Research Application

We help researchers from a wide range of backgrounds. The information you provide will help us make sure we can tell you about specific resources or tools that might be particularly helpful for your project. It will also help us make sure that staff and the materials you’re interested in are available and ready when you get here.

If you experience any trouble with the form, you are also welcome to email with the same information. We will generally confirm receipt within 2 working days.

Contact Information

Provide city, state and/or country

Research Information

Are you an academic? A professional in a field related to blindness or visual impairment? Doing research about a relative or other individual?
If you are not yet sure of your travel plans, share around what time of the year you would like to visit.
You may add items to this list before your visit by sending an email to As noted in our Archives policies, we may need up to five business days notice for access to unprocessed collections, and 2 business days for processed collections.
Additional details about your project, accessibility or accommodation questions, questions about other possible resources, etc.

Understanding Our Policies

Your name below (and signature on our registration form when you arrive) indicates your agreement with our policies about use and publication of our materials as provided on our website and by our staff. Please consult with the library and archives staff if you have any questions.