Lowell Association for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Lowell Association for the Blind
169 Merrimack Street
Second Floor
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 454-5704 (Local)
(978) 458-5563 (Fax)
(978) 458-5563 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

LAB was founded in 1923 to serve the needs of people who are blind and visually impaired in the Greater Lowell area. It is a non-profit, community-based organization that is dedicated to working with people who are blind and visually impaired.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Staff description: 1 full-time, 5 part-time
Geographic area served: Greater Lowell, area northeast of Boston and Southern NH
Publications: Newsletter/monthly schedule


Elizabeth Cannon, Executive Director, ecannon@lowellassociationfortheblind.org
Dorothy Donovan, Technology Instructor, (978) 454-5704 19, ddonovan@lowellassociationfortheblind.org
Monica Mullen, Development Director, (978) 454-5704, mmullen@lowellassociationfortheblind.org
Joshua Stachowski, Adult Services Coodinator, (978) 454-5704

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Provide assistance with selecting and order other products including magnifiers, talking watches, etc.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • LAB has a library of Braille, Large print and audio books for loan. Ability to produce Braille documents and audio programming.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.
  • Counseling
    • Offers advocacy and referral services.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Senior Teen Employment Program for teens 14-22.
  • Reading Services
    • Provides radio reading services as an affiliate of Massachusetts Radio Reading Network. Publications include the Lowell Sun, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Nashua Telegraph.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers social and recreational activities for the elderly, working-age adults, and youth. Publishes newsletter/monthly schedule of activities.
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