.gov/nls/
Provides free library service to individuals with visual or physical impairments. They offer braille and large print materials and recorded books and periodicals. Address: Library of Congress; 1291 Taylor Street, NW; Washington, DC 20542 
202-707-5100

Do-It
http://www.uw.edu/doit/
A disability resource center from the University of Washington. Address: University of Washington 
Box 354842, Seattle, WA 98195-4842
206-685-DOIT (3648)

Learning Ally
http://www.learningally.org/
A provider of recorded and electronic text to both individuals and educational organizations. Contact Learning Ally for free recorded books for blind students. Address: 20 Rozel Road; Princeton, NJ 08540
800-221-4792




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