Visual Impairment and Blindness Resources

These resources cover the basics of visual impairment and blindness, covering the causes, as well as definitions of professional and medical terminology, descriptions of vision examination procedures, simulations, statistics, and recommendations for protecting the eyes and vision. This section also includes information on support groups for parents, families, and consumers, along with advice for environmental adaptations and tips for living with blindness and visual impairment.

For educational resources, please visit the sections grouped under Teaching Resources.

SEE Adventure Camp
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Bryson City, North Carolina
 
Source: Camp Abilities
Headed by Erwin Borremans
 
Source: Camp Abilities
Headed by Brandon Schellhorn
Vinton, Iowa
(319)-472-5221
 
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Nebraska
Boys Town, Nebraska
 
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities North Florida
Neptune Beach, FL
Summer Camp: July 8th-14th, 2018
Surf Camp: April 21st, 2018
Winter Camping Trip: February 16th-18th, 2018
 
Source: Camp Abilities
SEE Camp Abilities H20
Camp Dogwood
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
828-335-1136
 
Source: Camp Abilities

Camp Inter-Actions is a traditional summer camp experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.

Little Rock Foundation's annual summer camp for visually impaired and blind children

Source: 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.

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)

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)

This online PDF book examines the effect of CP on the visual system and child development, with collaborative strategies for practitioners, educators, and families.

Source: Scottish Sensory Centre

In this webcast, Perkins School psychologist Pam Ryan outlines the features of CHARGE Syndrome and discusses how they affect a child’s learning and development.

Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind

Practical suggestons for general education teachers who have students who are blind or visually impaired in their classrooms

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Good introductory information on a number of eye conditions, including those that do not cause visual impairment.

Source: EyeHelp

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