American Foundation for the Blind
1401 S. Clark St., Ste. 730
Arlington, VA 22202
American Foundation for the Blind provides information and resources for the blind. Learn how to live independently with vision loss, find more services, examinations, solutions, and more.
Arizona Talking Book Library
1030 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 255-5578Fax: (602) 286-0444
Arizona Talking Book Library provides audio and braille book and magazine downloads, audiobooks, and magazines on the cartridge, books, and magazines in printed braille, movies with audio descriptions, and loans of specialized equipment to play audiobooks. Library materials sent through postage-free mail. The library also provides access to NFB Newsline and over 500 newspapers and magazines by phone and online. Go to https://azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks/apply for information on eligibility and a link to an application.
M - F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM by phone (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on-site)
Desert Low Vision Services, LLC
1645 N. Alvernon Ste. 2
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 881-3439Fax: (520) 881-3482
Desert Low Vision Services, LLC provides services, products, and training for the visually impaired.
Monday--Thursday 8:30--5:00 pm
Private pay. Insurance does not cover the cost of low vision aids.
Governor's Council on Blindness & Visual Impairment
1789 W. Jefferson St. - Site Code 930A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
EyeKnowAZ is an online directory that provides resources for individuals with vision loss or combined hearing and vision loss.
M - F 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Eyes on Site
3210 S. Gilbert Rd., Ste 2
Chandler , AZ 85286
(480) 626-8925Fax: (480) 704-4036
Eyes on Site focuses on serving the eye care needs of individuals in nursing homes, group homes, long term care, and short term rehabilitation facilities throughout Arizona.
National Federation of the Blind
200 E. Wells St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314Fax: (410) 685-5653
Who We Are
The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. Founded in 1940 and currently headquartered in Baltimore, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in all fifty states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.
What We Do
Through our network of blind members, we coordinate many programs, services, and resources to defend the rights of blind Americans, provide information and support to blind children and adults, and build a community that creates a future full of opportunities.
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Membership is $5.00 - $20.00 per year depending on what chapter or division you join.
Almost all other services are free.
Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) Program (Independent Living Blind)
Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
(888) 282-9857 | (602) 771-5310https://des.az.gov/content/older-individuals-who-are-blind-oib-program
The Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB Program). Helps blind or visually impaired individuals achieve their goals for independent living. OIB services may include rehabilitation teaching, orientation & mobility, and orientation & adjustment to blindness.
Go to: https://des.az.gov/find-your-local-office, to find an office near you.
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)
8467 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 790-7262Fax: (520) 790-7577
Our experienced Helpline team are certified information and referral specialists who help with questions or issues related to older adults in Pima County. Staff will listen to your concerns and provide you with information about options available to you and may refer you to a program offered by PCOA or other community partners. They will take your situation into account and help identify resources to meet each of your needs.
M F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Sounds of Arizona
7290 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 166
Tucson, AZ 85710
Sun Sounds of Arizona is a radio reading and information service that reads for individuals that cannot read conventional print due to a disability.
No charge to our listeners for our radios or anything else
The Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)
3767 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
SAAVI Services for the Blind specializes in non-visual training for Arizonans of all ages who are blind or have low vision. SAAVI offers an Independent Living Blind program with a focus on those ages 55+ who are blind or experiencing vision loss later in life. Training provided in various areas, including daily living skills, orientation and mobility, and the use of technology to promote independence.