Community Resources

Division for Blind Services

Trinity Building, 2nd Floor
4204 Woodcock Dr., Ste. 274
San Antonio, TX 78228
210-785-2750
Learn More
Services:
Vocational Rehabilitation Program; Independent Living Rehabilitation Program; Business Enterprises of Texas Program; Transition Program; Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery & Development Program; Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center (CCRC); Blindness Education, Screening & Treatment Program.

San Antonio Eye Bank – TBI

8122 Datapoint Dr., Ste. 325
San Antonio, TX 78229
210-614-1209
Learn More
Services:
Provides corneas and other eye tissue for sight-restoring transplant surgery.

VIAtrans Public Transportation

1021 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78212
210-362-2140
Learn More
Services:
VIA Metropolitan Transit provides a variety of travel options and programs for its customers who have disabilities. Customers who are unable to use the fixed-route bus system because of a disability can be certified to use VIAtrans, VIA’s ADA paratransit transportation service.

Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.

1503 Allena Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78213
210-366-4081
Learn More
Services:
To raise, train and give guide dogs to Texans who are vision impaired, to enhance their mobility and independence.

San Antonio Founders Lions Club

911 North Main
San Antonio, TX 78212
210-225-1164
Services:
Provides eyeglasses, hearing aids, and special requests.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

San Antonio Chapter; Louise G. Walch, President
8119 Braes Run
San Antonio, TX 78254
210-464-6144 (home)
louisewalch@gmail.com
Learn More
Services:
NFB Newsline Texas, Jobline, NFB Bulletin Board, Jernigan Institute, Deaf-Blind Resources

Alamo Workforce

115 E. Travis, Ste. 220
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-272-3260
Learn More
Services:
For employers, TWC offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics.

For job seekers, TWC offers career development information, job search resources, training programs and as appropriate unemployment benefits.

San Antonio Public Library

600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-207-2500
Learn More
Services:
Borrower services, computers for the public, library card, interlibrary loan, meeting rooms/rental space, reference services, special needs, trademark & patent searches, and volunteer services.

Prevent Blindness

210-220-2360
Learn More
Services:
Vision screenings, educate about better eye health and about early detection of eye disease and prevention.

National Industries for the Blind (NIB)

1310 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314-1691
703-310-0500
Learn More
Services:
Enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

11 Penn Plaza, Ste. 300
New York, NY 10001
800-AFB-LINE (232-5463)
Learn More
Services:
Broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who service people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

1800 Johnson Street, Ste. 100
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9315
Learn More
Services:
Specializes in providing assistance to people who are blind with services which may not be readily available to them from government programs or other existing service systems.

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center

Learn More
Services:
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (www.ssdrc.com) provides answers to questions concerning how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants filing for either SSD (social security disability) or SSI (supplemental security income) benefits.

Voice Nation Live

Learn More
Services:
Voice Nation Live provides more resources on visual impairments.

Air Force Village I Low Vision Support Group

Arthur Montgomery, Group Facilitator
4917 Ravenswood Dr.,
San Antonio, Texas 78227
(210) 645-1862

Air Force Village II Low Vision Support Group

Shari Proctor, Resident Counselor
5100 John D. Ryan Blvd.,
San Antonio, Texas 78245
(210) 677-8666 (Call for date and time.)

Army Residence Center

Ruth Cain, Group Facilitator
3309 McHenry Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78239
(210) 646-5480 (Call for date and time.)

San Antonio Low Vision Club Support Groups

Kim Van Hooser, Group Facilitator (ages 18-45)
(210) 262-3079

Diana Bloodgood, Group Facilitator
Meets every third Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Warm Springs Resource Center
5101 Medical Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78229

Boerne Low Vision Club

Rene Perez, Group Facilitator
Meets the third Thursday of each month 10:30 – 11:30a.m
11:45a.m. Lunch
Kronkosky Senior Center
17 Old San Antonio Rd
Boerne, TX 78006
(210) 533-5195, Ext 2801

Low Vision Resource Center and Owl Radio

Lisa Miele, Executive Director
1250 NE Loop 410, Ste. 630
San Antonio, Texas  78209
(210) 829-4223

Low Vision Club
Services:
Assists people who are vision impaired with education, mobility assistance, support groups and socialization; promoting independence for people with limited
or no vision.  The San Antonio Low Vision Club also provides people who are vision impaired with an opportunity to talk with others who share similar
challenges.

Owl Radio

New Braunfels Low Vision Club

Jane Wagenfuer; Group Facilitator
Meets last Tuesday of every month from 10a.m. – 12p.m. at First United Methodist Church
572 San Antonio St,
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 624-0915

Ability Bridge

24165 IH-10, Ste. 217-476
San Antonio, TX 78257
info@abilitybridge.com
Learn More
Services:
Resource Guide for individuals with disabilities.

Resource Guide for the Blind

Learn More

Online Accredited Colleges

Learn More

Courses for People with Disabilities

Learn More

Social Security Disability Help

Learn More

Online School Database

Learn More

We Connect Now

Learn More

Online Learning for Students with Disabilities

Learn More

Blinds Chalet – Computer Accessibility

Learn More

Expertise

Learn More
Services:
A resource for people living with disabilities. The guide helps to make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and disabled people easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility.

Flying Blind – Empowering Through Technology

Learn More

AFB Access World Magazine

Learn More

Eyes on Success

Learn More
Services:
Radio program and podcast discusses products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss.

National Eye Institute

Learn More
Services:
Dedicated to vision research in order to save sight and reduce vision impairment and blindness.

National Institutes of Health

Learn More
Services:
The nation’s medical research agency – supporting scientific studies to turn discovery into health.

Helping Students with Visual Impairments

Learn More

Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability

Learn More

Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

Learn More

Blind New World

Learn More
Services:
Demystify blindness and advocate greater inclusion of people who are blind or visually impaired in society

Winning in College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities

Learn More

Financial Aid for College Students with Disabilities

Learn More

Consumer Affairs – Eyeglasses Online Guide

Learn More

The Simple Dollar

Disability Benefits Guide

Social Security Disability Benefit Calculator

Money Saving Pro

The Ultimate Guide to Social Security Disability Benefits

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

Learn More

 

Kids Links

National Federation of the Blind

Learn More

Seedlings

Learn More

National Federation of the Blind

Learn More

Georgia Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Learn More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn More

Blind Bookworm: Accessible Ebooks, Etexts and Textbook

Learn More

Blind Children’s Resource Center

Learn More

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

Learn More

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Learn More

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP)

Learn More