Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired

2016 Calendars: A list of organizations that produce calendars in braille, print/braille, large print, or audio.

The Audio Description Project

An initiative of the American Council of the Blind. Audio description is increasingly available for first-run movies, and more and more movie theaters are being built or renovated with the necessary equipment to offer the description track to patrons.  This page will point you to more information about the process, the movies, and the theaters.

The Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Serving individuals in all stages of vision loss - totally blind, legally blind and visually impaired in Jefferson County, NY.
321 Prospect St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph: (315) 782-2451
Fx: (315) 782-6890

Aurora of CNY
Not-for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who are blind, visually impaired, deaf,  hard-of-hearing, late deafened and deaf blind.
518 James Street, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13203-2282
Ph: (315) 422-7263
TTY/TDD: (315) 422-9746
Fx: (315) 422-4792

Described and Captioned Media Program (link is external): Videos On-Demand for children with visual or hearing disabilities.

North Country Association for the Visually Impaired
Dedicated to assisting people who are blind, legally blind, or visually impaired by attaining or maintaining personal independence. Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin & St. Lawrence counties.
Central Office:
22 US Oval - Suite B-15
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Ph: (518) 562-2330
Fx: (518) 562-2331

NYS Talking Book and Braille Library
Lends audio and braille books and magazines to eligible residents of upstate New York who have a qualifying print disability.

Talking Book and Braille Library
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230-0001
Toll Free: (800) 342-3688
Ph: (518) 474-5935
Fx: (518) 486-2142

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable.