Links

Local Resources

Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities (TACID)
1-253-565-9000

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)
1-253-597-4417

Washington Council of the Blind (WCB)
1-800-255-1147

Youth and Job Services

Washington State Services for the Blind
1-800-552-7103

Public transportation help and job searches

Lighthouse for the Blind – Seattle
1-855-820-1435

Technology, Training, & other Technology assistance

Computers For the Blind
1-214-340-6328

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
1-800-214-8731

I Can Connect Program (National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program)
1-800-214-8731

Northwest Access Fund (Loans to purchase assistive technology, adapted vehicles, and home modifications)
1-206-328-5116

Northwest ADA Center
1-800-949-4232

Independent Living

Aging Disability Resource Center – Pierce County
1-253-798-7384

TACID -Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities
1-253-565-9000

Guide Dogs for the Blind
1-800-295-4050

MAXI-Aids
1-800-522-6294

Independent Living
1-800-537-2118

Education

Washington Talking Book Braille Library (WTBBL)
1-206-615-0437

Hadley Institute for the Blind
1-847-446-8111

Helping Students With Visual Impairments blog

Pierce County Library Systems for the Visually Impaired
1-253-548-3321

Low Vision Aids and Devices

Blind Mice Mart
1-713-893-7277

Independent Living
1-800-537-2118

LSS Learning Sight & Sound
1-800-468-4789

Maxi Aids
1-800-522-6294

Eye Health

National Eye Health Low Vision Education

VisionAware – for independent living with vision loss

Entertainment

Books

When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery
Hannah Fairbairn

Aging and Vision Loss: A Handbook for Families
Alberta Orr and Priscilla Rogers

Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight
Lylas and Marja Mogk

Making Life More Livable: Simple adaptations for Living at Home After Vision Loss
Maureen Duffy

Movies

Going Blind: Coming out of the dark about vision loss
directed by Joseph Lovett

Audio books

Vision Loss Connections (Audio Described Plays)
1-206-282-3913

Veterans

Blinded Veterans Association

Disabled American Veterans

National Association of Blind Veterans

National Eye Institute Department of Veterans Affairs

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Wounded Warrior Project

Bob Woodruff Foundation

Sighted/Human Guide Resources

Introduction to the sighted guide technique
Video by The American Foundation for the Blind

Sighted Guide Training
The Tandem Project

How to guide a blind or partially sighted person
Supporting people with sight loss

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