Blindness Resources

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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(EASI)
Workshops, publications, and resources about computer access for people with disabilities
http://people.rit.edu/easi/index.htm

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

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

For additional information consult the DO-IT publication Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments.