Local Agencies and Organizations

 

 

American Foundation for the Blind - 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.

 

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.

 

New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center - The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) provides free public library service to New Jersey residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical handicap or a learning disability.

 

The Seeing Eye - 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

 

 

Lions Clubs of New Jersey -

                                                         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.