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The "Resources for Parents and Professionals" section has information about the Babies Count National Registry, an advocacy and educational planning tool for children with visual impairment.Source: VisionAware
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
The "governing body for competitive international sailing for persons who are blind or vision impaired," Blind Sailing International's site offers general racing rules and boat information.
Pat Munson, a longtime leader of the NFB, describes her life as a gardener.Source: NFB/Braille Monitor, February 2006
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)
Links to fact sheets, publications, and related information.Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Resources on various topics and services for individuals with vision impairment, legal blindness or deaf/blindness and intellectual disability.Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
"...[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)
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)
A video presentation by braille expert Frances Mary D'Andrea, from the PA Low Incidence Institute 2013. This video is presented in two 1-hour parts. Transcript and slide downloadables are available for both parts.Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network