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Greater Rocket City Chapter NFB of Alabama

Changing what it means to be blind!

Greater Rocket City Chapter

Larry Povinelli, Treasurer

121 Cork Alley

Madison, AL 35758-3106

(256) 325-4120

(703) 969-6476 Cell

[email protected]

Huntsville Alabama Resource List

NFB Huntsville

Coordinator: Larry Povinelli

121 Cork Alley

Madison, AL 35758-3106

(256) 325-4120

NFB of Alabama

President: Joy Harris

5209 Sterling Glen Drive

Pinson, Alabama 35126-7612

Home: 205-520-9979

Cell: 515-720-8699

*NFB of AL: 205-815-5544

E-mail: [email protected]

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Laura Weber, President

Home: 832-569-4547

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site:

NFB Training Centers

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)

Shawn Mayo, Director

100 East 22nd Street South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Phone: 612-872-0100

Toll Free: 800-597-9558

Fax: 612-872-9358

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site:

Colorado Center for the Blind

Julie Deden, Director

2233 West Shepperd Avenue

Littleton, Colorado 80120

Phone: 303-778-1130

Toll Free: 800-401-4632

Fax: 303-778-1598

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site:

Louisiana Center for the Blind

Pam Allen, Director

101 South Trenton Street

Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Phone: 318-251-2891

Toll Free: 800-234-4166

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site:

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

6030 Monticello Drive

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Phone: 334-213-3900

Toll Free: 800-392-5671

Rehabilitation Services:

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

Huntsville Regional Center

Karla Smith

600 St. Clair Ave, Bldg. 2

Huntsville, Alabama 35801

256-539-7881 (voice/TDD)

256-532-0942 (fax)

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

560 South Lawrence Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Phone: 334-293-7500

Toll Free: 800-441-7607

Children's Services:

Alabama Department of Education

Division of Special Education Services

Mabrey Whetstone, Director

Gordon Persons Building, Room 3346

50 North Ripley Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3833

Phone: 334-242-8114

Toll Free: 800-392-8020

Fax: 334-242-9192

Web site:

Social Security Administration






Alabama's Jobline®: Look here for JobLine® details

Jobline® is a telephone-based job search system that allows all citizens to search "America's Job Bank" from any touch-tone telephone by calling (800) 414-5748. This is provided through a collaborative effort with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation, Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, and the National Federation of the Blind.

Resources for Families and Providers

National and State Resources

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an e-mail to [email protected]