Visual Impairment and Blindness Resources

These resources cover the basics of visual impairment and blindness, covering the causes, as well as definitions of professional and medical terminology, descriptions of vision examination procedures, simulations, statistics, and recommendations for protecting the eyes and vision. This section also includes information on support groups for parents, families, and consumers, along with advice for environmental adaptations and tips for living with blindness and visual impairment.

For educational resources, please visit the sections grouped under Teaching Resources.

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Camp Dogwood
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
828-335-1136
 
Source: Camp Abilities
Alpine Alternatives, Inc.
Anchorage, Alaska
 

 

Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
(520)-235-2582
 
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Inter-Actions
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Camp Inter-Actions is a traditional summer camp experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
 
Source: Camp Inter-Actions

Camp Inter-Actions is a traditional summer camp experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.

Little Rock Foundation's annual summer camp for visually impaired and blind children

Source: YMCA
Camp Tuhsmeheta
Greenville, Michigan
Phone: 888-760-2206
 
Camp Tuhsmeheta (Touch-Smell-Hear-Taste) is a 300 acre outdoor education facility for students who are blind/visually impaired.  We offer our site to youth organizations and school groups as an outdoor learning environment.  Educational groups pay a rate of $100/day for a group up to 75 persons to use the property.  The rate includes meals.  Camp Tuhsmeheta is owned and operated by the State of Michigan, Department of Education-Low Incidence Outreach.
 
Source: Camp Tushmeheta

Camp in Maine.

Future Reflections (2002).

Bernhard Beck-Winchatz asserts that "there is nothing a blind person could not do as well" in the field of astronomy. He co-developed Touch the Universe – A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy, which makes Hubble Space Telescope images accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

A nationwide agency with the mission "to enhance independence for people with vision loss and to be the leader in promoting vision health" in Canada; also in French.

Source: Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

This site is a resource for O&M Specialist's to use for creative lesson plans to teach their students.

This section of AER's website has information about the skills and responsibilities of O&M Specialists, a list of training programs, a job exchange, and information about current issues in the field, such as environmental access.

Source: Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

Guidelines for making hospital stays as comfortable as possible for patients who are blind or visually impaired.

Source: Vision Australia
Guidelines for making hospital stays as comfortable as possible for patients who are blind or visually impaired.
 
Source: Vision Australia

Guidelines for making hospital stays as easy and comfortable as possible for patients who are blind or visually impaired.

Source: Vision Australia

This article explores the pros and cons of surgery, with information about procedures, outcomes, and recovery.

Source: Sacramento Network of Care

This article explores the pros and cons of surgery, includes suggestions for daily living.

Source: Sacramento Network of Care

This site provides an overview, statistics, recommended articles about Cataracts.

Source: Laser Eye Surgery Hub

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