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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: 1-250-947-9433


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
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
1929 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact 1: Charles Mossop, Leadership -Interantional
Contact 2: Diane Bergeron, VP, Engagement & International Affairs
Phone: 1-416-486-2500


Société Haïtienne d'Aide aux Aveugles (SHAA)
12, Rue V. Ricourt, Delmas 31,

Port-au-Prince, Haïti , Ht 6120

Contact: Dr. Michel Péan
Phone: 509-3695-1819

Trinidad and Tobago 

Trinidad & Tobago Blind Welfare Association
116-118 Duke Street
Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad
Contact: Kenneth Suratt, Executive Officer
Phone: 1 868-624-4675 / 868-718-6373

United States of America

American Council of the Blind Inc
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
Alexandria VA 22311 USA
Contact 1: Kim Charlson, President
Contact 2: Jeff Thom, First Vice President
Phone: 202-467-5081
Fax: 202-467-5085
American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121-0101 USA
Contact: Kirk Adams, President
Phone: 212-502-7600
Fax: 212-502-7777
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue, P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY, USA
Contact: Craig Meador, 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: Joseph Bogart, Executive Director
Phone: 202-371-8880
National Federation of the Blind-USA
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Contact 1: Mark A. Riccobono, President
Contact 2: Dr. Marc Maurer, Immediate Past President
Phone: 410-659-9314
Fax: 410-685-5653​
National Industries for the Blind
3000 Potomac Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305 USA
Contact: Kevin Lynch, President & CEO
Copy: Ellen Najjar,
Phone: 1-703-310-0331

Contact: Dennis Steiner
National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS)
Library of Congress, 1291 Taylor St.
Washington, DC, USA

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

Caribbean Council of the Blind -Grouped Members: 

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


Bahamas Alliance for the 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


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


Guyana Society for the Blind
44 High Street, Werk-en-Rust
Georgetown 22592, Guyana

Contact: Mr. Cecil Morris, President
Int'l contact: Mr. Ganesh Singh, Executive Member 
Phone: 1-592-226-4496/ 1-592-231-7976


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

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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

Saint Lucia

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

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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