Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs for Blindness

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Programs are listed in alphabetical order by national first then alphabetically by state.

99 Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs for Blindness.

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Program Name Summary Services Provided Areas of Service
Assistance Dog United Campaign Provides vouchers to individuals who have the need for an assistance dog. Service Animals National
Association of Blind Citizens - Assistive Technology Fund Provides financial assistance for assistive technology and/or services to individuals who have visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Financial Assistance National
Eye Dog Foundation for the Blind Provides trained German Shepherd guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired. Service Animals National
Free White Cane Program Provides a free white canes to any blind individual regardless of ability to pay. Durable Medical Equipment National
Freedom Guide Dogs For the Blind Provides guide dogs at no cost to veterans who have lost their vision in the line of duty. Service Animals National
Freedom Guide Dogs For the Blind - Special Needs Program Provides guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired who have an additional disability. Service Animals National
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. Provides trained guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired for the enhancement of their safety and independence. Service Animals National
Guide Dogs for the Blind - California Campus Provides trained guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired for the enhancement of their safety and independence. Service Animals National
Guide Dogs for the Blind - National Headquarters Provides trained guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired for the enhancement of their safety and independence. Service Animals National
Guide Dogs for the Blind - Oregon Campus Provides trained guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired for the enhancement of their safety and independence. Service Animals National
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Provides trained guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired for the enhancement of their safety and independence. Service Animals National
Leader Dogs for the Blind Provides trained guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired for the enhancement of their safety and independence. Service Animals National
MIRA Foundation USA Provides guide dogs for legally blind children. Service Animals National
National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) Program distributes equipment to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing community. Equipment Loan Program; Equipment (Misc.)/Electronics National
National Library Service Program provides braille and recorded materials to people who cannot see regular print or handle print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations. Equipment (Misc.)/Electronics; Medical Supplies/Expenses National
Smart Home Program Program builds mortgage-free smart homes for veterans and first responders with a catastrophic injury suffered in the line of duty that affects mobility. Home/Vehicle - Repairs/Modifications National
Southeastern Guide Dogs Provides trained guide dogs to the blind. visually impaired, and disabled veterans for the enhancement of their safety and independence. Service Animals National - One of the 48 contiguous states
The Seeing Eye Provides guide dogs to people with vision loss. Service Animals National
Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) - Birmingham Regional Center Loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Alabama - Counties: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, Walker
Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) - Dothan Regional Center Loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Alabama - Counties: Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston
Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) - Huntsville Regional Center Loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Alabama - Counties: DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall
Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) - Mobile Regional Center Loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Alabama - Counties: Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington
Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) - Montgomery Regional Center Loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Alabama - Counties: Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Crenshaw, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, Tallapoosa, Wilcox
Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) - Shoals Regional Center Program provides adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Alabama - Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, Winston Counties
Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) - Talladega Regional Center Loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Alabama - Counties: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega
Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP) - Tuscaloosa Regional Center Loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Alabama - Counties: Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Hale
Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Provides vision rehabilitation and assistive devices to the visually impaired individuals living in Alaska. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Medical Services; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Alaska
Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) - Alaska Can Connect Program Program provides communications technology free of charge to low-income people of all ages who have combined vision and hearing loss. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Alaska
Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) Program loans telecommunications equipment to residents with hearing loss, visual impairment or speech impairment. Equipment Loan Program Arkansas
Assistance Dog Special Allowance Program Provides financial assistance to California residents who use the services of a trained guide, signal, or service dog. Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Other California
Berkeley CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - Berkeley
California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California
Fresno CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - Fresno
Glendale CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - Glendale
Marina CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - Marina
Orange Service Center - CTAP Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - Orange
Redding CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - Redding
Riverside CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - Riverside
Sacramento CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - Sacramento
San Diego Service Center - CTAP Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California
San Francisco CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Application Assistance/Service Coordination California - San Francisco
San Jose CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - San Jose
Santa Barbara CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California
West Covina CTAP Service Center Provides telecommunications equipment to children and adults with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment California - West Covina
Connecticut Tech Act Project - Access Through Technology Program provides equipment needed to make telecommunications, advanced communications, and the Internet accessible to low-income individuals who have both significant vision loss and significant hearing loss. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment (Misc.)/Electronics Connecticut
Relay Connecticut Service Program loans telecommunications equipment to residents with hearing loss or speech impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Connecticut
Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) - Philadelphia Lighthouse of the Blind Provides financial assistance for assistive technology devices to individuals who have visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Other; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management Delaware
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) - AT Exchange Easily-accessed system that connects people wanting to acquire AT to people wishing to give up AT they own but no longer need Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Delaware
Florida Center for the Blind, Inc. Program provides a number of services at no cost to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Florida - North Central counties - Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion and Union
Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches - Equipment Grant Program Provides equipment designed for people who are blind or visually impaired. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Durable Medical Equipment; Equipment Loan Program; Equipment (Misc.)/Electronics Florida - Palm Beach
Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches - Independent Living Skills Training Provides training to individuals with little or no vision on independent living skills at no charge. Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Florida - Palm Beach
Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches - Low Vision Clinic Program conducts low vision examinations and prescribes optical aids, and provides hands-on instruction in using these devices. Medical Services; Medical Supplies/Expenses; Testing/Screening; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management Florida - Palm Beach
Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches - Orientation and Mobility Program Provides provide clients with individualized lessons that teach them how to properly use a cane for maximum effectiveness. Other; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Florida - Palm Beach
Georgia Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing--Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Provides telecommunications equipment to residents who have hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Georgia
Georgia Department of Public Health - Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program An early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Medical Services; Testing/Screening; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management Georgia
Guam System for Assistive Technology - Lending Library Program Loans assistive technology devices to individuals who have, or to families where an individual has disabilities. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Guam
Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) Program provides communication access, hearing and assistive technologies and support to individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Medical Services; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management Illinois - Chicago
Heartland Service Dogs, Inc. Provides service dogs to adults and children with disabilities. Service Animals Illinois
Illinois Assistive Technology Program - Device Loan Program Program loans assistive technology devices to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Illinois
Partners for Patriots Program provides service animals to disabled veterans. Service Animals Iowa
Telecommunications Access Iowa (TAI) Provides telecommunications equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Iowa
Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) Provides telecommunication equipment to residents with hearing loss, visual impairment or speech impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Kansas
Kentucky Telecommunications Access Program (KTAP) Program provides telecommunications equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Kentucky
Communication Access Services (CAS) at ABL Program provides services to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing community in Lafayette and the surrounding areas, with tools that empower their rights to equal communications access. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Louisiana - Lafayette and the surrounding areas
Project COPE at ABL Program provides free educational services to individuals ages 55 and older, who are legally or totally blind, or have a condition leading to legal blindness. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program; Testing/Screening; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Louisiana
Disability Rights Maine - Deaf-Blind Equipment Program Program provides equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind (have combined hearing and vision
loss) to enable access to telephone, advanced communications, and information services.
Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Maine
Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) Program provides telecommunications equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Maryland
Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (MassEDP) Provides adaptive telephone equipment to residents with hearing loss or visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Massachusetts
Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) Program provides counseling and training services as well as adaptive equipment, computer software, and post-secondary education opportunities for the blind. Durable Medical Equipment; Equipment (Misc.)/Electronics; Hearing Aids/Eye Glasses; Medical Supplies/Expenses; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management Michigan
Eye-Link Minnesota Provides financial assistance for assistive technology devices to residents with visual impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Minnesota
Blind Services - Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) Program provides services to help blind or visually impaired Missouri residents reach personal and employment success. Home Health Care/Companionship; Medical Supplies/Expenses; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Missouri
Missouri Assistive Technology - I CanConnect Provides equipment for communication needs for individuals with both hearing and vision loss. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Missouri
Missouri Assistive Technology - Kids Assistive Technology (K.A.T.) Provides limited funding for assistive technology, vehicle access modifications and some home access modifications for disable children under age 21. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Missouri
Missouri Assistive Technology - Show Me Loans Program Offers four types of low interest loans for adaptive technology for MO residents. Financial Loans Missouri
Missouri Assistive Technology - Telecommunications Access Program Provides adaptive technology devices to residents with a disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Missouri
Supplemental Aid to the Blind (SAB) Program - Family Support Division Program provides eligible blind persons with a monthly cash grant, as well as insurance coverage. Insurance Coverage; Financial Assistance Missouri
Future in Sight - NH Telecommunications Equipment Assistance Program (TEAP) Provides financial assistance and equipment to residents with vision or hearing loss, or changes to mobility. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program New Hampshire
NH Association of the Blind - Future in Sight Rides Program Offers free rides to medical appointments and other necessary errands for clients with low or no vision. Transportation Services New Hampshire
Blind Center of Nevada Provides free rehabilitative training, daily meals, transportation, social programs, art classes and meaningful employment to the blind and visually impaired. Meal Service/Groceries; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Nevada
North Dakota Assistive - iCanConnect: Deaf-Blind Service Provides people with both significant vision and hearing loss with free equipment and training. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment (Misc.)/Electronics North Dakota
YogaReach - Embrace Abilities Class Program provides therapeutic adaptive yoga classes to special needs individuals. Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs Ohio
Oregon Telecommunication Devices Access Program (TDAP) Program loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with a disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Oregon
Pennsylvania Vision Foundation - VBA Vision Program provides essential eye care to Pennsylvania residents in need. Hearing Aids/Eye Glasses; Testing/Screening Pennsylvania
TechOWL Free Special Phone Program Provides telecommunications equipment to residents with a disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Pennsylvania - Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
iCanConnect - Programa Nacional de Distribución de Equipos para Personas Sordo-Ciegos de Puerto Rico The program provides assistive equipment to individuals who are medically diagnosed as deaf-blind.
 
Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Durable Medical Equipment; Information & Referral/Counseling Services/Case Management Puerto Rico
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services - Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD) Provides medical coverage to residents with blindness or a disability. Insurance Coverage; Medical Expenses South Carolina
Telecommunications Devices Access Programs (TDAP) - Tennessee Provides adaptive telephone equipment to residents with a medical disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Durable Medical Equipment Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Human Services - Technology Access Program (TTAP) - Device Loan Loans assistive technology devices to residents with a disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Tennessee
Guide Dogs of Texas Provides trained guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired for the enhancement of their safety and independence. Service Animals Texas
Relay Utah - Telecommunications Equipment Program Loans telecommunications equipment to residents with deafness or hearing loss. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Utah
Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Transportation Program Provides free statewide transportation for VABVI clients Transportation Services Vermont
Technology Assistance Program (TAP) - VDDHH Program provides telecommunications equipment to eligible residents with hearing loss or speech impairment. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program Virginia
Fort Vancouver Lions - Foundation Grants Provides grants for people in need to help with vision, hearing, diabetes, hunger, or environmental issues. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Durable Medical Equipment; Other; Financial Assistance Washington - Vancouver Area
Telecommunication Equipment Distribution (TED) Program Program provides specialized telecommunication equipment to residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech disabled. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment (Misc.)/Electronics Washington
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services - Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Program Provides medical coverage to individuals who have visual impairment or a disability. Insurance Coverage; Medical Services Washington
West Virginia Telephonic Communication Device Loan Program Loans adaptive telephone equipment to residents with a disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program West Virginia
WV Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Telephonic Communication Device Loan (TCDLP) Program Program provides telecommunications equipment to residents with hearing loss and low vision. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Equipment Loan Program West Virginia
OccuPaws Guide Dog Association Provides service animals to individuals with disabilities. Service Animals Wisconsin
Wyoming Relay/Deaf Services Provides telecommunications equipment to residents with a disability. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment Wyoming