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Adapted balls, beepers, games, etc.


P.O. Box 673
Northbrook, IL 60065
(800) 468-4789
Has talking tape measure, braille and large print playing cards, board games, beeping sports balls, audible flying disk, talking chess computer, talking and braille dice and more.

Independent Living Aids
27 East Mall
Plainview, NY 11803
(800) 537-2118 (516) 752-8080 Fax (516) 752-3135
Has cards, board games, card games, sewing aids, large print crossword puzzles and other recreational items.

Ann Morris Enterprises
551 Hosner Mountain Rd
Stormville, NY 12582
(914) 227-9659
(800) 454-3175

Maxi Aids
42 Executive Boulevard
P.O. Box 3290
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(516) 752-0521
(800) 522-6294

Technologies for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
9 Nolan Ct.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone/Fax (516) 724-4479

Distributes Robotron's Columbus Talking Compass.

Access to Recreation
8 Sandra Ct.
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(800) 634-4351
Has recreational aids for persons with mobility impairments. May be useful to blind or visually impaired persons who are also mobility impaired.

Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(800) 829-0500 Fax (212) 821-9727 or 9728
Carries a variety of recreational items.


National Beep Baseball Association
2231 West 1st Ave.
Topeka, KS 66606-1304
(785) 234-2156
Send E-mail
The NBBA is a representative national organization which assists, promotes, encourages and develops amateur beep baseball programs throughout the United
States of America and internationally.

Adventure Travel

Wilderness Inquiry II
1313 5th street SE
Suite 327
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 379-3858

Athletics (Track & Field)

The Canadian Blind Sports Association
1600 James Naismith Drive
Gloucester, Ontario, K1B 5N4, Canada
(613) 748-5609

The United States Association of Blind Athletes
33 N. Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 630-0422
Provides opportunities for competition and training in track and field, wrestling, tandem cycling, judo, power lifting, swimming, goalball, and skiing. This is the U.S. representative to the International blind Sports Association and is the National Governing Body for goalball.

The Michigan Blind Athletic Association
C/o 55335 S. Thompson Lane
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Sponsors USABA sprts in Michigan and provides a sports education camp for students with visual impairments.


American Blind Bowling Association
President – Wilbert Turner
3041 E. 121st St.
Cleveland, OH 44129
(216) 561-6864



International Bicycle Tours
Box 754
Essex, CT 06426
(860) 767-7005
Has tandem and mixed tours in U.S. and Europe and custom tours.

See USABA above


“Accessing Local Sports and Recreation Programs”
The Hadley School for the Blind
800 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093


“Teaching Sports and Recreation to Youths with Visual Impairments”
Division of Continuing Education
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(Generally offered the first weekend in July)
To become a self-study distance education course 1/1/03


  • “Adapting Mainstream Sports and Physical Education for Students with Visual Impairments”
  • “Introduction to Goalball”
  • Goalball Strategies”

Contact: Sherry Gordon,


American Blind Golfers Association
300 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, La. 70112
Phone: 504-891-4737.

United States Blind Golf Association
3094 Shamrock St. N.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone/Fax (850) 893-4511
Organization of blind golfers, has quarterly newsletter, The Midnight Golfer.

Outdoor Recreation

Blind Outdoor Leisure Development (BOLD)
533 E. Main
Aspen, CO 81661
(970) 925-9511 Fax (970) 923-7338
Has skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and other outdoor activities, also many summer activities such as hiking, rock climbing and other activities.

Bradford Woods Outdoor Center
5040 State Rd. 67 North
Martinsville, IN 46151
(765) 342-2915 Fax: (765) 349-1086
Has summer camps for ages 8-18, outdoor challenge education, environmental education and arranges custom events.

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Box 697
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-6422 Fax (970) 453-4676
Offers skiing, year-round camping, snowshoeing, wilderness programs, climbing wall, ropes course, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, group leadership development and team-building programs and customized programs.

Colorado Mountain School
Box 2062
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-5758 Fax (970) 586-5798
Does rock climbing instruction and trips.

National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC)
4444 South 52nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 488-0981 Fax (402) 488-7582
NCBC is a part of Christian Record Services and has summer camps across the U.S. and Canada. Call or write for more information. (In regard to other camping opportunities, see American Camping Association listing above and/or see our camps resource list).

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Box 139
Killington, VT 05751
(802) 786-4991 Fax (802) 786-4986
Downhill & water skiing, horseback riding, day camps and canoeing.

Scuba Diving

Handicapped Scuba Association
HSA International
1104 El Prado
San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone/Fax (949) 498-6128
HSA Int'l. has worldwide educational programs. HSA operates as an independent diver training and certifying agency and each year plans, coordinates and conducts several dive vacations to exotic locations.


Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped, Inc.
1200 East and West Road
West Seneca, New York 14224


Ski For Light, Inc.
1455 West Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-3232
Cross-country skiing for blind, visually impaired, and mobility-impaired individuals and their guides. Ski for Light Bulletin is published 3 times a year in print, cassette, and via e-Mail by Ski for Light, Inc.

Adaptive Sports Association
Box 1884
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 259-0374
Has skiing and other outdoor programs.

The American Blind Skiing Foundation
227 E. North Ave.
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Has alpine skiing, day and weekend trips.

See BOLD, Breckinridge, sam… look at outdoor above

Generic Disabilities

National Sports Center for the Disabled
Box 1290
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-1540 Fax (970) 726-4112
Offers rafting, sailing, therapeutic horseback riding, mountain biking, adaptive cycling camping, hiking, in-line skating, rock climbing, baseball camps and more.

One Sportime Way
Atlanta, GA 30340
(800) 444-5700 Fax (800) 845-1535
They sell a variety of sports supplies for persons with disabilities and a teachers guide to help with inclusion.

Disabled Sports USA
National Headquarters
451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 217-0960
Fax: (301)217-0968
Offers nationwide sports rehab programs to people with disabilities. Involves a nationwide network of regional chapters.


compiled by
Paul E. Ponchillia, Ph.D.
Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008