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Little Rock Foundation's annual summer camp for visually impaired and blind childrenSource: YMCA
Camp in Maine.
Future Reflections (2002).
Bernhard Beck-Winchatz asserts that "there is nothing a blind person could not do as well" in the field of astronomy. He co-developed Touch the Universe – A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy, which makes Hubble Space Telescope images accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
This site is a resource for O&M Specialist's to use for creative lesson plans to teach their students.
This site uses your location to display movies in your area with accessible technology, including captioning and descriptive audio. Use the filter to display only the movies with the technology you need. Users may also search by theater.
This booklet is written by a cane traveler and covers aspects of cane travel, such as Getting the Cane Ready, Actually Walking Around, Public Transportation, and Times and Places without the Usual Landmarks.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
This section of AER's website has information about the skills and responsibilities of O&M Specialists, a list of training programs, a job exchange, and information about current issues in the field, such as environmental access.Source: Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
This is an employment information resource developed by the American Foundation for the Blind for job seekers who are blind or visually impaired. It includes sections on exploring careers, making connections, finding a job, succeeding at work, and personal stories.Source: American Foundation for the Blind (ACB)
Guidelines for making hospital stays as comfortable as possible for patients who are blind or visually impaired.Source: Vision Australia
Tips and comprehensive advice for gardeners who have experienced vision loss. Explore information about digging, wedding, mowing, trimming, and everything related to productive and enjoyable gardening.
This tool is specifically tailored to meet objectives in British Columbia. Its purpose is to assist school districts determine the appropriate number of vision teacher hours required to support the students who are blind and visually impaired.Source: Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI)
A good explanation of the types of cataracts and their effects on vision.Source: VisionAware
In-depth illustrated descriptions of global causes of blindness and their treatments.Source: Sightsavers International
Information on the primary causes of blindness and visual impairment; links to related information.Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Causes of deafblindness, their symptoms and progression.Source: Sense International (India)
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)
CELL is committed to the adoption of evidence-based early literacy learning practices, with information for parents, educators, and researchers.
Founded by NFB, the Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access is a concentrated center of expertise, best practices, and resources that enables businesses, government, and educational institutions to more effectively provide accessible information and services to the blind community.Source: National Federation of the Blind