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In a 2011 update of their original position statement, ACB outlines its principal beliefs in regard to rehabilitative services to individuals who are blind.

Source: American Council of the Blind (ACB)

For middle school students, a downloadable book with tips, puzzles, activities, and more.

Source: National Eye Institute is dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities. Here you'll find a database of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they've learned about playing with and teaching a blind child. We focus on real-life advice and real-life experiences.

For Crafters Who Can Do It with Their Eyes Closed. This site is written by people who are blind who love to knit and includes suggestions on how to learn to knit without sight.

Understanding one's diagnosis, eye care specialties, following medical directions, common abbreviations, and more. Also available in Spanish.

Source: Family Connect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Information for families on:

  • Dealing with the Diagnosis When Your Child Has a Visual Impairment
  • Advocating for Your Blind Child
  • Eye Care Professionals Who May Work with Your Child
  • Low Vision Devices: An Overview
  • Common Abbreviations Used by Eye Care Specialists
  • The Human Eye: A Diagram
  • Visual Impairment: An Overview
  • Low Vision Services: An Overview
Source: FamilyConnect

Represents the interests of more than 160 million individuals who are blind or partially sighted; 177 member countries.

A non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with deafblindness throughout the world.

This tutorial suggests fun and motivating story telling and writing exercises for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Source: Perkins eLearning

Mary McDonach explains the pattern of speech development in which children repeat what has been said to them.

Source: Wonder Baby

FamilyConnect describes the role of each member of the educational team. There are links to related documents, including strategies for success, the role of the paraprofessional and the TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired).

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

This page describes the essential elements of the IEP, offers checklists of keys points, what to do before, during and after an IEP meeting, a checklist of key points, and advice for keeping educational records.

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Family-friendly information on eye doctors and exams, common eye conditions and their symptoms, glasses, and contact lenses.

Source: KidsHealth

NCDB offers links to articles and other publications on the topic of babies and infants with deafblindness.

Source: National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

Kitchen organization ideas and simple steps for streamlining kitchen chores, written with seniors in mind.

Source: VisionAware

For our UK community, a list of captioned and described films currently playing in theatres. Latest DVD releases in the UK are also found here.

The benefits of a comprehensive driving evaluation, what to expect during the exam, how to find a licensed professional.

Source: The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence

A wealth of information can be found here on all topics related to infants and toddlers, and the adults who spend time with them. The online information includes many specific tips on topics ranging from play to sleep.

This site presents specific suggestions for helping preschoolers learn how to zip, button, snap, and fasten.

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Blogger Erin shares a thorough and honest, explanation of her low vision experience, and goes beyond ophthalmic explanations into real day-to-day life with visual impairment. She includes many photographs that illustrate how she views her environment.

Source: A Number of Things