Below is a list of educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment programs that are committed to helping meet community needs and provide opportunities for the sight impaired. This list is provided for informational purposes only. We do not endorse any particular program or organization. If we have missed anyone, please do let us know!

Vision Loss Connections

Vision Loss Connections is an organization of blind and visually impaired individuals in the Puget Sound area that meet to address the recreational and cultural needs of the community.
23 West Boston St.
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-282-3913

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind

DSB offers Vocational and Independent Living Services for Individuals who are Blind, Deaf-Blind or Visually Impaired.
3411 S. Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206)906-5500
Toll Free: (800) 552-7103
Fax: (206)721-4103

Sight Connection

(formerly Community Services for Blind & Partially Sighted)
Their mission is to enhance the ability of people with vision loss to lead active, independent lives.
9709 Third Ave NE, #100
Seattle, WA 98115-2027
Phone: (Voice/TDD)
206 525-5556
800 458-4888

Special Technology Access Resource (STAR) Center

The STAR Center exists to help develop ‘diff-abilities’ (different abilities) which enable patrons to complete the same computer related tasks as those who need no assistive devices or special software.
2121 26th Avenue South
Seattle, Washington
Phone: 206-325-4284

Washington Council of the Blind

The Washington Council of the Blind is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting opportunity, equality and independence in the blind community through education, public awareness and advocacy.
P.O. Bx 30009
Seattle, WA 98113-0009
Phone: 800 255-1147

The National Federation of the Blind of Washington (NFBW)

NFBW is the Washington affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind in the United States.

P.O. Box 2516
Seattle, WA 98111
Phone: 425-823-6380


Edith Bishel Center

The Edith Bishel Center offers low vision services in Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Yakima and Klickitat Counties. They sell both high and low tech assistive technology for vision loss.

628 N Arthur St
Kennewick, WA 99336-2128
Phone: 509-735-0699
Toll Free 1-800-662-9226
Staff: Sheila Turner, IL Specialist

Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences

AVIA’s mission is to increase the knowledge of, and involvement in, the arts by the State of Washington’s visually impaired residents.
400 Harvard Ave. E. #202
Seattle, Washington 98102-4951
Phone: 206-323-7190 (voice)
Access Arts Line (voicemail messages): 206-528-2085

Lilac Services for the Blind

Lilac Services for the Blind offers low vision services in Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman Counties; sells both high and low tech assistive technology for vision loss.

1212 N. Howard
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-328-9116
Toll-free: 1-800-422-7893
Fax: 509-328-8965

Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID)

TACID offers low vision services in Pierce County.
6315 South 19th
Tacoma, WA 98466-6217
Phone: 253-565-9000
Fax: 253-565-5578
Toll-free: 1-877-538-2243


Low Vision Centers

Most of the low vision centers in this list are funded, in part, through the Lions Clubs. Most offer low vision assessments including assistive technology recommendations.

Sports & Recreation for Individuals who are Blind or Low-Vision

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes

The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) changes the lives of blind and visually impaired youth and adults with sports throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Billy Henry
P.O. Box 65265
Vancouver, Washington 98665
Phone: 360-904-7884 (H)
1-800-800-9837 (W)

Puget Sound Regional Ski for Light

The mission of Ski for Light is to enhance the quality of life and independence of visually or mobility-impaired adults through a program of cross-country skiing.

Ski for Light, Inc.

Trollhaugen Sons of Norway Lodge, Erling Stordahl Snow Park
Stampede Pass, Washington
Contact: Doug Sundberg at: 206-297-7579
Co-Presidents, Maida & Rudy Pojtinger at: (253) 631-7904
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