BPN Partners and Resources

Blind Professionals Network is proud to partner with organizations, agencies and business that support and enhance the blind and visually impaired community. We recognize the importance of sharing resources to unite and empower one another. Be sure to take advantage of the resources below and feel free to share with others!

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BPN Partners and Resources Listings
Partner/Resource Name Contact Name Phone Email Website Description
Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind Andy Burstein 2157999900 andy@accessiblepharmacy.com www.accessiblePharmacy.com Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind is a comprehensive, home delivery pharmacy service specializing in the needs of people who are blind, DeafBlind and have low vision. We are the only provider of its kind and the largest blind-owned healthcare company in the country.
Aira N/A 800-835-1934 support@aira.io www.aira.io Aira is a live, human-to-human professional assistance service, an accommodation or productivity tool, that enhances independence by delivering on-demand, skilled and reliable visual interpreting for just about any task.
American Council of the Blind (ACB) N/A N/A info@ACB.org www.ACB.org ACB advocates for equality of people who are blind and visually impaired, inspires community, and connects you with education, resources, and each other to support your independence.
APH Connect Center N/A 800-232-5463 connectcenter@aph.org www.AphConnectCenter.org Empowering people toward greater independence and lifelong success by providing curated information and resources to assist children, parents, job seekers, adults, and older people who are blind or visually impaired.
Be My Eyes N/A N/A N/A www.BeMyEyes.com Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
Blind Accessibility Tips N/A N/A blindaccessibilitytips@gmail.com blindaccessibilitytips.com Blind Accessibility Tips is a website set up with tutorials to show blind and visually impaired people how to use their Windows computers and smartphones. The website is focused on the basics, getting persons with vision loss immediate assistance with learning how to use their devices as soon as they obtain them. The idea is that the blind person will build on the skill over time, after having first receive the basics through the website, and become excellent at using the device independently. The website, blindaccessibilitytips.com, is still being updated but still already has plenty of tutorials which consist of both text and videos.
Blind Girl Designs Tricia Waechter 8624481011 tricia@blindgirldesigns.com www.blindgirldesigns.com BLIND GIRL DESIGNS creates a peril from a visually impaired woman with quirky styles for everyone! We specialize in hoodies and T-shirts with blind canes as part of the art on the t shirt print. sizes small through 5 XL.
Blind Institute of Technology Mike Hess 3039956453 mike@blindit.org www.BlindInstituteOfTechnology.org BIT supports professionals with disabilities globally who are looking to secure and retain meaningful employment as active and valued members of a team through professional staffing, recruiting, training and development.
Blind Parents Group with the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania Stacie Leap 215-776-6741 stacie.leap@gmail.com National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania, Live the Life you Want We hold a monthly peer support group for blind parents, grandparents, and supporters virtually through Zoom. We meet the third Saturday of the month except for July and November.
Byte Size Training Technology Isaac Hebert 2546778037 isaac.hebert@bytesizetrainingtech.com Byte Size Training Technology The mission of Byte Size Training Tech is to provide assistive technology training services to empower individuals with disabilities to pursue their educational and career goals with confidence.
Clear Vision Coaching N/A N/A info@CVCoaching.net www.CVCoaching.net Empowering individuals to make positive changes in their lives through personal, professional and motivation coaching. Helping to develop an efficient action plan to reach your full potential to achieve success in your personal and professional life! Book a complimentary coaching session to find out more! https://calendly.com/cvcorganizations/clearvision-coaching
Computers for the Blind N/A 214-340-6328 info@computersfortheblind.org www.Computersfortheblind.org Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to providing computers to persons who are blind or visually impaired. It is our hope that each person who is visually impaired may experience the information age in a positive and productive manner. We believe technology opens new worlds and creates opportunities for greater personal freedom.
CN Vision Image Consulting, LLC Chelsea C. Nguyen 17135537041 chelseawin@cnvisionimage.com CNVisionImage.com My company, CN Vision Image Consulting provides specialized non-visual and adaptive professional image consulting services and trainings to men, women and children of all abilities. The trainings we offer empower our clients with the soft skills and life skills to make great first impressions, gain more self confidence, and become more independent. Ultimately, our company thrives to empower our clients with the tools, techniques and knowledge to successfully achieve their personal life goals as well as their professional career goals.
Eyes Like Mine Inc N/A 9733273035 events@eyeslikemine.org www.eyeslikemine.org Our mission is to share awareness about the abilities and potential of individuals with vision loss through community service initiatives, comprehensive empowerment workshops, and innovative social change awareness events. Home of the Miss Blind Diva Empowerment Pageant, and Dancing With The Blind.
Freedom Scientific N/A (800) 444-4443 training@vispero.com www.Freedomscientific.com/training Access free Trainings and tutorials to learn how to use various Freedom Scientific products, such as Jaws, Zoomtext, Fusion and braille hardware, with your computer.
Hadley N/A 800-323-4238 info@Hadley.edu www.Hadley.edu The mission of Hadley is to create personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss or blindness to thrive - at home, at work, and in their communities.
Houston Area Visually Impaired Network – HAVIN Ron Graham 713-825-9108 havin.tx@gmail.com www.havintx.org A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of various volunteer groups from across Houston that serve the information, resource, and support needs of the visually impaired. Our vision is to educate, provide peer support and unify the visually impaired community in the Greater Houston area. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also grown to share what we do with a larger, virtual audience, as well, allowing those who would not ordinarily be able to join us do so and allowing for interstate and international participation.
Houston Council of the Blind (HCB) Gayle Metoyer 713-520-9237 info@acbt-houston.net www.acbt-houston.net Advocacy and support organization
iBUG Today Michael McCulloch 832-453-7139 ibugtoday@gmail.com www.ibugtoday.org Promotes the individual independence, social integration, and educational development of the blind and visually impaired community through accessible technology training.
I Can Connect N/A N/A N/A www.icanconnect.org This program provides communications technology free of charge to low-income people of all ages who have combined vision and hearing loss.
Ladybuggz essential products Tyrone Perkins 4693869968 Ladybuggzessentialproducts@gmail.com Ladybuggzessentialproducts.com Our mission is to inspire the world to become beautiful beyond beautiful
Living Beyond Limits N/A 9728040678 info@livingbeyondlimitsus.org LivingBeyondLimits.org Living Beyond Limits offers vital integrated mentoring programs for the blind and vision-impaired community. We facilitate positive interactions, through education, training, empowerment resources and social networking, which are crucial to living a rewarding life.
MLV Foundation Debbie Sanders 4059390573 office@mlvfoundation.org www.mlvfoundation.org Our mission is to connect the blind and visually impaired by enhancing lives, encouraging independence, and expanding awareness.
OrCam Technologies Claudia Cerna 2819740918 claudia.cerna@orcam.com www.orCam.com OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties.
Pennsylvania Association of Blind Students (PABS) Stacie Leap 215-776-6741 stacie.leap@gmail.com National Federation for the Blind of Pensylvania, Live The Life You Want We welcome all blind students from all grade levels (Elementary, middle, high school, college, and post-graduates) to come to our virtual meeting via Zoom. We meet every second Saturdy of the month at 7:30PM ET. Contact Vice President Stacie Leap for more information.
Pennsylvania Organization of Parents of Blind Children (PAOPBC) Emily Gindlesperger N/A vp2@nfbp.org vp2@nfbp.org National Federation for the Blind of Pensylvania, Live The Life You Want We welcome parents of blind children and their family members as well as supporters to come to our virtual Zoom meeting. We hold our meetings the first Tuesday of the month from 1pm to 2pm.
The Lighthouse of Houston Donald Hayes 7132848441 dhayes@houstonlighthouse.org www.houstonlighthouse.org The Lighthouse of Houston is a Community for the Visually Impaired. Our programs and services assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired of all stages and all ages, from infants to older adults. The wide variety of programs and services help individuals gain independence, develop individual strengths, and provide emotional, social and educational support.
Visually Impaired Advocates – VIA Talana Townsend 832-867-0140 VIAdvocates@gmail.com www.VIAdvocates.org Our mission is to enhance The quality of life for the visually impaired Community of Greater Houston Through community awareness, education, and inclusion.
Visually impaired Blind Society Saving Ven 770-609-7439 Info@vibsociety.org VIBSociety.org Empowering the visually impaired and blind community to become a more productive and independent part of society. We are a social organization, providing activities and events, financial and educational resources and helping to provide adaptive equipment when necessary. We break the social barriers and bridge the gap between sided and non-sided communities. Come share our vision.