Lowell Association for the Blind

General Information

Lowell Association for the Blind
169 Merrimack Street
Second Floor
Lowell, MA 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

Monica Mullen, Development Director, mmullen@lowellassociationfortheblind.org, 978 454 5704

Joshua Stachowski, Adult Services Coodinator, 978 454 5704

Services Offered

  • Counseling
    • Offers advocacy and referral services.

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

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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).

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