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“There are so many great organizations out there waiting to help people who have lost their vision. I’m glad MindsEye makes a point of connecting listeners to them.” - Rita, retired accessibility instructor

Local resources

Lighthouse for the Blind - St. Louis

An organization thatassists individuals who are legally blind maintain dignity and independence by making available employment, education and support services.

St. Louis Society for the Blind

A nonprofit that provides the full range of vision rehabilitation services to adults and special education services to school-age students. Services are available in both Illinois and Missouri and are provided at the Society’s offices, in the home, community, place of employment or school.

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments

A nonprofit helping children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential through family-centered and specialized services and support.

Missouri Council of the Blind

A membership organization, affiliated with the American Council of the Blind, that offers educational scholarships, health benefits, summer camps, special services program, public awareness programs, adaptive technology information and advocacies employment and legislation issues.

Wolfner Library for the Blind

A state-wide mail and Internet library providing audio and Braille books for people with visual impairments in Missouri.

Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service

A state-wide mail and Internet library providing audio and Braille books for people with visual impairments in Illinois.

Illinois Bureau of Blind Services

Illinois Department of Human Services department, offering a variety of programs for people with vision loss in Illinois.

Missouri Rehab Services for the Blind

Missouri Department of Social Services department, offering a variety of programs for people with vision loss in Missouri.
 

Audio information services outside of the St. Louis area

Kansas Audio Reader

Serving Kansas, Kansas City, MO, and Joplin, MO, area.

Southern Illinois Radio Information Service

Serving southern Illinois, including Carbondale and Mount Vernon.

Illinois Radio Reader

Serving the counties surrounding Champaign, IL.

Chicagoland Radio Information Service

Serving the Chicago area.

Northern Illinois Radio Reading Service

Serving the Dekalb and Rockford, IL areas.

Tri-States Audio Information Service

Serving areas around Macomb, Warsaw, Galesburg, and Quincy, IL, and Keokuk, IA.

WVJC- Radio Information Service

Serving the Mount Carmel and Olney, IL area.

WCBU-Radio Information Service

Serving the Peoria, IL area.

Augustana Public Radio Information Service

Serving the Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa.

WUIS/WIPA Radio Information Service

Serving the Springfield and Pittsfield, IL. areas.

International Association of Audio Information Services

Find a reading service outside of Illinois or Missouri.

 

Other National Resources

American Foundation for the Blind

A nonprofit that removes barriers, creates solutions and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

American Printing House for the Blind

A nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

Braille Bibles International

Providing Braille, large print and audio Bibles.

Tape Ministries

Providing audio cassettes of Christian books.