National Homework Hotline for Blind/Visually Impaired Students (NHH-BVI)

The National Homework Hotline for Blind/Visually Impaired Students (NHH-BVI) is a free service for K-12 and college students in the United States who are experiencing school closures due to COVID-19.  NHH-BVI responders are experienced TVIs, tutors, blind mentors, STEM professionals,  and college students eager to assist blind/visually impaired students access and complete their school work. 

Mini Telephone Tutoring in all Core Curriculum Subjects (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies) 
  • Who is eligible. Any K-12 blind/visually impaired student in the United States.
  • How it works. A parent or student contacts NHH-BVI to request a tutoring session. The request is matched with a qualified tutor, who contacts the student at the email/phone number provided to schedule the tutoring session.
  • What materials are used. Classwork problems and assignments that the student needs help with are worked on during the tutoring sessions.
  • How to get started. Email or call NHH-BVI to request tutoring. Requests must include the student’s grade level and a description of the assignment/classwork for which help is needed. Learn more about this and all areas of support that NHH-BVI is providing during this unprecedented time of remote learning.


Additional support areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Voice Over for macOS and iOS devices
  • Nemeth and literary braille
  • Cranmer abacus
  • Refreshable braille displays

Support requests are submitted by email or phone. Volunteer responders provide call backs from M-Fri 11am-8pm EST. Most requests receive a response within 24 hours.  

To request support, email or call 732-835-6672.  Requests should include the following information: 

  • student’s first name and grade in school
  • specific description of the help that is needed
  • telephone number for hotline responder to call 

VISTAS Education Partners
P.O. Box 4214   Highland Park, NJ 08904 | 732-835-6672 |

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