the disability newywork
RADAR is a national UK organisation run by and working with
disabled people. It campaigns for equal rights fordisabled people,
promoting good practice and legislation that enables them to live
independently in the community. RADAR aims to voice the wishes and
concerns of disabled people and supports nearly 500 member groups
locally and nationally to help them become more effective in their
work with disabled people.
Radio Blind Power
Radio station run by the students of schoold for the blind and visdually
impaired in Zollikofen, Switzerland. (In German)
Radio For the Print
RPH Australia is the national peak body for a network of unique, independent
radio reading services striving to meet the daily information needs of over
three million Australians with a print disability.
The Rand Eye Institute is one of the largest and most advanced eye
surgical centers in the United States. We maintain a tradition of
excellence and a firm commitment to quality care.
Vendors of America (RSVA)
RSVA is a national membership organization, composed of blind and
visually impaired vendors. RSVA is committed to improving the
working conditions of blind vendors by promoting their independent
and effective participation in the systems which serve them, as
well as in all material aspects of their work.
RC Systems has been involved in text-to-speech synthesis products
since 1983. You'll find RC Systems' synthesizers in a wide range
Digest Partnership for Sight Foundation
Partners for Sight is dedicated to increasing the self-reliance and
dignity of blind and visually impaired persons. king the world easier to
navigate for thousands of people, every day.
We are the North American Distributors of the Bookcourier, a tiny
portable device which is designed to provide access to text, Braille and mp3
sound files for those with print-related disabilities.
This Web site is an initiative of the Sensory Tools division of
the Robotron Group, an organisation committed to assisting people
with vision-impairment, blindness and other forms of disabilities.
These pages are all about reading machines, marvelous examples of
advanced technology applied to human welfare.
for the Blind & Dyslexic
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) is a national
nonprofit organization that serves people who cannot read standard
print because of a visual, perceptual or other physical
Surgery Patient Resource Center
Information on surgery to correct focusing disorders of the
des aveugles et amblyopes du Québec
Le RAAQ est un organisme provincial regroupant des organismes
locaux de personnes ayant une déficience visuelle. Leur but
est de favoriser leur intégration pleine et entière
à la société québécoise. (In
des Aveygles et Amblyopes du Montréal
Le RAAMM regroupe principalement des personnes aveugles et
amblyopes qui sont seules habilitées à siéger
à son conseil d'administration. (In French)
Rehabilitation International is a federation of national and
international organizations and agencies working for the
prevention of disability, the rehabilitation of people with
disabilities and the equalization of opportunities within society
on behalf of persons with disabilities and their families
throughout the world.
Rehabilitation International Denmark
Rehabilitation International Denmark is a new organization, and its purpose
is to focus on rehabilitation of people with disability.
REHAN is an international organization dedicated to the design,
development, production and sales of various kinds of medical
equipment. Among our products are electronic low vision video
magnifiers (CCTV units) for the visual impaired.
For three decades, Reinecker Reha-Technik GmbH has been helping
visually impaired and blind people regaining greater independence
in their daily life by developing, manufacturing, selling,
marketing and servicing a wide range of high quality
The Dutch branch of the German company manufacturing assistive technology
for people with visual impairment.
A centre for research and professional studies in the field of education
for children who have sensory disabilities. The College is administered by
the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and affiliated with the
University of Newcastle.
Repro - Tronics is the designer and manufacturer of the Tactile
Image Enhancer, Flexi -Paper tactile imaging paper, the Thermo Pen
II, and Tactile AudioGRAPHICS.
Resources for the Blind
Resources for the Blind provides a full spectrum of services to blind
Retina Australia is a voluntary organisation that provides scientific
research and support to people and families affected by retinal degenerative
Retina Finland (formerly The Finnish Retinitis Society) was founded in
1973. It is thus one of the oldest RP Societies in the world.
RETINA FRANCE is the leading French association for people with
retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular
degeneration (MD), Usher's syndrome and many more.
Retina Hong Kong
Retina Hong Kong (formerly known as "Hong Kong Retinitis Pigmentosa Society")
was formed in March, 1995 by a group of people suffering from Inherited
Retinal Degenerative Diseases.
The International Retinitis Pigmentosa Association (IRPA) is a voluntary
charitable umbrella association of 34 national societies each of which is
formed by people with Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Usher Syndrome, Macular
Degeneration and allied retinal dystrophies, their families and friends.
The Dutch organization for people suffering from visual problems due to
the retina. (In Dutch)
Retina New Zealand Inc is committed to finding the cause,
prevention and treatment of retinal degenerative disorders.
Formerly known as the New Zealand Retinitis Pigmentosa Society,
Retina New Zealand Inc was formed in 1988.
RP organization in Panama. (In Spanish)
A Swiss organixation for people with RP (formerly Swiss Retinitis Pigmentosa
Association). (In French, German and Italian).
Reference (Lance Hahn)
A lot of information about the retina and retina
Information Network (RetNet)
RetNet provides tables of genes causing inherited retinal
diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and
Usher syndrome, and related information.
Preservation Foundation of South
Organization for RP-people in South Africa.
Society of Norway
We exist as an independent society since 1993 and achieved after a few years
full membership in Retina International. Currently we have about 500 members.
The total number of persons with RP in Norway is thought to be around 1500.
Here you can read A Parent's Guide to Understanding Retinoblastoma
by David H. Abrahamson.
A national charity in United Kingdom offering support and
information to people with retinoblastoma and their
Information about Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) in Spaish.
French site on retinoblasoma. (In French)
of Optometry Online
Lots of information on optometry and optics.
Rheinische Schule für Sehbehinderte
German special school for the visually impaired, located in Düsseldorf.
We offer one to one training throughout the UK either in the workplace or at
the client’s home. In addition, we provide group training sessions for
RNIB New College is a co-educational secondary
school for the blind and partially sighted pupils with academic ability. The
school can accommodate 115 students whose age range is 11 to 19.
RNIB Sunshine School
Special school for children who are blind or partially sighted with
multiple disabilities located in Northwood near London.
RNIB Vocational College works in partnership with Loughborough
Colleges so that blind and partially sighted people can develop
the skills and personal qualities they need to progress in their
Robert Coppes Stichting
Dutch organization supporting people with visual impairment. (In Dutch)
RoboBraille automates the translation of text documents into Braille and
speech. The service is available free of charge to all non-commercial users.
Ronolog is software running under Microsoft Windows® 95 and 98
which opens up the world of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to the blind
- Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related
Founded in 1990 by a concerned group of physicians and volunteers,
ROPARD is the first organization 'in the country dedicated to
eliminating the problems of low vision and blindness in children
caused by premature birth and retinal disease.
Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually
Serves visually impaired people in San Francisco.
Braeside House in Scotland opened in 1999 as a purpose built Care Home
for older people who are blind or visually impaired.
The Royal Blind School is a day and residential school located in
Guide Dogs Association of
The association is a rehabilitation agency. We exist to provide a
range of high quality services to people who are blind or vision
impaired with the primary objective of improving their quality of
life within the Tasmanian community.
for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), Australia’s premier
provider of educational services to children with hearing and/or vision
London Society for the Blind
Established in 1838, the Royal London Society for the Blind (RLSB) is one of
the oldest charities set up to look after the needs of blind and partially
sighted people. The Society is a national, and international, provider of
education, training and employment opportunities for people who are visually
National College for the
A college for the blind and visually impaired, located in
National Institute for the Blind
RNIB is the leading UK charity offering practical support and
advice to anyone with a sight problem. We offer over 60 different
services for around 2 million people with serious sight problems
throughout the country.
New Zealand Foundation for the
Provides services for blind and visually impaired people in New
School for the Blind
More than two centuries of educating the visually impaired have
placed the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool as one of the
leading schools of its kind in the world. The school was founded
in 1791 by Edward Rushton and was the first such school in
Britain, second only to Paris in the world.
Society for the Blind of South
The Royal Society For The Blind is a non-profit organisation
providing services to South Australians who have a severe vision
Victorian Institute for the
RVIB provides a wide range of services for people who are blind or
vision impaired in Victoria, Australia.
Welcome to the RP-Friends Home Page. The RP-Friends Mailing List
is a place where people whose lives have been touched by RP gather
for friendship and support.
California based organisation supporting research about Retinitis
Pigementosa. The RP Center offers facilities for demonstrating the
latest in visual aids for the partially sighted.
A lot of RP-related links and information.
We have the most comprehensive opthamology directory on Web.
Russian State Library for
The Russian State Library for the Blind (RGBS) is the largest specialized
library for the visually-impaired in the country.
for the Blind
Sabah Society for the Blind (SSB) established to help those with little
or no sight to optimize their opportunities by providing specialist staff,
information and technology resources to meet individual needs.
Förderzentrum Chemnitz (SFZ)
German vocational rehabilitation centre for the blind and visually
impaired located in Chemnitz.
Louis Society for the Blind and Visually
Founded in 1911, Saint Louis Society for the Blind and Visually
Impaired is a private not-for-profit organization providing
services to help individuals who are blind or visually impaired
Sankara Eye Centre
We are a state-of-the-art eye hospital with ideal infrastructure that has
been developed on 5.26 acres of gifted land on the outskirts of Coimbatore,
India, with total community participation.
In 1978 His Holiness the Sankaracharya of kanchi revealed a vision of an
institution of excellence with a missionary spirit. That vision was shared by
Dr.S.S.Badrinath and his colleagues. From it emerged Sankara Nethralaya - the
Temple of the Eye.
Santa Rosa Low
Low vision clinic in San Antonio, Texas.
Lambton CCB White Cane Club
Founded in 1952, it exists as an active, vibrant, progressive club
within the community of Sarnia, and county of Lambton. The initial
focus was peer support through social interactions. While this
remains an integral element in the Club's philosophy, over the
years the club mandate has expanded and continues to
The Saskatchewan Blind Sports Association is a volunteer-based,
not-for-profit organization that facilitates provincial, national, and
international sport opportunities for Saskatchewan residents who are legally
blind or visually impaired.
Institute for the Blind
Embodying the brotherly relationship between the State of Bahrain and the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and stemming from the two countries concern to
continue with the mission of the previously known Alnoor Institute for the
Arabian Gulf, it was agreed that the new name of the institute to be the
Saudi Bahraini Institute for the Blind effective 1st January 1997.
Savez Slepih Srbije
The national organisation of the blind and visually impaired in Serbia.
Eye Research Institute
The institute is the largest independent eye research institute in America.
The research conducted there has contributed greatly to the body of knowledge
embraced by the visual sciences, and has had a major impact on ophthalmic
Belgian guide dog centre. (In Flemish)
Beratungszentrum für Sehbehinderte Karlsruhe
Special school for the visually impaired in Karlsruhe, Germany. (In
Blinde und Sehbehinderte Hamburg
Special school for the visually impaired in Hamburg, Germany. (In German)
Special school for visually impaired in
Bibliothek für Blinde und Sehbehinderte
The Swiss library for visually impaired people.
der Blinden (CAB)
Swiss center for the visually impaired and deafblind located in Zürich. (In
A nonprofit social enterprise based in New York that uses market
solutions to distribute inexpensive corrective glasses in the developing
At ScreenReader.net we have freeware for blindness and visual impairment
special needs throughout the world. It is free only to individual blind
people for their personal use at home: it is not free to organisations.
The Scottish Braille Press is a leading provider of high quality alternative
formats such as Braille, Large Print and Audio.
National Institution for the War Blinded
Founded in 1915 to provide care and welfare to Scottish ex-servicemen and
women blinded or visually impaired in the World Wars or subsequent conflicts.
Scottish Sensory Centre promotes and supports new developments and
effective practices in the education of children and young people
with sensory impairments.
Lots of information about screen magnifying solutions.
Scuola Nazionale Cani Guida per Ciechi
Italian guide dog training centre. (In Italian)
Section of Blind and WeakSight
sportsmen of Slovakia
The Slovakian site for sport for the visually impaired.
Section 508 requires that US Federal agencies' electronic and information
technology is accessible to people with disabilities. The Center for
Information Technology Accommodation (CITA) has been charged with the task of
educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to
support the implementation.
SeeAbility works with adults who are visually impaired and
have other disabilities to explore their potential, develop
skills/independence and enhance the quality of their
Braille Books for Children
Seedlings Braille Books for Children is providing high quality,
low-cost Braille books for children.
Seeing Dogs Alliance
Originally founded in 1979 to provide mobility training and guide dogs,
the charity has been in operation only on a limited basis. During 2002, The
Seeing Dogs Alliance was relaunched with the sole aim of providing an
alternative source of dogs to guide blind people.
Guide dog center in New Jersey.
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA)
SEDA is a national organisation, providing Seeing Eye Dogs free of charge to
blind people in Australia.
Seeing is Believing
In 2003, to celebrate the Bank's 150th anniversary, Standard Chartered
in UK, in collaboration with leading eye care agencies, launched Seeing is
Believing, with the aim of restoring the sight of 28,000 people across the
German educational centre for the visually impaired located near Munich.
Rehabilitation center in Basel, Switzerland. (In German)
Sehgeschädigtengerechter Katalog Online (SehKOn)
Der Service für Blinde und Sehbehinderte an der Universität Dortmund berät
als Info-Zentrum in allen Belangen der Literaturversorgung, besonders
Studierende und andere wissenschaftlich arbeitende blinde und sehbehinderte
Menschen. (In German)
SensAble Technologies is dedicated to revolutionizing the
human-computer interface with 3D Touch. SensAble's PHANToM product
family and GHOST Software Development Kit enable a new world of
Sense is the UK's leading organisation for people who are deafblind or have
Sense International (India) is an organisation, set up in 1997 to support
the development of services for deafblind people throughout the country.
Sense Scotland is part of the UK National Deafblind and Rubella
Association and is registered as a company with charitable
purposes in its own right in Scotland.
The Senses Foundation is a non government, not for profit organisation
which was formed in 2001 from the amalgamation of two organisations, the
Royal WA Institute for the Blind and the Deafblind Association.
Provides education and rehabilitation of all visually impaired
individuals living in the southern part of the Netherlands. Sensis is an
maerger between Theofaan, De Blauwe Kamer and Convergo. (In Dutch)
Founded by Dr. John Linvill, the father of the Optacon, our mission is to
assist people who are blind or visually impaired to obtain or retain
competitive employment by providing the highest quality access technology
assessment, computer training, job placement and accommodation. services.
South Afrucan distributor of assistive technology for the visually
We are researchers in the fields of applied speech synthesis and
optical character recognition; we apply our research to
manufacture a wide range of assistive technology devices including
talking personal computers, reading machines, Braille translation
software and talking mobility devices.
Sensotec, established in 1986, is a Belgian company providing aids
for visually impaired.
Sensus is an independent Danish consultancy organisation with
an international focus. We have specialised in accessibility and
accessible design. Since 1987 we have worked on accessibility and
IT-based tools for people with special needs.
Serve, a Christian charity, has been working with Afghan refugees since
1980 in Pakistan and has gradually moved both its project work and its head
office into Afghanistan itself. Serve's projects emphasise community
development, education and vocational training fand public health/nutrition
Italian guide dog centre. (In Italian)
Foundation Sight Program
For two decades, Seva has played a vital role in international
efforts to reduce avoidable blindness around the globe. Seva's
sight program team develops and disseminates effective methods to
restore sight to cataract-blind people, and to build
comprehensive, sustainable blindness prevention
Shadows in the
We are one of the largest providers for Personalized Braille Greeting
Cards for the blind and visually impaired. Have your own personalized
message placed on each card in large printand in Braille.
Swami Samartha Braille Publications
Braille producer in India.
Dealer and consultant for accessible computer technology for the
blind and print handicapped.
& Hearing Association
The Sight & Hearing Association is dedicated to preventing the
needless loss of vision and hearing through effective screening,
education, and research.
Sight Loss Services is a non-profit corporation servicing the
Blind and Visually Impaired on Cape Cod and the
Sight Savers International is involved in preventing blindness and
supporting education and rehabilitation in developing
Savers of Alabama
Many Alabama children suffer a lifetime of learning and social
difficulties because the expense of eye care is out of reach for
their families. In 1997 Sight Savers of Alabama began building a
network of agencies and individuals to help underserved children
obtain eye care.
& Sound Technology
Sight & Sound Technology, formed in 1982, is one of the
leading suppliers of equipment to blind and visually impaired
people in UK.
The SightCity in Frankfurt is the biggest exhibition for aids for the
blind and the visually impaired in Germany.
We carry a full line of braille translation software and screen
Association of the Visually Handicapped
The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped, formerly
the Singapore Association for the Blind, is a voluntary welfare
for Sore Eyes
Mid-Fife Audio Newstape Website.
Skating Association for the
Blind and Handicapped (SABAH)
SABAH was formed as a Buffalo-based not-for-profit educational corporation in
1977. Soon after its initial efforts, SABAH expanded to include children,
youth, and adults with all types of disabilities.
Ski for Lights
Ski for Light is a program of cross-country skiing benefiting blind,
visually-impaired, and mobility-impaired individuals and their guides.
Dutch we site for people with low vision. (In Dutch)
Blind and Partially Sigted Union
Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union is a civic organisation established
in 1990. It pursues the objective to improve the quality of life of visually
impaired Slovak people.
Eye Research Institute
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, a nonprofit
independent research institute, is located at the California
Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dedicated to research on
human vision, it was founded to encourage a productive
collaboration between the medical clinic and the scientific
de Assistência aos Cegos
Brazilian organisation founded in 1942 for support to the blind
and visually impaired. (In Portuguese)
and Tools Improving the Screen
Collection of software and advices for the use of computers by
people with visual impairments. The collection contains public
domain or shareware software and hints for customizing important
Software In Zicht
Dutch site presenting software for people with visual impairment. (In
Dutch organization for people with visual impairment. (In
Sonokids.com is a site, which is totally accessible without the use of a
mouse. It includes games and remixers which can be played by blind and
visually impaired children. Also our chat can be used with screenreaders. All
games and remixers can of course be played by seeing children as well. (Also
in Dutch and Danish)
Draws together a range of social and educational resources for
young people while highlighting the problems of visual impairment
and how they can be dealt with.
Australian Blind Cricket Club
Welcome to the Official Website of the South Australian Blind Cricket Club.
On this site, you will find all you need to know about the club, and Blind
Cricket in General.
Producer of UltraCane, a collapsible electronic primary aid, modelled on the
traditional white cane, using ultrasonic echoes to find out what objects are
in the vicinity.
The International Interactive Sound Magazine for the blind.
Soundings is a free, impartial and editorially independent monthly
information service for anyone in the United Kingdom who is blind or
African Guide-Dogs Association for the
The South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind is a
welfare organisation and fully dependent on fund raising and the
generosity of the public. SAGA is a Founder Member of the
International Federation of Guide-Dog School for the Blind of
which there are 71 schools in 29 countries.
African National Council for the Blind
SANCB is a Non-Government Organisation
(NGO) striving to meet the needs of all blind and partially sighted people
in South Africa.
Australia Disability Information & Resource Centre SA
DIRC's role is to ""point people in the right direction"" - to end
the confusion concerning where to go for information about
disability - to refer people to the most appropriate place to meet
Carolina Commision for the
The Commission is committed to the promotion of dignity and the
development of opportunities for independence, including
employment, for South Carolina residents of all ages who are blind
or severely visually impaired.
Dakota School for the Visually
The South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is
your statewide resource in the education of children with vision
Purpose: to provide the blind and visually impaired with highly
trained guide dogs to enhance their mobility and travel, with
confidence, safety, and dignity.
The catalog of talking products.
Education Exchange (SpEdEx)
SpEdEx was started by Dr. Brad R. Walker in 1994 as a place where
all persons interested in the field of Special Education could
visit to find a wealth of information.
Education Technology British Columbia
SET-BC is a Provincial Resource Program designed to assist school
districts in British Columbia in meeting the technology needs of
students with physical disabilities and visual
Special Needs Computer Solutions (ADP Vendor) provides the latest in
Assistive Technology (AT) solutions for disabled children and adults in
We offer high quality educational equipment for special education
programs with little room for budgetary waste.
Szkolno Wychowawczy dla Dzieci i Mlodziezy Slabo Widzacej i Niewidomej im.
L.Braille'a w Bydgoszczy
Polish special school for the visually impaired located i Bydgoszcz. (In
Szkolno-Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Niewidomych i Słabo Widzących
Polish special school for the visually impaired located i Radom. (In
Szkolno-Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Niewidomych i Słabowidzących
Polish special school for the visually impaired located i Cracow. (In
SPECS is a not-for-profit organisation which provides support to a wide range
of organisations dedicated to helping people with eye conditions. We work in
partnership with support groups and professionals to raise awareness and
develop co-operative working.
Spektra, cooperative of the blind was founded in 1989. Spektra has been
specialised in developing, manufacturing and selling devices for visually
handicapped since 1990.
Aids for parents to blind and visually impaired children as well
as for children.
Council for the Blind
The beginning of this service provider organization dates back to 1956
when it was called the National Council for the Welfare of the Deaf and the
Visually impaired craftsmen have been manufacturing brushes at SRF
Hantverk using traditional Swedish methods for more than a hundred
years. Most of the brushes are produced entirely from natural
materials. At the site's Brush School you will learn more about
the material used for different brushes.
Sri Ramakrishna Mission
The IHRDC specialises in the services to the disabled. Particularly, the
visually and hearing impaired. It is supported by the CBM International,
Germany, other Government and Non-Government Agencies, and the Vidyalaya
St Dunstan's, founded during the First World War, aims to restore
quality of life to those who were blinded in the First and Second
World Wars, and all conflicts between and since, as well as
St. Joseph's School for the
St. Joseph's provides educational, residential, and supportive therapy
services to infants, children, young adults, and adults from throughout New
Edmund's School for the Blind and Visually
St. Edmund's School is a Catholic day and residential school
committed to the education and care of blind and visually impaired
youth with additional disabilities. The school is located in
Wahroonga, NSW, Australia.
Joseph's School for the Visually
Since 1884 St. Joseph's has been a centre of education and
learning for people with a visual impairment. It is located in
Dublin. The organisation provides specialised primary education,
an integrated secondary education, pre-school services, support
services for families of children with a visual impairment,
vocational training, as well as braille, audio and large print
St. Nicolas' Home
Our Mission is to provide education, training and employment
opportunities for visually impaired in Malaysia.
Vincent's School for Blind and Partially Sighted
St Vincent's is a non-maintained school of charitable status
offering both day places and weekly boarding. The school is
approved by the Department for Education and Employment, with a
long and successful tradition dating back to 1850, of education
and care for blind and partially sighted children.
Staatliche Schule für
A school for low vision students, located in Waldkirch, Germany. (In German)
- in the
education of these children and youth, counselling and supporting services.
The Stamperia of Florence is unique as the only public-owned
Braille press in Italy. It is the property of the Tuscan Regional
Stamps with Ophthalmic Themes
Presents stamps featuring opthalmic and visual impairment themes.
Diagnostic and Counselling
The State Diagnostic and Counselling Center is the main evaluation
and habilitation center in Iceland for children and adolescents
with various types of developmental disabilities.
Vision Resource Centre
The Statewide Vision Resource Centre provides support for students
who are blind or have low vision. The aim of the centre is to
promote an understanding of the educational needs of students who
are blind or have low vision and provide adaptive resources and
information to schools. The Statewide Vision Resource Centre is a
Department of Education, Employment and Training facility in the
state of Victoria.
Steller is a New Generation Technology innovator in Visual Impairment
Koninklijk Nederlands Geleidehonden Fonds (KNGF)
Guide dog centre in the Netherlands. (In Dutch)
Dutch organization for people with visual impairment. (In Dutch)
Dutch distributor of assistive tecknology. (In Dutch)
German company specialized in assistive technology for the visually impaired.
Centralbibliothek für Blinde & Norddeutschen
A joint site for the Braille and the Talking book libraries in
Stiftung für Blinde
und Senbehinderte Kinder und Jugendliche
Private Swiss organization supporting blind and visually impaired
children and young people. (In German)
Schweizerische Schule für
Swiss training center for guide dogs. (Also in French, German and Italian)
Stockton Blind People's
Stockton Blind People's Voice is fighting for improved access for blind and
visually handicapped people. We are anxious to make contact with the blind
from all over the world and to learn from their experiences and successes.
- to the mobile phone.
Strategy With Vision
SWV is a team of eyewear and eyecare consultants in the UK and Europe .
Our vision care market research data consultants carry out missions in the
UK , Europe, Eastern Europe, the USA and Japan.
Radio reading service for Arizona's, visually, physically,and
learning disabled individuals.
This is the homepage of the "Subretinal Implant Project", a joint
project of several German Institutions and Universities, to
develop a chip, which can be implanted into the eye to replace the
photoreceptors of the retina, thus restoring some impression of
vision to patients suffering from photoreceptor degeneration as
caused e.g. by the common eye disease "Retinitis
Italian distributor of assistive tecknology for the blind and
visually impaired. (In Italian)
The objective of Support-EAM (Supporting the creation of a e-Accessibility
Quality Mark) is to create an e-Accessibility Quality Mark for Web services,
as part of the Action Plan eEurope 2005: An information society for all.
Susquehanna Association for
the Blind and Vision Impaired
For three-quarters of a century the Susquehanna Association for the
Blind and Vision Impaired has been helping restore autonomy and independence
to people in Lancaster and Lebanon county in Pennsylvania, USA.
ŠVEC a SPOL
Manufacturer of Tatrapoint braille typewriters.
Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF)
The Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF) is the main
organisation of the blind and partially sighted in Sweden.
Association of Visually Impaired Youth (Unga Synskadade,
US is an organization acting for the interests of visually
impaired young people in Sweden aged 12 to 30 years.
The Swedish Braille Authority is a governmental council under the
auspices of The Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille
(TPB). The Authority sets rules and recommendations for Swedish
braille and promotes the use of braille.
Swedish Development Centre for
SUH, which center is located in Bollnäs, is working to develop Swedish
disability sport on all levels. (also in Swedish)
The Swedish national organization of people with RP.
School for the Visually
The Swedish school for the visually impaired is run by the Finnish
state. The school is also a resource centre for Swedish speaking
students in mainstream schools all over Finland.
Federation of the Blind and Visually
The largest self-help organization of people with a total or
severe visual handicap in Switzerland.
National Association of and for the
SNAB is the Swiss umbrella organization for blind and visually
impaired people. (Also in German, French and Italian)
Adaptive and assistive technologies for productivity enhancement
and to mitigate the limitations imposed on people with
National des Ophtalmologistes de France
French organization of ophthalmologists. (In French)
As a nationwide institution, Synscenter Refsnaes provides services for
some 1,800 blind and partially sighted pupils aged 6-15 throughout Denmark.
We develop, manufacture and market magnifying cameras for the visually
We at T&T Consultancy specialise in making computers
accessible to people with sight disabilities, physical
disabilities and dyslexia.
Tack-Tiles Braille Systems are interchangeable with standard
LEGO-type blocks. They provide a unique bridge, a smoother,
shorter, more interesting path to Braille literacy.
Access to Education for Visually Impaired Students
TAEVIS at Purdue University produces braille and tactile materials
for blind students.
Tactile Colour is an intuitive system of twelve bold colours, each
with a distinctive texture, designed to make information normally
displayed in colour accessible to people with visual
Interactive Multimedia Computer Games for Visually Impaired
The aim of the TIM project is to provide young visually impaired
children with multimedia computer games they can access
independently. The project is developing an authoring that will
enable the design of computer games based on existing resource,
and that can be used with various interfaces.
Developer of a raised printing method that produces easily readable tactile
graphics and Braille for the Blind and Vision Impaired. Tactile Vision Inc.
has developed a new raised printing method which involves the deposition of a
polymer on a wide range of papers.
The European Tactus Award was set up to stimulate the design and
production of tactile books for young blind and partially-sighted
children. (Also in French and other languages)
Danish manufacturer of CCTV systems for the visually impaired and other
opto-electronic magnification products.
German branch of Tagarno, specialized in CCTV systems for the visually
impaired. (In German)
Finnsh branch of Tagarno, specialized in CCTV systems for the visually
Taiwan Guide Dog
Guide dog centre in Taiwan. (In Chinese)
Taktyle Signs produce signs that increase access for the
vision-impaired by incorporating high contrast colours, raised
type and braille.
Association UK (TNAUK)
TNAUK is the UK's leading charity providing national and local newspapers and
magazines on audio tape, computer disk, e-mail, internet download and CD-ROM
for visually impaired and disabled people who find reading a strain.
UK company specialized in talking products.
Talking Rx is a simple, easy-to-use device, that tells you exactly
how many pills to take, when, and what for.Your doctor or
pharmacist records the prescription information right into the
Talking Signs technology is an infrared wireless communications
system that provides remote directional human voice messages that
make confident, independent travel possible for vision impaired
and print-handicapped individuals. The technology was pioneered
and developed at Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute,
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center in San Francisco,
Talking Tabs provides innovative, entertaining lessons for teaching
blind and visually impaired how to play their favorite songs on the guitar.
Talking Tapes is a national, not-for-profit, special education library.
We provide textbooks, novels, and other materials on cassette tapes to those
who have difficulty reading due to physical, cognitive, visual or learning
Talking Touch Tablet
The T3 is basically a simple computer peripheral device that consists of a
touch screen in a plastic holder. Tactile sheets are embossed with raised
lines and textures that describe images, maps and diagrams. When various
symbols, icons, and regions on the tactile surface are pressed, audio
information on what the user is feeling comes from a connected computer.
On occasion of the Paralympics in Athens 2004 two tandem teams cycle from
Berlin to Athens this summer to hand over during their six week 3,500
kilometers long tour a range of technical aids for blind and partially
sighted people in nine countries. (Also in German)
Aids for the Blind
Produce and provides recreational and educational books and
magazines on tape, for blind and print-handicapped people, free of
charge in South Africa.
The special school for visually impaired children in Estonia.
Goalball club in Basel, Switzerland. (In German)
The company's driving goal is to use a combination of advanced Braille
transcription techniques, emerging technologies and supporting software to
provide open access to print and electronic materials to blind and visually
handicapped individuals throughout the world.
UK conference aimed at professionals who work in the field of sight loss, or
have an interest in technology.
French producer of assistive technology for the blind and visually
- by the European Union.
Visueel Gehandicapten (TOVG)
Dutch centre working in the field of assistive technology for the
visually impaired. (In Dutch)
TechnoTiger.com provides Computer Training for the World Blind.
Supplier of equipment and systems for visually impaired people,
both in Britain and abroad.
Italian distributor of assistive technology for the visually impaired.
for the Visually Impaired
TVI offers an array of adaptive devices, software and accessories
specifically designed for use by blind or visually impaired
Telesensory manufactures video magnifiers (CCTVs), scanners (OCR)
and screen magnification products for low vision and blind people.
School for the Blind
The Tennessee School for the Blind serves Tennesseans from birth
through high school who are blind or visually impaired and for
others who provide them with care and services.
Texas Association for Parents
of Children with Visual Impairments (TAPVI)
TAPVI is a state wide organization serving families of children who are
visually impaired or blind, including those who have multiple disabilities.
Association of Retinitis Pigmentosa
TARP serves as a national information sharing center to provide
services to persons with progressive vision loss.
School for the Blind
Large information resource on the internet. The school is located
in Austin, Texas.
Thailand Association of the
The purpose of establishment is to support the strengthening of Thailand
Association of the Blind and its engagement in social activities.
The Link is a computer training centre for people who are deafblind, situated
in the heart of Melbourne, It is used as a drop-in-centre to catch up with
friends and check email and Internet.
by the blind (TBTB)
Theater By The Blind (TBTB), an integrated company of blind,
visually impaired and sighted artists.
Thomas Pocklington Trust is the leading provider of housing, care and
support services for people with sight loss in the UK.
The German branch of the Dutch company Tieman. (In
Library services for the visually impaired in Argentina. (In Spanish).
Italian vendor of technical aids for the visually impaired. (In
- Der Blindenmonitor
Presents a research project using a 256 dots tactile graphical
display. (In German)
TiM, Tactile Interactive Multimedia computer games for visually impaired
children, is a Research Project funded by the European Commission .The
overall aim of the project is to provide young visually impaired children
with multimedia computer games they can access independently without the
assistance of a sighted person.
- Information for Professionals Working With Visually Disabled
This web site is an information resource for professionals who
work in the field of visual disabilities. The site has evolved
from work carried out by Dr Janet Silver of Moorfields Eye
Hospital, London and Dr John Gill of the Royal National Institute
for the Blind.
Soroban is the name given to the traditional Japanese abacus, or
calculating frame, which is increasingly being seen as a valuable
mathematical tool for a technological age.
Trust for the Blind
The Torch Trust for the Blind is a UK based registered charity
which publishes Christian material in braille, large print, on
tape and in moon in many languages for use by blind and partially
Torsten Brand Software Service
German company specialized in software for the visually impaired. (In German)
From meeting artists with a visual impairment and teachers I have come to
realise that there are many individuals and groups around the world who work
in isolation, even within their own country.
Touch the Top of the
Erik Weihenmayer is a world class athlete: acrobatic skydiver, long distance
biker, and marathon runner, skier, mountaineer, ice climber, rock climber. He
is also a prolific speaker and author of Touch the Top of the World: A Blind
Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See.
Touchtype signs were developed with guidance and assistance from the Joint
Mobility Unit [JMU] and conform to all the requirements identified from
research carried out by them on various user groups.
Research & Development Center
The Trace Center is an interdisciplinary research, development and
resource center on technology and disability at the University of
Wisconsin - Madison.
Austrian vendor of assistive technology. (In German)
Traveleyes is a travel company with a difference. It aims to provide
holidays for both visually impaired and sighted travellers, journeying
together in a spirit of mutual independence.
Minneapolis-based company that is owned and operated by business
professionals with visual impairments. In addition to our own innovative and
cost-effective low vision solutions, we distribute cutting-edge products in
the assistive technology industry.
Region Special Library for the Blind
The library was based in 1964. The library got the status of regional Russian
library in 1979. It serves the users with handicapped vision.
Le Typhlophile is a virtual place for those who are concerned with
blindness. (In French)
Former Hollyoaks and Pobol y Cwm actor Bernard Latham and his wife Jane,
set up UCAN Productions so that children with visual impairments in Wales
could be given access to the arts.
Our mission is to bring blind, deaf and disabled people
who need a computer, and can benefit from using it, into the computer age.
UK Association of Braille
UKABP is at the heart of accessible information provision to enable its
members to produce Braille cost effectively and to agreed standards. UKABP is
also establishing links with other standard-setting bodies to ensure that
improvements in Braille production are part of wider accessible information
provision in the UK.
UK Audio Network
Talking website designed for blind and partially sighted people.
União de Cegos
do Rio Grande do Sul
A União de Cegos do Rio Grande do Sul (UCERGS), fundada em 16/12/84, é uma
sociedade civil sem fins lucrativos, de âmbito estadual, com sede na cidade
de Porto Alegre, capital do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. (In Portuguese)
Latinoamericana de Ciegos
The umbrella for organ izations of the blind in Latin America. (In
Union Malienne des Aveugles
National organization of people with visual impairment in Mali. (In
The Italian national organization of the blind and visually
- Associazione ciechi ed ipovedenti della Svizzera
Association of italian speaking visually impaired in Switzerland.
Unite For Sight
Unite For Sight is a non-profit organization that empowers communities
worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. Local
and visiting volunteers work with partner eye clinics to provide eye care in
communities without previous access.
Nations Econimic & Social Development - Disabled
Links to UN programme sites with disability relevant
United States Blind Golf
The United States Blind Golf Association is organized and operated for
the purposes of benefiting blind and vision-impaired persons and promoting
the public good through programs that advance, and increase public awareness
of, golf among the blind and vision-impaired throughout the United States.
States Association of Blind Athletes
Non-profit amatuer sport organization that provides sport opportunities
at the state, regional, national and international levels for the legally
Braille Chess Association
The purpose of USBCA is to actively encourage and assist in the promotion and
advancement of correspondence and over-the-board chess among chess
enthusiasts who are blind or visually impaired.
French distributor of assistive technology. (In French)
Claude Bernar Mission
The support to students with a disability at the University of
Lyon. (In French)
of Arkansas Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility.
University of Birmingham Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research
he University of Birmingham has a long history of work in the area of
visual impairment and education. The School of Education has produced
internationally recognised research and teaching programmes through the
Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped and the course
tutors. In 2001 these two broad functions were formally brought together
under a single centre – the Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and
of Delaware Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories
The ASEL focuses on research and development relating to the use
of advanced rehabilitation and assistive technology by people with
of Hertfordshire Sensory Disabilities Research Unit
SDRU was set up in 1993 within the Psychology Department of the
University of Hertfordshire to study how new technologies can
assist in overcoming the problems faced by disabled and elderly
people in their day to day lives.
Liverpool, Experimental Ophthalmology Unit
The Experimental Ophthalmology Unit is a clinical, research and teaching
centre for the control and treatment of eye disorders. Our interests include
AMD/ARMD, corneal scarring, diabetes, ectodermal dysplasia, genetics,
glaucoma, melanoma and PVR.
of Louisville V.I. Teacher Prep.
The Department of Special Education has created a new delivery
system which combines summer institutes and distance education
of Melbourne, Optometry
Besides Dept. of Optometry & Vision Sciences also information
about Melbourne Optometry Clinic, Victorian Eyecare Service and
National Vision Research Institute.
of Toronto Adaptive Technology
Vision Technology Service and Internet access for the
Dortmund - Lehrgebiet Blinden- und
Training of teachers for the blind and visually impaired at the
Univerity of Dortmund, (In German)
Karlsruhe, Studienzentrum für
The support centre for visually impaired students at the University of
The first restaurant in Germany where there is no light and the staff can´t
see. (In German)
University Centre for Disability
Competence within social, behavioural, medical and technical
sciences concerning different kinds of disabilities and related
Institute for the Blind
The Upshaw Institute for the Blind (formerly the Greater Detroit
Society for the Blind) is a non-profit organization dedicated to
preventing blindness, reducing the impact of blindness, and
advocating for those with severe vision loss.
An independent agency that promotes access to services by people
with disabilities across the whole of US federal
and Other Eye Conditions
This page is dedicated an eye disease called uveitis. Uveitis is
one of many little known eye conditions that can affect
I. Guide - A guide to Internet about visual impairments for
parents & teacher
This site contains information on many topics pertaining to
parenting and teaching a child with visual
van Lent Systems
Dutch distributor of assitive technology. (In Dutch)
Verband der Blinden- und
Sehbehindertenpädagogen und -pädagoginnen (VBS)
German association for educators of the visually impaired. (In German)
Verein für Blindenhunde
und Mobilitätshilfen (VBM)
Swiss guide dog centre founded in 1986. (In German)
zur Förderung der Blindenbildung
The VzFB's aim is to promote the social and professional rehabilitation and
integration of blind and partially sighted people, and in this respect its
founding principle is still as valid as ever. The VzFB has been based in
Hanover since 1899, from where it runs a publishing house and braille
printing press as well as the central office for aids and devices for blind
Vereniging van Blinden en
Slechtzienden Licht en Liefde (VEBES)
Association of the Flemish speaking visually impaired. (In Flemish)
Industrial and service work for visually impaired persons in Bern,
Swterland. (In German)
Vermont Association for the
Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI)
Our mission is to enable Vermonters with vision problems, whether
blindness or impairment, to achieve and maintain independence.
Division for the Blind and Visually
DBVI's mission is to assist Vermonters who are blind and visually
German distributor of assistive technology for the visually impaired and
people with other disabilities.
Founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith as an affiliate of The John
F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, VSA is an International
organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts
for people with disabilities.
Victoria Blind Cricket
This page is provided to give information about the game of blind cricket as
it is played in Victoria, Australia.
Videospec Ltd manufactures the EEZEE READER range of excellent, low-cost,
electronic print magnifying reader/writers for the partially sighted.
Collection of articles on Braille.
ViewPlus develops and manufactures products that make information accessible.
Specializing in blindness accessibility, ViewPlus is best known for TIGER
braille embossers that print braille and tactile graphics direct from
mainstream Windows software.
Advocay and support for children who are blind or have low vision and
their families in Canada.
Victa is a registered charity in the UK that provides support for
families with visually impaired children.
Provider of assistive technology and services for people suffering from
macular degeneration, blindness, a learning disability or other disabilities.
Links to blindness and visual impairment in the online media.
VIP On Air
VIP ON AIR is a powerful new online radio station for blind and partially
sighted people. Broadcasting from Glasgow, VIP ON AIR is a first for the UK
and Europe and has the only fully accessible radio broadcast studios in the
VIP Softaware Guide
This site contains two sets of guides: one for users of screen
magnifiers, and the other for users of the Jaws screen reader.
Until now, there has never been a medium who's main objective was to provide
visually impaired people with a wide range of consumer information, direct
them to pages containing special offers on the internet and in certain stores
on the high street.
From our site you can download free games and demo versions of programs
for blinds and visually impaired people. You can play our games without
special software and hardware.
Virginia Department for the
Blind and Vision Impaired
The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) is committed to
providing quality services to assist Virginia’s citizens who are blind,
deafblind or vision impaired in achieving their maximum level of employment,
education, and personal independence.
Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Visual
The center is an opportunity to continue the work begun by Dr.
Virginia Sowell at Texas Tech University. It is designed to
include an annual Distinguished Lecturer Series on the topic of
visual impairment. The Center will eventually offer scholarships
to students participating in the Visual Impairment, Orientation
and Mobility, and Dual Sensory degree and certification programs.
The Center is also designed to support faculty research and public
Virginia School for
the Deaf and the Blind
We serve children who are hard of hearing or deaf and who are blind or
Environment for the Training of Visually Impaired
The ENORASI project aims at developing a highly interactive and
extensible haptic virtual reality (VR) system that will allow
visually impaired people, especially those blind from birth, to
study and interact with various virtual objects.
- open gate to the Internet.
The Dutch educational centre for the visually impaired. (In
Austrial support for early intervention for visually and multiply impaired
children. (In German)
VisionAWARE promotes self-help vision rehabilitation hints and adaptive
techniques, and disseminate information on services and independent living
resources to individuals with vision loss, their family members, and those
who work with them.
VisionConnection is a one-stop, accessible online resource on vision
impairment and vision rehabilitation.
Abstracts of the papers presented at the International Low Vision Coference
held in Göteborg, Sweden, in 2002, are found on the website of the
International Society of Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR).
Vision 2020 - The Right to Sight is an initiative to help eliminate needless
blindness by the year 2020, jointly launched by the World Health Organisation
together with more than 20 international non-governmental organisations
involved in eye care and prevention and management of blindness.
Established in October 2000, Vision 2020 Australia is a part of Vision
2020 - The Right to Sight - a worldwide initiative of WHO and the
International Agencey for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
We are a non-profit organization that wishes to awake the interests and
consciousness of people in general and Optometrists/Opticians in Sweden and
around the world, in particular, on how important and desirable their
contribution can be in developing countries.
Vision Aid Overseas
A UK-registered charity dedicated to helping people in developing countries
whose lives are blighted by bad eyesight, particularly in those cases where
spectacles can help.
Vision Australia is a
living partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision.
Vision Council of America
Mission is o create awareness of the value of vision care and to grow the
eyewear and vision care market through education, forums and expositions,
industry statistics and data, technical standards, alliances and advocacy.
Vision Dynamics features the latest state of the art vision aides and on site
The Vision for Tomorrow Foundation provides information on albinism
(albino), aniridia and other retinal disorders causing visual impairment at
Vision Health Research Council
The Vision Health Research Council is working to link researchers across
Canada to develop an integrated research community capable of responding to
the expanding health research needs of our people. (Also in French)
Vision Impaired Sport
VISACT in Australia is an athlete driven association created to fill a
void in the playing field of blind sport in the ACT.
Impairments' Resource Network (VIRN)
Japanese site with information on visual impairment. (In Japanese)
Vision of Children is working toward the eradication of hereditary
childhood blindness, ocular albinism and other blindness. The
Vision of Children Foundation maintains a small administrative
staff at its headquarters in San Diego, California. The focus of
this staff is primarily fund raising, coordination of sponsored
research, and provision of support for researchers, clinicians and
Vision Rehab is a state-of-the-art low vision management company
developed to meet the specialized needs of visually-impaired individuals and
the professionals that assist them.
Vision Research Corporation specializes in screening systems and
services for the early detection of eye problems in children. VRC
produces eye screening systems for use by pediatricians and others
concerned with good eyesight in children. It also provides
large-scale eye screening services in schools and day care
centers, typically under corporate or government
Rehabilitation Services (SUNY College of
Welcome to the Vision Rehabilitation Web Site of the Vision
Rehabilitation Services at the State University of New York, State
College of Optometry.
An Internet Resource for Research in Human and Animal
VTI manufactures a diverse line of video magnification CCTV systems to
help people with macular degeneration and other forms of low vision to read,
write and live independently.
Vision Trade Center
A telemarketing business is established in Denmark, a so far unknown
concept, which combines profitable business with the education of (visually)
Vision World Wide, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing
information and referral worldwide in a variety of media for
individuals and professionals concerned with vision
Our vision is to facilitate the creation of a large network of vision
rehabilitation centers in under-served areas of India by 2020 (in alignment
with the WHO Vision 2020 initiative).
British distributor of assistive technology.
Dictionary for terminology used in the study of human and
animal vision. It includes terms from the areas of biological and
machine vision, visual psychophysics, visual neuroscience and
other related fields.
VISIONARY IMAGING SYSTEMS is dedicated to bringing the latest advances in
Low Vision technology to the visually impaired in the UK.
The Vision Help Network provides nationwide referrals for optometric
vision therapy and related diagnostic services. Our members include expert
developmental and behavioral optometrists, college professors, and the
authors of leading textbooks on vision therapy.
Visions Services for the
Blind and Visually Impaired
VISIONS is a nonprofit agency in New York that promotes the independence of
people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
Swiss organisation of parents to visually and multiply impaired children. (In
Distributor of assistive technology based in the United Arab Republic.
Visual Impairement in North
The site contains local and national information for blind, partially sighted
and deaf-blind people.
Visual Impairment North East is a registered charity that supports blind and
partially sighted people in the Northeast of England and Cumbria.
V.I. Scotland is an national organisation of people who work together in
the area of visual impairment. It is made up of Ophthalmologists, Community
Pediatricians, Educationalists, Psychologists, Computer Experts, and Parent
Representatives and Children. The primary aim of V.I. Scotland is to help
visually impaired children and their parents. We hope to provide up-to-date
information about services available and specific information about each
child’s visual condition.
for the Totally Blind
Peter Meijer's large site on visual substitution by sound and visual
Your source in Ohio for Aladdin low vision solutions.
Britiish vendor of CCTV/Video Magnifiers for persons with low
Site contents: Support resources, non-profit and government
agencies, low vision aides, large print and recorded materials,
audio books, information on free audio Bible, Christian audio
books, pictures and information on macular
Visually Impaired Forums
These forums are here for the use of RP'ers and their families and friends.
People with other visual disabilities are welcome to join and participate as
Visually Impaired Masseurs
The aim of the project is to develop a model for a uniform European
vocational training course in massage for people who are visually impaired,
with the emphasis being on entrepreneurship, including taking vocational
tests to receive certification.
Impaired Pittsburgh Area Computer Enthusiasts
VIPACE disseminate and exchange information about computer
hardware, software, related technologies and information of a less
Vlaamse Klank- en
Library for braille and talking books in Belgium. (In Flemish)
Vlaamse luister- en
The Flemish Library for the blind is a government-financed non-profit
organisation, which provides talking books and braille books throughout
Belgium. (In Flemish)
VOCALEYES enables blind and partially sighted people to experience the joy of
the arts through high quality audio-description.
Voice Diary in Israel is the manufacturer of the first electronic
organizer designed for people who prefer voice to
An Italian distributor of assistive technology, based in
Milano. (In Italian)
The flagship service of N.B.R.S.(National Broadcast Reading Service),
VoicePrint has been broadcasting 24 hours a day since December 1, 1990. While
VoicePrint's core target audience are blind or vision-impaired Canadians,
more than 500,000 Canadians from all walks of life cite VoicePrint as their
main source of news and information.
Le portail au service des personnes handicapées visuelles.
Vuphonics is concerned with researching and developing
blindness-related sensory-substitution techniques, through the use
of sound and corresponding haptic (touch and movement)
Special school in Ontario, Canada, offering alternative educational and
residential living placement for students who are blind, deafblind, or have
Wales Council for the
WCB is the independent organisation working for visually impaired people in
Wales. It was established in 1938 and became a registered charity in 1958 and
a limited company in 1991.
State School for the Blind
WSSB provides specialized educational services to visually
impaired youth within the state of Washington.
Talking Book & Braille
A library located in Seattle.
WAVE Web Accessibility
With the help of WAVE you can test how accessible a web site is.
WE-SHOP (We Shall Overcome Prejudice), developed out of the need for
enlightenment of society on the potential of disabled people, in order to
eradicate prejudice towards them.
Our goal is to improve accessibility to online learning opportunities for all
people; in particular to improve accessibility for individuals with
disabilities who currently may have a difficult time getting access to online
learning opportunities. Contains screen reader simulatio and low vision
WebText Reader is the fastest and easiest way for those with visual
impairment or reading difficulties to access vital information on the
West of England
School and College
The West of England School and College is the leading regional centre
for the education and care of children and young people with little or no
sight in the South West of England.
Library for talking books located in Muenster, Germany. (In
Pennsylvania School for Blind
The mission of the school is to provide superior opportunities for
training and education to students who in addition to visual
impairment are disabled by other severe conditions.
The Media Access Group at WGBH has been pioneering and delivering accessible
media to disabled adults, students, and their families, teachers, and friends
for over 30 years.
White Stick - Tom
Lorimer's Home Page
Welcome to my Website, which has been set up to assist the Visually Impaired
computer user locate information and services relating to blindness.
Welcome to my Website, which has been set up to assist the Visually
Impaired computer user locate information and services relating to blindness.
Lots of information from the wellknown clinic at Johns Hopkins
Welcome to the WinGuide web site, dedicated to Dr. Sarah Morley's Windows
books & training materials for blind and visually impaired users and their
Council of the Blind
The Wisconsin Council of the Blind (WCB) is a private,
not-for-profit agency. Its mission is to promote the dignity and
independence of people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually
impared by providing services, advocating legislation and
educating the general public.
Schule für Blinde und Sehschache Schüler
Special school for visually impaired students in Leipzig, Germany.
Association for the Blind (WAB)
WAB is an independent charity that supports blind and partially sighted
people throughout the county. We are based at The Bradbury Centre in
Access for the Blind
World Access for the Blind is a non-profit organization employing unique
teaching strategies to help blind and sighted people throughout the world
improve their quality of life.
Blind Union (WBU)
WBU has member organisations in virtually every country of the
World Council of
WCO is an international organization dedicated to the enhancement and
development of eye and vision care worldwide. Representing over 50 countries,
WCO serves as a forum for member organizations to respond to public health
needs and opportunities around the world.
World Federation of the
The web site of the World Federation of the Deafblind.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO, established on 7 April 1948, is the United Nations specialized agency
Victor Zamyatin's site World of Ophthalmology is a most complete and
systematic reference in all problems of ophthalmology. Here you can find over
7500 links from more than 1300 sites.
Worldwide Vision is a wholesale-cum-mail order firm with a modern approach,
supplying adapted aids for people with a visual impairment.
XBraille is a suite of programs to manage crosswords on the
computer from MY-COMP Software Development. The programs have been
designed to make it easier for blind users to solve and create
Swedish manufacturer of beacons for orientation.
The Yorkshire 2020 World Blindness Project was formed in May 1998
as a local response to Vision 2020, the World Health Organization
(WHO) Global Initiative for the Elimination of Avoidable
drustev slepih in slabovidnih
Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia. (In
Zychem brings you the tools to produce a world of Tactile (Raised)
Graphics, Pictures, Charts and Text for the Blind and Partially