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Resources For Vision Loss

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Guide Dogs

The Seeing Eye Inc. is an organization in Morristown, NJ that provides seeing eye dogs for people who are visually impaired

(973) 539-4425 www.seeingeye.org

 

Guide Dogs of America provides professionally trained guide dogs and instruction at no charge to people who are visually impaired

(818) 362-5834 www.guidedogsofamerica.org

 

Information and Research

AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org is a website with tips and resources that can help students with visual impairments succeed academically.

Helping Students with Visual ImpairmentsBest accredited colleges for students with disabilities


Affordable Colleges Online Affordable Colleges Online is an online resource dedicated to helping the college-bound find the most affordable options in higher education.

colleges helping visually impaired students

 

American Macular Degeneration Foundation provides the latest news, help and advice on coping with AMD.

(413) 268-7660 www.macular.org


MoneyGeek.com combines decades of experience in financial literacy and data to provide comprehensive, easy-to-use tools to help users make smarter financial decisions.

Adapting a Home for Disability and Accessibility Scholarships and Grants for Students with Disabilities Workers with Disabilities & the ADA


OnlineColleges.net has refocused their site and its resources to provide an investigative review of the online education landscape and critically evaluate the best program available, from quality to affordability. Most importantly, they have provided scholarship information that students can leverage to help finance their education. Click here for the entire guide and check out some of its features


National Organizations

American Council for the Blind is a national membership organization for people who are blind.

(800) 424-8666 www.acb.org

 

American Foundation for the Blind maintains a state by state directory of service providers and will provide assistance locating a direct service provider in your area. Provides valuable information on blindness and low vision.

(800)232-5463 www.afb.org


National Federation for the Blind is one of the nation’s largest and most influential membership organizations for people who are blind.

(410) 659-9314 www.nfb.org

 

National Industries for the Blind works to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.

(703)310-0500 www.nib.org

 

National Council of State Agencies for the Blind Inc.
4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 330
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-4885 www.ncsab.org

 

Glaucoma Research Foundation provides the latest research, treatments and information on living with glaucoma.

(800) 826-6693 www.glaucoma.org

 

Lighthouse International provides up to date information on rehabilitation and the latest products for people who are visually impaired.

(800) 829-0500 www.lighthouse.org


Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living. Research diseases and symptoms (including eye diseases)

www.mayoclinic.com


National Eye Institute is part of the National Institute of Health and provides the most comprehensive information and research regarding eye health.

(301) 496-5248 www.nei.nih.gov

 

Prevent Blindness America provides information and research on prevention of blindness and eye safety

(800)331-2020 www.preventblindness.org

 

Vision Aware is a comprehensive self-help site for adults experiencing low vision. Provides information, products and services

(914) 528-5120 www.visionaware.org

 

Blindness Resource Center - provides overview of blindness and visual impairment, information on adaptive techniques and aids and resources for families

www.qualityansweringservice.com/resources/blindness-resource-center


Services

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services is a commonwealth agency that assists Pennsylvania residents who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills needed to live and work independently in their community. (under the PA department of Labor and Industry)

(717) 787-6176 www.dli.state.pa.us

 

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is a commonwealth agency that assists Pennsylvania residents who are blind or visually impaired obtain and keep a job, and promotes economic and social independence in their daily life activities. (under the PA department of Labor and Industry)

(800) 442-6351 www.dli.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind provides information on statewide services for people who are blind or visually impaired. Provides links to 29 member agencies throughout Pennsylvania.

(717) 766-2020 www.pablind.org

 

Philadelphia VA Medical Center – Visual Impairment Services Team provides services and support to veterans with visual impairment

(215) 823-5179

 

Social Security and Disability Resource Center – this website provides answers to questions concerning how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants filing for either SSD (social security disability) or SSI (supplemental security income) benefits.

www.ssdrc.com

 

Technology/Accessibility Products

AI Squared, Inc. manufacturers Zoom Text and other accessibility products

(800) 859-0270 www.aisquared.com

 

American Printing House for the Blind is a resource for Braille and large print educational materials and products for people who are visually impaired

800-223-1839 www.aph.org

 

Freedom Scientific manufacturers JAWS software

1-877-775-9474 www.freedomscientific.com

 

Independent Living Aids is a distributor of aids for the visually handicapped (catalog available online)

800-537-2118 www.independentliving.com

 

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is part of the Library of Congress. It administers a free library program of Braille and audio materials for eligible individuals in Pennsylvania who are blind or physically challenged. Free shipping of materials.

(800) 222-1754 lbph.freelibrary.org

 

Maxi Aids offers products that assist people who are blind or visually impaired with independent living (catalog available online)

(800)522-6294 www.maxiaids.com

 

Transportation

Bucks County Transport (BCT) provides shared ride programs for residents of Bucks County

(215) 794-5554 or (888) 795-0740 www.bctransport.org

 

Doylestown DART (866) 862-7433


SEPTA includes public buses, rail and Accessible Services to the public

(215) 580-7800 www.septa.org


Customized Community Transportation (CCT) provides paratransit service - CCT Connect - to individuals with disabilities and senior citizens

(215) 580-7145 www.septa.org

 

Other

physicaltherapist.com has developed a resource guide for the physically blind

Physical Therapists.com resource guide for the blind


Last Updated on 11 May 2016