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The American Printing House for the Blind is the world's largest producer of books and products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired K-12 students in the U.S.

Source: American Printing House for the Blind

Based on data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP); includes information on visual impairment.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

Dr. Jan van Dijk describes his educational approach, including the topics of attachment and the development of communication.

Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

A collaborative project to create educational services in China for preschoolers and older children who are blind, including those with additional disabilities.  Conference paper presented by Perkins International staff Deborah Gleason and Xiaguang Peng; Additional Project Consultants:  Charlotte Cushman, Laurel Hudson, Lisa Jacobs 

Source: International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

Stacy Shafer outlines some of Dr. Lilli Nielsen's recommendations for designing a learning environment for a child with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.

Source: Future Reflections, 2005, National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

What is Orientation and Mobility (O&M)? VisionAware provides this overview of the concepts and the professionals who provide this training.

Source: VisionAware

An interactive animated dictionary illustrating the workings of the human eye.

Source: LensShopper

Describes the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human eye; includes graphics, photos, and information about medications.

Source: Ted M. Montgomery, O.D.

A listing of accessibility features on Android-compatible smartphones, with Settings information for customizing a device.

Information about aniridia and living with the condition.

Ann Gelles shares a series of animal stories designed to teach contractions to beginning braille readers. "Students are introduced to … whole word contractions and short form words as they learn and practice the alphabet."

Source: California School for the Blind

This list compiled by the American Printing House includes recorded presentations and interviews going back to August 2005. Links here launch a player to listen online

Source: American Printing House for the Blind

Apple features the assistive technology built into its products as standard features — at no additional cost. For more information, visit the AppleVis website for blind and low-vision users of Apple's range of Mac computers, the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Source: Apple

Apple picking is a seasonal sensory experience that can be fun for kids of all abilities!

Source: Sensory Sun

This site is designed to empower users of Apple products who are blind or visually impaired.  This includes the range of Mac computers, iPads, iPhones, iPods, and related applications.

The Art Beyond Sight Collaborative includes community-based groups and local affiliates of national agencies, museums and other arts-related organizations, elementary and high schools, colleges and universities, national and international advocacy groups, and blind, visually impaired, and sighted art enthusiasts.

Source: Art Beyond Sight

Ideas for hands-on art activities for students who are blind or visually impaired, including paper, metal, string/yarn, beads/braids, wood, soap carving, and more.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

Hands-on ideas for craft projects to increase tactile discrimination and fine motor skills.  Search for holiday themes and tips on materials.

Source: Paths to Literacy

Your vision may have changed, but it's unlikely your imagination has! Simple everyday arts and crafts can be inspired by any product, any experience, at any time. Here are some ideas to try if you are blind or have low vision.

Source: Vision Aware

JAN has the answers to your questions about ADA regulations, workplace accommodations, advocacy and accessibility. JAN is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, in the U.S. Department of Labor

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