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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.
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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 childrenSource: YMCA
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 good explanation of the types of cataracts and their effects on vision.Source: VisionAware
In-depth illustrated descriptions of global causes of blindness and their treatments.Source: Sightsavers International
Information on the primary causes of blindness and visual impairment; links to related information.Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
APH maintains program statistics on children with visual impairments, including types of schools/programs in which they are educated, and their preferred learning medium (braille, print, auditory).Source: American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
This online PDF book examines the effect of CP on the visual system and child development, with collaborative strategies for practitioners, educators, and families.Source: Scottish Sensory Centre
In this webcast, Perkins School psychologist Pam Ryan outlines the features of CHARGE Syndrome and discusses how they affect a child’s learning and development.Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind
Practical suggestons for general education teachers who have students who are blind or visually impaired in their classroomsSource: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Good introductory information on a number of eye conditions, including those that do not cause visual impairment.Source: EyeHelp
A dictionary of common medical conditions that cause visual impairment in the U.S., explained in non-clinical language accessible to the layperson.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)