Georgia Resources for Persons who are Blind

Georgia Resources for Persons who are Blind

Georgia Resources for Persons who are Blind

 

Project Independence:  Georgia Vision Program for Seniors

     http://gvra.georgia.gov/vocationalrehab/project-independence

 

Are you or is someone you know at least 55 years of age and experiencing vision loss or a combined vision and hearing loss?

 

Project Independence could help.

 

 

This vision program for seniors is administered by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and provides services that can help you remain independent. Services may include:

 

·        Comprehensive low vision evaluations by qualified professionals to assess your needs

·        Skills training in your home community by certified rehabilitation specialists

·        Mobility training by certified instructors

·        Support groups that offer opportunities to learn from and interact with peers

·        Assistive devices such as talking watches, big button phones and magnifiers

 

 

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency contracts with these Project Independence Service Providers:

 

Center for the Visually Impaired

739 West Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

404-875-9011

1-800-558-5451 (for infolink only)

www.cviga.org

Serves Northeast and Central Georgia

 

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision

214 Drayton Street

Savannah, Georgia 31401

912-236-4473

www.SavannahCBLV.org

info@SavannahCBLV.org

Serves Southeast Georgia

 

Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia

3830 South Cobb Drive SE

Smyrna, Georgia 30080

770-432-7280

www.vrsga.org

Serves Northwest Georgia

 

Visually Impaired Foundation of Georgia

6595 Roswell Road #224

Atlanta, Georgia 30328

770-551-8455

1-800-541-7903

www.magnifiers.com

Serves Southwest Georgia

 

Visually Impaired Specialized Training and Advocacy Services (VISTAS)

337 South Milledge Avenue, Suite 114

Athens, Georgia 30605-5662

706-995-2216

www.vistascenter.com

Serves Northeast Georgia

 

Walton Options for Independent Living

948 Walton Way

Augusta, Georgia 30903-0519

706-724-6262

1-877-821-8400

www.waltonoptions.org

Serves East Georgia

 

Kay McGill, Project Independence Program Manager

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

755 Commerce Drive, Suite 615

Decatur, Georgia 30030-2627

404-638-5208

TTY: Call GA Relay 711

Fax: 404-638-5201

kay.mcgill@gvra.ga.gov

www.gvra.ga.gov

 

Paul Raymond, Director of Blindness Services

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

2720 Riverside Drive, Suite 132

P.O. Box 7566

Macon, Georgia 31209-7566

478-751-6234

Fax: 478-314-6814

paul.raymond@gvra.ga.gov

www.gvra.ga.gov

 

ADVOCACY/EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS

           

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND (AFB)

The American Foundation for the Blind created “AFB Senior Site” to help older Americans and their family members cope with age-related eye diseases, a growing public health problem in the United States.

www.afb.org

Click on “AFB Senior Site”

 

GEORGIA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (GCB) 

GCB is a nonprofit consumer organization affiliated with the American Council of the Blind. We strive to elevate the social, economic, and cultural levels of the blind. For over 40 years, GCB has been working toward providing a forum for views of the blind, improving education and rehabilitation, and broadening vocational opportunities for the visually impaired. Peer support is an important part of GCB as it encourages and assists the blind in developing their abilities and potential to become independent and responsible citizens in their communities. Peer support is especially helpful for the newly blind who may be confused or bitter. GCB works hard to educate the public about the problems of blindness and the needs and capabilities of the blind.

Georgia Council of the Blind
145 Barrington Drive
Athens, GA 30605
706-850-4025

Fax: 706-549-1060
www.georgiacounciloftheblind.org

 

THE GEORGIA VISION COLLABORATIVE

(404) 537-4985

www.georgiavisioncollaborative.org

georgiavisioncollaborative@pbga.org

http://georgia.preventblindness.org/georgia-vision-resource-guide

 

The Georgia Vision Collaborative is a statewide coalition of public and private agencies addressing aging eye disease in Georgia. The Georgia Vision Resource Guide is a directory of adult vision and aging eye health services available across the state. This guide may help you locate services such as low cost eye exams, reduced cost eyeglasses, vision rehabilitation, low vision resources and programs specifically designed to enhance the quality of life for aging adults. Download

http://georgia.preventblindness.org/georgia-vision-resource-guide

for your guide.

 

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF GEORGIA (NFB)

Negative attitudes and mistaken perceptions about blindness are the largest barriers to our independence and full participation in society.  Unfortunately, many people believe that blind people should be relegated to the role of dependent, custodial beneficiaries of society’s good will.  Equally as offensive, others feel the blind are extraordinary simply because we perform the fundamental tasks and accept the basic responsibilities that are expected from all citizens.  To counter these negative attitudes and mistaken perceptions, the NFB of Georgia works aggressively to empower blind people with a positive self-concept of independence and self-worth, while simultaneously educating the public about the true potential of the blind.  We strive to promote positive, inclusive perceptions of blind people, so that we can exercise our right, like any other American, to live, work, and play in our communities and be appreciated as everyday people living life every day.

NFB of Georgia

315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 1020

Decatur, Georgia 30030

404-371-1000

Toll Free: 1-866-316-3242

Fax: 404-371-1002

theblind@nfbga.org

www.nfbga.org

 

CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

 

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc. (SILC)
The SILC of Georgia is a nonprofit, nongovernmental consumer-controlled organization that plays the vital role of providing disability information, financial support, and technical assistance to a network of eight Centers for Independent Living located throughout the state.

 

SILC of Georgia

Patricia Puckett, Executive Director

Decatur, GA

770-270-6860
Toll Free: 1-888-288-9780
TTY: Call GA Relay 711

Fax: 770-270-5957

ppuckett@silcga.org

www.silcga.org

 

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are nonresidential, community-based organizations, governed and staffed by people with disabilities that offer a wide variety of services to consumers with disabilities and their families. The foundation of these services is the peer-to-peer relationship, where people with disabilities act as mentors for other people with disabilities, showing them by example how to help themselves and to live independently. The core services that CILs provide are:

·        Individual Advocacy and Systems Advocacy

·        Peer Counseling

·        Information and Referral

·        Independent Living Skills Training

Depending on the needs of the communities they serve, CILs may provide other services that vary from one center to another. For more information contact the center nearest you.

 

Access 2 Independence: Columbus Center for Independent Living

1315 Delauney Ave

Suite 201

Columbus, GA 31901

706-405-2393

TTY: Call GA Relay 711
www.access2independence.com

Serves Muscogee County only.

 

BAIN (Bainbridge Advocacy Individual Network)

316 West Shotwell Street
P.O. Box 1674
Bainbridge, GA 39818
229-246-0150
TTY: Call GA Relay 711 / Toll Free: 1-800-255-0135
Fax: 229-246-1715

http://baincil.org

Serves the following counties in Southwest Georgia: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole and Thomas.

 

Disability Connections

170 College Street
Macon, GA 31201
478-741-1425
Toll Free TTY/Voice: 1-800-743-2117
Fax: 478-755-1571

http://www.disabilityconnections.com

Serves the following counties in Central Georgia: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson.

 

disABILITY LINK

755 Commerce Drive, Suite 105
Decatur, GA 30030
404-687-8890
TTY: Call GA Relay 711
Toll Free TTY/Voice: 1-800-239-2507
Fax: 404-687-8298
www.disabilitylink.org

Serves the following counties in Metro Atlanta: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton and Rockdale.

 

Disability Resource Center (formerly ACIL)

470-A Woods Mill Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-6656
TTY: Call GA Relay 711 / Toll Free: 1-800-255-0135
Fax: 770-534-6626

www.disabilityresourcecenter.org

Serves the following counties in North Georgia: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White.

 

LIFE (Living Independence for Everyone)

5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 143-B

Savannah, GA  31419

912-920-2414

Toll Free 800.948.4842    

Video Phone 912.257.4834

Fax: 912-920-0007
www.lifecil.com

Serves the following counties in Southeast Georgia: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall and Toombs.

 

Multiple Choices

145 Barrington Drive
Athens, GA 30605
706-850-4025

Fax: 706-549-1060
www.multiplechoices.us

Serves the following counties in Northeast Georgia: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton.

 

NWGA Center for Independent Living (formerly disABILITY LINK Northwest)

242 North 5th Avenue

Rome, GA 30165

706-314-0008
Toll Free: 1-866-888-7845
TTY: Call GA Relay 711

Fax: 706-314-0011

https://www.facebook.com/NWGACIL

Serves the following counties in Northwest Georgia: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield.

 

Walton Options for Independent Living

948 Walton Way

Augusta, GA 30903-5019
Phone/TTY: 706-724-6262
Toll Free: 1-877-821-8400
Fax: 706-724-4044
www.waltonoptions.org

Serves the following counties in East Georgia: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lincoln, Richmond, Screven, Glascock, Hancock, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes, and Washington.

 

GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE

Georgia Talking Book Libraries

 

Georgia Library for Accessible Services (GLASS)

1800 Century Place NE, Suite 150

Atlanta, GA 30345

404-235-7155

www.georgialibraries.org

    

 

Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services

1 Margaret Mitchell Square, 4th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303

404-657-1452

Toll Free: 1-800-248-6701

Fax: 404-756-4618

glass@georgialibraries.org

http://www.georgialibraries.org/amlas

Counties Served:  Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Hall, Henry, Lumpkin and Rockdale.

 

Columbus Library for Accessible Services (CLASS)

Columbus Public Library

3000 Macon Road

Columbus, GA 31906

706-243-2686

Toll Free: 1-800-652-0782

Fax: 706-243-2710

sbarnes@cvrls.org

www.cvlga.org/CLASS

Counties Served: Coweta, Troup, Meriwether, Upson, Harris, Talbot, Taylor, Muscogee, Marion, Chattahoochee and Stewart.

 

East Central Georgia Talking Book Center

823 Telfair Street

Augusta, GA 30901

706-821-2625

Fax: 706-724-6762

talkbook@ecgrl.org

www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us

Counties Served: Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Lincoln, Richmond, Wilkes, Taliaferro, McDuffie and Warren.

 

Middle Georgia Library for Accessible Services

1180 Washington Avenue

Macon, GA 31201

478-744-0877

Toll Free: 1-800-805-7613

Fax: 478-744-0840

harringj@bibblib.org

www.co.bibb.ga.us/library/TBC.htm

Counties Served: Baldwin, Bibb, Butts, Fayette, Lamar, Monroe, Pike, Spalding, Twiggs, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Peach, Wilkinson and Macon.

 

Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, GA  30606

706-613-3655

Toll Free: 1-800-531-2063

talkingbooks@athenslibrary.org

www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/talkingbooks

Counties Served: Rabun, White, Habersham, Stephens, Banks, Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Madison, Jackson, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Barrow, Oconee, Greene, Hancock, Gwinnett, Walton, Morgan, Jasper, Newton and Putnam.

 

Northwest Georgia Talking Book Library

Sara Hightower Regional Library System

205 Riverside Parkway

Rome, GA 30161

706-236-4618

Toll Free: 1-888-263-0769

staff@nwgatbl.org

www.nwgatbl.org

Counties Served: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield, Carroll, Cherokee, Douglas, Heard, Towns and Union.

 

Savannah Talking Book Library

Live Oak Public Libraries, Southwest Chatham Branch
14097 Abercorn Street

Savannah, GA 31419

912-925-5382

Toll Free: 1-800-342-4455

Fax: 912-925-8310

lbphsav@liveoakpl.org

www.liveoakpl.org/about/library-for-the-blind-physical.php

Counties Served: Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Ware, Wayne, Emanuel, Jenkins, Screven, Candler, Bulloch, Effingham, Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Evans.

 

Southeast Georgia Talking Book Center

801 Bellevue Avenue

Dublin, GA 31021

478-275-5382

Toll Free: 1-800-453-5541

Fax: 478-275-3821

wdaniel@ocrl.org

www.ocrl.org/dublintbc.php

Counties Served: Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Crisp, Dooly, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Schley, Sumter, Tift, Turner, Washington, Johnson, Laurens, Treutlen, Glascock, Bleckley, Pulaski, Dodge, Telfair, Wilcox, Wheeler, Montgomery, Toombs and Tattnall.

 

Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services
301 South Monroe Street

Bainbridge, GA 39819

229-248-2680

Toll Free: 1-800-795-2680

Fax: 229-248-2670

lbph@swgrl.org

www.swgrl.org/handicap.php

Counties Served: Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Webster and Worth.

 

BLINDNESS SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

ALBANY ADVOCACY RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE BLIND

The purpose of the Albany ARC for the Blind is to teach individuals to live independently. The organization provides training in independent living skills and adjustment to blindness, as well as a low-vision clinic, computer classes, orientation and mobility, peer support, advocacy, Braille lessons and an overview of what is available in leisure activities.  The Albany facility also has a residential component, which will allow out-of-town Georgians to utilize its services.

 

Albany Advocacy Resource Center for the Blind

1500-B Gillionville Road

Albany, GA 31707

229-888-6852

http://albanyarc.org/ARCblindcenter.html

 

AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND, Inc. (APH)

APH is the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

1839 Frankfort Avenue
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085, U.S.A.
502-895-2405
Toll Free Customer Service: 1-800-223-1839 (U.S. and Canada)
Fax: 502-899-2284
info@aph.org

www.aph.org

 

AUDIO BIBLES

Braille Bibles International provides the audio Bible in the King James Version to legally blind individuals for a small fee ($10-$20) in Braille, large print and audio formats.

 

Braille Bibles International

P.O. Box 378

Liberty, MO 64069-0378

Toll Free: 1-800-522-4253

Fax: 1-877-822-4253

info@BrailleBibles.org

 

 

THE CENTER FOR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE & INNOVATION, INC.

The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation, Inc. (CFII) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and their family members advance their financial independence and security. CFII provides a host of financial resources including the Credit-Able loan guarantee program and the new individual development accounts initiative, which may be of assistance in purchasing assistive technology and other items.

 

The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation, Inc.

315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 600

Decatur, GA 30030

404-541-9005

Fax: 1-888-724-2287

www.thecfii.org

 

FRIENDS OF DISABLED ADULTS & CHILDREN (FODAC)

FODAC provides home health equipment (mobility and daily living) to people of any age or any disability, temporary or permanent, for medically necessary and medically helpful reasons.  Items are provided for a suggested donation. Clients

do not have to qualify financially, but the waiting lists place a priority on medically necessary and low income individuals.

 

FODAC

4900 Lewis Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
770-491-9014

www.fodac.org

 

GEORGIA LIONS' CAMP FOR THE BLIND

Overnight camp programs in Waycross, Georgia for visually impaired children and adults, ages 6 and up, and their families.

Georgia Lions’ Camp for the Blind

5626 Laura Walker Road

Waycross, GA 31503

912-283-4320

www.glcb.org

 

GEORGIA RADIO READING SERVICE (GaRRS)

As the State’s only radio reading service, the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization  founded in 1980 whose mission is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually-impaired or has difficulty with access to the printed word.  Volunteer broadcasters from across Georgia provide approximately 200 different radio shows each month including cover-to-cover readings of magazines, newspapers, and books, population- and issue-specific programming (Seniors, Veterans and Hispanic/Latino News, Transportation), public service announcements and information regarding community support programs.  GaRRS’ programming is designed to inform listeners of opportunities to obtain or maintain independence in their own communities, increase their personal health outcomes, obtain or maintain self sufficient employment (livable wage), and increase their community involvement, advocacy and socialization.

 

GaRRS programs are broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week by way of special subchannel radios provided by GaRRS to its subscribers.  Listeners can also hear the broadcast via an audio streaming link on GaRRS’ website:  www.garrs.net

 

GaRRS

260 14th Street, NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

404-685-2820/2822

Fax: 404-685-2821

Toll Free: 1-800-672-6173

garrsinfo@gpb.org

www.garrs.net

 

GEORGIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM (GATEDP)
GATEDP provides a variety of specialized telecommunications equipment to qualified applicants who have difficulty using a standard phone. For those who qualify, the GATEDP staff also offers assistance selecting telecommunications equipment and training on how to use it properly. Example: large button phones with amplification.

GATEDP

Stephanie M. Jackson, Co-Coordinator/Administration

Kevin Steffy Co-Coordinator-Outreach/Training

4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B

Decatur, GA 30032

404-297-9461

Toll Free: 1-888-297-9461

Fax: 404-297-9465

www.gachi.org

 

GEORGIA VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM - BLINDNESS REHABILITATION SERVICES

The VR Blindness Services unit provides services to help eligible persons with visual disabilities prepare for, start, and maintain competitive employment, thus becoming productive and independent citizens in their communities.

Paul Raymond, Director

2720 Riverside Drive, Suite 132

P.O. Box 7566

Macon, GA 31209-7566

478-751-6234 

Fax: 478-314-6814

paul.raymond@gvra.ga.gov

www.gvra.ga.gov

 

THE HADLEY SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
The Hadley School for the Blind is the largest worldwide distance educator of blind and visually impaired people, their families and blindness service professionals. Founded in 1920 by William Hadley and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, Hadley offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families, and affordable tuition courses to blindness professionals.  Individuals may request a Hadley course catalog in Braille, cassette, large print or CD. Also, Hadley’s website provides the catalogs in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) or in Rich Text Format for downloading or viewing online.

 

The Hadley School for the Blind

700 Elm Street

Winnetka, IL 60093-2554
847-446-8111

Toll Free: 1-800-323-4238

Fax: 847-446-9916

info@hadley.edu

www.hadley.edu

 

NEWSLINE

Anyone who cannot read regular newsprint could qualify for this free service. Many seniors have lost enough vision that reading the daily newspaper is no longer possible. These individuals will enjoy being able once again to participate actively in community affairs. Information is available from more than 300 Newspapers Available.  NFB-NEWSLINE® is the only service that makes so much information available to eligible people 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Toll Free: 1-866-504-7300

www.nfb.org

 

PREVENT BLINDNESS GEORGIA

Prevent Blindness Georgia was established in 1965 as an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the nation's leading nonprofit eye health and safety organization. With a focus on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness Georgia touches the lives of more than 40,000 people each year with our direct services. We vision screen 35,000 four year olds; train more than 400 public health, school nurse and pediatric vision screeners; screen high risk adults for glaucoma and other aging eye diseases; provide current information on eye health and safety; and provide eye examinations and free or low-cost eye glasses to adults and replacement glasses to students.

 

Prevent Blindness Georgia

739 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30308-1137
404-266-2020

www.preventblindness.org

 

READ THIS TO ME

This organization provides a free reading service for people who are blind and low-vision allowing them to have printed documents read to them on the phone. Requires both a phone and fax line. 

www.readthistome.org

 

TOOLS FOR LIFE

Tools for Life, Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program, is dedicated to increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play independently and with greater freedom in communities of their choice.

The Alternative Media Access Network
Georgia Institute of Technology/Enterprise Innovation Institute [EI2]

512 Means Street, Suite 250
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

404-894-0541
Toll Free: 1-800-497-8665

www.gatfl.gatech.edu

info@gatfl.org

 

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA)

Veterans and eligible active duty service members can get help for vision loss by first contacting the VIST Coordinator in the VA facility nearest their home. VIST locations can be found on the Blind Rehabilitation Service website at:

www.va.gov

http://www.va.gov/blindrehab/

202-461-7317

Toll Free: 1-800-224-4087

 

HEARING LOSS RESOURCES

 

GEORGIA COUNCIL FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED (GACHI)

Established in 1989, GACHI is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides a variety of assistive services to the deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, deaf-blind, their family members, friends, and those with whom they interact. In addition to the main office in Decatur, satellite offices are operated in Columbus, Rome, Augusta, Macon and Savannah, GA.

 

GACHI Headquarters
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B

Decatur, GA 30032
TTY/Voice: 404-292-5312
Toll Free TTY/Voice: 1-800-541-0710
Fax: 404-299-3642

www.gachi.org

 

GEORGIA VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM – DEAFNESS REHABILITATION SERVICES

Rebecca  Sills, MRC, CSC

PO Box 1000

Warm Springs, GA 31830

Office:  706-655-5009

eFax: 888-896-0079

Videophone:  678-785-5126

Cell:  678-561-6365

rebecca.sills@gvra.ga.gov

www.gvra.ga.gov

 

STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION

“Hear Now” is a national nonprofit program committed to assisting those permanently residing the in the U.S. who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and have no other resources to acquire hearing aids.

Toll Free: 1-800-648-4327

www.sotheworldmayhear.org/hearnow/

 

TTY/TDD Store (Products for the Hearing Impaired)

Dolores Moore

1250 Womack Avenue

East Point, GA 30344

404-755-0256

TTY/Text: 404-755-0256

Toll Free TTY/Voice: 1-800-578-7189

Fax: 404-752-7863

Info@ttyweb.com

www.ttyweb.com

 

 

 

 

HEARING AND VISION LOSS RESOURCES

 

GEORGIA LIONS LIGHTHOUSE, INC.

Low cost vision and hearing services for Georgians, including

·        full eye exams

·        eyeglasses

·        eye surgeries

·        digital hearing aids

·        vision and hearing screenings

 

Georgia Lions Lighthouse, Inc.

5582 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
404-325-3630

www.lionslighthouse.org

 

GEORGIA VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

DEAF-BLINDNESS REHABILITATION SERVICES

Rebecca Cowan - Story MRC C.R.C.

State Coordinator of Deaf Blind Services

Cave Spring Rehabilitation Center

PO Box 303

7 Georgia Ave.

Cave Spring GA 30124

706-622-6566 video phone

706-777-2341 phone

706-777-2366 fax

rebecca.cowan-story@gvra.ga.gov

www.gvra.ga.gov

 

HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER (HKNC) FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS

The mission of HKNC is to enable each person who is Deaf-Blind to live and work in his or her community of choice.

 

Helen Keller National Center

141 Middle Neck Road

Sands Point, NY 11050

516-944-8900 (8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.)

Fax: 516-944-7302

www.hkncinfo@hknc.org 

www.hknc.org

 

Paige Berry, Program Director

Senior Adult Services Coordinator

Helen Keller National Center

P.O. Box 980330

Richmond, VA 23298-0330

TTY/Voice: 804-827-0920

Paige.berry@hknc.org

www.hknc.org

 

Barbara Chandler

SE Regional Representative (AL FL GA MS)

Helen Keller National Center

P.O. Box 380

Concord, GA  30206

404-462-0185 (V)   

678-826-9174 (V)

404 -381-8374 (VP)

barbara.chandler@hknc.org

www.hknc.org

 

iCANCONNECT/GA

GEORGIA NATIONAL DEAF-BLIND EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM (GNDBEDP)

The iCanConnect/GA NDBEDP provides modern telecommunications technology free of charge to low-income individuals of all ages who have combined vision and hearing loss.

 

Laurie Brasher, iCanConnect/GA Coordinator

GACHI,Inc./ www.gachi.org

4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B

Decatur, GA 30032

678-235-3411 (V)

Toll Free: 877-659-4574

404-381-8354 (VP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 10-1-13