Internet Resources For The Blind and Visually Impaired Links

A Guide To Selling on Ebay For The Blind
The Blind Bargains Website offers instructions on using Ebay for the Blind.

Access World
This site provides a wealth of technical information and product evaluations for the Blind and Low Vision community.

Accessibility Resources
Provides a large number of links to various accessibility resources.

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

Accessible World
Providing Accessible Internet Resources

Adobe Accessibility Page
Adobe Accessibility page, software for reading PDF files.

Association of Blind Citizens
Creating opportunity one step at a time.

AudioVision Canada
This website offers a fairly extensive catalog of described movies.

BC Scan, Scan It, Learn About it, Use It
BCScan is a free service that allows you to organize, catalog, learn about, and manage your groceries, CDs, movies, household products, medications, or just about anything else. It works using a bar code scanner and a database of roughly a million products. When a bar code on an item is scanned, BCScan will check a database for the product and tell you what it is. You can add products to your personal inventory, add notes, or contribute additional information. It's great for the visually impaired person who needs to identify a canned good or for anyone who wants to better organize their life.

Blind Access Journal Blogs and Pod casts
Blind Access Journal focuses on the accessibility of websites Etc. to the Blind community.

Blind Bargains
This site offers the best current buys on Blindness related products. They are taken from the various sites featuring products for the Blind.

Blind Geek Zone
The blind geek zone is an ever expanding web site that contains a valuable source of information for the blind community. Whether you are a geek or just someone in search of help, the zone will quickly become one of your favorite web sites. Here on the blind geek zone I have many audio tutorials and demonstrations of many different programs and devices used everyday by people in the blind community. I have many audio tutorials covering many popular software programs such as Nero Burning Rom, Goldwave, Outlook Express and others. I have tutorials about the new Vista operating system by Microsoft that will give you a early start at coming to grips with this new and complex operating system. I also post audio files from others here as well to help cover all your needs.

Blind Programming
This website provides resources for those interested in learning programing.

Blind Spots
Offers Movie reviews based on how easy it is for a Blind person to follow. 1 is the hardest to follow, with 10 being the easiest.

This website will help you locate captioned movies playing in your area.

Carroll Center For The Blind
The Carroll Center for the Blind, located in Newton, Massachusetts, provides help for the blind including training and adaptive devices to individuals of all ages who have lost their sight so they can live independent and fulfilling lives. We offer a number of other services for the blind, such as technical training, low vision products, and much more. You will also be able to find information about ongoing accessibility projects, such as making TV accessible.

Cheap Airfare For Disabled Travelers
Locate multiple sources of information and resources in one place.

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.

ClickAndGo WayFinding Maps
ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps , a new and fully accessible narrative mapping service. It is modeled after the often-used "directions" feature of Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, and MapQuest. With those services, sighted users make their selections for a starting point and destination from a drop-down menu of landmarks, and then click "GO" for driving directions. We have taken this information model, compiled additional adaptations that meet the specific needs of the blind and deafblind, and are now able to provide non-sighted travelers with customized "mobility-friendly" walking directions.

Club Go
Substantial travel discounts for travelers with disabilities.

Directions For Me
Welcome to directions for me TM , your one stop source for accessible packaging information.Directions provides the information that�s on consumer packages or labels in a simple online format for anyone who has trouble reading the small print including people who are blind or visually impaired.

Disability Information and Resources
A collection of information and resources for various disabilities.

Disability World, News Articles and Tips For The Disabled
Provides news, other articles and tips for the disabled.

Empowerment Zone
The home page of Jamal Mazrui! Offers ideas and accessible software.

Flex Jobs offers help in locating jobs you can do from home. FlexJobs is an innovative, professional job service to help you find the best flexible jobs available, safely and easily. Every job is hand-screened and legitimate. Guaranteed.

Fred's Head (Useful Tips For The Blind)
Fred's Head, from American Printing House, offers a variety of useful tips and information.

Free Matter for The Blind (Information)
Provides information as to proper use of free matter for the blind mail.

Gateway For The Blind
A good resource for evaluation of your needs and training in a variety of areas.

Google Maps Textual Interface
This page is intended to allow those with screen readers to access Google's maps.

Guide Dogs For The Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission to provide Guide Dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada. Our dogs and services are free to those we serve, thanks to the generosity of donors and support of volunteers. We are devoted to promoting the human/animal bond . Our two training facilities are in San Rafael, California?20 miles north of San Francisco, and in Boring, Oregon?25 miles east of Portland; we have puppy raisers throughout the Western states. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and come back often for news and updates.

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.

Inspired Code
You can find the Three Blind Mice mouse program here as well as Say Pad Text to Speech program and a link that will add the Mike and Mary voices to your existing Sapy infrastructure.

Jewish Braille Institute
Established in 1931, the Jewish Braille Institute (JBI) International offers a collection of books, including cookbooks printed with large type and Braille as well as Books on Tape for the blind and visually impaired. There are JBI outreach offices that make the free service accessible to anyone, regardless of religion. The JBI Talking Book library contains more than 10,000 audio books in English, Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Romanian and Polish. Spanish books will be added soon. The collection includes dozens of cookbooks on tape that are specially formatted. They allow a person with vision loss to find their place on the tape, go to the index in the beginning of the book and note which recipe they want, followed by a series of beeps to help them locate the recipe. A few of the kosher cookbook titles in the audiotape collection include "The New York Times Passover Cookbook," "Jewish Cooking from Around the World," Kosher Light," "The New Jewish Cuisine," "Secrets of Fat-Free Kosher Cooking," "Simply Jewish Cookery" and "Spice and Spirit."

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

Low Vision Blog
The blog is composed of informational content and videos about our innovative products for the visually impaired, inspirational stories, educational materials and tips for people who suffer from low vision symptoms.

Menus That Talk
Perhaps we can help make restaurant menus accessible to us by passing the word about this service to the local restaurants we frequent.

Microsoft Accessibility Technology Support
If you use Windows with some sort of Accessibility Technology Help may be found on this page.
Provides information about which movies offer description and where they're being shown.

Movies For The Blind
This site focuses on providing movie related resources for the Blind.

NFB Share Braille
Welcome to NFB ShareBraille! This site was developed to facilitate the exchange of Braille books through a community-run library. NFB ShareBraille will help connect those who want Braille with those who want to give Braille away, thus increasing the life of Braille materials.

Non Visual Development
Our mission is to support developing applications of information technology with tools and techniques that do not depend on eyesight. We promote learning and collaboration in the use of computer languages to build useful products and services in society. Such applications benefit people with and without visual disabilities.

Optasia Ministry
Optasia Ministry, Christian Ministry Resources for the Blind Optasia Ministry is a non-profit organization with the mission:  To provide Christian ministry resources for those with visual disabilities and other disabilities who can benefit from text in alternative format.

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

Press Display
This site allows you to select from hundreds of newspapers and magazines and listen to the articles. It requires a free registration to use the site.

Read The Words
This site allows you to convert text to audio for use on your MP3 player or reading device. Appears to be easy to use and screen reader friendly. You must open a free account. Use of the site is free.

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

Snowman's Scripts For Jaws
The Snowman's scripts for Jaws are available at this website.

Such A Site
The focus of this website is to provide multiple forms of resources, information, new concepts, and even some entertainment. 

The Global Voice
The Global Voice The radio station that helps the world's blind and sighted communities see eye to eye

Through The Looking Glass
Provides a wealth of resources for those with disabilities.

VI Fit (Exercise Games For Visually Impaired)
VI Fit produces exercise games for the visually impaired. The games are free but it's necessary to purchase some low cost hardware.

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

White Stick Home Page
A valuable resource for screen reader friendly programs.

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

Zap 2 It
Screen reader friendly movie and TV information.

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