USA Information

General Information

This is not inended to be a comprehensive factsheet or resource list.  It aims to cover some major sources of useful information. It also pulls together some interesting USA based websites as a guide to what is available.

American Council of the Blind

AFB – VisionAware – resources and advice for Emotional Support, Rehabilitation, Orientation and Mobility, Everyday living, Accessible products, Work and Careers. Education, Orientation & Mobility and so on.

AFB – Directory of services for Blind and Visually Impaired– find Advocacy, Audio/Braille books and services, Assisstive Technology, Counseling, Daily Living Skills,

AFB – American Foundation for the Blind.

BrightFocus – Resources for the Blind

Center for Parent Education and Resources

Lighthouse Guild International

LowVision.org Gateway for lots of information on visual impairment

NFB – National Federation of the Blind

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Benefits and Social Security

Benefits.Gov Federal Government Benefits site

US Government Social Security for people with Disabilities

Social Security Administration

Downloadable leaflet for the Blind and Visually Impaired

AllAboutVision – Social Security Disability Benefit

VisionAware – Social Security Disability Benefit

Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Products

Able Data – impa

Ai Squared – ZoomText

Amazon – Yes Amazon sell talking products, monoculars and other products useful as aids.

Beyond Sight

Enhanced Vision

Freedom Scientific JAWS plus other magnification and speech aids

Humanware

Independent Living Aids

Maxi Aids

Lighthouse Guild shop Wide range ofproducts for the visually impaired

Sight Connection

Vision Cue magnifiers

Zoomax USA

Hobbies and Sports

1 Touch Self Defense

International Blind Golf Association

 

International Blind Sports Federation

Blind Soccer – NBC News

Blind Sports

Bookshare

Braille Scrabble for the Blind

Learning Ally

National Library Service for the Blind

Paralympics Team USA – Goalball

SCIVIS – Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students

US Association of Blind Athletes

US Blind Golf Association

US Braille Chess Association

VisionAware – card games and board games

Travel

VisionAware – Orientation & Mobility

VisionAware – Transportation

State-by-State

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired

Arkansas

California

Handbook of Social Services for people who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Center for Blind and Visually Impaired, Bakersfield

Lighthouse San Francisco

Society for the Blind – Sacramento

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Palo Alto / Santa Cruz

Colorado

C olorado Talking Book Library

Connecticut

Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Delaware

Florida

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Florida

Miami Lighthouse

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Carroll Centre for the Blind

Massachusetts Benefits for individuals who are legally blind

Michigan

Michigan Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Minnesota

Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

Mississippi

Missouri

MOHealthNet

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

North Carolina

Carolina Disability

North Carolina Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairment

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation

Oregon

Irie-AT Visual Aids

Pennsylvania

Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind

Bureau of Blindness and visual services

Rhode Island

Office of Rehabilitation Services

South Carolina

Carolina Disability

Tennessee

Texas

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 Utah

Vermont

 

Virginia

Virginia Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairements

Washington

Econimic Services Administration – Cash Assistance

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Wyoming

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