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

NTAC-BVI

Information and Resource Referral Project

  • Accessible Publications in Media Links to books on tape, braille books, and online newspapers and magazines.
  • Aging and Vision Loss National organizations which deal with issues on aging and vision loss, as well as online resources.
  • Assistive Technology Low Interest Financing Programs Devices are often not covered under these programs and the cost of the items is too much for the individual or their family. Consider using a low interest loan program from this list.
  • Blind Sports and Recreation Resources Links to National Parks; recreational programs, such as bowling, golfing, and skiing; and national organizations, e.g. Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, and the Special Olympics, to name a few.
  • Blindness Information Links Links to organizations for the blind like, American Council for the Blind and American Printing House for the Blind, and Deaf/Blind and library resources.
  • Blindness Related Research Resources Research resources include ABLEDATA, National Rehabilitation Information Center, and the Trace Center, as well as many more.
  • Blinded Veterans Programs This section provides information regarding VA programs and a list of Blind Rehabilitation Centers.
  • Braille and Transcription Services Resources include braille transcription services, books, graphics, music, and braille instruction.
  • Careers in Non-Medical Blindness-Related Professions Resources in this section include listing of colleges and universities with non-medical blindness related professions, current job openings and trends, and program contact information.
  • College and University Programs Contains listings of college and university programs which offer courses in education and rehabilitation of persons who are visually impaired, deaf-blind, or multihandicapped.
  • Commercial Links Contains links to businesses which provide products and services to persons who are visually impaired, deaf-blind, or multihandicapped.
  • Deaf Blind Links Deaf Blind links include the Helen Keller National Center Network and clubs, research and training centers, and children's resources.
  • Definitions of Blindness and Low Vision Definitions and terminologies for adults and children in the United States, as well as worldwide.
  • Diabetes Websites Resources include information for diabetes educators, facts and figures, and diabetic retinopathy, to name a few.
  • Disability Related Resources Contains links to resources ranging from adoption of special kids and dentistry for the handicapped to the Disability Statistics Program and View Point Mobility, L.L.C. as well as many more.
  • Dog and Horse Guide Schools Listing of guide dog and guide horse schools, as well as resource listings.
  • Employer Resources Information to assist employers in hiring, employing, or retaining an employee who is blind or visually impaired.
  • Information About Low Vision Information includes an overview of low vision technology, general information, bioptic driving, and catalog companies, as well as books to help consumers and professionals.
  • Information on Specific Eye Diseases Numerous links are provided for specific eye diseases ranging from Achromatopsia to Stargardts. Information regarding syndromes and refractive laser surgery is also available.
  • International Resources (Broken Down by Country) Resources include societies and foundations, in addition to World Blind Union members.
  • Legislative Liaisons Contacts in Washington, D. C. for disability issues.
  • Low Vision Computer Resources Computer resources listings are for DOS and Windows compatible, as well as Apple computers. Low vision computer resources for screen magnification is also included.
  • Medical and Ophthalmology Links Links include resources for support of eye disease, foundations and associations, eye healthcare information, as well as medical resources.
  • National Associations and Support Groups of/for Persons with Blindness and Low Vision National associations and support groups for persons with blindness or low vision.
  • National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Links to projects associated with NIDILRR, and their training centers.
  • National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Contains contact information, by state, for library services to blind and visually impaired.
  • Orientation and Mobility Page A brief overview of orientation and mobility is provided along with links to school programs, state rehabilitation agencies, as well as certification programs.
  • Rehabilitation & Blindness Networks Contains national rehabilitation & blindness network links.
  • Research and Demographic Information Includes resources for statistical information on disability and vision impairment, as well as state demographic information on vision prevalence.
  • Special Education Links Information provided includes general links for homeschooling information, and residential programs, as well as resources and materials.
  • State and Territory Services & Programs Contact information is provided, by State, for blind and deaf-blind services and programs.
  • Technology Act State Programs Contains a brief overflew of the Technology Act State Projects which support consumer-driven, statewide, technology-related plans for individuals of all ages with disabilities. This Act was funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and the U.S. Department of Education. States are broken into sections with contact information provided.
  • Technology Sites Resources include technology based organizations which assist with assistive devices or adaptive solutions.
  • U.S. Government Resources Related to Blindness Contains links to governmental services for blind and visually impaired adults and children.
  • Video Links Links to videos on third party websites covering several topics including employment, independent living, and education.
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P. O. Box 6189
Mississippi State, MS 39762

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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