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Services for Patrons with Reduced Vision

AGENCIES SERVING THE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Torrance:

California Department of State Department of Rehabilitation
Torrance School Program Branch
(Mid-Cities district affiliate)
(310) 782-6291
2201 Plaza Del Amo
Torrance, CA 90501-3418
Internet web site: www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/eps/southern.htm

The Center for the Partially Sighted
South Bay Satellite
3537 Torrance Boulevard, Suite 18
Torrance, CA 90503
Internet web site: www.low-vision.org/maps.html

El Camino College Library
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
Internet web site: www.elcamino.cc.ca.us/library/

Offers a variety of adaptive technologies for blind or visually impaired students including audio equipment, reader services and magnification equipment.

Torrance Lions Club
815 Cerise Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503
Voice: (310) 328-8597

Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired.

North Torrance Lions Club
5160 190th St.
Torrance, CA 90503
Voice: (310) 516-6208

South Torrance Lions Club
PO Box 4225, Torrance, CA 90510
Voice: (310) 373-2999
Fax: (310) 791-7531

West Torrance Lions Club
PO Box 3055, Torrance, CA 90510
Voice: (310) 375-2012 or (310) 375-6302
Fax (310) 375-7499
E-mail: FORREST57@AOL.com
Contact David Haden Business Category

Torrance One-Stop Career Center
1220 Engracia
Torrance, CA 90501
Voice: (310) 782-3200
Fax: (310) 782-3234
Internet web site: www.careerzone.torrnet.com/

Offers a variety of adaptive technologies for job seekers that are blind or visually impaired.

Greater South Bay and Los Angeles:

The Braille Institute
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Voice: (323) 663-1111
Fax: 323-663- 0867
E -mail: Info@brailleinstitute.org
Internet web site: www.brailleinstitute.org/Center-LA.html

Braille Institute is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to the fulfillment of life.

California Agencies:

California Department of State Department of Rehabilitation
(South Bay Offices)
Voice: (310) 793-1157
TTY: (310) 793-8610
15901 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 110
Lawndale, CA 90260-2656
Internet web site:
www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/

California Association of Blind Students (CABS)
Robert Stigile, President
Voice: (818) 996-6621
E -mail: rstigile@earthlink.net
Internet web site: www.quiknet.com/~tmanosh/index1.html

California Council of the Blind
Cathy Skivers, President
836 Resota Street
Hayward, CA 94545-2120
Administrative Office
Voice: (800) 221-6359 (CA ONLY) or (510) 537-7877
E -mail: ccotb@earthlink.net
Internet web site: www.ccbnet.org/

California Deaf-Blind Services
5016 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Project Coordinator
Project Director
Maurice Belote
Lori Goetz
Voice: (800) 822-7884 (within CA only) or (415) 239-8089
TTY: (800) 822-7884 (415) 239-8089
Fax: (415) 239-0106
E -mail: mbelote@pacbell.net or lgoetz@sfsu.edu
Internet web site:www.sfsu.edu/~cadbs/

California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
Voice: (510) 794-3800, extension 210
FAX (510) 794-3813
Internet web site:
www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/State_Spec_Schools/for_the_Blind/

National Agencies:

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
1819 H Street NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20006
Voice: 800-840-8844 (Toll Free V/TTY) or 202-457-0046 (V/TTY)
Internet web site: www.aapd.com/

American Association of the Deaf-Blind
814 Thayer Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Voice (800) 735-2258 or (301) 495- 4403
TTY: (301) 495- 4402
Fax (301) 495-4404
E-mail: info@aadb.org
Internet web site: www.aadb.org/

American Foundation for the Blind Headquarters
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Voice: (212) 502-7600
Fax: (212) 502-7777
E-mail:
afbinfo@afb.net
Internet web site: www.afb.org/

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Mailing Address: PO Box 6085
Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085
Voice: (800) 223-1839 (U.S. and Canada) or (502) 895-2405
Fax: 502-899-2274
E -mail: info@aph.org
Internet web site: www.aph.org/

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
111 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
Voice: (516) 944-8900BR> TTY: (516) 944-8637
Fax: (516) 944-7302
Internet web site: www.helenkeller.org/national/

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
1291 Taylor Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Voice: (800) 424-8567 or (202) 707-5100
TDD: (202) 707-0744
Fax: (202) 707-0712
E-mail: General: nls@loc.gov
Music Section: nlsm@loc.gov
Reference: nlsref@loc.gov
Internet web site: www.loc.gov/nls/

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic National Headquarters
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Voice: 866-RFBD-585
Internet web site: www.rfbd.org/