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Disability Resources - Sight Impairments

Links in this category: 17. Newest link in this category: 2013-05-20

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World Blind Union
The WBU is universally accepted as the representative of the world's blind community by the United Nations and other international organisations.
http://www.worldblindunion.org
International interest,
Spain,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Yahoo! Groups - magnifiers
Low Vision Computer Access List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/magnifiers..
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Low Vision Information Center
A nonprofit organization offering information services and an in-house demonstration area with a variety of low vision aids and ideas.
http://www.lowvisioninfo.org/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
American Council of the Blind
Provides general information about the Council, including recent issues of our monthly publication, The Braille Forum.
http://www.acb.org/
International interest,
United States,
Link checked 2017-10
Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Detroit, Michigan, is a non-profit agency dedicated to preventing blindness, reducing the impact of blindness, and advocating for those with severe vision loss.
http://www.gdabvi.org/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
A voluntary, not-for-profit rehabilitation agency that provides services for people who are blind, visually impaired and deafblind. The CNIB’s primary goal is to empower its clients to participate fully in a sighted world.
http://www.cnib.ca/
Canada,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
The Association of Blind and Partially Sighted Teachers and Students [ABAPSTAS]
ABAPSTAS was founded in 1970 by a small number of visually impaired people with the primary aim of supporting students, teachers and lecturers.
http://www.abapstas.org.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind (ATCB)
The ATCB is a dedicated computer trainer and Braille transcriber Center focusing on the needs of students and professionals in Ethiopia who are blind or visually impaired
http://www3.sympatico.ca/tamru/
Ethiopia,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Canadian Council of the Blind - A Lack of Sight is not a lack of vision
The CCB is an organization not FOR the blind but OF the blind. A board of directors who are blind and visually impaired governs the CCB, and as a result, there is a special sensitivity to the needs of the blind community.
http://www.ccbnational.net/
Canada,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Canix

http://Canix.org/
Spain,
Spanish language,
Link checked 2017-09
Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted
Founded as an independent nonprofit vision rehabilitation in 1965, Seattle-based Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted works with individiuals, families and communities to restore, maintain and enhance the independence and well-being of people with impaired vision, and specializes in working with age-related vision loss. Programs include counseling; safe travel and independent living training; low vision clinic; volunteer services; education, information and referral; assistive technology center; and adaptive aids sales, including an online store with hundreds of products for living with vision loss and secure transactions at www.sightconnection.com
http://www.csbps.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Duxbury Systems
Home of Raised Dot Computing and MegaDots, braille translation programs.
http://www.duxburysystems.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Narrative Television Network
Makes movies and television programming accessible to blind and visually impaired people through narration, an "extra" voice added to the show to describe the visual elements of the story. Since 1988, NTN has narrated hundreds of hours of movies and television series, as well as several Broadway theatre productions and museum tours.
http://NarrativeTV.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
National Federation of the Blind
Helps blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and acts as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind.
http://www.nfb.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10


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