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This online course is designed for learners who are already proficient in EBAE (English Braille American Edition).Source: Hadley School for the Blind
This collection of webcasts and webinars addressing transition planning can be viewed at no charge, or can be used to earn 40 ACVREP credits for a fee.Source: Perkins eLearning
Ryan Strunk shares his reflections, from a student's perspective, on the transition from high school to college. He begins by advising parents and teachers to hold blind students to the same standards as their sighted peers, and has many specific suggestions for students for increasing independence and self-advocacy, and being active socially.Source: National Federation of the Blind
Travel Guides provides accurate and detailed travel information for persons with disabilities. We are opening doors to persons with hearing, visual, mobility, and cognitive disabilities so they can enjoy all that the world has to offer.
Guidelines, rights, and requirements for travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, with links to specific areas of concern such as "Have Diabetes," "Use Service Dogs," "Have Children with Disabilities," and others.Source: Transportation Security Administration
This site offers tips, suggestions, and practical advice from experienced travelers who have traveled internationally with their guide dogs.Source: Mobility International USA
Feedback to general education, from the parent of a child with visual impairment.Source: Future Reflections, National Federation of the Blind
UEB Online is a training program for people who are sighted to learn Unified English Braille (UEB)Source: Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
This "cheat sheet" is designed to be a quick reference tool that is a handy summary of some of the key differences in UEB (Unified English Braille).Source: Paths to Literacy
The rule book for transcribers is available free online.Source: International Council on English Braille (ICEB)
This free 4-week online training is designed for people who are already proficient in braille who wish to learn UEB.Source: Northern Illinois University
Enrique Elissalde wrote this 23-page biography of Louis Braille, aimed at older children and young adults.
This document provides detailed information about how to use Medicaid funding to pay for a comprehensive range of home and community services for people with disabilities.Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information about the causes and treatments of the leading cause of blindness in children.Source: The Internet Low Vision Society
Connecting with national, state, and local organizations, and parent support groups.Source: FamilyConnect
There are many free resources on this site, such as The ABC's of UEB, as well as current news about the plans to implement UEB.Source: Braille Authority of North America (BANA)
Unite For Sight’s volunteers provide eye health programs and services to more than 600,000 of the neediest people all over the world.
USABA provides a list of competition-approved adaptations for many sports, including gymnastics, cycling, swimming, skiing, track & field, and distance running.Source: US Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
Video clips provide an introduction to the sport, including the history, the role of the coach, and rules. There are many additional links to articles and related resources.Source: United States Blind Golfers Association
A mother realizes her own low expectations limit the independence of her daughter with multiple disabilities, and describes how she encourages the child to do more for herself. This is an entry from the listserv sponsored by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children.Source: National Federation of the Blind