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Dallas/Fort Worth Consortium for Eye Services

DFW-area services for people who are blind and visually impaired

AARP Sights and Sounds

Deaf and blind support group
214-521-0407
Web: www.deafactioncentertexas.org

Alexander Vision Resource Center and Eye Clinic

Free eye exams and glasses for children, information and referral, support group
682-885-4499
Email: Cathie.Read@cookchildrens.org
Web: www.cookchildrens.org

Alliance of and for Visually Impaired Texans (AVIT)

A network of organizations bringing a unified voice to policymakers and state/community boards
512-630-2848
Web: www.alliancevitexans.org

American Council of the Blind (ACB)

Consumer organization
Dallas chapter: 972-333-8921, beckybird@tx.rr.com
Fort Worth chapter: 817-237-4498 www.acb-fw.org
ACB of Texas: 866-929-2228 www.acbtexas.org
National: 800-424-8666 www.acb.org

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

An affiliate of the American Council of the Blind
Web: www.cclvi.org

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

A national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss, AFB Center on Vision Loss-Dallas offers solutions for independence, information and demonstrations of home adaptations, high and low tech devices, and connection to appropriate resources to support programming for children and adults.
214-352-7222
Email: dallas@afb.net
Web: www.afb.org/cvl

Blind Ambitions Groups

Adult support groups, computer and job readiness training, diabetes education, job placement
888-760-9252
Email: info@blindambitionsgroups.org
Web: www.blindambitionsgroups.org

CAN Cataract Clinic
Charitable clinic offering free cataract services for those with no insurance and income eligible.
817-632-6035
Email: lmccoy@canetwork.org
Web: www.canetwork.org

Cedar Springs Eye Clinic
Comprehensive Eye Care treatment for glaucoma, diabetic eye conditions, dry eye, injury/infection. Glasses prescriptions. Discounted services for un-insured patients. Medicare and Medicaid accepted. 
2525 Lucas Dr., Dallas, TX 75219
214-528-7354

Community Eye Clinic
Comprehensive Eye Care treatment for glaucoma, diabetic eye conditions, dry eye, injury/infection. Glasses prescriptions. Discounted services for un-insured patients. Medicare and Medicaid accepted. 
655 Taylor Street (2nd story of First Christian Church), Fort Worth 76102
817-289-6800
Email: communityeyeclinicFW@gmail.com

Computers for the Blind

Computers with speech & descriptive video lending
214-340-6328
Email: info@computersfortheblind.net
Web: www.ComputersfortheBlind.net

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Rail, bus, paratransit, HOV lanes and rideshare services
Customer information center: 214-979-1111
Paratransit services: 214-515-7272
Email: custinfo@dart.org
Web: www.dart.org

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind

Employment, technology training, recreation.
214-821-2375
Email: info@dallaslighthouse.org
Web: www.dallaslighthouse.org

Dallas Services - Low Vision Clinic

Vision rehabilitation services for all ages, low vision devices and low cost glasses. Preschool for children with special needs; advocacy/awareness program; testing and evaluation clinic.
214-828-9900
Web: www.dallasservices.org

Deaf and Blind Multi-handicapped Association of Texas

Consumer organization
432-264-6780
Email: pwelch@texasonline.net
Web: www.dbmat-tx.org/

Department of Ophthalmology UT Southwestern Medical Center

Devoted to investigating the causes, treatment, and prevention of blindness.
214-645-2020
Web: www.utswmedicine.org/eyes

Descriptive Video Service

Narrated visual descriptions of TV and video programs, theaters with Descriptive Video Service (DVS)
800-333-1203
Email: access@wgbh.org
Web: http://main.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/

DARS Division for Blind Services

Vocational and independent living services for people of all ages and their families
Dallas office: 214-378-2600, toll-free 800-687-7017
TTY: 214-890-7708
Fort Worth office: 817-759-3500, toll-free 800-687-7023
Web: www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/

DARS Division for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services

Toll-free inquiries number: 800-628-5115
TTY: 866-581-9328
Email: dars.inquiries@dars.state.tx.us
Web: www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/

Education Service Centers

Supplemental services to local education programs from birth to age 21

Region 10 ESC - Dallas

972-348-1634
Email: christy.householter@region10.org
Web: www.region10.org/ssvi/index.html

Region 11 ESC - Fort Worth

817-740-7567
Email: ouriegas@esc11.net
Web: www.esc11.net

Farmers Branch Seniors Support Group

Farmers Branch senior citizens center meets every Tuesday, 10 am to noon
214-731-8805, 972-919-8740
Email: fbinfo@farmersbranch.info

Fort Worth Transit and MITS

817-215-8600
Email: tweb@the-t.com
Web: www.the-t.com

Hadley School for the Blind

Tuition-free distance education
800-323-4238
Email: info@hadley-school.org
Web: www.hadley.edu

Helen Keller National Center for Youth and Adults Who Are Deaf/Blind

Information and referral, advocacy, consultation, and training
972-490-9677
Web: www.hknc.org

Information and Referral Network

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need

Dial 211
Information on services available in your area: www.211texas.org
Information on state benefits: www.yourtexasbenefits.com

Job Accommodations Network

Accommodation information
1-800-526-7234
Web: www.jan.wvu.edu

Learning Ally

Records college and high school textbooks and lends them to students
Austin: 512-323-9390
National: 800-221-4792
Email: custserv@learningAlly.org
Web: www.learningAlly.org

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth

Employment, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation services
817-332-3341
Email: rehab@lighthousefw.org
Web: www.lighthousefw.org

Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation

Free eye exams and glasses for low income children and adults, as well as recycling of eye glasses, transplant services.
972-276-1250

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Consumer organization
Dallas chapter: 214-339-3697, dallas@nfb-texas.org
Arlington chapter: 817-453-3082, parvani530@hotmail.com
Fort Worth chapter: 210-683-3729, fortworth@nfb-texas.org
Web: www.nfb.org

NFB of Texas

512-323-5444
Web: www.nfb-texas.org

Newsline

Automated talking newspaper by telephone
888-882-1629
512-323-5444
Email: newsline@nfb-texas.org

Parkland Hospital Eye Clinic

Eye medical treatment and low vision services for low income residents of Dallas county.
214-590-5601
Web: www.pmh.org

Prevent Blindness Texas

Vision screenings for adults and children, eye health and safety programs, free eye exams and glasses for those in need, and support groups.
Web: www.preventblindnesstexas.org

Dallas: 214-528-5521
Email: ltoner@preventblindnesstexas.org

Fort Worth: 817-332-8125
Email: ltoner@preventblindnesstexas.org
Web: www.preventblindnesstexas.org

Reading and Radio Resource

24/7/365 Radio Programming
Recorded Books
Audio Description
214-871-7668 or 800-871-7668
reading@readingresource.org
www.readingresource.org

REACH Resource Centers on Independent Living

Information, referral, and an array of other services for people who are disabled
Web: www.reachcils.org

Dallas: 214-630-4796
TTY: 214-630-5995
Email: reachdallas@reachcils.org

Denton: 940-383-1062
Email: reachden@reachcils.org

Fort Worth: 817-870-9082
TTY: 817-870-9086
Email: reachftw@reachcils.org

Plano: 972-398-1111
Email: reachplano@reachcils.org

Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Research, testing and evaluation of infants and children who have developmental and neurological problems; genetic counseling.
214-363-3911
Email: rfsw@retinafoundation.org
Web: www.retinafoundation.org

Social Security Administration

800-772-1213
Web: www.ssa.gov

Telephone Directory Assistance Exemptions

Contact the local phone company

Texas Association of Blind Students

877-887-5902
Web: http://nfbtx.org/tabs/texas-association-blind-students-home

Texas Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

800-872-5273
Web: www.afb.org/directory/profile/national-association-of-parents-of-children-with-visual-impairments-national-headquarters/12

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Residential school in Austin, outreach, information and referral
800-872-5273
Web: www.tsbvi.edu

Texas State Library

Lending library of books in Braille, large print, and cassette tape
800-252-9605
Email: tbp.services@tsl.state.tx.us
Web: www.texastalkingbooks.org

Texas Workforce Centers

Employment services
877-872-5627
Web: www.workintexas.com
Texas Workforce Commission: www.twc.state.tx.us

Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Vision Impairment Services

Rehabilitation training, assistance and benefits for veterans.
214-857-2018
Email: AshleyE.England@va.gov
Web: http://www.va.gov/blindrehab/

Low Vision Veterans Support Group - Dallas

(214) 857-1918
Email: bruce.davis@va.gov

Blinded Veterans Association

800-669-7079
Email: bva@bva.org
Web: www.bva.org

Visual Aid Volunteers, Inc.

Producers of Braille materials.
972-272-1615
Email: info@vavtx.org
Web: www.vavtx.org


You may also download and print a poster of this information.

For print copies of this 8 sided brochure please e-mail Rolinda.Duran@dars.state.tx.us.