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Xavier Society for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Xavier Society for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121
(212) 473-7800 (Local)
info@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
http://www.xaviersocietyfortheblind.org/index.php/contact/

Brief Description

The Xavier Society for the Blind provides free spiritual and inspirational Roman Catholic reading materials and lending library services in braille, downloadable audio, and a CD lending library.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 10,000
Number of staff: 5
Geographic area served: United States and Canada. Certain services extended to English speaking blind persons overseas.
Publications: Spiritual and inspirational literature (braille, downloadable audio, CD lending library.

Staff

Malachy Fallon, Executive Director, (212) 502-7650, Director@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Terrence McCafferty, Transcription/Certified Braillist
Christine Moore, Client Services, (212) 502-7641, christine@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Margaret O'Brien, Operations Manager, (212) 502-7650, margaret@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Aisling Redican, Coordinator of Communications and Fund-Raising, (212) 502-7607, aisling@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Donald Salvato, Director of Technology/Audio Production, (212) 502-7635, donald@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • The directory has a listing we cannot change, but we do not do cassettes or large-print. We do provide a variety of religious and spiritual materials in braille, online audio download and an audio lending library. We have two quarterly publications we create in-house in braille and audio download, and monthly Mass Propers (the prayers and readings for Sunday Mass and major feasts). Some materials are also available for download in code for home embossers and braille display units.
  • Library Services
    • Maintains free lending library of audio books on CD of exclusively religious and spiritual nature. Although predominantly Roman Catholic, our collection includes books from many different faiths.
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