Information and Resource Referral Project

  • 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.
  • Blinded Veterans Programs This section provides information regarding VA programs and a list of Blind Rehabilitation Centers.
  • Blindness-Related Products and Services Contains links to businesses which provide products and services to persons who are visually impaired, deaf-blind, or multihandicapped.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.