Directory of Massachusetts Agencies Serving Individuals Who Are Blind

This directory was produced by the Perkins Library to assist consumers and professionals in locating services for persons who are blind or visually impaired in Massachusetts. Learn more about the Massachusetts Directory of Agencies.


  • ABISee, Inc.

    30 Sudbury Road, Unit 1B
    Acton, MA 01720

    Phone: (978) 637-2900 or (800) 444-4443
    Fax: (253) 595-3623
    Email: info@abisee.com
    Web: abisee.com

    ABISee, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced high technology products for people with visual impairment. Manufactures a reading and scanning device for blind people and an advanced scanning solution for people with low vision. Acquired by Freedom Scientific in April 2015. 


  • Access Center

    Boston Public Library
    Copley Square
    700 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02114

    Phone: (617) 536-5400 x2295
    Email: lharris@bpl.org
    Web: www.bpl.org

    The center offers special materials, formats, equipment and personnel to serve library patrons with disabilities.


  • AD-LIB, INC.

    215 North Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Phone: (413) 442-7047
    Fax: (413) 443-4338
    Web: adlibcil.org


  • Adaptivision

    PO Box 403
    Lynnfield, MA 01940

    Phone: (781) 334-2004 or (800) 407-6486
    Fax: (781) 334-4793
    Email:  info@videomagnification.com
    Web: www.videomagnification.com 

    Distributor of video magnification products.


  • Architectural Access Board (AAB) - Massachusetts Department of Public Safety

    One Ashburton Place, Room 1310
    Boston, MA 02108

    Phone: (617) 727-0660
    Fax: (617) 727-0665
    Web: mass.gov/aab

    AAB is a regulatory department with the legislative mandate to develop and enforce regulations to make public buildings accessible, safe, functional, and usable by persons with disabilities.


  • Association of Blind Citizens

    PO Box 246
    Holbrook, MA 02343

    Phone: (781) 961-1023
    News and Activities Line: (206) 424-4081
    Fax: (781) 961-0004
    Email: president@blindcitizens.org
    Web: www.blindcitizens.org


  • Association of Massachusetts Educators of Students with Visual Impairments (AMESVI)

    Web: amesvi.org

    AMESVI is an association of professionals who work with students with vision impairments.  AMESVI’s goal is to improve and enrich the lives of students with visual impairments through advocacy, professional development, and the education of others, including members of the general public, regarding the unique educational needs of students with visual impairments.


  • BAUM USA

    12 Branch Street, Suite 205
    Methuen, MA 01844

    Phone: (855) 620-7985
    Email: info@baumusa.com
    Web: www.baumusa.com

    U.S. division of BAUM, a German manufacturer and designer of technology solutions including braille organizers, braille displays, and desktop magnifiers.


  • Bay State Council of the Blind (Massachusetts affiliate of the American Council of the Blind)

    57 Grandview Avenue
    Watertown, MA 02472

    Phone: (617) 923-4519
    Email: baystate@acb.org
    Web: www.acb.org/baystate


  • Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind

    Phone: (413) 443-7478
    Email: Timothyedwardspotter@gmail.com


  • Blinded Veterans Association

    New England Field Office
    PO Box 42938
    Philadelphia, PA 19101

    Phone: (215) 381-3066
    Fax: (617) 381-3182
    Email: wanda.grover@va.gov
    Web: www.bva.org


  • Boston Center for Independent Living

    60 Temple Place, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02111

    Phone: (617) 338-6665
    Fax: (617) 338-6661
    Web: www.bostoncil.org


  • Boston College Department of Teacher Education: Special Education, Curriculum, and Instruction

    120 Campion Hall
    140 Commonwealth Avenue
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Phone: (617) 552-4239

    New England’s only program offering a Severe Disabilities Program and a specialization in deafblind.


  • Braille & Talking Book Library

    (See Perkins Library)


  • Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled

    106 Bassett Lane
    Hyannis, MA 02601

    Phone: (800) 541-0282
    Fax: (508) 775-7022
    Web: www.cilcapecod.org

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