Resources For Coping With Vision Loss Links

Accessible Entertaining
Making sure your disabled guests feel safe and welcome in your home.

American Council of The Blind
Facts about ACB and many valuable resources.

Associated Services For The Blind and Visually Impaired
Inspiring Independence If you or someone you know is experiencing low vision or blindness, we can help. Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) promotes health and independence. We provide classes and training in life skills and accessible technology and offer enriching arts, cultural and community activities in Philadelphia. We can also connect you with regional agencies and information to help you navigate issues related to health, housing, employment, education, transportation, and more.

Blind New World
Is it possible we fear blindness so much that we exclude those without sight? Stigmas, misperceptions and deep feelings about blindness lead us to marginalize and exclude this highly capable population.

Camp Abilities
A week-long Educational Sports Camp  Children with Visual Impairments 

Childproofing Your Home For A Child With Vision Impairment
This source offers a wealth of information on how to do it as well as potential costs.

Coping With Vision Loss In Mid-Life
This young lady describes her efforts to cope with Vision Loss in the prime of her life. Note: This page tends to open slowly.

Dealing With Vision Loss (Home Page)
This site is the home page for the book "Dealing With Vision Loss". The book may be acquired in more than one format.

Family Connect
Our Mission FamilyConnect is an online, multimedia community created to give parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources.

Family Support For Adults and Seniors With Vision Loss
This site offers suggestions for helping family and friends cope with vision loss.

How To Design A Sensory Garden For The Visually Impaired
Suggestions for designing a sensory garden that the visually impaired will enjoy.

How To Prepare A Visually Impaired Child For Daycare
This site offers a collection of useful guidelines for getting a visually impaired child ready for daycare.

Legal Requirements For Hiring Those With Visual Impairments
Explanation of the legal requirements involved when hiring individuals with visual impairments

National Federation of The Blind
Locate aids and appliances, news about the Blind community and much more.

Perkins School and Brailer Information
Information about both the Perkins school and Perkins Brailer is available here.

Setting Up The Home Office After Vision Loss
Suggestions for setting up a home office for those with vision impairment.

Tangible Surface Research
Tactile Icon Research and Development Based on feedback from the visually impaired community we have developed products to help people with low or no vision use their touch surface appliances. Our tactile icon products are called HALOS - Home Appliance Labeling and Overlay System and a list of tactile icons are on this page - HALOS Standard Tactile Icon Set page.

The Braille Institute
Offers a variety of classes and training, largely in California.

Vision Aware (Getting Started)
This site offers a number of resources intended to assist those who are in the early stages of sight loss.

When Somebody You Know Goes Blind
This article describes the effects caused by the different types of vision loss. It then offers suggestions for helping.

Wonder Baby.org
Answers to many of your questions about raising children.

Workplace Accomodations For Those With Visual Impairments
A list of accommodations that may be needed when hiring those with visual impairment.


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