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.

Kitchen organization ideas and simple steps for streamlining kitchen chores, written with seniors in mind.

Source: VisionAware

Section 504 protects individuals from discrimination (based on their disability) by workplaces and services that receive federal assistance. This fact sheet lists specific actions which The Rehabilitation Act expressly forbids.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Missouri School for the Blind
St. Louis, Missouri
 
Source: Camp Abilities

Blogger Erin shares a thorough and honest, explanation of her low vision experience, and goes beyond ophthalmic explanations into real day-to-day life with visual impairment. She includes many photographs that illustrate how she views her environment.

Source: A Number of Things

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