Company/Org. Phone Website
Broome County Transit (607) 778-1692 http://ridebctransit.com/transit/
Broome-Tioga GreenRide http://www.broometioga.greenride.com
Chemung County Transit (607) 734-5211 http://www.chemungtransit.com
Chenango County (607) 334-7433
Cortland County Transit (607) 758-3383 http://www.odyssey.net/subscribers/corttrans/directory.html
Tompkins County Transit - TCAT (607) 277-7433 http://www.tcatbus.com/
Company/Org. Phone Website Email Description
Hunter College Programs in Blindness and Visual Impairment (212) 772-4740 http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/special-education/blind-visually-impaired rsilberm@hunter.cuny.edu

Click here to view a video about Hunter's Program.

Company/Org. Phone Website Email
New York State Commission for the Blind 1- 866- 871-3000 visionloss.ny.gov
New York State Offices for the Aging (800) 342-9871 http://www.aging.ny.gov/ nysofa@ofa.state.ny.us
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities - VESID 1-800-222-5627 http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ accesadm@nysed.gov
Company/Org. Phone Website Email
NYS Department of Health (866) 881-2809 http://www.health.state.ny.us/ dohweb@health.state.ny.us
Broome County Department of Health (607) 778-3930 http://www.gobroomecounty.com/hd cedwards@co.broome.ny.us
Chemung County Department of Health (607) 737-2028 http://www.chemungcountyhealth.org/
Chenango County Department of Health (607) 337-1660 http://www.co.chenango.ny.us/PublicHealth/publichealth.htm mwflindt@co.chenango.ny.us
Cortland County Department of Health (607) 753-5036 http://www.cchd.cortland-co.org/
Delaware County Department of Health (607) 832-5200 http://www.delawarecountypublichealth.com/
Otsego County Department of Health (607) 547-4230 http://www.otsegocounty.com/depts/doh
Schuyler County Department of Health (607) 535-8140 http://www.schuylercounty.us/phha.htm
Tioga County Department of Health (607) 687-8600 http://www.tiogacountyny.com/departments/health/health_dept.php peetersh@co.tioga.ny.us
Tompkins County Department of Health (607) 272-6674 http://www.tompkins-co.org/health bob@tompkins-co.org
Company/Org. Phone Website Email
Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga Counties (800) 982-4346 http://www.aaaseniors.org/ kseeley@bsstaaa.org
Company/Org. Phone Website Email
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (860) 243-5200 https://www.fidelco.org/
Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind (315) 822-5132 http://www.freedomguidedogs.org/ info@freedomguidedogs.org
Guide Dogs for the Blind (800) 295-4050 http://welcome.guidedogs.com/
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind 800-548-4337 http://www.guidedog.org/ info@guidedog.org
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (800) 942-0149 http://www.guidingeyes.org/ info@guidingeyes.org
Leader Dogs for the Blind (248) 651-9011 http://www.leaderdog.org/ leaderdog@leaderdog.org
The Seeing Eye (973) 539-4425 http://www.seeingeye.org/ info@seeingeye.org
Company/Org. Phone Website
Catskill Center for Independence (607) 432-8000 http://ccfi.org/
Finger Lakes Independence Center (607)272-2433 http://fliconline.org/
Southern Tier Independence Center (607)724-2111 http://stic-cil.org/
Company/Org. Phone Website Email Description
AFB AccessWorld http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The Braille Bookstore http://www.braillebookstore.com/

The Braille Bookstore is more than just books - it's housewares, low vision products, toys, games and more! Their products make day to day tasks easier and more fun.

C Tech: Low Vision Products (800) 228-7798

C Tech offers adaptive technology software and hardware for people who are visually impaired or have learning disabilities. The website also offers product reviews

EnableMart (888) 640-1999 http://www.enablemart.com/

EnableMart carries a full line of adaptive technology software and hardware for people who are visually impaired. They offer everything from scanning and reading devices to video magnifiers.

Independent Living Aids http://www.independentliving.com/

Low Vision aids from independent living aids help people who are visually impaired enjoy a more independent lifestyle. ida offers a large selection of aids like talking watches, magnifiers, telephones and more.

Indendent Living Source http://www.iltsource.com/

ILS offers a wide variety of adaptive devices for people who are visually impaired. Items like handheld video magnifiers, low vision magnifiers and illuminated magnifiers.

Maxi AIDS http://www.maxiaids.com/

Maxi AIDS offers a full line of every day items that make independent living easier. They carry Braille products, large print calendars and books, as well as everyday talking products.

Read the Words http://www.readthewords.com/

Free Text to Speech

Screenreader.net http://www.screenreader.net/

Free Screenreader

Vis-Ability Inc. 800-598-0635 http://vis-abilityinc.com/ access@bestweb.net

Vis-Ability Inc. offers the latest in adaptive technology products for blind and visually impaired with the goal to improve a customer's quality of life.

G Robert Oyer, LLC 716-648-1088 http://www.oyerllc.com/ oyer@verizon.net

From simple digital magnifiers to advanced video magnification systems, their products offer brilliant true-to-life color, black and white images and a variety of screen sizes and magnification levels.

Company/Org. Website Description
American Foundation for the Blind - AFB http://www.afb.org/

AFB's website offers a wide variety of information for people with severe vision loss, their families and caregivers. Learn about eye diseases, vision rehabilitation, senior issues and employment resources.

Hadley School for the Blind http://www.hadley.edu/

Promotes independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and service providers.

National Eye Institute - NEI http://www.nei.nih.gov/about/

NEI's website is a comprehensive resource covering everything from eye disease symptoms and diagnosis to the latest eye health research and education programs.

United States Association of Blind Athletes - USABA http://www.usaba.org/

Enhances the lives of blind and visually impaired athletes by providing them opportunities for participation in sports and physical activity.

VisionAWARE http://www.visionaware.org/

VisionAWARE's website is a "self-help for vision loss" site that provides free, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, and related professionals. Don't let vision loss keep you in the dark, become AWARE!

Company/Org. Website Description
Accessible Design for the Blind http://www.accessforblind.org/

Committed to making travel safer for pedestrians with disabilities through research, consultation, education and advocacy. Information about Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Detectable Warnings.

Perils for Pedestrians http://www.pedestrians.org/

A monthly television series promoting awareness of issues affecting the safety of people who walk and bicycle. Contains interviews with advocates and government planners about problems for people with disabilities.

Company/Org. Website Description
Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals - ACVREP http://www.acvrep.org/

Dedicated to meeting the needs of the vision services field and providing high-quality professional certification in the disciplines of low vision therapy, orientation and mobility, and vision rehab therapy.

Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired - AERBVI http://www.acvrep.org/

Supports groups who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments, offering professional development, publications and advocacy.

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments - NAPVI http://www.napvi.org/

Enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.

New York Vision Rehabilitation Association - NYVRA http://nyvra.org/

Supports NYS licensure, professional development, establishing sufficient reimbursement rates and adequate funding for services.

VisionServe Alliance http://www.visionservealliance.org/

Provides a communication channel, means of collaboration and forum for chief executive officers for agencies serving people with sustained and severe vision loss.