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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.
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 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 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)
Guidelines for making hospital stays as easy and comfortable as possible for patients who are blind or visually impaired.Source: Vision Australia
This article explores the pros and cons of surgery, with information about procedures, outcomes, and recovery.Source: Sacramento Network of Care
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)
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