Resources

Main Contact for National Federation of the Blind of Vermont

Micah Ranquist, President
30 Fairground Rd.,
Apt. 103
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Phone: 802-490-6778
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nfbvt.org

General Services to blind children and their parents

NFB National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Carlton Walker, President
105 Creamery Road
Bowling Springs, Pennsylvania 17007
Home: 717-658-9894
Email: [email protected]
Website www.nfb.org/nopbc

General Services to adults

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)
Shawn Mayo, Director
100 East 22nd Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-872-0100
Toll Free: 800-597-9558
Fax: 612-872-9358
Email: [email protected]
Training Center’s Website: http://www.blindinc.org/

Colorado Center for the Blind
Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-778-113
Toll Free: 800-401-4632
Fax: 303-778-1598
Email: [email protected]
Training Center’s Website: http://www.cocenter.org/

Louisiana Center for the Blind
Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166
Email: [email protected]
Training Center’s Website: http://www.lcb-ruston.com/

National Association of Blind Merchants

Website: http://www.blindmerchants.org

We are a National Federation of the Blind sponsored membership organization of blind persons employed in either self-employment work or the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Program. We provide information regarding rehabilitation, social security, tax, and other issues which directly affect blind merchants. The National Association of Blind Merchants serves as an advocacy and support group.

NFB commitment to making the Internet accessible to the blind:

The “NFB Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification” program was created by working with members of the technology community. Together we have developed a rigorous procedure by which Web sites and applications can be evaluated and made to be accessible to the blind.

Contact us for more information about becoming certified, becoming a WAC, or on the program in general, please contact Anne Taylor:
National Federation of the Blind
NVA Certification Program
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2413
Email [email protected]
Website: To intro to the certification program

Resources Available by Vermont Agencies:

Services to blind children and their parents:

Division of Special Education
Special Education Services
Karin Edwards, Director
State Office Building
120 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05620
Phone: 802-828-5118
Fax: 802-828-0573
Website: http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_sped.html

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Supervisor of Children Services: Stephanie Bissonette
60 Kimball Ave
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 1-800-639-5861 ext. 225
Email: [email protected]

Services for adults:

Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Agency of Human Services
Weeks IC
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2304
Phone: 1-888-405-5005

Vermont Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Supervisor of Adult Services: Daniel Norris
10 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: 1-877-350-8838
Email: [email protected]

Library Services:

Vermont Department of Libraries
Special Services Unit
578 Paine Turnpike North
Berlin, Vermont 05602
Phone: 802-828-3273 and 802-828-3271
Toll Free (in state): 800-479-1711

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an e-mail to [email protected].