In addition to the following resources based within Washington State, there may be national organizations with local chapters in your area. For a list of national organizations, refer to National Agencies Serving Individuals with Disabilities.
Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted
Founded as a non-profit in 1965, CSBPS has developed as the Northwest's leading vision rehabilitation agency. This organization works with individuals, families, and communities to restore, maintain, and enhance the independence and well-being of people with impaired vision and specializes in working with age-related vision loss.
Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind
The Seattle Lighthouse is a private, not-for-profit agency providing employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, deaf-blind, and blind with other disabilities. The Lighthouse has provided employment and support to blind people in our community since 1918.
Seattle Public Library
This site features hundreds of useful products available from SightConnection, the specialty store developed by CSBPS. It offers secure on-line transactions for a broad selection of items designed to support the independence and well-being of people with impaired vision. Proceeds go to support programs provided by this Seattle-based agency. Customers are welcome to visit the SightConnection retail store at agency headquarters in north Seattle. Call 206-525-5556 for directions.
University of Washington DO-IT Project
The University of Washington provides a publication listing Internet resources of potential interest to people who have disabilities or who are interested in disability-related issues. Resources listed include LISTSERV and LISTPROC discussion lists, electronic newsletters, newsgroup discussion groups, bulletin board systems accessible via telnet, World Wide Web (WWW) homepages, and gopher servers.
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
University of Washington
PO Box 357920
Seattle, Washington 98195
(206) 685-4181 Voice
(206) 616-1396 TTY
Washington State Department of Services for the Blind
3411 South Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98118
1-800-552-7103 or (206) 721-4422
Washington State School for the Blind
2214 East 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661