The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) provides vision rehabilitation and support services to 1,200-1400 adults and elders each year. Programs include access to low vision clinics, peer empowerment support groups, 1:1 volunteer assistance, in-home vision rehabilitation, adjustment counseling/mental health supports, and access/assistive technology training.

There are 38 million Americans age 40 and older who are blind, have visual impairments, or have an age-related eye disease.  Whether you’re starting to lose your eyesight or have been blind for a long time, the staff and volunteers at MABVI can help. We’ll work with you to make your home safer and easier to navigate. Our staff are experts at teaching adaptive skills that will add a greater sense of control to your daily activities. If you’re looking to improve your experiences in reading, cooking, social networking, shopping, and many other parts of your life, our caring team approach can offer support and will help you come up with answers.

Your goals become our goals.  If expanding your circle is important, we can connect you to peers and mentors in many different ways. There is not a “one size fits all” formula. We have support groups, trained volunteers, and technologies that can assist. You are not alone.

Our Mission

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, is committed to supporting individuals so they successfully adapt to living with vision loss. By teaching new strategies for doing all the activities they previously relied on their vision for, our goal is to give individuals a renewed confidence in living.  We approach this work with a commitment to create and sustain a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment for all staff and participants.

  • Leadership

    Every member of our team is an expert in the field of low vision. Each member provides specialized knowledge, and together we offer the best possible services for clients seeking support and information. We’re here to help all Massachusetts residents with vision rehabilitation and many other services.

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  • Our Story

    The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-originally founded as the Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind-is one of the oldest organizations in the country supporting adults who are blind or losing their vision. Founded in 1903 by an all-volunteer group of prominent Bostonians, MAB has grown into to a multi-million dollar agency employing hundreds of professionals, advocates, and volunteers.

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  • News & Publications

    Explore our latest news, updates, Annual Reports, and other publications. We are an effective organization with a focus on building innovation and partnership in Massachusetts.

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  • Partners

    We’re working with leaders in human services, healthcare, technology, and public service to build the highest quality vision rehabilitation and assistive technology services in the country.

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  • Careers

    Interested in a meaningful career? MABVI and its parent organization, MAB Community Services, offer many rewarding positions. Find out about our occupational therapy jobs, vocational coach jobs, and many others.

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MAB Community Services 2022 Annual Meeting

Please join MABVI and MAB Community Services, for our 2022 Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 20th, 2022. This year’s event is open to the public and will be held in person and via Zoom.


Digital accessibility is critical to full inclusion in society. Join us as panelists from the blind and low vision community, business leaders, and accessibility experts explore solutions so people with disabilities can realize full agency and inclusion.

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time: 5:30  – 8:00 PM
Where: CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
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