Massachusetts Directory of Agencies

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.


  • Multi-Cultural Independent Living Center of Boston

    329 Centre Street
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 

    Phone: (617) 942-8060
    Fax: (617) 942-8630
    Web: www.milcb.org


  • National Braille Press

    88 St. Stephen Street
    Boston, MA 02115

    Phone: (617) 266-6160 or (888) 965-8965
    Fax: (617) 437-0456
    Email: contact@nbp.org
    Web: www.nbp.org

    Produces low-cost braille books, magazines and tactile products, covering subjects such as computers, cooking, philosophy, children’s print and braille books, women’s issues, news and commentary, grammar and writing. Free print or braille catalog upon request.


  • National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM)

    One Guest Street
    Boston, MA 02135

    Phone: (617) 300-3400
    TTY: (617) 300-2489
    Fax: (617) 300-1035
    Email: ncam@wgbh.org

    NCAM’s mission is to expand access to present and future media for people with disabilities; to explore how existing access technologies may benefit other populations; to represent constituents in industry, policy and legislative circles; and to provide access to educational and media technologies for special needs students.


  • National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

    Phone: (800) 825-4595
    Website: www.icanconnect.org

    This FCC program, coordinated by Perkins and other partners, gives people with combined hearing and vision loss access to modern telecommunication tools and the training necessary to use them. Provides accessible technology, such as braille displays, mobile devices and screen readers, free of charge to people who meet federal eligibility guidelines.


  • National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts

    104 Ripley Street
    Newton, MA 02459

    Phone: (617) 902-0632
    Email: president@nfbma.org
    Web: www.nfbma.org


  • New England ADA Center

    See Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center.


  • New England Eye Care Center

    260 Tremont Street, 9th Floor,
    Biewend Building
    Boston, MA 02111

    Phone: (617) 636-7800
    Web: www.mylasikdoc.com


  • New England Eye Commonwealth

    930 Commonwealth Ave West, Suite 2A
    Boston, MA 02215

    Phone: (617) 262-2020
    Fax: (617) 236-6323
    Web:  www.newenglandeye.org


  • New England Eye On-Site - Mobile Low Vision Clinic

    Web: www.newenglandeye.org/our-locations/on-sight

    Serving adults and individuals with visual impairments throughout the state.


  • New England Eye Southeastern MA Low Vision Clinic

    450 Pleasant St.
    East Bridgewater, MA 02333

    Phone: 617-680-8447
    Email: jones@neco.edu


  • New England Low Vision

    799 West Boylston Street
    Worcester, MA 01606

    Phone: (888) 211-6933
    Fax: (508) 853-8201
    Email: Scott V. Krug, President scott@nelowvision.com
    Web: www.nelowvision.com

    New England Low Vision’s two areas of expertise are providing low vision and blindness products, and customized assistive technology evaluations and training on both low vision and blindness products.


  • Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind & Visually Impaired (NE/AER)

    Web: www.neaer.umb.edu

    NE/AER supports professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments, offering professional development opportunities, publications, and public advocacy.  NE/AER is a volunteer-based organization with a board of directors, working committees, an annual conference, discipline- specific workshops, and a newsletter for members. For further information on NE/AER or to contact the leadership, visit the website.


  • Northeast Independent Living Program

    20 Ballard Road
    Lawrence, MA 01843

    Phone: (978) 687-4288
    Fax: (978) 689-4488
    Web: www.nilp.org


  • Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education Institute for Community Inclusion

    20 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA 02116

    Phone: (617) 287-7623
    Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments Coordinator: (617) 287-7595
    Professional Development Coordinator: (617) 287-7633
    Web: www.nercve.umb.edu

    The Research Training and Technical Assistance Center in Visual Impairments provides the basis for regional collaboration in funding and support for teacher education, professional development, curriculum development and Research in Education of Students with Visual Impairments.


  • Perkins

    175 North Beacon Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

    Phone: (617) 924-3434
    Fax: (617) 926-2027
    Email: info@perkins.org
    Web: www.perkins.org

    Perkins Overview

    Founded in 1829, Perkins is a global leader in education for people who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with additional disabilities. Perkins provides a wide range of programs, services and tools for infants, children and adults who are blind, as well as families, educators and advocates in the U.S.and internationally.

    Perkins School for the Blind
    Phone: (617) 924-3434
    Email:Admissions@Perkins.org
    Website: www.Perkins.org

    At its historic campus in Watertown, the school offers accredited residential and day programs for students from birth to 22 years who are blind or deafblind, including those with additional disabilities. Programs include academics, arts and music, athletics, physical therapy, prevocational training, independent living skills and more.

    Evaluations Services
    Phone: (617) 972-7456
    Email: Evaluations@Perkins.org

    Experts provide independent evaluations of students, age 3 to 22 years, with visual impairments.  Students’ strengths and needs are evaluated, so teachers and parents can develop individualized education programs that provide the best possible learning experience for children in public or private schools.

    Outreach Services
    Phone: (617) 972-7432
    Email: Outreach@Perkins.org

    Weekend, vacation and summer programs give students who are visually impaired an opportunity to develop educational, vocational and independent-living skills, while enjoying recreational activities and spending time with their peers. Students gain self-confidence, insight and friendships for  life. Programs are available for elementary through high school students.

    Gives vision educators the extra tools and training they need to encourage children who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their maximum potential. Teachers of the visually impaired, early intervention specialists, non-profit and government agency employees can choose from a variety of training seminars, workshops and professional development programs hosted by Perkins.

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