Lowell Association for the Blind

General Information

Lowell Association for the Blind
169 Merrimack Street
Lowell Massachusetts 1 01852
(978) 454 5704

Brief Description

LAB was founded in 1923 to serve the needs of people who are blind and visually impaired in the Greater Lowell area. It is a non-profit, community-based organization that is dedicated to working with people who are blind and visually impaired.


Elizabeth Cannon, Executive Director, ecannon@lowellassociationfortheblind.org

Dorothy Donovan , Technology Instructor, ddonovan@lowellassociationfortheblind.org, 978 454 5704 ext.19

Services Offered

  • Assistive Products
    • Provide assistance with selecting and order other products including magnifiers, talking watches, etc.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • LAB has a library of Braille, Large print and audio books for loan. Ability to produce Braille documents and audio programming.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.

  • Counseling
    • Offers advocacy and referral services.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Senior Teen Employment Program for teens 14-22.

  • Reading Services
    • Provides radio reading services as an affiliate of Massachusetts Radio Reading Network. Publications include the Lowell Sun, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Nashua Telegraph.

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers social and recreational activities for the elderly, working-age adults, and youth. Publishes newsletter/monthly schedule of activities.

  • Services for Seniors

  • Services for Students
    • Has a Youth Program (ages 5-14), Senior Youth Program (ages 15-21), and a Senior Teen Employment Program (ages 15-21).