Partners and Resources

The following page is designed to provide you with both partners and resources that we hope you will find useful. Partners are fundamental for SAAVI towards providing the best services for blind and visually impaired people throughout Arizona. Our Resource Guide is broken up into National, State, Pima and Yuma areas.

Partner

National Federation of the Blind:

With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. www.nfb.org

National Federation of the Blind Arizona:

Arizona Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind www.az.nfb.org

Arizona Council of the Blind:

The Arizona Council of the Blind is a nonprofit IRS exempt organization made up of blind, visually impaired, and sighted Arizonans, with a broad diversity of occupations and professions. Primary focus is on blindness-related issues – especially on dealing effectively with the challenges of daily living, whether a person be a child or adult, regardless of the cause of sight impairment www.azcb.org

American Council of the blind:

The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people. www.acb.org

Arizona Governor’s Council on Blindness
and Visual Impairment:

The Council is charged with advising and assisting the Governor, and the legislature, on the needs and services related to blindness and visual impairment. The GCBVI also review services provided by all agencies serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired to ensure the specialized needs of this population are being met. www.azdes.gov

National Industries for the Blind:

At National Industries for the Blind (NIB), it is our mission to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its associated agencies serve as the largest program responsible for the employment of people who are blind through the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act. www.nib.org

Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library:

To provide books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for all Arizona residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the use of conventional print materials. www.lib.az.us

Sun Sounds:

Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to information to people in the Southwest who cannot read print because they have a disability. www.sunsounds.org

Hadley School for the Blind:

To promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers. www.hadley.edu

Bookshare:

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities www.bookshare.org

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind:

Committed to excellence in education of all children and youth with hearing or vision loss throughout Arizona. www.asdb.sate.az.us

Foundation for Blind Children:

Providing a comprehensive system of services, which optimizes the blind, or visually impaired child’s development and which provides many opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life. www.seeitourway.org

Next Level Technology:

As Maryland’s premier computer network maintenance company, we insure computer networks, disaster recovery systems, email SPAM filtering and computer network performance are optimized. www.nl-tech.com

Sun Van:

Tucson’s paratransit agency since 1987, provides transportation service to those individuals unable to use Sun Tran’s fixed route service due to their disability. www.sunvan.com

American Foundation for the Blind:

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for the more than 25 million people with vision loss in the U.S. www.afb.org

Independent Living Aids:

Independent Living Aids is the oldest, privately-held, direct marketing/distribution company in the United States of products for people who are blind or have low vision. www.independentliving.com

Maxi Aids:

Providing a complete and comprehensive online product catalog for people with special needs. Maxi-Aids is owned and operated by individuals who are Deaf, Blind and Autistic. www.maxiaids.com

American Printing House for the Blind:

APH is the world’s largest provider of accessible educational and daily living products, with over 150 years of service. www.aph.org

Desert Low Vision:

Desert Low Vision Services is committed to elevating each low vision individual’s ability to function independently. An important low vision evaluation can be scheduled for those individuals interested in focusing on their specific needs. We also have on site, an extensive selection of adaptive aids available to you in a retail setting www.desertlowvision.com

Pima Community College Disabled Student Services:

We assist students with documented disabilities by providing one-on-one advising, accommodation / service plans and a variety of support services www.pima.edu

Marriott University Park Tucson:

880 East Second Street • Tucson, Arizona 85719 USA www.marriott.com

Digital Apex LLC:

Digital Apex is committed to providing you the best consulting advice, assistive technology products and services. They provide consultation to organizations, assistive technology products to and for people with vision loss and assistive technology services. http://mydigitalapex.com/

Dr. Beverly Browning:

Director/Trainer Grant Writing Training Foundation. Dr. Browning is the author of over three dozen grants-related publications and has been consulting in the areas of grant writing, contract bid responses, and organizational development for 36 years. www.bevbrowning.com

Alphagraphics:

providing a full range of solutions for design; digital, offset and large-format printing; marketing communications; promotional products; digital archiving and mailing services for small- to medium-sized businesses as well as corporate entities. www.alphagraphics.com

Arbonne International:

Providing demonstrations of botanically based skin care, color, nutrition and aromatherapy. www.arbonne.com

The Jim Click Automotive Team:

Working with local non-profits in their Cash for Referrals Program. www.jimclick.com

LS&S:

Learning, sight and sound made easier. www.lssproducts.com

Sundt Foundation:

Since it was founded over a century ago, Sundt has been dedicated to improving the communities where it operates. In 1999, we expanded this effort by creating the Sundt Foundation, a separate non-profit organization focused on the needs of disadvantaged children and adults. http://www.sundt.com/sundt-foundation

Southern Arizona Foundation:

Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities that help donors support the community that they call home. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help their regions meet local challenges. There are hundreds of community foundations across the country, including the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. http://cfsaz.org/

The Employees Community Fund of Boeing:

The Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company (known as ECF or the Fund) is a unique employee-owned and directed giving program that allows employees to support the needs of their local communities via tax-deductible recurring payroll deductions or one-time gifts. http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/community/request_ecf_grant.html

Enterprise Holdings Foundation:

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation gives back and strengthens through charitable support the thousands of communities where our employees and our customers work and live. http://www.enterpriseholdings.com/sustainability/enterprise-holdings-foundation/

PIMA COUNTY RESOURCES

Clinical low vision evaluation centers

Transportation

SUN TRAN CITY BUS
Tel: 792-9222

For seniors & those with disabilities, Sun Tran City Bus will accept any of the following to qualify for an economy fare pass or pay the economy fare on the bus daily

THOSE WITH DISABILITIES:

  • Medicare card
  • Sun Tran Transit ID
  • A valid ADA Para transit Eligibility ID

SENIORS:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Any photo ID with birth date indicating 65 or older
  • Medicare Card
  • Sun Tran Transit ID

suntraninfo@tucsonaz.gov

Sunvan & Handicar

To purchase rides you must be qualified for Sun Van or Handicar. Cost is dependent on income. To qualify, call and an application will be mailed to you. Complete application and go into ADA office in person with ID card). Once you qualify you can contact SunVan or Handicar for your transportation needs.

  • Sun Van
    Tel: 620-1234
    Dispatch 798-1000
    Reservations 798-1000
    TDD 884-5100
    www.vantran.org
  • Handicar
    Information & Vouchers
    Tel: 881-3391
    Cost is dependent on income.
    To qualify, call for application.
  • Arnette
    Tel: 388-9130
    Pickup $2.50, $2.00 per mile.
    Wheelchair pick up $25.00, $2.00 per mile.
  • SKOR Alternative Transportation
    Tel: 744-7433
    btucson.com
    Ambulatory – $15.00, $2.00 per mile
    Wheelchair Pickup – $25.50, $2.50 per mile
    Stretcher – $99.00, $3.50 per mile
  • Red Rose
    Tel: 322-5655
    (Pager 446-9976)
    Specializing in personal service) www.theredrose.com
  • MS TRANSPORTATION
    Tel: 327-4674
    reservation@gomstransport.com
    service@gomstransport.com
    6 Passenger Minivan – $75 per hour, 3 hour minimum
    Rate per mile $2.50
    12 Passenger Van – $75.00 per hour, 3 hour minimum
  • N.W. Interfaith (VICAP)
    Tel: 297-6049

    Info@icstucson.org Free if qualified. To qualify, call for appointment with Wendy Aldrich. Will accept walk-ins. Just call and ask for Cheryl Anderson, Care Giving Services Manager.

    2820 West Ina Road. Other services are offered.

  • Arizona Senior Transport
    Tel: 297-6049

    azseniortransport@earthlink.net Set fees dependent on distance. Call 48 hours ahead. Is set up for round trip.

  • American Pony Express
    Tel: 798-1111
    www.manta.com
  • Crane Transportation
    Tel: 885-1733
    www.cranetransport.com
  • Triple A-Yellow Cab
    Tel 388-9130
    www.aaayellowaz.com
    Pick up $2.50, $2.00 per mile. Wheelchair pick up $25.00, $2.00 per mile
  • Caddy Transportation
    Tel: 887-8744
    Pick up $5.00, $2.00 per mile. No time delay. $8.00 min
    www.merchantcircle.com
  • Yellow Cab
    Tel: 624-6611
    tucson.citysearch.com
    Pickup $2.50 and $2.00 per mile.
  • Greyhound Bus Lines
    Tel: 1-800-231-2222
    www.greyhound.com

Accessible Food

  • SCHWAN’S FOOD
    Tel: (888) 724-9267
    www.schwans.com
  • MEAT AND FISH FELLAS
    Tel: (800) 627-3663

Grocery stores that deliver

  • RINCON MARKET
    Tel: 888-7835
    www.riconmarket.com
    Orders taken Tuesday mornings 8:30 – 1:00
    Charge $20.00
    Deliveries on Wednesday
  • RED ROSE
    (pager 446-9976) 322-5655
    www.theredrose.com
  • SAFEWAY
    Sunrise & Swan location
    Can order only by internet
    www.safeway.com
  • DELICIOUS DELIVERIES
    620-6600
    or www.100mph.com The following company delivers from about 60 restaurants all over Tucson:
    They charge $7.99 – $10.99.
  • CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
    623-0344
    www.ccs-soaz.org
    1-800-234-0344
  • SALVATION ARMY MEALS
    795-1352
    SalvationArmy.org
    (over 60 only)
  • MOBILE MEALS (N.W. INTERFAITH)
    297-6049
    www.mobilemealsoftucson.org
  • MEALS ON WHEELS
    790-7262
    www.mealcall.org
  • Chariot Pizza
    696-0807
    www.chariotpizza.com
  • Picurro Pizza
    733-3333
  • China Rose East Side
    327-6646
    chinarosebuffet.com
  • Jade Garden West Side
    744-2817
  • Baggins Sandwich Shop
    There are Baggins sandwich shops in various locations in Tucson but you can find out the one closest to you by dialing:
    327-4342
  • Philly’s finest
    790-3935
  • Jason’s Deli – Sandwiches and more
    www.jasonsdeli.com
    E. Broadway 790-7000
    N. Oracle Rd. 407-1100
  • Jimmy John’s – sandwiches
    206-9999
    www.jimmyjohns.com
  • Jack’s BBQ
    750-1280
    www.jacks-bbq.com
  • Verona (Only for parties)
    722-2722
    www.veronaitalianrestauranttucson.com
  • Ascolese’s Italian
    623-0313
    www.urbanspoon.com
  • India Oven Catering
    326-8635
    www.tucsonindianrestaurant.com
  • Ghandi Cusine of India
    292-1738
    www.gandhicuisineofindia.com
  • New Delhi Palace Cuisine
    296-8585
    www.newdelhipalacetucson.com
  • Kababeque
    388-4500
  • Meals By The Week
    By Rae E.R. Frantz, Ph.D
    520-741-902

    7 complete, delicious, nutritious meals delivered to your home for just $45 in town – $50 out of town. I do all the shopping, meal planning, clean and soak all veggies and fruit. All the food is prepared, put in appropriate containers, placed in lidded cases with ice packs and delivered to your home in the same day. Delivery is on Sunday and Thursday, depending on which part of the town you live. Seven meals are delivered at one time.

HOUSE CLEANING

YARD CARE – INSURED

HANDYMAN

  • YOUR HANDYMAN
    Tel: 406-6340
    Ricardo Lopez

ADAPTIVE AIDS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

  • ASSISTECH
    Marsha Neilson
    2738 N Cambell Ave
    Toll free: 1-866-674-3549
    www.assistech.com

CATALOGS

RECREATION RESOURCES

  • City of Tucson Parks & Recreation
    900 S. Randolph Way 520-791-4873
    Aquatics, sports, leisure & adaptive recreation.
  • Kino Community Center
    2805 E. Ajo Way
    Tel: 740-4651
    www.kinosportscomplex.com
    For Seniors Club contact Shelly Rose on 243-6348
  • Aces Senior Center
    701 West Wetmore Road
    Room 186A
    www.pima.gov
    Tel: 696-5208
  • Catalina Senior’s Program
    16526 North Oracle Road
    www.pima.gov
    Tel: 825-9011
  • Picture Rock Seniors Program
    5615 North Sanders Road
    www.pima.gov
    Tel: 682-7166
  • Jewish Community Center
    3800 East River Road
    www.tucsonjcc.org
    Tel: 299-3000
  • Y.M.C.A.
    Tel: 623-5200
    Call this number to contact one near you
    www.tucsonymca.org

PARKS & RECREATION SENIOR PROGRAMS(AGE 50+)

Fees are $1.50 to $1.75 per day
  • Fred Archer Neighborhood Center
    (Sunnyside Senior Program)
    1665 S. La Cholla Blvd (between Ajo and Starr Pass)
    cms3.tucsonaz.gov Tel: 791-4355
    Monday – Saturday.
    Monday and Saturday Senior Club at no extra cost.
  • Armory Park Senior Center
    220 S. 5th Avenue (Downtown)
    Tel: 791-4865
    www.active.com
  • Cherry Avenue Recreation Center
    5085 South Cherry Avenue (south of Irvington)
    Tel: 791-4497
    www.active.com
  • William Clements Recreation Centerr
    8155 East Poinciana (near Pima College East Campus)
    Tel: 791-5787
    tucsonaz.gov
  • El Pueblo Neighborhood Center
    101 West Irvington Road
    Tel: 791-4629
    tucsonaz.gov
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00 – 5:00
  • El Rio Neighborhood Center
    1390 West Speedway Boulevard
    Tel: 791-4683
    www.elrio.org
    Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Morris K Udall Regional Center (Seniors age 62+)
    7200 East Tanque Verde Road
    Tel: 791-4931
    tucsonaz.gov
    Senior Center – age 50+ free.

SOCIAL CLUBS

Fees are $1.50 to $1.75 per day
    • SAAVI Alumni Group
      After you finish your GOALS and STARS classes, consider joining the SAAVI ALUMNI!! The SAAVI ALUMNI meets on Thursdays from 9:30AM – 12:00PM.
      Contact MILLY at 325-5275
      www.saavi.us
    • Tucson Society of the Blind (TSB)
      Jenna Peyton, President 886-1913
      Cyndi Brooks, Vice President 620-6652
      www.seniorresourceguide.com
      Tucson Society of Blind
      P.O. box 57655
      Tucson AZ 85732
    • TUCSON-PIMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
      INFORMATION – 791-4010
      www.tppl.org/people with disabilities.htm
    • Assistive Technology Devices for People with Disabilities:
      Library users with visual or hearing impairments can access information in a variety of formats, available at special libraries. For more information please contact Terry Nordbrock at Main – 791-4393.
    • Closed Circuit Television
      (CCTV) Large screen magnifiers at: Main, Green Valley, Nanini, Wilmot and Valencia
    • Illuminated Magnifiers
      Locations: Main, Mission and Wilmot
    • Kurzweil Reading Edge
      Fully integrated book reader at: Nanini and Woods
    • Arkenstone Open Book
      Book reader and personal computer at: Main, Columbus, Mission and Green Valley
    • Dragon
      Locations: Main
    • Jaws
      Locations: Main, Mission and Green Valley
    • Brailler
      Locations: Main
    • Ducksbury
      Braille Editing software: Main
    • Descriptive Videos
      Verbal description of non-verbal action and settings at:
      Most Branches, More at Main and Green Valley
    • Closed Caption Videos
      Located at all branches.
    • Text Telephone (TTY & TTD)
      Location: Main
    • Books on CD
      Location: All branches
    • Large Print Books
      Location: All branches

These devices are available at named branches, free of charge during regular business hours.

CONSUMER RESOURCES

  • National Library Service for the Blind
    Talking Books/ AZ Newsline / Jobline
    Tel: 1-888-657-7323
    To look for what books are offered: www.loc.gov/nls
  • Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library
    1030 North 32nd Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    1-800-225-5578
    www.lib.az.us
  • Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service
    www.sunsounds.org
  • ‘Tell Me’ Phone Service
    Tel: 1-800-555-8355
  • Braille Bible International
    1-800-522-4253
    www.braillebibles.org
  • Qwest
    Center for Customer’s with Disabilities
    Tel: 1-800-223-3131
    www.qwest.com
    Directory Assistance
    Tel: 411
  • Vision Enhancement Magazine
    Order online – www.visionenhancement.org
  • Mobile Podiatry
    Vans that go into the community to provide services
    Tel: 628-7871 ext 156
  • Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet
    Hanne Owens, RN, BSN
    To set up home or office visit (home service on a very limited basis)
    Tel: 579-4340
  • Literacy Volunteers of Tucson 520-882-8006
    Literacy Volunteers of Tucson (LVT) believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to read, write and/or speak English.
    www.lovetoread.org/
  • FREE INFORMATION – free 411
    1-800-free-411 or 1-800-3733-411
  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
    Services for the Veterans with Vision Loss
    VIST Coordinator 520-792-1450
    3601 S. 6th Avenue
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
    National Eye Institute
    301-496-5248
    2020@nei.nih.gov
    www.nei.nih.gov
  • 2020 Vision Place
    Bethesda, MD 20892 Or 31 Center Drive
    MSC 2570
    Bethesda, MD 20892

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

CONSUMER EDUCATION & ADVOCACY RESOUCES

INFORMATION, REFERRAL & SUPPORT SERVICES

  • PIMA COUNCIL ON AGING
    520-790-0504 (Central Administration Office)
    520-790-7262 (Intake Helpline)
    www.pcoa.org

    The area agency on ageing, PCOA is a clearing – house of information on programs for older adults.
    Countywide non-medical home and community based support services for older adults and people with disabilities; provides referrals to Catholic Social Services, Family Counseling Agency, Jewish Family & Children Services, and Marana Health Center.

  • INFORMATION & REFFERAL SERVICES, INC.
    www.ourfamilyservices.org Tel: 520-881-1794 or 800-362-3474
    A guide to Services in Tucson & Pima County. Provides a directory of resources and information & referral on a wide variety of services available.
  • DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.
    www.directilc.org
    Tel: 520-624-6452
    Information, referral, and support services for people with disabilities. Services include Home Access Program, Advocacy for people with disabilities,
    Benefits Planning Assistance (SSI, SSDI) and Outreach, Peer Counseling, Housing Referral, and Independent Living Skills. Call to learn about additional services.
  • SENIOR RESOUCE NETWORK
    www.theseniorresourcenetwork.com
    520-795-7480
    Information and referral on any subject related to older adults.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

  • COPE Behavioral Services, Inc.
    82. S. Stone Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    520-792-3293
    www.copebhs.com
  • CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
    3100 N. First Ave.
    Tucson, Az 85719
    520-327-4505
    www.codac.org
  • La Frontera Center, Inc.
    2099 E. River Road.
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    520-299-5753 or
    520-884-9920
    www.lafrontera.org
  • SAMHC Behavioral Health Services
    2502 N. Dodge Blvd #190
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    NO-COST HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT
    24 HOURS A DAY – 7 DAYS A WEEK
    Crisis number: 520-622-6000
    www.samhc.com
    520-795-7480
    Information and referral on any subject related to older adults.

 

YUMA RESOURCES

Clinical Low Vision Evaluation Centers

  • Chaman L. Luthra, M.D
    2325 S. Avenue A
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-782-4319
    www.healthgrades.com
  • DESERT LOW VISION
    JANET DYLLA
    1645 N. ALVERNON, SUITE 2
    TUCSON, AZ 85712
    Tel: 520-881-3439
    www.desertlowvision.com
  • SOUTHWEST LOW VISION INC.
    2297 W. Catalina View Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85742
    Tel: 520-297-0027
    www.southwestlowvision.com
  • View Finder Low Vision Resource Center
    1830 S. Alma School Road, Suite # 131
    Mesa, Arizona 85210
    Tel: 866-924-8755
    www.viewfinderlowvision.com
  • View Finder Low Vision Resource Center
    10001 Bell Road
    Sun City, Arizona 85351
    Tel: 623-583-2800
    www.viewfinderlowvision.com
  • ANN MORRIS
    Tel: 800-537-2118
    www.annmorris.com
  • CAROLYN’S
    www.carolynscatalog.com
  • HADLEY SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
    www.hadley-school.edu
    Tel: 800-323-4238 or 847-446-8111
  • INDEPENDENT LIVING AIDS, INC.
    www.independentliving.com
    Tel: 800-537-2118
  • LIGHTHOUSE
    www.lighthouse.org
    Tel: 800-829-0500
  • MAXI AIDS
    www.maxiaids.com
    Tel: 800-522-6294
  • Shop For Low Vision
    www.shopforlowvision.com
    Tel: 800-826-4200
  • Vision Enhancement Magazine
    Order online – www.visionenhancement.org
    Tel: 800-826-4200
  • Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA)
    www.ada.gov

    This site offers information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. It includes ADA publications, ADA Standards for Accessible Design, information about the ADA Technical Assistance Program, information about the ADA Information Line. Some Spanish literature is available.

    Pacific ADA and IT Center
    100 N. 15th Avenue, Suite 361
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Tel: 800-358-3617

  • ADA Compliance
    This website is a central gateway to the federal government’s disability-related information and resources www.disabilityinfo.gov It is useful for people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and other community members.
    Tel: 800-514-0301
  • Disability Rights
    http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/drs/drshome.htm
    This U.S. Department of Justice website includes frequently asked questions about the ADA as well as information about the various disability right laws. The website is also available in Spanish at www.usdoj.gov/crt/indexspanish.htm
    Tel: 800-514-0301
  • SMILE Independent Living Center
    1929 S. Arizona, Avenue, Suite #15
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    www.smile-az.org
    Call regarding services provided
    Tel: 928-329-6681
  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Services for the Veterans with Vision Loss
    VIST Coordinator
    3601 S. 6th Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85723
    Tel: 520-792-1450
    www.visionaware.org
  • US Department of Health and Human Services National Eye Institute
    2020@nei.nih.gov or www.nei.nih.gov
    Tel: 301-496-5248
  • National Library Service for the Blind
    Talking Books/ AZ Newsline/Jobline
    www.loc.gov/nls
    Tel: 888-657-7323
  • Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library
    1030 North 32nd Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Tel: 800-225-5578
    www.lib.az.us
    Tel: 888-657-7323
  • Sun Sounds of Arizona Information Accesses Service
    www.sunsounds.org
    Tel: 928-329-6681
  • “Tell Me” Phone Service
    Tel: 800-555-8355
  • Braille Bible International
    Tel: 800-522-4253
    www.braillebibles.org
  • AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
    Tel: 800-232-5463
    www.afb.org
  • ASSOCIATION FOR MACULAR DISEASES
    Tel: 212-605-3719
    www.macula.org
  • AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
    Tel: 800-424-8666
    www.acb.org
  • ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
    Tel: 602-273-1510
    www.aztecfreenet.org/azcb
  • BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION
    Tel: 800-669-7079
    www.bva.org
  • FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS
    Tel: 800-683-5555
    www.blindness.org
  • GLAUCOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Tel: 800-826-6693
    www.glaucoma.org
  • Governer’s Council on Blindness & Visual Impairment
    Tel: 928-329-9462
    www.azdes.gov/rsa
  • MACULAR DEGENERATION INTERNATIONAL
    Tel: 800-683-5555
    www.maculardegeneration.org
  • NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF ARIZONA
    Tel: 520-733-5894
    www.nfbarizona.com
  • PREVENT BLINDNESS AMERICA
    Tel: 800-331-2020
    www.prevent-blindness.org
  • Arizona State Braille and Talking
    Book Library
    1030 North 32nd Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008-5195
    Tel: 800-255-5578
    www.lib.az.us
  • Audio Vision
    Tel: 888-995-0077
    www.describedmedia.com

    A Canadian charity that offers descriptive videos from a growing library of motion picture and television programs, now available to purchasers in the United States. Call Rob at 416-422-4222 and he will field requests and supply catalogs and order forms.

  • Narrative Television Network
    e-mail address info@narrativetv.comTel: 800-801-8184

    This is a network devoted exclusively to described programming contact your cable or satellite company for local availability.

Consumer Complaints, Advocacy and Legal Assistance

  • Arizona Center for Disability Law
    3839 North Third Street, Suite 209
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Tel: 800-927-2260 (toll free)
    www.acal.com
  • Arizona Attorney General Consumer Information and Complaints
    1275 West Washington Phoenix, AZ 85007 Tel: 800-352-8431

    In addition, free narrative programming is available 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, on the Internet, at www.narrativetv.com

Dealers of Electronic Magnification “CCTV”

  • DESERT LOW VISION SERVICES
    Janet Dylla
    1645 N. Alvernon, Suite #2
    Tucson, Arizona, 85712
    Tel: 520-881-3439
  • SOUTHWEST LOW VISION INC.
    2297 W. Catalina View Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85742
    Tel: 520-297-0027
  • SOUTHERN ARIZONA ASSOCIATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    3767 East Grant Road
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    Contact: Diana Vargas-Vila
    Tel: 520-795-1331
    www.saavi.us
  • View Finder Low Vision Resource Center
    1830 S. Alma School Road, Suite # 131
    Mesa, Arizona 85210
    Tel: 866-924-8755
  • View Finder Low Vision Resource Center
    10001 Bell Road
    Sun City, Arizona 85351
    Tel: 623-583-2800
    www.vuewfubderkiwvision.com
  • SAAVI
    2673 S. Avenue A
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-276-4600

    SAAVI offers a variety of services including an introduction to Electronic Magnifiers (CCTV’s) for SAAVI clients. The service is designed to acquaint clients with electronic magnification and provide them with an opportunity to determine if electronic magnification will enhance their reading and writing ability.

    The service is not designed to acquaint clients with the several make and models of CCTV’s available for sale. Clients are urged to visit local dealers to view and obtain information on what is available.

    SAAVI representatives are not permitted to recommend any particular type of CCTV or local dealer. Clients are urged to visit each of the dealers listed in the attached resource sheet before they decide to buy a CCTV.

Technology Training at SAAVI YUMA

Computer Training at SAAVI can be your key to learning the many facets of Adaptive and Assistive Technology. There are special screen magnification and speech programs that allow complete operation of the computer with little or no vision, and training on the three programs is available at SAAVI – at no cost.

There is much more to assistive technology than the computer. We realize that not everyone wants or needs a computer. There are several other technologies such as telephone information services, portable note takers, digital recorders and Braille, which encourage independence and organization; FREE TRAINING is available for these alternate assistive technologies as well.

Please CALL
928 -726-4600 In Yuma to schedule your complementary appointment.

Social Clubs for People Who are Visually Impaired

  • SAAVI Alumni Group
    After you finish your GOALS and STARS classes, consider joining the SAAVI ALUMNI!! Contact
    Anna Miller
    at 928-276-4600 for more information.
  • Lost Peepers Support Group
    SMILE Independent Living Center
    1929 S. Arizona Avenue #15
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-329-6681

Education and Employment Assistance & resources

  • Arizona Department of Economic Security Rehabilitation Services Administration – Yuma
    https://www.azdes.gov/aspnew/daulltui.htm
    1310 S. Third Avenue
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-329-9462
    Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), program provides a variety of specialized services to individuals who have physical or mental disabilities that create barriers to employment or independent living. RSA offers three major service programs and specialized programs and services. The three major service components of RSA are:
    (1) The Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program,
    (2) The Employment Support Services Program, and
    (3) The Independent Living Rehabilitation Services Program.
    Goodwill Industries
    1600 S. 4th Avenue
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-783-4190
  • Yuma Private Industry Council – YPIC
    3834 W. 16th Street
    Yuma, Arizona 85364
    Tel: 928-329-0990
    www.ypic.com
  • Arizona Western College
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    2020 S. Avenue 8E (Main Campus) Tel: 928-317-6000
    www.azwestern.edu
  • Hadley School for the Blind
    700 Elm Street
    Winnetka, Illinois 60093
    www.hadley-school.org
    Tel: 800-323-4238
  • Northern Arizona University – Yuma
    2020 S. Avenue 8 E (Main Campus)
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    Tel: 928-317-6400
    home.nau.edu
  • University of Phoenix
    899 E. Plaza Circle
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-341-0233
    www.phoenix.edu

Mental Health Services

  • Arizona Counseling & Treatment Center
    2573 S. Arizona Avenue
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-376-0220 Ext. 7000
    www.manta.com
  • CIA Counseling
    2851 S. Avenue B. Building 4
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-343-0025
    www.ciayuma.com
  • CPLC (Chicanos Por La Cousa)
    1020 S. 4th Avenue Suite C
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-343-9825
    www.cplc.org
  • Horizon Counseling Services
    791 4th Avenue, Suite 8
    Yuma, Arizona 85464
    Tel: 928-783-3986
    www.horizonhumanservices.org
  • Superstition Mountain
    290 S. 1st Avenue, Suite #3
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-344-9490
    www.arizona-leisure.com

Transportation

  • Air Travel Disability Related Services
    airconsumer.st.dot.gov
    Tel: 800-778-4838 voice
    Tel: 866-754-4368 TTY
    Available from 7a.m. to 11p.m. Eastern Standard Time
  • Bus Travel- Greyhound
    www.greyhound.com Click on Personal Care Attendant Program
    Disability Companion Travel Assistance Line and Access Greyhound Program to get on and off the bus is available.
    Tel: 800-752-4841
  • Dial-A-Ride
    Tel: 928-539-7076
    Door to Door Service for People with Disabilities
    5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Satruday
    Call 24 hours in advance between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to arrange a ride.
    Travel within Yuma – $4.00 one way
    From Avenue B. to 32nd Street and Avenue 3E
    From Yuma to the Foothills – $6.00 one way
    From Yuma to Somerton,AZ – $6.00 one way
    From Yuma to San Luis, AZ – $7.00 one way
    From Yuma to Welton, AZ – $8.00 one way
    TO QUALIFY
    SENIORS: *Any photo ID with birth date indicating 60 or Older. PEOPLE WHO ARE DISABLED: *Need verification of disability from Doctor’s Office.
  • YCAT City Transit
    Tel: 928-783-2235
    www.ycat.org
    Travel within Yuma – $1.50 one way
    From Yuma to the Foothills – $2.50 one way
    From Yuma to Somerton,AZ – $2.50 one way
    From San Luis,AZ – $3.50 one way
  • A123 Taxi Service
    Tel: 928-344-8294
    $5.00 Minimum
    $2.00 Pick-up
    10% discount for frequent riders, elderly or disabled.
  • Yuma City Cab
    Tel: 928-783-4444
    $1.75 per pick-up & $1.70 per mile
  • Safe Ride Services (For Medical Transport Only)
    Tel: 800-797-7433
  • Amtrak
    www.amtrack.com
    Tel: 800-872-7245 – Voice Toll Free
    Tel: 800523-6590 – TTY

    Calls are only available from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern Standard time seven days a week. Rail Discounts of 10% (documentation is required), for Disabled are available only thru the toll free number. Discounts are not available thru the Internet.

Yuma Country Public Library district

  • Yuma Main Library
    www.yumalibrary.org
    1951 A. 21st Drive
    Yuma, Arizona 85364
    Tel: 928-782-1871 – Voice
    Tel: 928-373-6471 – TDD
    Hours of Operation
    Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Fri. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Closed Sundays
    Yuma County Library District Main Library provides home delivery of books, videos, and audio books is provided for patrons unable to use library facilities. Call Yuma homebound service at 928-373-6486 for details.
  • Dateland Branch Library
    Located in the Dateland
    Elementary School Library
    Call 928-373-6558 or 928-454-2242
  • Foothills Branch Library
    13226 E. South Frontage Rd.
    Yuma, AZ 85367
    Tel: 928-342-1640
    www.yumalibrary.org
  • Roll Branch Library
    5151 S. Avenue 39E
    Roll, AZ 85347
    Located in the Mohawk Valley School
    Call 928-785-3701 or 928-373-6559
    Regarding Hours of Operation
    www.publiclibraries.com
    * Somerton Branch Library
    240 Canal Street
    Somerton, AZ 85350
    Tel: 928-627-2149
  • Welton Branch Library
    28790 San Jose Avenue
    Welton, AZ 85356
    Tel: 928-784-9575

Utility Assistance Programs

  • Arizona Public Service (APS)
    An Energy Support Program is available through the Department of Economic Security (DES), for low-income individuals and persons who are disabled. Call 928-782-7151 for information
    www.aps.com
  • Southwest Gas Corporation
    www.swgas.com/residential/specialprograms/energyshare.php
    Tel: 800-428-7324 – Voice
    Tel: 520-794-6444 – TTY
    Tel: 520-794-6139 – After Hours TTY
    Southwest Gas Corporation will high mark (label), gas appliances for blind and visually impaired customers. The company als offers monthly bills in Braille. Call 800-428-7324 to apply for the Low Income Rate Assistance Program (LIRA). The program is in effect from Nov. 1 thru April 30. A Summer discount is also available.
  • Qwest
    Center for Customer’s with Disabilities
    Tel: 1-800-223-3131
    www.qwest.com
    Free Directory Assistance is available for the visually impaired. Call 800-373-3411. A brief commercial will play. You will then be asked for the name of your city and state followed by the name of the person.
  • Salvation Army
    600 Catalina Drive.
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-783-0181
    www.salvationarmy.org
  • WACOG
    224 S. 3rd Avenue
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-782-1886
    www.wacog.com
    Energy Assistance Program
    Call only on the first working day of the month. First come, First served for APS, SW Gas Corp and some propane companies. Aid is limited to one time for every 12 month period. Income and Citizenship guidelines apply.

Accessible Food

The following company delivers both frozen food and prepared entrees that only need to be heated:
  • SCHWAN’S FOOD
    Tel: 888-724-9267
    www.schwans.com
    Braille catalogs are available.
  • MEAT AND FISH FELLAS
    Tel: 800-627-3663
    The following company/grocery store provides many services: will go grocery shopping and deliver for you:
  • FOOD CITY
    Tel: 928-343-0840
    www.myfoodcity.com

    2600 W. 16th Street, Yuma, AZ Ask for Virginia Evans. Call only on Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to place an order. Deliveries are made Tuesday, and Thursdays depending on the area in which the individual lives. The delivery charge is $7.50 in town and $9.50 out of town.

  • Dine In Delivery
    Tel: 928-345-2541
    www.dineinyuma.com
    Deliveries are made from several local restaurants. Call for more information.
    The charge is based on the menu amount plus a gratuity and delivery charge of:
    $5.00 from Ave. B to Avenue 3E
    $6.00 past 3E to the Foothills
    $7.00 in the Foothills and the Outer County
    Following are services you must qualify for. Call to find out what is required.
  • MEALS ON WHEELS
    Tel: 800-782-1886 www.meals-on-wheels.com
  • Pizza Deliveries

  • Da Boyz Pizza & Pasta 11274 Ste. C9
    Fortuna Road
    Yuma, AZ 85364 Tel: 928-317-1717
  • Round Table Pizza 2544 W. 16th Street
    Yuma, AZ 8364
    Tel: 928-783-5895
    www.roundtablepizza.com

House Cleaning

  • Merry Maids
    Tel: 928-344-1496
    www.merrymaids.com
    Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
    Serving Yuma since 1995
  • Scrub’n Clean
    Tel: 928-782-6624
    www.scrubandclean.com
    Professional Cleaning Services
    Licensed, Insured, and Bonded Serving Yuma since 1988

Landscaping

  • Tony Villerreal
    Tel: 928-261-9310
  • Andy Haven
    Tel: 928-550-0193

Handyman Services

  • Gadget Guy
    Tel: 928-210-3738

Recreation

Health and Wellness

  • YMCA
    2550 S. 4th Avenue
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-317-0522
  • Johnson Training & Wellness
    3970 W, 24th Street, Suite 107
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Tel: 928-341-9355