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Effective July 1, 2011
Please find listed below
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind's
transportation guidelines for Montgomery County
residents who are blind or visually impaired. This program is
funded by a grant from the Montgomery county government.
The purpose of the funding is to provide
transportation for Social/Recreational
Activities. Social Activities can include but are not limited to bowling, dinner with friends/family, social group
meetings and events.
To be eligible:
- Must show proof of Montgomery County residency (Library card, other ID, utility bill or lease)
Must be blind/visually impaired or deaf-blind and provide proof by meeting at least one of the requirements listed
- DORS client (Department of Rehabilitative Services)
- Previously received services from CLB
- A letter from your ophthalmologist/optometrist verifying your condition
- A member of NLS talking book program
- Your Metro Access eligibility card
- A member of Washington Ear
The procedure to follow to arrange for transportation is to call or email Gail Snider, CLB's Information and Referral Specialist at
240 737-5170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLB's IRS (Information and Referral Specialist) will proceed with the steps listed
- IRS will submit your request for review and authorization within 72 hours.
- IRS will notify the client of approval or denial. If approved, you will be informed of the
guidelines and the transportation company that will be providing your transportation.
- IRS initiates transportation request with CLB approved transportation company.
- Depending on demand and the amount of funding available, each
individual will be allowed a limited number of
transportation trips per month. (As of
March 2014, this limit is 2.)
- If additional funding is available in a particular period, consideration will be given to
Director of Communications
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
1825 K Street, NW, Suite 1103
Washington, DC 20006
Direct Dial: 202-454-6422
Updated March 2014