These businesses offer products or services that may be useful for individuals with vision loss.
Posting these businesses does not imply that CCABVI endorses any particular products. We receive no financial benefits from promoting them.
- Non-profit organization connecting donors and users of free new and gently-used accessibility aids and tools.
Accessible Pharmacy Services (215) 799-9900
- Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind works closely with ScripTalk to provide talking medication labels. ScripTalk is 100% FREE when you get your medication and products from our home delivery pharmacy service.
A.T. Guys, Your Access Technology Experts
- Company selling assistive technology that is useful for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
- Czech Republic based company selling mobile phones designed by and for the blind and visually impaired.
- Company selling low-vision aids, tools and technology for the blind and visually impaired.
(LAMP) Library of Accessible Media
- In June of 2021 Pennsylvania’s Library the the Blind and Physically Handicapped changed its name to Library of Accessible Media (find at: MyLAMP.org).
- This remains a source for large print books, audio-described DVDs, audio books and magazines, Braille books and downloadable audio and Braille services as provided by Library for the Blind and Visually Handicapped at Carnegie (Pittsburgh)and Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped – Free Library of Philadelphia
Lendedu resource page: Helping Students with Visual Impairments
- A guide to help college students with low vision and blindness to better understand the accommodations, resources, assistive technology, and scholarships available to support them academically.
Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley
- Organization promoting the restoration of sight through corneal transplantation.
Lions KidSight of Chester County
- CCABVI (Chester County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired) can link your organization with local Lions Clubs in Chester County whose members are trained to screen the vision of youngsters from 6 months to 6 years. Contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- It is especially important to have children’s vision screened early in life while some eye conditions can still be treated. Parents will be advised if a visit to an eye care professional is recommended.
- Many Lions Clubs assist with the cost of the professional’s exam and/or eyeglasses if those are prescribed.
PATF — Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
- PATF is a state-wide, non-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians acquire the assistive technology and services they want. PATF provides education (on assistive technology, vendors, and funding resources), financing opportunities, and advocacy for individuals, helping them to acquire the assistive devices and services that improve the quality of their lives.
- Programs are available in Pennsylvania for all ages, all income levels, all communities, all cultural backgrounds, and all disabilities and health conditions. (find at: www.patf.us)
- A useful tool for determining what reading glass strength you need.
- Southeastern Pennsylvania company that sells low-vision assistive technology.
Senior HealthLink Hotline: (610) 431-1852
- Provides referrals for local agencies and services.
- Washington-based company that sells talking products.
- Assistive technology lending library and other services available through the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.
National Programs and Organizations
American Council of the Blind https://www.acb.org/
The council strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
American Foundation for the Blind https://www.afb.org/
The mission of the foundation is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. They mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.
National Federation of the Blind https://nfb.org/
The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, founded in 1940. Currently headquartered in Baltimore, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.