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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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THE USE OF A TELEPHONE AND A TOLL-FREE PHONE NUMBER IS A POWERFUL INFORMATION TOOL. CURRENTLY THE FREE PREFIXES ARE 1-800, 1-888, 1-877, 1-866, 1-855 AND 1-844.

IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING CAN PROVIDE 800 HELP:

- 1-800-555-1212 - DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE
- 1-800-225-5411 - DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE AND MORE
- 1-800-466-4411 - DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE

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SECTION 1 - VISION LOSS

SECTION 2 - HEARING LOSS

SECTION 3 - MOBILITY LOSS

SECTION 4 - SUPPORT SERVICES

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SECTION 1

VISION LOSS

NOTE: SEPARATE, ALPHABETICAL LISTINGS OF LIGHTHOUSES F-T BLIND, LIONS CENTERS F-T BVI, SCHOOLS F-T BLIND, DOG GUIDES AND UNIVERSITY BVI CENTERS CAN BE FOUND UNDER THOSE TITLES
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ACCESSIBILITY IS A RIGHT FOUNDATION
1-877-369-0101

ADA TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING CENTERS
1-800-949-4232

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
1-800-222-3937 - OVER 65 EYECARE
1-800-391-3937 - GLAUCOMA EYECARE

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
1-800-424-8666 - ACB OFFICE
1-800-866-3242 - ACB OFFICE
1-877-367-2224 - ACB STORE
1-866-400-5333 - ACB RADIO

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
1-800-342-2383

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
1-800-232-5463 - INFORMATION CENTER
1-888-824-2184 - CAREER CONNECT OFFICE
1-800-232-3044 - PUBLICATIONS

AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION
1-800-365-2219 - INFORMATION CENTER
1-800-766-4466 - LOW INCOME EYECARE
1-800-262-3947 - DIABETES HOTLINE

AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND
1-800-223-1839

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY
1-800-451-1339

APPLE ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
1-877-204-3930

BLIND INCORPORATED
1-800-597-9558

BLIND CHILDRENS CENTER
1-800-222-3566

BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION
1-800-669-7079

BLINDSKILLS INCORPORATED
1-800-860-4224

BRAILLE INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
1-800-272-4553

CARROLL CENTER FOR THE BLIND
1-800-852-3131

COUNCIL OF CITIZENS WITH LOW VISION INTERNATIONAL
1-800-733-2258

ENRICHMENT AUDIO RESOURCE SERVICES
(EARS FOR EYES)
1-800-843-6816

FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS
1-800-683-5555

THE GLAUCOMA FOUNDATION
1-800-452-8266

GLAUCOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
1-800-826-6693

HADLEY SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
1-800-323-4238

HELPING HANDS FOR THE BLIND
1-877-422-0300

HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND
1-888-225-5542

HOME READERS FOR THE BLIND
1-877-814-7323

HORIZONS FOR THE BLIND
1-800-318-2000

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDIO INFORMATION SERVICES
1-800-280-5325

THE JEWISH HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND
1-800-998-5556

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE BLIND - JOB
1-800-638-7518

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
1-800-533-2873

LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
1-800-829-0500

LOW VISION AT HADLEY
1-855-830-5355

LOW VISION RESOURCE CENTER
1-800-826-4200

LUTHERAN LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND
1-800-433-3954

MUSIC FOR THE BLIND
1-888-778-1828

NARRATIVE TELEVISION NETWORK
1-800-801-8184

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
1-800-562-6265

NATIONAL BRAILLE PRESS
1-888-965-8965

NATIONAL CENTER ON DEAF BLINDNESS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1-800-438-9376

NATIONAL DEAF-BLIND EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
1-800-825-4595

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE
1-800-869-2020 - PUBLICATIONS
1-877-569-8474 - AUTOMATED FORMS

NATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND
1-800-255-0411

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NEWSLINE
1-866-504-7300 - INQUIRIES
1-888-882-1629 - SERVICE

NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE BLIND
1-888-657-7323 - AUTOMATED SYSTEM ENTRY
1-800-424-8567 - AUTOMATED SYSTEM DIRECTORY
1-800-424-9100 - OPERATOR SYSTEM INFO

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR ALBINISM AND HYPOPIGMENTATION
1-800-473-2310

NATIONAL SOCIETY TO PREVENT BLINDNESS
1-800-331-2020

NCI DESCRIBED MEDIA
1-800-533-9673

NEW YORK STATE BLINDLINE
1-888-625-1616

NEWSREEL MAGAZINE
1-888-723-8737

OCU SOURCE CORPORATION
1-888-299-6657

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE BLIND
1-800-884-1990

RANDOLPH-SHEPPARD VENDORS OF AMERICA
1-800-467-5299

RECORDING FOR THE BLIND (LEARNING ALLY)
1-800-221-4792
1-866-732-3585

RESEARCH TO PREVENT BLINDNESS
1-800-621-0026

RETINAL DONOR PROGRAM
- FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS
1-888-394-3937

SEEDLINGS BRAILLE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
1-800-777-8552

THE SEEING EYE
1-800-539-4425

SIGHT AND HEARING ASSOCIATION
1-800-992-0424

SIGHT CONNECTION
1-800-458-4888

U.S. CURRENCY READER PROGRAM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
1-844-815-9388

VERIZON WIRELESS NATIONAL ACCESSIBILITY CENTER
1-888-262-1999

VISION SERVICES FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
1-888-245-8333

WORLD ACCESS FOR THE BLIND
1-866-396-7035

XAVIER SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND
1-800-637-9193

MATILDA ZIEGLER MAGAZINE FOR THE BLIND
1-877-424-5481

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SECTION 2

HEARING LOSS

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AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DEAF CHILDREN
1-800-942-2732

BETTER HEARING INSTITUTE
1-800-327-9355

CAPTIONED FILMS-VIDEOS FOR THE DEAF
1-800-237-6213

DEAFNESS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
1-800-535-3323

DOGS FOR THE DEAF
1-800-990-3647

FEDERAL RELAY SERVICE FOR THE DEAF - GSA
1-800-877-8339

NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE
1-800-533-9673

NATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON DEAF BLINDNESS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1-800-438-9376

NATIONAL DEAF-BLIND EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
1-800-825-4595

NATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND
1-800-255-0411

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS
1-800-241-1044

SIGHT AND HEARING ASSOCIATION
1-800-992-0424

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SECTION 3
MOBILITY LOSS

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AMERICAN PARALYSIS ASSOCIATION
1-800-225-0292

CHRISTOPHER REEVE FOUNDATION
1-800-711-4673

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
1-877-426-2838

EASTER SEAL SOCIETY
1-800-221-6827 - NATIONAL OFFICE
1-800-914-4424 - AGRIBILITY PROJECT

NATIONAL AMPUTEE GOLF ASSOCIATION
1-800-633-6242

NATIONAL SPINAL CORD INJURY ASSOCIATION
1-800-962-9629

NATIONAL SPINAL CORD INJURY HOTLINE
1-800-526-3456

PARALYSIS RESOURCE CENTER
1-800-539-7309

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
1-800-424-8200

SPINAL CORD INJURY NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
1-800-548-2673

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION
1-800-872-1827

UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION
1-800-404-2898

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SECTION 4

SUPPORT SERVICES
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NOTE: THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN SEPARATED INTO TWO GROUPS - GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENT.

FEDERAL AGENCIES:

ACCESS AMTRAK
U.S. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
1-877-268-7252

ADA AND IT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS
(10 REGIONS)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1-800-949-4232

ADA INFORMATION
U.S. DEPARTEMENT OF JUSTICE
1-800-514-0301

ADA TITLE 4
DISABILITIES RIGHTS OFFICE
U.S. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
1-888-225-5322

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA CENTER
U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
1-800-829-3676

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HHS
1-800-633-4227

DEAF BLIND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND DISSEMINATION PROGRAM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1-877-569-8474

DEAF RELAY SERVICE
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
1-800-877-8339
DISABLED TRAVELER HOTLINE
U.S. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
1-800-778-4838

DISABILITY AIR SERVICE HOTLINE
U.S. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
1-866-266-1368

DISABLED TRANSIT
-U.S. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
1-800-659-6428

ELDERCARE LOCATOR
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HHS
1-800-677-1116

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE REFERRAL NETWORK FOR THE DISABLED
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
1-888-695-8289

FAIR HOUSING ACCESSIBILITY FIRST PROJECT
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HUD
1-888-341-7781

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
1-800-896-7743

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HUD
1-800-669-9777

JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK (WVU)
U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT
1-800-526-7234

MEDICARE CLAIMS CENTER
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HHS
1-800-444-4606

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HHS
1-800-222-2225

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH (ABLEDATA)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1-800-227-0216

NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
1-888-657-7323 - AUTOMATED SYSTEM ENTRY
1-800-424-8567 - AUTOMATED SYSTEM DIRECTORY
1-800-424-9100 - OPERATOR SYSTEM INFO

OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1-800-421-3481

OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
U.S. AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT
1-800-795-3272

OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
U.S. FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
1-888-446-4511

OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HHS
1-800-368-1019

OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY
U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT
1-866-633-7365

REGIONAL REHABILITATION CENTERS
U.S. VETERAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
1-800-827-1000

SECTION 5O8 (TECHNOLOGY)
-U.S. ACCESS BOARD
1-800-872-2253

SECTION 5O8 (TECHNOLOGY)
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
1-800-488-3111

INFORMATION CENTER
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HHS
1-800-772-1213

SECTION 5O4 COMPLIANCE CENTER
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HHS
1-844-881-9061
MONTHLY BENEFITS DEBIT CARD
HHSSOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HHS
1-877-212-9991

TAXPAYER ADVOCACY
U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
1-877-275-8271

VOTING ASSISTANCE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
1-800-253-3931

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC)
1-800-669-4000

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OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:

ALLIANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY ACCESS
1-800-455-7970

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
1-800-840-8844

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
1-877-687-2842

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
1-800-390-2699

AT&T NATIONAL CENTER FOR CUSTOMERS WITH DISABILITIES
1-866-241-6568

AUDIO YELLOW PAGES
1-888-654-1236

CENTER FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (UB)
1-800-628-2281

CENTER FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACCESS (UG)
1-800-726-9119

CENTER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (USU)
1-866-284-2821

CENTER FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
1-800-873-8255

CHOICE MAGAZINE LISTENING
1-888-724-6423

COMMISSION ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITY LAW
1-800-285-2221

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
1-877-426-2838

DISABILITY RIGHTS, EDUCATION AND DEFENSE FUND
1-800-348-4232

FULL LIFE AHEAD FOUNDATION
1-866-700-2026

HEATH RESOURCE CENTER - NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
1-800-544-3284

INTERNET RADIO READING
1-800-789-4560

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDIO INFORMATION SERVICES
1-800-280-5325

MEDICARE RIGHTS CENTER
1-888-466-9050

MICROSOFT ACCESSIBILITY
1-800-936-5900

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
1-800-916-0099

NATIONAL CENTER ON ACCESSIBILITY
1-800-424-1877

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INDEPENDENT LIVING
1-877-525-3400

NATIONAL DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PROGRAM
1-800-456-7085

NATIONAL EASTER SEAL SOCIETY
1-800-659-6428

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS ASSOCIATION
1-800-896-3650

NATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEM - DISABLE CHILDREN
1-800-922-9234

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR REHABILITATION ENGINEERING
1-800-736-2216

NATIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ACCESS CENTER
1-877-526-4622

RECORDINGS 4 RECOVERY
1-800-798-1192

SPECIAL EDUCATION SOFTWARE CENTER
1-800-435-7639

TELL ME INFORMATION SERVICE
1-800-555-8355

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - DISABLED PARENTS
1-800-644-2666

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