Affiliated Blind of Louisiana - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana
409 West St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 234-6492 (Local)
(337) 232-4244 (Fax)
(800) 319-4444 (Toll-Free)
(337) 264-9259 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

The mission of Affiliated Blind of Louisiana (ABL) is to teach individuals who are blind and deaf-blind the skills that lead to independence, employment, and community integration. ABL is also a consumer organization that promotes the general welfare of the visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind, educates the public about blindness, and informs consumers of services available to them.

Hours of operation: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Clients served on average per year: 300
Geographic area served: Louisiana.


Lynn Blanchard, Executive Director, (337) 234-6492 601,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers assistive technology training.
  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling services to blind or visually impaired clients.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in skills of daily living, cooking, personal management, communications, braille. Operates Project Cope, a home/community based service for blind or visually impaired seniors over 55.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers vocational training program, job skills, interview skills, transition.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training including training for individuals in wheelchairs.
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