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ABSF is committed to serving blind and visually impaired children and adults, giving them the opportunities and experiences that build confidence and independence that can last a lifetime.Source: American Blind Skiing Foundation
The ACB "strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people.Source: American Council of the Blind (ACB)
AFB provides a wealth of information and services to people who are blind or visually impaired, and their families, and for the professionals who serve them.Source: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Basic description of nystagmus, FAQs, information for parents of school-age children with the condition.
The American Printing House for the Blind is the world's largest producer of books and products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired K-12 students in the U.S.Source: American Printing House for the Blind
Based on data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP); includes information on visual impairment.Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Dr. Jan van Dijk describes his educational approach, including the topics of attachment and the development of communication.Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
Peruvian teachers describe the history of inclusive education in their country and identify some of its challenges.
A collaborative project to create educational services in China for preschoolers and older children who are blind, including those with additional disabilities.Source: International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
Stacy Shafer outlines some of Dr. Lilli Nielsen's recommendations for designing a learning environment for a child with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.Source: Future Reflections, 2005, National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
What is Orientation and Mobility (O&M)? VisionAware provides this overview of the concepts and the professionals who provide this training.Source: VisionAware
Suggestions for creating tactile teaching aids, including clocks, a geometry kit, tactile maps, globe, chemical equation tiles, and more.Source: Eyeway.org (India)
An interactive animated dictionary illustrating the workings of the human eye.Source: LensShopper
Describes the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human eye; includes graphics, photos, and information about medications.Source: Ted M. Montgomery, O.D.
A listing of accessibility features on Android-compatible smartphones, with Settings information for customizing a device.
Information about aniridia and living with the condition.
Ann Gelles shares a series of animal stories designed to teach contractions to beginning braille readers. "Students are introduced to … whole word contractions and short form words as they learn and practice the alphabet."Source: California School for the Blind
APH maintains program statistics on children with visual impairments, including types of schools/programs in which they are educated, and their preferred learning medium (braille, print, auditory).Source: American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
The APH report was conducted in 2005-2006 to analyze mathematics research and studies that meet the criteria for evidence-based practice.Source: American Printing House for the Blind (APH)