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A rich collection of resources on the World Wide Web is available to those who wish to know more about visual impairments and about resources and accommodations for students who are blind. The following Web sites provide a good start.

American Council of the Blind
An organization of blind and visually impaired people.
http://www.acb.org/

American Foundation for the Blind
Information, resources, and consultation in the areas of education, employment, and special products for individuals with visual impairments.
http://www.afb.org/

American Printing House for the Blind
Products for students with visual impairments including math textbooks, tactile graphics kit, rulers, and graph sheets
http://www.aph.org/

Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Visually Impaired
Programs, services, and products for people who are visually impaired.
http://www.aerbvi.org/

eSight Careers Network
Employment and small business information and career networking for people who are blind or visually impaired.
http://www.esightcareers.net/

Disability-Related Resources on the Internet
A comprehensive list of Web sites and discussion lists related to disability.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/DRR/

Equal Access to Software and Information
Workshops, publications, and resources about computer access for people with disabilities
http://www.rit.edu/~easi/

The Faculty Room Knowledge Base
A searchable collection of questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices of interest to postsecondary faculty members.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/kb.html

NYISE's Blindness Resource Center
Provides programs for children who are blind or visually disabled.
http://www.nyise.org/blind.htm

Science Access Project
A project to enhance the ability of people with print disabilities to read, write, and manipulate information, with a focus on math equations, information normally presented in tables and graphs, and information presented in diagrams and figures.
http://dots.physics.orst.edu/

Teaching math to visually impaired students
Information on access to mathematics for students with visual impairments.
http://www.tsbvi.edu/math/

Trace Research and Development Center
An interdisciplinary research, development, and resource center on technology and disability
http://www.trace.wisc.edu/

University of Delaware Applied Science and Engineering Laboratory
A program devoted to development and dissemination of new technologies for people with disabilities.
http://www.asel.udel.edu/

U.S. National Federation of the Blind
Education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications, adaptive equipment, advocacy services, job opportunities and support for blind people and their families.
http://www.nfb.org/

Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments
Video presentation and publication featuring computer technology for people with visual and hearing impairments.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/wt_sensory.html