Accessible Book Collection - This web site provides information about the Accessible Book Collection, a private non-profit corporation that provides digital text of copyrighted high interest/low reading level books. “Digital text can be a real boon for students who are vision impaired, have difficulty tracking, can’t turn pages, or who need to increase their reading speed.”
American Council of the Blind - The web site of the American Council of the Blind. The site includes resources, legislative issues and their monthly magazine “Braille Forum”
American Foundation for the Blind - The web site of the American Foundation for the Blind, “dedicated to addressing the critical issues of literacy, independent living, employment, and access through technology for the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired.”
American Printing House for the Blind - The web site of the American Printing House for the Blind, “the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.”
Bookshare - The web site of Bookshare.org, “a web-based system supplying accessible books in digital formats designed for people with disabilities.” Members can scan in books to submit to the collection and share with other members. “Bookshare.org will provide a vast library of low cost scanned books instead of a small library of high quality digital books.”
Choices for Children - This is the web site for Choices for Children whose mission is “to educate policymakers, legislators, and the public about the unique educational needs of children who are blind or visually impaired.”
“The Directory of Visually Impaired Services” provides links to more than 900 resources divided into 22 categories. The directory is also available in large print, Braille, on computer disk or cassette tape.
DB-Link - This is DB-Link, the National Information Clearinghouse on Children who are Deaf-Blind. “DB-Link is a federally funded information and referral service that identifies, coordinates, and disseminates (at no cost) information related to children and youth who are deaf-blind (ages 0-21).” The site also includes state resources and job opportunities. The site also provide resource in Spanish.
Foundation Fighting Blindness “Kids Corner” web page including kid friendly information and FAQs about visual impairments, games, message boards, web links and more. The site also includes resources for parents and teachers.
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults - This is the web site for the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults. “The mission of HKNC is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice.”
Hot Braille - This is the Hot Braille web site, “the leading provider of web-based communication tools for the visually impaired, their friends and family.” A number of Braille resources are available on the site. Users can also type messages and have them translated into Braille and mailed at no charge.
Independent Living Aids provides low-vision aids and technology options that enable people with visual impairments to live more independently.
Manolo - This is the Manolo.net web site dedicated to the needs of Spanish speaking people who have low vision or blindness. It contains information on special education, assistive technology, and sports as well as links to other organizations and resources. The web site is entirely in Spanish.
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments - This is the web site of the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments. “NAPVI is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.” Also available in Spanish.
National Braille Press - The web site of the National Braille Press, a non-profit Braille printing and publishing house established in 1927.
National Federation of the Blind - This is the web site for the National Federation of the Blind whose purpose is to “help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind.”
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic - The web site of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, a non-profit volunteer organization and “the nation’s educational library serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical disability.”
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services - The web site of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services whose mission is “to work in partnership with Texans with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society.”
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired - The web site of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired who works with Local Education Agencies, parents and guardians, students with visual impairments, and Education Service Centers from throughout the state of Texas