Category Archives: Educators

BestColleges: A Guide for Students with Visual Impairments

Provides information on the process of college transition for students who are visually impaired, a guide to student accommodations and assistive technology, and a listing of scholarships designed specifically for visually impaired students. Contact Info: Website: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-visual-impairments/  

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The Vision of Children Foundation

Advocates and supports research toward correcting conditions that cause vision loss. Contact Info:  12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 330 San Diego, CA 92130 Phone: 858-314-7917 Email: info@visionofchildren.org Website: http://www.visionofchildren.org

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The Vision for Tomorrow Foundation

Provides funding for research initiatives and offers support and information for those seeking to learn more about albinism and aniridia. Contact Info: 655 Deerfield Road Suite 100-#130 Deerfield, IL 60015-3241 Studio B Email: info@visionfortomorrow.org Website: http://www.visionfortomorrow.org

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Positive Exposure

Conducts workshops and exhibitions for service providers, schools, and the general public to challenge the stigma associated with physical difference using a very powerful tool to fight discrimination: evocative photographs representing persons of various ages and cultures with albinism. Contact Info: 43 East 20th Street, 6th Floor … Continue reading

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Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students

A week-long camp conducted by Teachers of the Visually Impaired where children can experience what it’s like to train as an astronaut and prepare for a mission at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. Contact Info: Dan Oates – SCI-VIS 190 Armstrong St. … Continue reading

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Exceptional Teaching, Inc.

Offers toys, games, and educational products for children with a visual impairment. Contact Info: P.O. Box 2330 Livermore, CA 94550 Phone: 800-549-6999 Email: info@exceptionalteaching.com Website: http://www.exceptionalteaching.net  

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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Library of Congress

A free library program of braille and audio material circulated to eligible borrowers – an excellent resource for audio books for school-age children. Contact Info: Phone: 800-424-8567 Email: nls@loc.gov Website: http://www.loc.gov/nls  

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Learning Ally

Produces accessible educational materials for students with visual impairments, with titles available in every subject area and grade level, from kindergarten through graduate studies. Contact Info: 20 Roszel Road Princeton NJ 08540 Phone: 800-221-4792 800-221-1098 Email: bvidialogue@LearningAlly.org Website: http://www.learningally.org  

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Bookshare

An accessible online library making the world of print accessible to people with disabilities. Contact Info: 480 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 Phone: 650-352-0198 Website: http://www.bookshare.org

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American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

Manufactures educational aids for blind and visually impaired persons, has an educational research program, sells books in braille, large print, disk and cassette and offers a database for locating textbooks and other materials in accessible media. Adaptive sports equipment is also available through the APH store. … Continue reading

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