Access Miami

Services for the Deaf & Blind

American Council for the Blind
www.acb.org

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Mental Health Hospital Center
1695 NW 9 Ave., Rm. 2416, Miami 33136
305.355.8059
305.355.8060 TTY
Provides therapy, medical & case management for children & adults.
Swilliams@um-jmh.org (Dr. Susan Williams)

Florida Council of the Blind
305.692.9206 – Paul Edwards, pres., Greater Miami Chapter
305.836.2125 – Lorean Darby-Henry, pres., Metro Chapter
Consumer-based organization; provides support services.

Florida Division of Blind Services
401 NW 2nd Ave., Suite South 712, Miami 33128
305.377.5339
dbs.myflorida.com
Provides programs for blind babies, children & school-to-work transition; services for independent living, vocational rehabilitation, Braille and talking library services.

Florida Relay Service
1.800.955.1339 ASCII
1.800.955.8771 Baudot & TTY
1.877.955.8260 VCO
1.877.955.5334 STS
1.800.955.8770 Voice
1.800.676.3777 Customer Service
Allows customers who use Text Telephones (TTY) to communicate with others.

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.
1.800.222.3448
1.888.447.5620 TTY
www.ftri.org
Provides specialized devices, free-of-charge, to eligible citizens.

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
601 SW 8th Ave., Miami 33130
305.856.2288
www.miamilighthouse.org
Provides independent living skills, computer training & recreational activities. Offers early intervention program from birth to age 6, children’s programs & transition programs for older teens. Virginia Jacko, CEO.

Minds Eye Travel
4 Bonnie Brae, Camden, Maine 04843
1.207.542.4438
www.mindseyetravel.com
Creates tours for people with visual impairments.

National Federation for the Blind
www.nfb.org
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
PhoneL 410.659.9314
Fax: 410.685.5653
Consumer organization – works on equality, opportunity & security.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
20 Roszel Rd., Princeton NJ 08540
1.800.221.4792
www.rfbd.org
Places textbooks on audio playback and CDs (for elementary through graduate school students). One-time registration fee, yearly renewal membership fee.

Southeastern Guide Dogs
4210 77 St. East, Palmetto FL 34221
1.941.729.5665 ×114 Patsy French
1.800.944.3647
www.guidedogs.org
Provides guide dogs to the visually impaired. Also offers puppy-hugging & dog-walking programs.

Talking Books Library
MDC Public Library System
2455 NW 183 St. Miami 33056
305.751.8687; 1.800.451.9544
305.474.7258 TDD
talkingbooks@mdpls.org
http://www.mdpls.org/services/outreach/talk_books.asp
Loans books and magazines on cassette tapes or in Braille FREE – by mail to people who have difficulty seeing or using standard small print.

WLRN Radio Reading Service
305.995.2218
1.800.273.6677
http://www.wlrn.org/programs/radio-reading-service
Service of WLRN & MDC Public Schools. Broadcasts reading of newspapers and magazines for the visually or physically impaired over closed-circuit radio. Call to apply for special radio.