This Handbook of Resources and Services has been prepared to provide an overview of services available to a person with vision loss and is not intended to replace in-depth information about any particular service or program. Since most people who lose vision are more than fifty years of age, the Handbook is directed to the older population. You may download the complete Handbook in PDF or in text format at the appropriate links listed on this page. A copy of the Handbook is available, free of charge, in a CD version upon request from the Office of Services to the Blind.
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Office of Services to the Blind
744 P Street, M.S. 8-16-94
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 657-3327 (Voice)
(916) 653-4001 (Fax)
You may also email us at: BlindAccess@dss.ca.gov