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Overview of bioptic driving requirements, fitting and pricing, with state-by-state laws for bi-optic drivers in the United States.

The "Resources for Parents and Professionals" offers fact sheets with information on six common visual diagnoses, with specific information on eye specialists, vision assessments, effects of vision and behavior, common misconceptions. The Teaching Strategies section will be of particular interest to educators.

Information about blindness, education and development, independent movement and travel, sports, games, and leisure activities can be found on this site.

Blind Cool Tech is produced by computer users who are blind, and has everything from computers to house cleaning, including how to use software, find interesting websites and download MP3 files for free.

Rick Harmon manages the Geek Zone's lists of helpful resources, including "audio tutorials, gadget demonstrations, useful links and programs, and a community of tech gurus...."

This site features two newspaper articles about "small but significant breakthroughs" in science education for students who are blind: Camp Eureka, a natural history camp in Montana; and a dissection class at Colorado Center for the Blind.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Blind Sailing International is considered the governing body for competitive international sailing for persons who are blind or vision impaired. The Blind Sailing International's site offers general racing rules and boat information.

Source: Blind Sailing International

This link takes you directly to Chapter 30 of David Werner’s book, Disabled Village Children. with information about development, mobility, education, work, and social life, as well as vision, eye health, and prevention of blindness; also available in Spanish.

Source: Hesperian Foundation

Resources on various topics and services for individuals with vision impairment, legal blindness or deaf/blindness and intellectual disability.

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Links to data, maps, publications, and information about causes and socioeconomic aspects of blindness and visual impairment.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)

"...[D]escribes the variety of state infrastructures and programs ... that serve children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. Information was collected through a brief survey distributed to all state education agencies...."  Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Source: National Association of State Director of Special Education, Inc. (NASDSE)

Links to a variety of educational resources, including the following topics: Blindness; Braille Literacy; Deaf-Blindness; Disabilities; Eye Conditions; Organizations - United States; Organizations - International; Resources Supporting AT Technology; Vendors.

Source: New York Institute for Special Education

Statistics are drawn from AFB and U.S. government sources, and organized by age, ethnicity, geography, and more.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Statistics are drawn from AFB and U.S. government sources, and organized by age, ethnicity, geography, and more

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Download this outline of the WBU’s comprehensive plan for the socio-economic integration of people with blindness, including a strategy for poverty reduction. From the General documents page, click the title Blindness, Poverty, and Development from the Development committee.

Source: World Blind Union (WBU)

A video presentation by braille expert Frances Mary D'Andrea, from the PA Low Incidence Institute 2013. This video is presented in two 1-hour parts. Transcript and slide downloadables are available for both parts.

Part 2 link is here.

Source: Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

Nearly 400,000 books in accessible format for people of all ages all over the world. If you have a print disability, learn about eligibility and signing up here.

Source: Bookshare

This section of the AFB website includes resources for teachers of braille, resources for parents, a link to DOTS, the newsletter for braille literacy, and a listing of sources of braille materials.

Source: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Find answers to common questions about the law regarding braille and learning media assessments in this three-page document; included are numerous resources for more information.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

"BANA's purpose is to promote and to facilitate the use, teaching and production of braille." It publishes codes, rules, interpretations, and opinions about braille, most of which can be downloaded from the site.

Source: Braille Authority of North America (BANA)

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