Services for Visually Impaired

National Federation of the Blind (Buffalo Office), 583 Delaware Rd., Buffalo, NY 14223, (716) 877-1688, www.buffalonfb.org Provide public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances for the blind, advocacy services and emotional support.

New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH), tel. 1-866-871-3000, Buffalo Office is at 295 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14202, tel. (716) 847-3516, www.ocfs.state.ny.us Services include: Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Business Enterprise Program, Children’s Program, Transition Program, Summer Recreation Program, Equipment Loan Fund, and Independent Living Program New York State Education Dept. (NYSED) Talking Book & Braille Library @ www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service, 1199 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227, Robert Sikorski at tel. (716) 821-5555, www.bobsikorski@cs.com

Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St., Buffalo, NY, tel. (716) 882-1025, www.olmstedcenter.org Services include: orientation and mobility instruction, housing, Early Education Program, rehabilitation, vision clinic, senior vision services, resource center, manufacturing, education center and auditorium, job training at Statler Center, employment services.

Service Bridges, Inc., (716) 226-1402, www.servicebridges.com For all interpreting, Deaf advocacy and ASL education needs.

Western New York Center for the Visually Impaired, 3070 Transit Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224, tel. (716) 668-1166, www.visionaware.org/western Provide low vision evaluation and assistive products, in-home rehabilitative services, computer training, and counseling.