Hawaii Association of the Blind Logo that has a colorful flower lei surrounding the letters HAB with a cane through the center

Resources (updated March 2019)

Here are some links to resources in Hawaii if you are planning to visit or permanently move here:

Planning to visit the islands with your Guide Dog/Service Animal, click here!  You will find information on the Quarantine laws and regulations and necessary forms that can be downloaded and printed out for visitors to the Hawaiian Islands.  The information is published by the Department of Agriculture of the State of Hawaii.

State of Hawaii Home Page

State of Hawaii, Department of Health Disability and Communication Access Board

State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Branch, Ho'Opono

Hawaii State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Insightful Publications.  Creating State Resource Handbooks specifically designed for use by the blind and visually impaired.

The City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii

County of Kuaui

Maui County

County of Hawaii

In addition, there are also private companies offering independent living aids such as video magnifiers, JAWS, ZoomText and other hardware and software tools to help blind and visually impaired persons. One example is Island Skill Gathering.

Moreover it would be interesting to learn what present-day scientists, medical professionals and others, are doing with regard to blindness.   We find the information at the Foundation Fighting Blindness very useful, inspiring and enlightening.  It may not be in this age and time, but hopefully someday, science can find an answer to blindness.


ACB - American Council of the Blind

RSVH - Randolph Sheppard Vendors of Hawaii

AER - Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Hawaii Association of the Blind

"advocating independence, equality and opportunity for the blind"

Resources and Affiliates