Resources for Blind and Low Vision

A collection of resources for Coloradans who are blind, have low vision, or need an alternative to print.

Advocacy and Support

American Foundation for the Blind

Mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies.


Phone: 212-502-7600

Email: info@afb.net

Lighthouse Guild

Preventing and addressing vision loss with services.


Phone: 800-284-4422

Email: lighthouseguild.org/contact/

Colorado Gerontological Society

Building Leadership in Aging


Phone: 303-333-3482

Email: Contact Form

American Council of the Blind

Advocates for equality, inspires community, and connects you with education, resources, and each other to support your independence.


Phone: 800-424-8666

Rocky Mountain ADA

Training & resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Voice/TTY: 800-949-4232
ASL/Deaf/HoH: 
719-358-2460

Dream

​Disability Rights, Education, Activism, & Mentoring Group
for College Students with Disabilities


Phone: 704-707-5886 (texting only), 651-583-7499 (phone or videophone)

National Center for College Students with Disabilities

Information and resources for college students with disabilities. They work with students, their families, teachers, professors, and anyone with questions about disability and higher education.


Phone: 888-730-8048 or 651-583-7499 (VideoPhone)

Email: nccsd@ahead.org

Disabled American Veterans

Support for veterans.


Phone: 877-426-2838

Email: dav.org/contact-us/

Independence Center

Provides services to people with disabilities, their families and the community.


Phone: 719-471-8181

Email: info@theindependencecenter.org

Senior Services of Boulder

Foster the engagement and well-being of older adults and promote a positive image of aging through community collaboration and excellent services.


Phone:  303-441-1000

Area Agency on Aging

Deliver, fund, and advocate for services for older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and veterans in Boulder County.


Phone: 303-441-3570

Email: bcaaa@bouldercounty.org

US Access Board

Promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.


Call: 202-272-0080

Email: info@access-board.gov

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

Affiliate of ACB dedicated to providing information and support to help people live well with vision loss.


Phone: 701-709-0262

Email: cclvimembership@gmail.com.

Benefits In Action

Understanding, access, and utilization of healthcare resources


Phone: 720-221-8354

Email: info@benefitsinaction.org

Disability Law Colorado

Protection & Advocacy.


Phone: 800-288-1376

Email: disabilitylawco.org/contact

Center for Independence

Community solutions and to empower individuals with disabilities to live independently.


Email: Contact Form

National Council on Aging

Practical solutions to age well


Phone: 571-527-3900

US Department of Justice

The Disability Rights Section helps people with disabilities through enforcement, regulation and technical assistance.


Call: 202-307-0663

Talk to an ADA Specialist: 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY)

Vision Aware

Support groups and other resources


Phone: 1-800-232-5463

Email: connectcenter@aph.org

Training

Center for People with Disabilities

Advocates equal rights for people with disabilities.


Phone: 303-442-8662

Email: info@cpwd.org

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Helps individuals with disabilities prepare for, obtain, advance in, and maintain employment.


Phone: 303-866-2500

Email: CDLE_voc.rehab@state.co.us

Ensight Skills Center

Tools, counseling, and training for low vision individuals.


Phone: 1-866-375-5693

Email: ensightskills.org/contact-us/

Perkins School for the Blind

Education services for children and young adults who are blind and visually impaired with multiple disabilities.


Phone: 617-924-3434

Hadley

Personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss to thrive at home, work, and in their communities. 


Phone: 800-323-4238

Clusiv

Empowers the blind or low-vision learner to gain the skills needed to enter the modern workforce from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

New Vision

Provides training, guidance, counseling, and assistance to those that are blind or have low vision in colorado.

Phone: 719-635-8996

Email: rebeccashields130@gmail.com

Physical and Mental Health

Bright Focus

Macular Degeneration Research


Phone: 1-800-437-2423

Email: info@brightfocus.org

diaTribe

Making sense of diabetes

Beth Gustin

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, EMDR, CAGCS (she, her)


Phone: (720) 809-7070

TCOYD

Provides diabetes conferences & educational programs.


Phone: 800-998-2693

Contact Form

Integrated Diabetes Services

Supplements and cooperates with your health care providers to provide advanced self-management training services.


Phone: 877-735-3648

Charlie Kramer

Disability Life Coach. “I help disabled people live kickass lives”

Diabetes Training Camp

Unique and customized programs and coaching that empower the community of people with diabetes to thrive.


Contact form

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The Crisis Text hotline is available 24/7. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.


Call or text: 988

Technology

Be My Eyes App

Sighted volunteers lend their eyes to solve tasks to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives. Free.

Aira App

Provides visual interpretation by trained Agents for just about any task. Free with in-app purchase options.


Phone: 1-800-835-1934

Email: support@aira.io

Maxi Aids

Low Vision Products, including canes.


Phone: 1-631-752-0521

Email: sales@maxiaids.com

ScriptTalk (App)

Hear all your vital prescription information read out loud.

Phone: 309-452-3088

Spell Better

App that helps those with dyslexia by automatically correcting words with spelling errors and reordering letters. 

Recreation

Ignite

Outdoor snow-sports lessons individualized to each student’s unique needs.


Phone: 303-258-1166

Email: info@igniteadaptivesports.org

ForeSight Ski Guides

Making snow sports both affordable and accessible to visually impaired and blind skiers.


Phone: 303-506-3859

Email: foresightskiguides@gmail.com

Move United

Adaptive sports training, education, and resources.


Phone: 1-301-217-0960

Email: info@moveunitedsport.org

Phamaly Theatre Company

Denver’s award-winning Phamaly Theatre Company exclusively features actors with all nature of disability – cognitive, emotional, intellectual, physical, and neurodiverse.


Phone: 303-365-0005

Email: pbehrhorst@phamaly.org

Paradox Sports

Dedicated to transforming lives and communities through adaptive climbing opportunities that defy convention.


Phone: 720-638-5593

Email: info@paradoxsports.org

No Barriers USA

Provides transformative programs and experiences that shift mindsets, create belonging, and foster self-discovery to elevate individuals and their communities


Phone: 970-484-3633

Email: info@nobarriersusa.org

Disabled Sports USA

Opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in community sports, recreation and educational programs.


Phone: 1-301-217-0960

Email: info@dsusa.org

EyeCycle Tandem Biking

Enhance the quality of life and independence of our blind and visually impaired stokers by offering organized tandem rides in and around the Denver Metro area.

Audio Games

Audiogames, as opposed to video games are computer games who’s main output is sound rather than graphics.


Email: Contact Form

Audio Information

Colorado Talking Book Library

Recorded books and magazines from a national collection that includes bestsellers, classics, mysteries, westerns, poetry, biographies, informational works, religious literature, children’s books, and foreign language materials.


Phone: 303-727-9277

Email: ctbl.info@cde.state.co.us

International Association of Audio Information Services

Do you need information about audio information services outside Colorado? Audio information services can be found throughout the United States, in Canada and Australia.


Phone: 844-218-8430

Audio Ballots/Election Information

Explore Aftersight’s collection of information in audio regarding voting, politics, and the 2021 elections. Stay up to date and informed this election season on Aftersight.

Imagination Videobooks

Recorded and audio described children’s books and stories, specifically for blind and deaf children.


Email: info@imaginationvideobooks.com

Xavier Society for the Blind

Delivering Faith and Inspiration in Braille and Audio


Phone: 212-473-7800

Email: info@xaviersocietyfortheblind.orgctbl.info@cde.state.co.us

BARD National Library Service

Braille and talking book library service.

Phone: 1-888-657-7323

NFB Newsline

Free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, or otherwise print-disabled that offers access to more than 500 publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more.


Phone: 410-659-9314

Email: nfb@nfb.org 

Transportation

Access-a-Ride

Provides local bus transportation in the Denver metro area for people with disabilities.


Phone: 303-299-2960

Lyft/Uber Accessibility

If you have experienced accessibility issues with Lyft or Uber, like service animal denial, you can contact them for assistance, or they will investigate and help resolve the issue.


Lyft Accessibility Feedback. OR call 1-844-554-1297 to report a driver for service animal denial

Uber Accessibility Help Center or if you scheduled through RTD’s Access on Demand Program, you can contact RTD’s customer care department at customercare@rtd-denver.com or call 303-299-6000

Via Mobility Services

Paratransit, travel training and mobility options information and referral services.


Phone: 303-447-2848

Email: info@viacolorado.org

60+ Ride

Free transportation for individuals 60+ in Weld County. 


Phone: 970-352-9348

Envida (Colorado Springs)

Paratransit in Colorado Springs


Phone: 719-301-6870

Other Services

Parent Engagement Network

Support Parents in Raising Healthy, Happy Youth.


Email: Contact Form

Lime Connect

Connects corporations with qualified students with disabilities for internships and jobs.

Boulder Reads

Part of the Boulder Public Library, provides programs and resources that foster literacy and lifelong learning for all ages.


Phone: 303-441-3139

Two Blind Brothers

Their clothes are crafted specifically for those that are blind or have low vision with braille labels. Plus, every purchase supports our community.

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP):

This program managed by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Defense connects college students and recent graduates with disabilities to employers for internships and permanent employment. Contact your school coordinator (often located in the Disabled Student Services Office) for more information.

Dress for Success

Empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.


Phone: 212-532-1922

Email: worldwide@dressforsuccess.org

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