Outa Sight Group




A Door To A New Beginning

RESOURCES

1. Department of Rehabilitation:   

(707)  576-2233
Provides assistive technology and daily living skills instruction, including orientation and mobility training.


2.  Volunteer Wheels/Paratransit: 

(707) 573-3377


3.  Society for the Blind: 

(916) 452-8271
Provides comprehensive services for the blind, including cane travel, braille, computer classes, low vision optical specialist, support groups, social workers, camps, and retreats.  


4.  California Telephone Access Program: 

1-800-806-1191
Provides push-button and/or large-number phones, speed calling, and 411 information services at no cost.


5.  PG&E: 

1-800-743-5000
Will install, at no charge, tactile labels on thermostats, washer/dryers, stoves/microwaves, etc.


6.  Banks

May provide guideline checks or registers at no cost or minimal fee.


7.  Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind: 

(415) 431-1481
In San Francisco & San Rafael, provides services in rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, resources for the deaf-blind, recreational and social services, adaptive equipment, volunteer services, radio news broadcasts, and more.


8.  VA Western Blind Rehab Center: 

(650) 493-5000
In Palo Alto, provides on-site training in  a variety of independent living skills for blind veterans.  


9.  Hadley School: 

1-800-323-4050
A correspondence school for the blind offering a variety of subjects, including braille.


10.  Center for Independent Living (CRI): 

(707) 463-8875
In Ukiah.


11.  Guide Dogs for the Blind: 

1-800-295-4050
In San Rafael.


12.  Library of Congress: 

1-800-952-5666
Provides talking book services at no charge.

13.  Blind Babies Foundation:

(415) 486-6140
For families of blind children, provides home counseling on early intervention & child development.

14.  American Printing House for the Blind:  

1-800-223-1839
Provides audio versions of Readerís Digest, Newsweek, and other publications at no charge.  Also sells various adaptive products.  


15.  Descriptive Video Services (DVS): 

(317) 579-0439
Provides videos with audible description of events that does not interfere with dialogue.  Note: TVs, VCRs, and DVRs equipped with the Second Audio Program feature can receive this service free of charge on some PBS TV stations, such as KQED and KVIE.