- Access Technology Institute
Specializing in high-quality, readily available, on-line training for blind and visually impaired computer users.
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
The AAO is an international member association of more than 25,000 ophthalmologists, physicians who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. This site provides authoritative information about eye care for the public, and serves the professional needs of the Academy's members.
PO Box 7424; San Francisco, California 94120-7424 USA
American Council of the Blind
The ACB is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. It was founded in 1961 and incorporated in the District of Columbia.
1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 720; Washington, DC 20005
American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind--the organization to which Helen Keller devoted over 40 years of her life--is a national nonprofit whose mission is to eliminate the inequities faced by the 10 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired.
- Braille Bug
An interactive channel on AFB's web site, created to teach sighted children about braille, and to encourage literacy among all children--sighted and visually impaired.
- Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB)
The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness is the international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment that publishes scholarship and information and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, airing of controversies, and discussion of issues.
- Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The ACBVI serves adults who are either legally blind or visually impaired as well as those who have a degenerative eye condition which may eventually become a visual impairment.
3100 East Roosevelt St.; Phoenix, Arizona 85008 USA
- Assistance Dogs
includes guide, hearing, therapy, seizure, and service dogs.
- Associated Services for the Blind
The ASB, serves the local Philadelphia and South Jersey areas and beyond.
919 Walnut Street; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 USA
- Associates for World Action in Rehabilitation and Education (AWARE)
"Creating New Independence for People with Visual Disabilities."
Publications, Custom-designed staff training workshops and International activities and consultation services.
PO Box 96; Mohegan Lake, New York 10547 USA
- Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
AER Online, where you can access the latest information on the AERBVI.
4600 Duke Street, Suite 430; PO Box 22397; Alexandria, Virginia 22304 USA
Radio for the blind and print-disabled. The Kansas Audio-Reader Network exists to provide print-disabled citizens with access to the printed word and other information via electronic media and other technologies.
Blind Childrens Center Inc.
4120 Marathon Street, Los Angeles, California 90029-3584 USA
- BLIND CITIZENS AUSTRALIA
The united voice of blind and vision-impaired Australians.
87 High Street; Prahran VIC 3181; Australia
- Blind Related Links
contains extensive listings of Blind and VI related links on the internet. Includes organizations, commercial listings, adaptive equipment, braille and mobility, medical, government, etext, and employment.
Blindness Related Resources
Index of blindness related resources. Includes listings of home pages of blind individuals, organizations by and for the blind, adaptive equipment manufacturers and vendors, etc.
- Braille Institute
Provides free services and programs for legally blind children and adults in the greater Southern California area.
- Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
A national voluntary agency providing services to individuals across Canada to whom loss of vision is a central problem in personal and social adjustments.
- Department of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology. Columbia University.
New York, New York USA
- Connecticut Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill (CIB/OH)
The Connecticut Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill provides community-based education, residential and vocational programs for people with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
Hartford, Connecticut 06112 USA
The National Information Clearinghouse On Children Who Are Deaf-Blind, is a federally funded information and referral service that identifies, coordinates, and disseminates information related to children (birth to 21 yrs of age) who are deaf-blind. DB-LINK is available to anyone--parents, consumers, educators, health care professionals, other professionals--needing information on any topic related to deaf-blindness (eg education, communication, orientation and mobility, medical issues).
345 N Monmouth Ave; Monmouth, Oregon 97361 USA
- Deaf-Blind Perspectives
is a free journal-like publication, published three times yearly by the Teaching Research
Division of Western Oregon State College, focusing on all pertinent issues important to people who are deaf-blind, and the people who serve them.
345 N. Monmouth Ave.; Monmouth, Oregon 97344 USA
- DIALOGUE Magazine
a publication of Blindskills, Inc.
Salem, Oregon USA
- Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum's Home Page
At The University of Arizona
- Dyslexia: The Gift. Information and Resources for Dyslexia
Davis Dyslexia Association: Information about dyslexia and creativity, and effective methods to overcome academic problems. This site also has links in several different languages.
- About Visual Impairments
from the University of Minnesota.
- Ohio Center for Deafblind Education
The OCDBE formerly known as the GLARCDBE provides services in Ohio for individuals, birth through 21 years, with deafblindness, including free collaborative technical assistance to families, educational personnel and service providers through training and information dissemination. The OCDBE offers innovative approaches to the education of children and youth with deafblindness.
Kansas State School for the Blind
Kansas City, Kansas 66102 USA
This site educates about coping with impaired or lost central vision caused by macular degeneration; research on genetic and other causes of the disease; and developments in treatment and adaptive technology.
The MDF, was established to educate people about age-related macular degeneration; the major cause of impaired vision and blindness in people over 65, and the less common inherited forms of macular degeneration, which affect children and young adults.
Macular Degeneration Foundation
PO Box 531313; Henderson, NV 89053
- Macular Degeneration Network
This site is dedicated to helping the patients who suffer from macular degeneration and the health professionals who care for them.
115 East 61st Street 5B; NY, New York 10021 USA
- National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
NAPVI is a non-profit organization of, by and for parents committed to providing support to the parents of children who have visual impairments. In addition to a directory of on-line parents, you will also find a NAPVI discussion forum and on-line chat room (NAPVI CrossRoads) where parents can post/read messages or arrange to meet real-time to discuss anything they please.
PO Box 317; Watertown, Massachusetts 02272 USA
National Association for Visually Handicapped
The NAVH serves the unique needs of those who are visually impaired, visually handicapped, a little bit blind. This site is not just for the "HARD OF SEEING®" but for those with family and friends that need everything from large print books to the latest on their particular condition.
22 West 21st Street; New York, NY 10010 USA
National Blind Childrens Society
National Eye Institute
2020 Vision Place; Bethesda, Maryland 20892-3655 USA
National Federation of the Blind.
America's Jobline, A Universal Public Access Job Search Network.
Jobline® is a universal access alternative to using a computer and the Internet. All information and prompts are presented on the telephone in full-word speech. Job search criteria, including geographic and job-preference/qualifications choices, are entered from the touch-tone keypad.
- National Library Service
NLS for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; Library of Congress. NLS administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating libraries.
- NYISE Blindness Resource Center
The New York Institute for Special Education
999 Pelham Parkway Bronx, New York 10469 USA
- Parents of Visually Impaired New Zealand PVINZ
The non-profit advocacy and support organisation PVINZ provides information and networking for parents of visually impaired children in New Zealand.
- Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic(RFB&D)
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic is a national non-profit organization that serves people who cannot read standard print because of a visual, perceptual or other physical disability.
The Royal London Society for the Blind is committed to empowering people with a visual impairment to lead independent lives through the provision of high quality education, training and employment services.
Royal National Institute for the Blind in the United Kingdom
Science Access Project
The SAP is dedicated to development of technologies that promote full accessibility of electronic information by future generations of people with print disabilities. "Print disabilities" include low vision, blindness, and dyslexia. Primary funding for the
Science Access Project, Oregon State University, comes from the National Science Foundation
- Overview of the Science Access Project research areas
- Index of Science Access Project Research Topics
- Publications of the Science Access Project
Includes Proceedings of the 1997 CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities,
Los Angeles, CA, March 1997
- Sensory Information Service
The SIS formerly VIS is a UK-wide, easy to use publicly accessible database and information service for all those in and concerned with the visually impaired community.
SIS is produced at the Scottish Sensory Centre in Edinburgh.
Moray House Institute of Education
Edinburgh; EH8 8AQ
- Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
The largest self-help organization of people with a total or severe visual handicap in Switzerland.
The Texas Commission for the Blind is now part of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.
4800 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite #340; Austin, Texas 78756-3178 USA
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
"We envision a society in which equality of all persons is not sought through conscious effort, but is an accepted fact." -- Dr. Phil Hatlen, Superintendent. The TSBVI Web site reflects the schools vision of serving as a leading center of educational expertise for students with visual impairments.
- The Hadley School for the Blind
Non-profit international distance education school. Tuition-free courses for blind adults and family members of blind children and adults.
Winnetka, Illinois 60093-0299 USA
- The Indiana School for the Blind
Established in 1847, is accredited by state and national certifying organizations. The School is administered by the State Department of Health and receives its funding from the State of Indiana. Pre-school through high school programs are offered free of charge on a residential or day school basis, to the young people of Indiana who are blind and visually impaired.
7725 N. College Avenue; Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 USA
Orientation & Mobility Services. Blindness resources, orientation and mobility training for blind and low-vision adults, sighted guide instruction, seminars for health-care professionals, Other Vision e-zines.
PO Box 10763; Glendale, California 91209-0763 USA
- V.I. Guide
is a parent's guide to resources about visual impairments. Information about organizations that serve the visually impaired, educational issues, laws and legislation, technology and more!
- Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
The VSDB, established in 1839, provides comprehensive educational services to deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired children from birth to 22 years of age who reside in the western part of the state and require specialized instruction not available in local public schools.