- Professional Development
- Blogs, Activities
Maylene Bird shares teaching tips on cells, microscopes, diagrams and models, dissecting, and measuring.Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
This page has links to various biology lessons, a list of errors and omissions in the Holt Biology Book (2004), and diagrams that can be downloaded to accompany the text.Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
Overview of bioptic driving requirements, fitting and pricing, with state-by-state laws for bi-optic drivers in the United States.
The "Resources for Parents and Professionals" offers fact sheets with information on six common visual diagnoses, with specific information on eye specialists, vision assessments, effects of vision and behavior, common misconceptions. The Teaching Strategies section will be of particular interest to educators.
Information about blindness, education and development, independent movement and travel, sports, games, and leisure activities can be found on this site.
Blind Cool Tech is produced by computer users who are blind, and has everything from computers to house cleaning, including how to use software, find interesting websites and download MP3 files for free.
Empowers people with disabilities in Bangladesh through income generation, leadership development, education, training and treatment facilities.Source: BERDO
Rick Harmon manages the Geek Zone's lists of helpful resources, including "audio tutorials, gadget demonstrations, useful links and programs, and a community of tech gurus...."
This site features two newspaper articles about "small but significant breakthroughs" in science education for students who are blind: Camp Eureka, a natural history camp in Montana; and a dissection class at Colorado Center for the Blind.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Promotes comprehensive rehabilitation of persons with all categories of disabilities through education, training, employment. Includes links to numerous online publications.Source: BPA India
Blind Sailing International is considered the governing body for competitive international sailing for persons who are blind or vision impaired. The Blind Sailing International's site offers general racing rules and boat information.Source: Blind Sailing International
Cary Supalo shares his strategies for a positive experience in chemistry classes. He describes the importance of obtaining materials in alternate formats, note-taking, creating three-dimensional models, and working closely with lab technicians, scribes, and readers.Source: Future Reflections (2002), National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Resources on various topics and services for individuals with vision impairment, legal blindness or deaf/blindness and intellectual disability.Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Links to data, maps, publications, and information about causes and socioeconomic aspects of blindness and visual impairment.Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
"...[D]escribes the variety of state infrastructures and programs ... that serve children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. Information was collected through a brief survey distributed to all state education agencies...." Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.Source: National Association of State Director of Special Education, Inc. (NASDSE)
Links to a variety of educational resources, including the following topics: Blindness; Braille Literacy; Deaf-Blindness; Disabilities; Eye Conditions; Organizations - United States; Organizations - International; Resources Supporting AT Technology; Vendors.Source: New York Institute for Special Education
Statistics are drawn from AFB and U.S. government sources, and organized by age, ethnicity, geography, and moreSource: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Statistics are drawn from AFB and U.S. government sources, and organized by age, ethnicity, geography, and more.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Download this outline of the WBU’s comprehensive plan for the socio-economic integration of people with blindness, including a strategy for poverty reduction. From the General documents page, click the title Blindness, Poverty, and Development from the Development committee.Source: World Blind Union (WBU)