The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. AFB's work in these areas is supported by the strong presence the organization maintains in Washington, DC, ensuring the rights and interests of people with vision loss are represented in our nation's public policies.
The Seeing Eye
In pursuit of this mission, The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people, instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.
Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has partnered with people who are blind who seek to enhance their independence, dignity, and self-confidence through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. The Seeing Eye is located in Morristown, NJ
With 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members it make them the world's largest service club organization. They're also one of the most effective. There members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere they work, they make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.
New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Provides services in the areas of education, employment, independence and eye health through informed choice and partnership with persons who are blind or visually impaired, their families and the community.
Lighthouse International - Founded in New York City in 1905, Lighthouse International is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving vision and to providing critically needed vision and rehabilitation services to help people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss. Through clinical services, education, research, and advocacy, the Lighthouse enables people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives.
The Adult Services department of The New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center (TBBC) serves New Jersey adult residents who have difficulty reading because of blindness, a physical impairment, a reading disability or a vision challenge. Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or call us at 800-792-8322.
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) serves NJ residents of all ages who have difficulty reading standard print or who cannot hold a book or turn the pages of a book due to blindness, a physical impairment, a reading disability or a vision challenge. In addition, we serve all places in NJ that serve eligible residents and we serve New Jersey Libraries. You must apply for our services. Find applications here.