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Blindline® is a uniquely comprehensive information and referral service for people who are blind or visually impaired, their family members, caregivers, and professionals in the field of blindness. The service includes a toll-free telephone number as well as a fully accessible website, Blindline.org, both of which are linked to a New York State database with more than 2,500 accessible products and services, such as:


  • Museums with audio and tactile exhibits
  • Restaurants with Braille menus
  • Local government and social service offices
  • Accessible libraries
  • Recreational facilities
  • Rehabilitation agencies
  • Retail establishments.


If a particular information request cannot be found in the internal database, a Blindline® Information Specialist will continue to research the subject, and will return any findings to the caller in his or her preferred format: voice, email, Braille, large or standard sized print. In addition, Blindline® is a vocational training program, designed to enhance the performance skills of the interns, who themselves are blind or visually impaired.


The Blindline® Call Center is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, or to learn how you can volunteer or intern as a Blindline® Information Specialist, contact


Michael J. Cush, mcush@visionsvcb.org or (212) 625-1616 Ext. 139