American Foundation for the Blind (Atlanta) - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

American Foundation for the Blind (Atlanta)
739 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 525-2303 (Local)
(404) 659-6957 (Fax)
literacy@afb.net
http://www.afb.org

Brief Description

The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Publications: DOTS for Braille Literacy.

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Maintains a demonstration and information center where visitors can walk through a model vision loss-friendly apartment, try out the various low- and high-tech gadgets in a realistic home setting, get ideas for modifications they can make in their own homes, and find out where to obtain the products they've tested.
  • Information and Referral
    • Maintains a toll-free information line (800-232-5463) and an e-mail response service (afbinfo@afb.net). AFB’s graphically rich websites are designed to be fully accessible to blind and visually impaired users. The main AFB website (www.afb.org), offers comprehensive, timely, and authoritative information on every aspect of blindness and visual impairment including an up-to-date, searchable database of nationwide services, message boards, community events, and announcements. The site features an extensive, searchable database of high- and low-tech products and AccessWorld®, AFB’s free, online technology magazine. It also includes the largest collection of Helen Keller memorabilia on the Internet. The newest addition to AFB’s family of websites is VisionAware™, developed in collaboration with Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight, which incorporates AFB’s award-winning SeniorSite and is designed to provide adults of all ages a one-stop resource to cope with vision loss.
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