National Federation of the Blind of Northwest Arkansas

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Additional Resources and Helpful Links in Northwest Arkansas

As members of the blind and visually impaired community, we would like to offer help to others who may not know where to turn for help. While there are many links of interest, these are not all of the resources that may be found on the internet. These are resources available within our chapter service area. If you find a great source for a product or service, please feel free to let us know so it can be added to the list.

The Resources page has been organized into categories, and the items listed under each heading are in alphabetical order. All web sites on this page are external sites not ours and open in a new window.

Arkansas-specific Resources

Arkansas Dept. of Health and Human Services

Division of Services for the Blind

700 Main Street
P.O. Box 3237
Little Rock, AR 72203
Main Number: 501-682-5463
Toll-Free: 800-960-9270
Web Address: www.state.ar.us/dhhs/dsb

State services for the blind, over see vocational, rehabilitation teaching, licensed blind vending and specialized technology services for the blind and visually impaired.

Arkansas Information Reading Service for the Blind

350 S. Donaghey, Suite 2000
Conway, AR 72034
Main Number: (Conway) 501-852-5125
Toll Free: 800-645-8125
Web Address: www.state.ar.us/dhhs/dsb/NEWDSB/ARRS

Daily broadcast of newspapers and other informational materials-and host of the Arkansas Telephone Reader.

Arkansas Jobline

Toll-Free: 800-414-5748
Web Address: www.state.ar.us/dhhs/dsb

Telephone access, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to the America’s Job    Bank.

Arkansas Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Arkansas State Library

900 West Capitol AVE.
Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201-3108
Main Number: 501-682-1155
Toll-Free: 866-660-0885
Email NLSbooks [at] Library [dot] Arkansas [dot] gov
Web Address: www.asl.lib.ar.us

Braille and recorded books and magazines on loan.

Arkansas School for the Blind

2600 W. Markham Street
P.O. Box 668
Little Rock, AR 72203
Main Number: 501-296-1810
Toll-Free: 800-362-4451
Web Address: www.arkansasschoolfortheblind.org

K-12 educational programming and out reach services to blind and visually impaired children.

Arkansas Support Network

6836 Isaac's Orchard Road
Springdale, AR 72762-6096
Main Number: 479-927-4100
Toll-Free: 800-748-9768
Web Address: http://www.supports.org

Our intent is to support the presence and participation of children and adults with developmental disabilities in their homes and communities.

Eye Fashions

2367-3 N. Green Acres Road
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Main Number: 479-251-9482

Provider sunglasses, RX eyewear, magnifiers, CCTV’s - other low vision    aids.

I Can At 4 All

26 Corporate Hill Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Main Number: 501-666-8868
Toll-Free/TTY: 800-828-2799
Fax: 501-666-5319
Web Address:http://www.ar-ican.org/

ICAN AT4ALL is Arkansas’ statewide assistive technology program designed to make technology available and accessible for everyone who needs it.

Lions World Services for the Blind

2811 Fair Park Blvd.
Little Rock, Ar 72204
Main Number: 501-664-7100
Toll-Free: 800-248-0734
Web Address: www.lwsb.org

Private residential training facility for the blind and visually impaired.

Low Vision Services

2401 S. Waldron Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Main Number: 479-452-2020
Email eyestyle [at] sbcglobal [dot] net Web Address: www.eyegroup.com

Low vision exam, low vision aids, magnifiers and CCTV’s.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance: (offering services statewide)

Toll-Free: 800-331-3465

They assist people in locating financial assistance to purchase prescription drugs. You need to have your list of medications handy when you call.

Sources for Community Services, Inc.

1918 North Birch Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Main Number: 479-442-5600
Contact: Richard Royal
Email sources [at] arsources [dot] org

Center for independent living located in Fayetteville.

General Resources

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

1839 Frankfort Avenue
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085
Main Number: 502-895-2405
Toll-Free Customer Service: 800-223-1839 (U.S. and Canada)
Web Address: www.aph.org

Produce Braille and large print materials-primary producer of textbooks.

Joplin Association for the Blind

311 South Schifferdecker
Joplin, MI 64801
Main Number: 417-623-5721
Web Address: http://www.jaforblind.org/indexwh.htm
Email blazingcane [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

The primary service area for the Joplin Association for the Blind and Low Vision Resource Center is a 100 mile radius of Joplin, Missouri.

Louisiana Center for the Blind

101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Main Number: 318-251-2891
Toll-Free: 800-234-4166
Fax Number: 318-259-0109
Web Address: www.lcb-ruston.com

Private residential training facility for the blind and visually impaired.

National Federation of the Blind

1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Main Number: 410-659-9314
Web Address: www.nfb.orgg

National consumer organization with local affiliates and Free White Cane Program.

The Hadley School for the Blind

700 Elm Street
Winnetka, Illinois 60093-2554
Main Number: 847-446-8111
Toll-Free: 800-323-4238
Web Address: www.hadley.edu

Offer free correspondence courses to the blind and visually impaired.

Guide Dog Resources

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Incorporated

P.O. Box 151200
San Rafael, California 94915-1200
Toll-Free: 800-295-4050
Web Address: http://www.guidedogs.com

Guide dog school.

Leader Dogs for the Blind

1039 Rochester Road
Rochester, Michigan 48307-3115
Main Number: 248-651-9011
Web Address: http://www.leaderdog.org

Guide Dog School.

Hardware and Software Resources

Freedom Scientific

11800 31st Court North
St. Petersburg, FL 33716-1805
Main Number: 727-803-8000
Toll-Free: 800-444-4443
Web Address: www.freedomscientific.com

Premier provider of access software and hardware for the blind and visually impaired.

HumanWare

1 UPS Way
PO Box 800
Champlain, NY 12919
Toll-free: (US only) 1 800 722-3393
Email us.info [at] humanware [dot] com Web Address: http://www.humanware.com

HumanWare's products are having a profoundly positive impact on the lives of people who are blind or have low vision, and individuals with learning disabilities.

LS & S

P. O. Box 673
Northbrook, IL 60065
Toll-Free: 800-468-4789
Web Address: www.lssproducts.com

Vendor of specialized aids and appliances for the blind and visually impaired.

Magnification Resources

1401 infinity Rd Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68512
Main Number: 402-423-0030
Toll-Free: 866-278-1850
Fax: 402-421-0998
Web Address: www.magnificationresources.com/index.html
Email mbn [at] magnificationresources [dot] com

Vendor of CCTV’s and several other low vision aids.

Maxi-Aids, INC.

42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Main Number: 631-752-0521
Toll-Free: 800-522-6294
Web Address: www.maxiaids.com

Vendor of specialized aids and appliances for the blind and visually impaired.

Nano Pac, Inc.

4823 South Sheridan Road, Suite 302
Tulsa, OK 74145
Main Number: 918-665-0329
Toll-Free: 800-580-6086
Email Dave [at] nanopac [dot] com Web Address: www.nanopac.com

Vendor of CCTVs, hardware, software and access solutions for the blind and visually impaired.

Perkins School for the Blind

175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
Main Number:  617-924-3434
Web Address: www.perkins.org

Their store sells Braille writers, slates and Braille paper at a lower cost.

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