List of

Resources

National Resources

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: 410-659-9314
Email: nfb@nfb.orgLink: www.nfb.org

American Council of the Blind
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Ste. 420
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 202-467-5081 / 800-424-8666
Email: info@acb.orgLink: https://www.acb.org/

National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU)
Division of the National Federation of the Blind
Email: info@nagdu.org
Link: http://www.nagdu.org/

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Free online classes, including Braille
Phone: 800-323-4238
Link: www.hadley.edu

VisionAware
Email: visionaware@afb.net
Link: www.visionaware.org

iCanConnect
National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
Phone: 800-825-4595
TTY: 888-320-2656

State of Texas Resources Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services
101 East 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78778
Phone: 800-628-5115Link: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/vocational-rehabilitation-services

Texas Health and Human Services
Independent Living Services
Phone: 817-759-3522
Link: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/independent-living-services

Texas Health and Human Services
Blind Children's Vocational Discovery and Development Program (BCVDDP)
Phone: 877-787-8999, select a language, then select Option 3
Email: BlindChildrensProgram@hhsc.state.tx.us
Link: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/blind-visually-impaired/blind-childrens-vocational-discovery-development-program

Disability Rights Texas
Phone: 800-252-9108
Link: https://www.disabilityrightstx.org/en/home/

Texas Parents of Blind Children
Alvin, TX 77511
Email: txpobc@gmail.com
Link: http://www.tpobc.org

Talking Book Program I Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Phone: 1-800-252-9605
Email: tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov
Link: www.TexasTalkingBooks.org

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St.
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 800-872-5273
Link: https://www.tsbvi.edu/

Greater Houston Area Community Resources

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
1475 West Gray
Houston, Texas 77019
Phone: 832-394-0814
Email: mopdmail@houstontx.gov
Link: http://www.houstontx.gov/disabilities/

National Federation of the Blind- Houston Chapter
Stacie Gallegos, President
Phone: 346-704-0190
Email: shardy@nfbtx.org

American Council of the Blind- Houston Council
Gayle Metoyer, President
Phone: 281-794-2012
Email: metoyer903@comcast.net

Visually Impaired Advocates (VIA)Houston, Texas
Minnie Christal, President
Phone: 281-485-3375
Email:  minniechristal@sbcglobal.net

Prevent Blindness Texas- Southeast Texas Region
2202 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas 77006
Phone: 713-526-2559
Link: https://texas.preventblindness.org/

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
METROLift shared-ride public transit service
1900 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Customer Service and Eligibility
Phone: 713-225-0119

United Way of Greater Houston
Free Helpline for Resources- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone: 2-1-1 / 877-541-7905
Email: help@unitedwayhouston.org
Link: http://referral.unitedwayhouston.org/

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Disabled Parking, Placards & Plates
Application for Persons with Disabilities
Parking Placard and/or License Plate:
https://www.txdmv.gov/sites/default/files/form_files/VTR-214.pdf

Veteran Resources

Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) Program
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Cente
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-794-7532

Veterans Crisis Line
Phone: 800-273-TALK (8255), Press 1
TTY: 800-799-4889Link: www.veteranscrisisline.net

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