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North America - Caribbean National Members

Regional Office - North America/Caribbean

c/o Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
1929 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON M5G 3W7 Canada
Regional President: Mr. Charles Mossop
Phone: 1-250-722-0082


The Anguilla National Association for and of the Blind
P.O. Box 1697
The Valley Anguilla, B.W.I., Anguilla
Contact: Keria Hughes
Phone: 264-497-6767
Fax: 264-497-2326

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Society of and for the Blind
Lower All Saints Road
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Contact: Debbie Adams
Phone: 268-462-3882 / 268-462-0663
Fax: 268-462-3882
Caribbean Council for the Blind
2nd Fl, St. John's Cooperative Credit Union Building, All Saints Rd
St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Contact 1: Lola Marson, President
Contact 2: Arvel Grant, Executive Director
Phone: 268-462-4111
Fax: 268-462-6371


British Virgin Islands Friends of the Blind
Ministry of Health, Education and Welfare,
P.O. Box 15
Tortola, B.V.I.
Contact: Franklyn Penn
Phone: 284-494-3701
Fax: 284-494-6475


Bahamas Alliance for Blind and Visually Impaired
P.O. Box SS 19011
Nassau, Bahamas
Contact: Neilly Spurgeon
Phone: 242-361-8178
Fax: 242-361-8178
The Salvation Army Institute for the Blind
31 Mackey Street, PO Box N-205
Nassau, Bahamas
Contact: Maj. Lester Fergerson
Phone: 242-393-2340
Fax: 242-393-2189


Barbados Association for the Blind and Deaf (BABD)
Centre for the Blind and Deaf, St. Paul's Ave., Beckless Rd.
St. Michael, Barbados
Contact: Dorien Pile
Phone: 246-426-3438
Fax: 246-228-0295
National United Society of the Blind (NUSB)
PO Box 187, Friendship Terrace, No. 22, Greenhill
St. Michael, Barbados
Contact: Elviston Maloney
Phone: 246-425-2573
Fax: 246-429-6024

Belize C.A.

Belize Council for the Visually Impaired
Red Cross Building, 1 Gabourel Lane, PO Box 413
Belize City, Belize C.A.
Contact: Joan Musa
Phone: 501-227-7776
Fax: 501-223-2907


Canadian Council of the Blind
National Office, 401 - 396 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Contact 1: Louise Gillis, National President
Contact 2: Jim Tokos, National 1st Vice-President
Phone: 1-613-567-0311
Fax: 1-613-567-2728
E-mail: ;
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
1929 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact: John Rafferty, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 1-416-486-2500


Dominica Association of Disabled Persons
Reginald Rolle House, P.O. Box 2359 Canal Lane, Goodwill
Roseau, Dominica
Contact: Nathalie Rolle
Phone: 767-440-0842
Fax: 767-440-0842

Grenada W.I.

Grenada Society of Friends of the Blind
C/o Resource Centre For The Visually Impaired, St. Paul's Primary School, PO Box 1235
St George's, Grenada W.I.
Contact: Geraldina Perrotte
Phone: 473-440-9233 / 473-440-2263
Fax: 473-440-9233


Guyana Association for the Visually Impaired (GAVI)
294 Thomas & Quamina Streets, South Cummingsburg, P.O.Box 101833, G.P.O.
Georgetown, Guyana
Contact: Cooke Stanley
Phone: 592-223-5664
Guyana Society for the Blind
St. Phillip Green, High Street,, P.O.Box 10644
Georgetown, Guyana

Contact: Petrina Bispat
Phone: 592-226-4496


Haitian Society for the Blind
(Société Haitienne D'Aid aux Aveugles)
Delmas 31-32, Rue V, Ricourt Numero 12, P.O. Box 555
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Contact: Michel Péan
Phone: 509-3557-7585
Fax: 509-257-1668


Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB)
111 1/2 Old Hope Road,
Kingston 6, Jamaica
Contact: Virginia Woods
Phone: 876-927-3760 / 876-927-6759
Fax: 876-927-6757
The Salvation Army School for the Blind
57 Mannings Hill Road, PO Box 562
Kingston 8, Jamaica
Contact: Damine Simpson
Phone: 809-295-1362 / 876-754-9862


Martinique Association pour Aveugles et Malvoyants
Maisondes Aveugles-chemin Petit Bois, Terreville
Schoelcher, Martinique
Contact: Felix Verte Pre
Phone: 059-652-7502
Fax: 059-652-0307


British Red Cross Society - Montserrat Branch
Montserrat Branch
Contact: Beverly Weste
Phone: 664-491-2699

Nevis W.I.

Nevis Blind Light and Visually Impaired Society
Rice's Village
Gingerland, Nevis W.I.
Contact: Freeman Jenipha
Phone: 869-469-2023
Fax: 869-469-0656

St. Kitts W.I.

St. Kitts Society of and for the Blind (SKSFB)
Challenger's Village, PO Box 778
Basseterre, St. Kitts W.I.
Contact: Rockliffe Bowen
Phone: 869-465-6226
Fax: 869-465-8557

St. Lucia

St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA)
San Souci, PO Box 788
Castries, St. Lucia
Contact: Anthony Avril
Phone: 758-452-4691
Fax: 758-452-7066

St. Vincent W.I.

National Society of and for the Blind
Lions Building, French Gates
St. Vincent W.I.
Contact: Gloria Ballantyne
Phone: 784-457-2805 / 784-493-8161


Persons Associated With Visually Impairment
76 Eastern Main Road, San Juan,, PO Bag 360B
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Contact: Helen Simpson
Phone: 868-674-0336 / 868-758-3109
Fax: 809-674-0336
Trinidad & Tobago Blind Welfare Association
118 Duke Street, P.O. Box 1179
Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad
Contact: Dianne Borneo
Phone: 868-624-4675 / 868-624-1613
Fax: 809-624-1613

Turks and Caicos Islands

Disabled Association of Turks & Caicos Islands
Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Health and Education
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands
Contact: Noreane Lightbourne
Phone: 649-946-3273 / 649-241-8260
Fax: 649-946-3273

United States of America

American Council of the Blind
6300 Shngle Creek Parkway, Suite 195
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2136, USA
Contact 1: Kim Charlson, President
Contact 2: Mitch Pomerantz, Vice President
Phone: 202-467-5081
Fax: 202-467-5085
E-mail: ;
American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121-0101 USA
Contact: Carl Augusto, President
Phone: 212-502-7600
Fax: 212-502-7777
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue, PO Box 6085
Louisville, KY, USA
Contact: Tuck Tinsley, President
Phone: 502-895-2405
Fax: 502-899-2274
Association for Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind & Visually Impaired
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 440
Alexandria, VA, USA
Contact: Lou Tutt, Executive Director
Phone: 703-671-4500
Fax: 703-671-6391
Blinded Veterans Association
477 “H” Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001 USA
Contact: Al Avina, Executive Director
Phone: 202-371-8880
National Federation of the Blind-USA
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD  USA
Contact 1: Marc A. Riccobono, President
Contact 2: Marc Maurer, Immediate Past President
Phone: 410-659-9314
Fax: 410-685-5653
E-mail: ;
National Industries for the Blind
1310 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA  USA
Contact: Kevin Lynch, President & CEO
Phone: 1-703-310-0331

Contact: Ronald Tascarella, Vice Chairman & Treasurer
Phone: 1-305-207-8018
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress, 1291 Taylor St.
Washington, DC, USA

Contact: Karen Keninger, Director
Phone: 202-707-5104
Fax: 202-707-0712