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Organizations Providing Assistance and Advocacy

In Cooperation with the Florida Division of Blind Services and the Florida Rehabilitation Council for the Blind the following information has been provided for your convenience by the:

  • Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) - The BVA motto is "Blinded Veterans Helping Blinded Veterans". Service related blindness is not a criteria to join.
  • Service Providers - Serve persons who are blind or visually impaired with training related to vision loss.
  • Florida Council of the Blind (FCB) - FCB provides support, information and resources for persons who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Florida Council for Independent Living - The Florida Council for Independent Living is a federally mandated body responsible for the development of the State Independent Living plan with both the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Division of Blind Services. This council also monitors and evaluates the implementation of the plan.
  • Florida Deaf-Blind Association, Inc. - (FDBA) is a state organization of, for, and by Deaf-Blind Americans.
  • Florida Division of Blind Services - Contact the district office nearest you for assistance from DBS. See this website's home page for a list of the programs we provide.
  • Florida Support Service Program (External Link) - Serves Florida residents over the age of 18 who have been declared legally blind and are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We train, match, and provide SSPs to the Deaf-Blind consumers in the state of Florida. We support Service Providers who interpret the environment and become the 'eyes' and/or 'ears' for the Deaf-Blind Floridians In the community and on the job.
  • Lions Club of Florida - (LIONS) - Helen Keller challenged Lions to become her Knights of the Blind in 1925. Their motto is "We Serve".
  • National Federation of the Blind of Florida (NFBF) - NFBF is not an organization speaking for the blind, it is the blind speaking for themselves.
  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (External Link) - Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology.
  • Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (External Link) - Promotes independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.

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