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Texas Workforce Commission- BLIND VISUAL IMPAIRED (BVI) – LOCATIONS

https://www.twc.texas.gov/

Services may be provided to help you prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment, including (as needed):

  • Vocational counseling and guidance
  • Referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • Assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • Rehabilitation devices, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs and braces
  • Therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • Physical restoration services
  • Medical, psychological and vocational assessments
  • Assistance with college education or trade certification
  • On-the-job training
  • Training in workplace and employer expectations
  • Vocational adjustment training
  • Rehabilitation Teachers Services to help you learn Braille
  • Orientation & Mobility training
  • Home and health management skills
  • Supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • Transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • Follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • Referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center and other state, federal and community agencies and organizations

REGION – 1    Panhandle/West Texas

Address City Zip Code(s) Main Phone Toll Free Line
500 Chestnut St., Ste 1000 Abilene 79602 (352) 795-4352 (800)-457-5633
5809 S. Western St., Ste 255 Amarillo 79110 (806) 351-3830 (800) 392-1958
401 E. Franklin Ave, Ste 240 El Paso 79901 (915) 834-7004 (800) 687-7020
8825 North Loop, Ste 123 El Paso 79907 (915) 887-2600 (800) 685-3356
2002 W. Loop, Ste 117 Lubbock 79407 (806) 765-5038 (866) 765-5038
3016 Kermit HWY., Ste A Odessa 79764 (432) 334-5650 (800) 687-7034
202 Henry O. Flipper St. San Angelo 76903 (325) 653-2321 (800) 996-7589
3709 Gregory St., Ste 102 Wichita Falls 76308 (940) 689-2740 N/A

REGION – 2    Dallas/Fort Worth

Address City Zip Code(s) Main Phone Toll Free Line
6500 Greenville Ave., Ste 250 Dallas 75206 (214) 378-2600 N/A
2400 Circle Drive, Ste 200 Fort Worth 76119 (817) 759-3500 N/A

REGION – 3    Central Texas

Address City Zip Code(s) Main Phone Toll Free Line
North Austin Office, 6400 US E. Hwy 290, Ste 300 Austin 78723 (512) 533-7100 N/A
Bryan Office, 4021 E. 29th St., Ste 1114 Bryan 77802 (979) 595-2880 N/A
Temple Office, 201 West Avenue, Ste 101 Temple 76501 (254) 742-4400 N/A
Waco Office, 1416 South New Road Waco 76711 (254) 296-5200 N/A

REGION – 4    East Texas

Address City Zip Code(s) Main Phone Toll Free Line
510 Park Street, Ste 100 Beaumont 77701 (409) 600-2679 (800) 242-8334
210 N. John Redditt Drive Lufkin 75904 (936) 639-1351 N/A
1702 Hampton Road Texarkana 75503 (903) 794-4163 N/A
1121 E SE Loop 323, Bldg. 1, Ste 106 Tyler 75701 (903) 279-0970 N/A

REGION – 5    Gulf Texas

Address City Zip Code(s) Main Phone Toll Free Line
2625 South Loop 35, Ste 192 Alvin 77511 (281) 585-7800 N/A
427 W. 20th Street, Ste 407 Houston 77008 (713) 802-3100 (800) 687-7028
450 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Ste 220 Houston 77060 (713) 267-8550 N/A
10060 Fuqua Street Houston 77089 (713) 948-7960 N/A
24025 Katy Freeway, Ste D Katy 77494 (281) 644-1030 (888) 701-9591
111 Fairmont Pkwy., Ste 104-A Pasadena 77504 (281) 454-2300 N/A
117 Lane Drive, Ste 44 Rosenberg 77471 (281) 239-1230 (800) 687-8583
3549 Palmer Hwy Texas City 77590 (409) 949-9055 N/A

REGION – 6    South Texas/Valley

Address City Zip Code(s) Main Phone Toll Free Line
4410 Dillon Lane, Ste 44 Corpus Christi 78415 (361) 878-3000 (877) 790-5203
601 E. Harrison Avenue Harlingen 78550 (956) 423-9266 N/A
4611 Foster Avenue Laredo 78041 (956) 523-8050 N/A
801 W. Nolana Ave., Ste 115 McAllen 78504 (956) 661-0930 (800) 687-7037
4241 Woodcock Drive, Ste A-105 San Antonio 78228 (210) 785-2767 N/A
4102 N. Navarro St., Ste D-2 Victoria 77901 (361) 580-5700 (800) 687-7043

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St.
Austin, TX 78756

Switchboard: (512) 454-8631

Toll Free Number: 1-800-872-5273

https://www.tsbvi.edu

​  American Council of the Blind Inc

“ACB” vision is to create a society without barriers for the blind and visually impaired community through advocacy, public awareness, collaboration and support.


1703 N Beauregard St, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311
202-467-5081 / 800-424-8666
Fax:  703-465-5085

https://www.acb.org

National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind offers many programs, services, and resources for blind and low-vision people in the United States.


200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone: 410-659-9314
Fax: 410-685-5653

Twitter: twitter.com/NFBTX
Email: nfb@nfb.org 

https://nfb.org

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. 


P.O. Box 12927
1201 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78711-2927
Librarian: Ava M. Smith
Library Code: TX1A
Telephone: 512-463-5458 or 512-463-5428
Toll Free (in state): 800-252-9605
Fax: 512-936-0685
Email: tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov or amsmith@tsl.texas.gov
Website: tsl.texas.gov/tbp/index.html

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Kim Cunningham, President
Texas Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 713-501-9659
Email: kim@tpobc.org
Website: tpobc.org