North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile
North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind
2601 Mail Service Center
309 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27699-2601
(919) 733-9822 (Local)
(919) 733-9769 (Fax)
(866) 222-1546 (Toll-Free)
(919) 733-9700 (TDD/TTY)
Since 1935, the mission of the North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind has been to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to reach their goals of independence and employment. It provides full independent living services to all interested blind and visually impaired consumers in the state through its network of Independent Living Counselors and specialized Social Workers for the Blind.
Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Geographic area served: North Carolina.
Asheville District Office
50 S. French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Fayette District Office
225 Green Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Winston-Salem District Office
4265 Brownsboro Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Charlotte District Office
5832 Farm Pond Lane
Charlotte, NC 28212-8843
Greenville District Office
404 St. Andrews Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
Raleigh District Office
307 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606
Wilmington District Office
3240 Burnt Mill
Wilmington, NC 28403
Mary Flanagan, Assistant Director, Programs & Facilities, email@example.com
Clay Pope, Chief, Business Enterprises, (919) 733-9703, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Sikes, Chief, Rehabilitation Field Services, email@example.com
Cynthia Speight, Interim Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Services for Adults
- Braille and Reading Instruction
- Offers braille instruction.
- Computer Training/Assistive Technology
- Offers computer training.
- Offers counseling on adjustment to blindness and employment in the independent and vocational rehabilitation programs.
- Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
- Rehabilitation services provided to assist blind and visually impaired individuals to live as independently as possible and to obtain and retain employment. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and older.
- Employment/Job Training
- Assists in preparing for and obtaining employment through vocational rehabilitation program.
- Information and Referral
- Refers to affiliated state media production center on same campus for educational, vocational, recreational and other materials in alternate formats.
- Low Vision Services
- Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
- Services for Seniors
- Provides full independent living services to all interested blind and visually impaired consumers in the state through its network of Independent Living Counselors and specialized Social Workers for the Blind.
- Travel/Orientation and Mobility
- Offers O&M training.
Services for Children
- Employment/Job Training
- Helps teens plan the move from school to employment. Works with teens as early as age 14 career interests.
Services for Professionals
- Professional Training
- Provides in-service training to staff in adjustment to blindness issues.