Xavier Society for the Blind

General Information

Xavier Society for the Blind
248 West 35th Street
Suite 1501
New York, NY 10121-1100
(212) 473 7800

Brief Description

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


Malachy Fallon, Executive Director, Director@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org, 212 502 7650

Christine Moore, Client Services, christine@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org, 212 502 7641

Margaret O'Brien, Operations Manager, margaret@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org, 212 502 7650

Terrence McCafferty, Transcription/Certified Braillist

Donald Salvato, Director of Technology/Audio Production, donald@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org, 212 502 7635

Aisling Redican, Coordinator of Communications and Fund-Raising, aisling@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org, 212 502 7607

Services Offered

  • 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.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • We 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.