National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI)

NTAC-BVI
Mississippi State University

Blindness Information Links

  • Access Technology Institute
    P.O. Box 215151
    Sacramento, CA 96821
    URL: http://www.blindtraining.com/
    Phone: (916) 222-0983

    Access Technology Institute is dedicated to changing the way in which the world of training for blind and visually impaired consumers is viewed by society as a whole. Accountability and responsibility are the cornerstones upon which all of ATI's training courses are founded.

  • American Council of the Blind
    2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
    Arlington, VA 22201
    URL: http://www.acb.org
    Phone: (800) 424-8666

    The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.

  • American Foundation for the Blind
    11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
    New York, NY 10001
    URL: http://www.afb.org
    Phone: (212) 502-7600

    The American Foundation for the Blind is a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to ensure that the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens. AFB promotes wide-ranging, systemic change by addressing the most critical issues facing the growing blind and visually impaired population: employment, independent living, literacy, and technology.

  • The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
    1839 Frankfort Ave.
    P.O. Box 6085
    Louisville, KY 40206-0085
    URL: http://www.aph.org
    Phone: (800) 223-1839

    The American Printing House for the Blind promotes independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life.

  • Association for Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind & Visually Impaired
    1703 N. Beauregard Street, Ste. 440
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    URL: http://www.aerbvi.org
    Phone: (877) 492-2708

    The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is the only international membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to the professionals who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired children and adults.

  • Blind Net
    URL: http://www.blind.net

    This site provides you with information about blindness; general information as well as links to organizations that work with the blind, some of the companies that provide equipment, and other resources.

  • Blindness Reource Center
    The New York Institute for Special Education
    Office of Development
    999 Pelham Parkway
    Bronx, NY 10469
    URL: http://www.nyise.org/blind.htm
    Phone: (718) 519-7000 Ext. 315

    This site contains links in the areas such as braille history and literacy, deaf-blind, organiations, and vendors etc.

  • Deaf Blind Links
    URL: http://www.ntac.blind.msstate.edu/information-and-resources/dbl/

    This link takes you to the Deaf Blind links page on the NRTC on Blindness and Low Visions website.

  • Definitions of Blindness
    URL: http://www.ntac.blind.msstate.edu/information-and-resources/dblv/

    This link takes you to the Definitions of Blindness page on the NRTC on Blindness and Low Visions website.

  • Hadley School for the Blind
    700 Elm Street
    Winnetka, IL 60093-2554
    URL: http://www.hadley-school.org
    Phone: (800) 323-4238

    The mission of the Hadley School is to promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for blind people and their families.

  • Learning Ally
    20 Roszel Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    URL: https://www.learningally.org/
    Phone: (866) 732-3585

    Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is the nation's educational library serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical disability. Our mission is to create opportunities for individual success by providing, and promoting the effective use of, accessible educational materials.

  • Low Vision Assessment and Rehabilitation Resources References
    URL: http://www.vhct.org/case3002/references.htm

    This link takes you to the Resources page of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Health Professions website.

  • National Library Service for the Blind and Physically (NLS) Handicapped
    1291 Taylor Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20011
    URL: http://www.loc.gov/nls
    Phone: (888) 657-7323

    The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, administers the free program that loans recorded and braille books and magazines, music scores in braille and large print, and specially designed playback equipment to residents of the United States who are unable to read or use standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment.

  • National Federation of the Blind
    1800 Johnson Street
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    URL: http://www.nfb.org
    Phone: (410) 659-9314

    The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold: to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, advocacy services and protection of civil rights, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families, members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality.

  • Six Friends: Resources for Christian Families Living with Visual Impairment
    URL: http://millcreekmedia.com/sixfriends/index.html

    This site provides links to low vision resources for christian families.

  • Virginia Murray Sowell Center
    Texas Tech University
    College of Education
    P.O. Box 41071
    Lubbock, TX 79409
    URL: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/outreach-and-research/sowell/
    Phone: (806) 742-1997 ext. 233

    The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Visual Impairment, prepares specialists in visual impairment, orientation and mobility, and deafblindness. It promotes quality research to address the academic and social needs of school-age students with visual impairments and provides public service to assist local, national, and international constituencies.

  • VisionAware
    URL: http://www.visionaware.org
    Email: visionaware@afb.net

    VisionAware is an online information project of the American Foundation for the Blind that helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community.

  • VisionConnection
    111 East 59th Street
    New York, NY 10022-1202
    URL: http://www.lighthouse.org/
    Phone: (800) 829-0500

    VisionConnection is a one-stop, accessible online resource on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, the families and friends who support them -- and anyone looking for the latest information on prevention, research and treatment.

NRTC

Address:
P. O. Box 6189
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone:
662-325-2001
800-675-7782

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Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133B10022.
GRANT 90RT5040-01-00