Reno Resources for blind and visually imapired:

Local Blindness Organizations:

Nevada Council of the Blind 702-383-0600

Americans with Disabilities Act 702-386-2995

Local Blindness Resources:

BSBVI Reno 823-8140

BSBVI Carson City 684-4400 (Ask for BSBVI)

Paratransit "Access" 348-0477

National Blindness Organizations:

American Council of the Blind 800-424-8666

American Foundation for Blind 800-232-5463

Lighthouse catalog 800 829 0500

Foundation Fighting Blindness 800-683-5555

Hadley School for the Blind 800 323 4238

National Federation of Blind 410-659-9314

American Printing House for the Blind 800 223 1839

Government Resources:

DETR 684-4040

HUD-Housing and Urban Development 824-3100

Independent Living 353-3599

Medicaid 877-638-3472

Medicare 800-633-4227

Nevada 211 2-1-1

NV Office of Disability Services 687-4452

NV Division of Aging Services 687-4210

NV Talking Book Library 800-922-9334

NV Welfare Division North 687-1900

No NV Center for Independent living 353-3599

No NV Community Housing - Resource Board 337-9155

Reno Housing Authority 329-3630

Social Security Administration 888-808-5481

Washoe County Community Resources 334-4228

Washoe County Social Services 785-8600

Washoe County Senior Services 328-2575

Washoe County School District 348-0200

Student Support Services 857-3161

Washoe Legal Services 329-2727

Veterans Administration - Vision 786-7200 (Press and ask to be transferred to Eye Clinic)

Nonprofit Resources:

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) 212 502 7600

American Diabetes Assoc. 206 775 7373

Americans with Disabilities Act 702-386-2995

Catholic Community Services of No NV 322-7073

Disability Hotline 800 466 4232

Health Access Washoe County (HAWC)

Community Health Center

Main Medical and Dental Clinic: 329-6300

NV Center for Excellence in Disabilities 784-4921

United Cerebral Palsy (formerly Easter Seals of Sierra Nevada) 322-6555

For-Profit Adaptive Equipment Providers:

Descriptive Video Service 317 579 0439

Enhanced Vision 702-522-7739

GW Micro, Inc. 702-860-8263

Legal Shield 702-249-8555

Specialty Adaptations 909-496-2417

Talking Thermostats dot com 800 838 8860

Valley Braille Services 733-6941

Catalog Companies:

Independent Living Aids, Inc. 800-537-2118

Lighthouse catalog 800-829-0500

LS&S 800-468-4789

Maxiaids 800-522-6294

Speak To Me 800-248-9965

FREE 411 (Bing 411) 800-246-4411 (For business listings and directions)

For reading material online:

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

Braille Audio Reading Download (BARD)