Programs and Services
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adluts
Description - The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is a service agency which specializes in providing to blind people help which is not readily available to them from government programs or other existing service systems. The services of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults are planned especially to meet the needs of blind children, the elderly blind, and the deaf-blind. The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults has offices in Baltimore, Maryland, and Tarzana, California, and volunteer workers throughout the country.
Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Description - Serving Philadelphia's and the nation's blind and visually impaired population since 1874. Associated Services for the Blind (ASB), a non-profit, is established to promote self-esteem, independence, and self-determination in people who are blind and visually impaired. ASB accomplishes this by providing support through education, training, and resources. ASB also serves as a voice and advocate for the rights of the people by working to remove barriers through community action and education.
Braille Institute Library Services
Web site -Braille Institute Library Services
Description -A world without books is nearly impossible for most people to imagine. Many who are blind or visually impaired or who have reading or other physical disabilities often cannot use printed materials, which deprives them of reading materials that most take for granted. Braille Institute's Library Services has solved this problem for more than six decades by providing free books, periodicals and other texts in braille and recorded formats. With a Reader Advisor's help, choosing books is easy; patrons select from more than 900,000 volumes accessible from the Library's own collection or that of the National Library Service.
Web site - Learning Ally
Description - Promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Description - Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.