Xavier Society for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Xavier Society for the Blind
248 West 35th Street
Suite 1501
New York, NY 10121-1100
(212) 473-7800 (Local)

Brief Description

The Xavier Society for the Blind provides free spiritual and inspirational reading materials and lending library services in braille, downloadable audio, and a CD lending library in the Roman Catholic tradition.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 1,500
Number of staff: 6
Geographic area served: United States and Canada. Certain services extended to English speaking blind persons overseas.
Publications: Spiritual and inspirational literature (braille, downloadable audio, CD MP3 lending library.


2 Penn Plaza
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121


Malachy Fallon, Executive Director, (212) 502-7650, Director@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Terrence McCafferty, Transcription/Certified Braillist
Christine Moore, Client Services, (212) 502-7641, christine@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Margaret O'Brien, Operations Manager, (212) 502-7650, margaret@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Aisling Redican, Coordinator of Communications and Fund-Raising, (212) 502-7607, aisling@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Donald Salvato, Director of Technology/Audio Production, (212) 502-7635, donald@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • We provide a variety of religious and spiritual materials in braille, online audio download and an audio lending library. We have two quarterly publications we create in-house in braille and audio download, and monthly Mass Propers (the prayers and readings for Sunday Mass and major feasts). Some materials are also available for download in code for home embossers and braille display units.
  • Library Services
    • Maintains free lending library of audio books on CD of exclusively religious and spiritual nature. Although predominantly Roman Catholic, our collection includes books from many different faiths.
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