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American Museum of Natural History’s Science Sense Tours - Visitors who are blind or partially sighted are invited to attend this program, held monthly in the halls of the American Museum of Natural History. Specially trained Museum tour guides highlight specific themes and exhibits, engaging participants through extensive verbal descriptions and touchable objects.

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library - Branch of the New York Public Library, located at 40 West 20th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People - Offers a range of challenging non-credit computer classes in a college environment for beginners and experienced users.

INCLUDEnyc - Resources for Children with Special Needs in New York City.

The Lavelle Fund for the Blind - Supports programs that help people who are blind and visually impaired lead independent, productive lives, together with eye care programs working to prevent and treat vision loss.

Lighthouse Guild - Provides a full spectrum of integrated vision + healthcare services helping people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions lead productive, dignified and fulfilling lives.

Low Vision Service State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) - Offers complete evaluations and special testing including VEP's, ERG's, ultra sound and color vision analysis. Low vision aids are provided on loan for trial; on-site training provided.

New York Deaf Blind Collaborative - A five-year federally funded project which provides technical assistance to improve services for children and youth who are deaf-blind (ages 0-21).

New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) - Administers services to legally blind residents of New York State for the purpose of ameliorating the disability imposed by visual impairments and to enhance individual employability. Also offers vocational rehabilitation services and other services such as independent living skills and mobility training.

New York State Resource Center for Visually Impaired - The mission of the New York State Resource Center for Visually Impaired is to provide assistance to support students who are blind and visually impaired in achieving high standards of learning and independence.

Parents of Blind Children of New York - A parent advocacy group working to improve the lives of blind children within the state of New York.

VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired - A nonprofit agency that promotes the independence of people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

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