Community Resources

The following is an abbreviated list of other community resources that provide material, equipment and support services for individuals with low vision. The Society has the necessary forms and can assist in filling out applications and verification of eligibility, please let us know of any interest during your clinic visit.

Books, Magazines, Newspaper and other Materials in Audio Format  (Free of Charge)

Minds Eye Information Service

Broadcast can be accessed in a variety of ways including Smart home devices, computers, and cell phones.

Reads local newspapers and special shows targeted to those with vision loss

618-394-6444 or 314-241-3400, ext. 6444

Wolfner Library (Missouri Residents)


Illinois Library System (Illinois Residents)


Free Telephone Directory Assistance –

dial 411 to get directory assistance

Provides Exemption from Charges for Directory Assistance


1-888-341-2355 (Landline)

1-866-241-6568 (Cell)

Contact AT&T to get enrollment forms for this.

Religious Resources, Bible and other Material in Large Print, Braille or Audio

Aurora Ministries


Braille Bible International


Has braille and large print bibles

Free Adaptive Telephones and Computer Equipment and Training

(Missouri Residents Only – if meet eligibility criteria)

Missouri Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)


Missouri State Services for the Visually Impaired

Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

Statewide toll free: 1-800-592-6004

St. Louis area – North office: 314-264-7601

                          South office: 314-933-7311   

For eligible blind and visually impaired persons, services are provided to help person achieve maximum potential in the home and community, in educational setting and employment.

Blind Pension and Supplemental Aid to the Blind

Apply at the Missouri Dept of Social Services/Family Support Division office.

City office: 3101 Chouteau

County office: 9900 Page

Customer Service: 1-855-373-4636      7:00 am – 6:00 pm

To be eligible certain criteria must be met regarding degree of vision loss and financial status.

Eligible persons receive a monthly cash grant as well as state funded medical assistance.

Other Local Vision Agencies

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Vision Impairment


Assists infant and children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential by providing individualized education, therapy and support services to them and their families.

Foundation Fighting Blindness – St. Louis Chapter

Mary Morgan-Corbitt  – President Local Chapter

Email:   Phone: (636) 345-0651

Charity Kohlberg – Vice President Local Chapter

Email:  Phone: (314) 941-7479

Renee Paulsell – FFB Director, Chapter Engagement 


Lynda Shellist – FFB Director, Events


Lighthouse for the Blind


Assist blind and visually impaired persons through employment, rehabilitation and other social services.

Missouri Council of the Blind (MCB)


MCB is a membership organization that promotes the well-being of members and all legally blind people in Missouri.

       MCB Affiliates:

National Federation of the Blind St. Louis Chapter:  Lewis and


Sight And Sound Impaired of St Louis [SASISTL]

Support group for individuals with a combined hearing and vision loss and their families.

Meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday morning each month.

Our mission is to offer opportunities for encouragement through educational and social activities for people with both vision and hearing impairments and their families.

Contact info:

Mary Hale

Phone: 314-544-3242


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