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To support, educate, and nurture the blind and visually impaired residents of the Greater Merrimack Valley


LAB is supported by contributions from memorial donations, grants from foundations, and program funding. The office in downtown Lowell provides 4,000 sq. feet of easily accessible space for meetings, adaptive equipment training, braille lessons, and a radio/recording studio. Find out more information for our youth and adult classes, as well as additional resources below.


Youth Services

Programs available to youth participants between the ages of 5-22.


Adult Services

Programs available to adult participants (age 22+).

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Technology Services

Explore available on-site training with assistive technology.

Radio Reading

Service From Our Downtown Office


Client Testimonials

The Lowell Association for the Blind does an outstanding job supporting the needs of both children and adults with vision loss. In addition to educational and social opportunities, LAB frequently sponsors sensory rich field trips. The knowledgeable staff is welcoming and helps the clients to live life to the fullest and as independently as possible. Twice a week, clients come from as far away as Littleton and Salem to be part of the LAB community. LAB has much to offer those with visual needs!

Suzy Eppling

Occupational Therapist

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