Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired
4700 Poplar Avenue
Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 766-0600 (Local)
(901) 766-0699 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:15 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 350
Number of staff: 1
Staff description: Certified O&M specialist since 1997.
Geographic area served: Shelby County, or via service contract for anyone residing outside Shelby County.
Publications: Monthly newsletter


June Mangum, Rehab Teacher, Braille Instructor, (901) 766-0600,
Charlese Pennington, COMS (Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist), (901) 766-0600,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching low vision and media and environmental assessments.
  • Assistive Products
    • Adaptive aids store available to the general public.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in the use of CCTVs.
  • Counseling
    • Provides information and has a monthly support group.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides activities of daily living skills such as home management, money management, organization and labeling skills, communication skills, braille instruction etc.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers to local, regional, or national resources depending on client need.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training at work, school, or other needed environment; telescope evaluation, sunshield evaluation, dog guide training.
  • Volunteer Services
    • Welcomes volunteers who are willing to make phone calls, stuff envelopes, assist with monthly newsletter, and a variety of other volunteer opportunities.
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