Information about achromatopsia in Dutch.
Asian Eye Care
Asian Eye Care (AEC) is a Dutch medical organisation dedicated to the
treatment and prevention of blindness in Asia.
AssistiveWare develops innovative assistive technology software products
like VisioVoice, which is an application that enhances access to Mac OS X
for blind and vision impaired users.
Bartiméus is a Dutch organisation providing education,
care and services to people who are blind, visually impaired or
who have a visual impairment combined with learning difficulties.
The Bartiméus Accessibility Foundation provides information, training and
evaluation services to businesses, (local) governments and other
organizations concerning the accessibility of the Internet for everyone.
(Also in Dutch)
Blind Boys of Holland
Group of visually impaired Dutch artists. (In Dutch)
Dutch site devoted for pepole with reading problems.
Christelijke Bibliotheek voor
Blinden en Slechtzienden
Dutch library for the visuall impaired. (In Dutch)
Dutch centre for people with visual impairment. (In Dutch)
Demor is a location based 3D audio shooter. This game was developed by a
multi-disciplinary team of seven students for the Bartimeus Institute for
Dutch guide dog centre. (In Dutch)
This is where the Dutch company Evision Optics will present its
products. The company developes, manufactures and supplies
advanced optical and electronical devices for improved
Federatie Slechtzienden- en
Dutch umbrella organisation for organisations of visually impaired people.
Federatie van Ouders van
Visueel Gehandicapten (FOVIG)
Dutch Federation of parents of Impaired Children.
Foci is a newly established Dutch company providing solutions for visually
impaired people. In April 2004, Foci launched its first product the STRIX.
Our aim is to provide world-wide support and guidance to libraries for
Dark & Light Blind Care
Gives financial and organisational support to organisations that
are active in the field of visually impaired people and the
multiple handicapped blind. Our Mission Statement is based on the
Bible and on the helpful attitude that is emphasized so much in
this book. (Also in Dutch)
The Dutch based branch of the American company.
This website is part of the Game Accessibility project, a research
project that focuses on the accessibility of electronic games for gamers
Geleidehondenopleiding Ans L'Abee
Guide dog centre in the Netherlands. (In Dutch)
Geleidehondenschool H.H. Jansen B.V.
Dutch guide dog training centre. (In Dutch)
Dutch association for people suffering from glaucoma. (In Dutch)
Dutch goalball site. (In Dutch)
Het Tast2 project
Dutch project producing restuarant menues in braille. (In Dutch)
for Rehabilitation Research
iRv was founded in 1982 to serve as a centre for rehabilitation
studies in the Netherlands. The centre is located near Maastricht.
iRv has two core activities: applied research and dissemination of
KOBA Vision Nederlands
KOBA Vision produces and distributes aids for the blind and the
partially sighted. (In Dutch)
Dutch distributor of optical aids for low vision people. (In Dutch)
Low Vision & Braille Center (LVBC)
Dutch vendor of assistive technology for the visually impaired. (In
Low Vision Europe
Dutch disitributor of low vision aids.
Nederlandse Luister- en
Dutch library for braille and talking books. (In Dutch)
van visueel Gehandicapten (NSVG)
Dutch organisation for visually impaired chess players. (In Dutch)
Nederlandse Vereniging van
Blinden en Slechtzienden (NVBS)
Dutch organization for people with visual impairment. (In Dutch)
Visueel-gehandicapten Ski Vereniging
Dutch organization for visually impaired people interested in skiing. (In
Center for Deaf-Blindness
The Dutch centre serves a variety of target groups: professionals and
volunteers who work with the deafblind, policymakers and financial sponsors,
the deafblind themselves, plus their environment.
The youth organization of the Dutch association for people with visual
impairment. (In Dutch)
Playing in the
Playing in the dark is the name of a collection of audiogames that we
are working on in our spare time.
This Dutch Braille printing office is one of the oldest branches of Proson
and with it's expertise of more than 80 years also the largest in Western
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.
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.
The Dutch branch of the German company manufacturing assistive technology
for people with visual impairment.
The Dutch organization for people suffering from visual problems due to
the retina. (In Dutch)
Robert Coppes Stichting
Dutch organization supporting people with visual impairment. (In Dutch)
Lots of information about screen magnifying solutions.
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)
Dutch we site for people with low vision. (In Dutch)
Software In Zicht
Dutch site presenting software for people with visual impairment. (In
Dutch organization for people with visual impairment. (In
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)
Visueel Gehandicapten (TOVG)
Dutch centre working in the field of assistive technology for the
visually impaired. (In Dutch)
van Lent Systems
Dutch distributor of assitive technology. (In Dutch)
The Dutch educational centre for the visually impaired. (In
for the Totally Blind
Peter Meijer's large site on visual substitution by sound and visual
Worldwide Vision is a wholesale-cum-mail order firm with a modern approach,
supplying adapted aids for people with a visual impairment.
The Albino Foundation is committed to addressing the plight of albinos
and to change negative mind sets and socio-cultural stereotypes about
albinism in Nigeria and the world.
cooperation sites in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian or
Nordic Cooperation on
NSH is an
institution based in the social and health sector of the Nordic Council of
Ministers. NSH initiates and manages the cooperation at the Nordic level
between the various players in the disability sphere. NSH also functions as
the secretariat for the Nordic Council on Disability Policy.
Development Centre for Rehabilitation Technology
NUH is a Nordic centre for development of technology for the
disabled. The centre is located in Helsinki, Finland.
Nordic Forum for
Telecommunication and Disability
The purpose of the NFTH is to deal with relevant areas of telecommunication
that concern disabled people and to support efforts in the Nordic countries
to integrate disabled people into society.
Visual Impairment Research Group
An important part of the network is to facilitate and cooperation
and establish coordination between relevant, corresponding
initiatives and groups of professionals within the field of visual
impairment in Scandinavia. (Partly in English)
ABK DATA specialises in supply of computer equipment for the
visually impaired and is situated sentrally in south-east
Assistanse is a nationwide Norwegian organization for parents of
visually handicapped children.
Bjarne Home Page
Dr Bjarne Fjeldsenden, a Norwegian researcher, presents some of
his paper on visual impairment.
Frambu Centre for Rare
Frambu is a part of Norway's answer to promoting quality of life for
persons and families affected by one of approximately 40 rare, designated
Huseby National Resource Centre of Visually Impaired
The primary task for this Norwegian Resource Centres is to disseminate
knowledge of visual impairment applied to the principles of inclusive
education. Skills and methodology linked to training of compensatory
techniques are provided to teachers in the local schools.
Magnimaster is a training programme for reading and writing available in 10
language. The programme is developed by Egil Hunstad, an experienced educator
of the visually impaired.
The association ”Aniridi Norge” (Aniridia Norway) is now established, and the
response so far has been overwhelming.
Association of the Deafblind
The Norwegian association of people who are deafblind.
Support System for Special
On 1 January 2000 the special education services provided by the Norwegian
state were gathered under the umbrella of the Norwegian Support System for
Special Education. Activities comprise a total of 41 units under a single
The Opera web browser has many features that make it the preferred
choice for disabled or physically handicapped users.
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.
Norwegian sites (only in Norwegian)
Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for
Aziz Jehan Begun Trust for the Blind was founded by Salma Kiswar Jan in
1989 as a non-profit chartable public welfare Trust in memory of her mother,
Aziz Jehan Begum, wife of late Sheikh Muhammad Din Jan, Advocate, Lahore
Pakistan Blind Cricket Council
The mission of the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council is to develop cricket for
the blind along with education, training and help in rehabilitation of blind
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Founded in 1988, The Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness
(PFFB), formerly known as the Pakistan Retinitis Pigmentosa
Society (PREPS) is a national, non-governmental organization (NGO)
working in the field of medical research and humanitarian services
for the visually impaired in our country.
Friends of the Blind
The association is a Non profit Association founded in 1976, it aims to
support and custody blind and poor eyesight children from West Bank aged 5-18
years old by provide them with the essential services such us educational and
supportive methods that help them in return to gain all the knowledge and
skills to be productive in this society.
Papua New Guinea
Information in Spanish about assistive technology for the visually
impaired. (In Spanish)
Baum Engineering SRF was formed in 1999 as a division of Baum
Producrs GmbH. We are focused on designing and implementing
software for blind and visually impaired persons.
ABBYY FineReader OCR allows to convert and edit a variety of paper and
electronic files, including PDF files or scanned pages of books, magazines,
newspapers, documents, letters, brochures, and a lot more, delivering
superior OCR and PDF conversion capabilities with improved recognition
accuracy and format retention.
Association of the Blind
The official organisation for the blind in Russia. Most of
servises for the blind exist under their roof. Special sites of
the organisation are included here.
Institution of Professional
"REHACOMP" was established by the All-Russian Association for the Blind (VOS)
on the basis of the Main Center of computer technologies and the Institute of
raising the level of VOS specialists' skill. It was created for the
organization a multiple-discipline work with visually impaired people.
Special Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NRSL)
NRSL fulfils the role of the central Library of the Novosibirsk region
(Russia) in organization of library information service for print handicapped
people and in providing access to information resources.
Russian State Library for
The Russian State Library for the Blind (RGBS) is the largest specialized
library for the visually-impaired in the country.
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.
Blind SA is registered as a Non-Proffit Organisation serving the
visually impaired of South Africa formerly known as the South African Blind
Blindlib - South
African Library for the blind
Blindlib is a National Library which provides for the literature and
information needs of visually and print impaired persons throughout South
Africa and increasingly Sub-Saharan Africa. Audio and Braille books are
circulated to its widespread and extensive membership via postal delivery.
Society for the Blind
The Johannesburg Society for the Blind has been operational for
over 70 years. The Society offers a wide range of services for
young and elderly people and is committed to helping all visually
impaired and blind people on a non-discriminatory
League of Friends of the
Our mission is to enable all visually impaired people to reach their
optimal potential through independence development and to care for and
protect the rights of those who, due to circumstances beyond their control,
are unable to do so themselves.
Noor for the Blind
This Institute was established in 1986 (1406 AH) as a non-profit
organisation catering for the Islamic education of the visually
impaired in South Africa.
Society for the Blind
The society offers a comprehensive service to blind and
partially sighted people of all ages and walks of life, throughout
Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Suppliers of adaptive technology for use by people living in Africa who are
partially sighted, blind or deaf-blind.
Preservation Foundation of South
Organization for RP-people in South Africa.
South Afrucan distributor of assistive technology for the visually
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.
Aids for the Blind
Produce and provides recreational and educational books and
magazines on tape, for blind and print-handicapped people, free of
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.
Association of the Swedish
FSDB is a national organization of deafblind people, founded in 1959. Only
those who are visually and hearing impaired can get full membership with
The site of the famous stamp collectors Gunilla Stenberg Stuckey and Ken
Stockey specialized in stamps of relevance of visual impairment.
for Rehabilitation Engineering Research at Lund University
A very active Swedish research center on technology for the
Disability Historical Association
The Disability Historical Association in Sweden was formed in 1987. It is
open to individuals, organisations and all that are interested in disability
Ombudsman in Sweden
The Office of the Disability Ombudsman was established in 1994.
The Ombudsman is to monitor the implementation of the UN Standard
Rules, and to safeguarde the rights and interests of persons with
disabilities in that spirit.
Here you will find information about Dothit produtcs. As for now our one and
only product is Dothit Composer: A computer program for music writing in
braille. More to come though.
Diseases from Karolinska
A large collection of links to sites dealing with eye
EyeNet Sweden was instituted in January 2003 and its general purpose
would be to act as a centre of competence within the field of ophthalmic
Funka Nu is a Swedish company specializing in know-how and technology on
accessible digital communication in general, and on accessible web sites
specifically. (also in Swedish)
University Department of Ophthalmology -
The homepage of the Dept. of Ophthamlomogy as well as Paediatric
Ophthalmology at Göteborg University in Sweden.
Jorgen, Optometrist, Low Vision
Here you can read a presentation of some things I have worked with
the last years. Read about the Low Vision Centre in
The homepage of the Swedish producer of Index braille embossers,
located closer to the North Pole than any other
The Iris Group, owned by the Swedish Association of the Visually
Impaired, is comprised of seven wholly-owned subsidiaries and three
Computer Applications (ICAP)
Started in October 1999 providing tools and adaptations for all
kind of handicap. We are new as a company but has together more
than 25 years of experience of making special working sites for
disabled. We are situated in the center of Goteborg.
Knowledge Centre on Rehabilitation
I regret to inform you that the operations of the Knowledge Centre in
Sweden have to close down from December 16, 2002, due to lack of financial
support. However, this home page with different kinds of information will
still be found in the future, reorganised, redesigned and with this new
Vision Children in Brazil
A joint Brazilian-Swedish project is going on to support low
vision children in Brazil. In São Paulo a Recsource Center
for medical and social habilitation of low vision children was
established in 1991.
Vision International (LVI)
A Swedish company, specialized in CCTV-systems and one of the
leading developer in aids for people with poor
It is Macula Lutea who gives you this listing of
National Agency for Special
Needs Education and Schools
This Swedish agency was established on 1 July 2008 for the purpose of
coordinating the governmentÕs support for special needs education. The
agency takes over the former functions of the National Agency for Special
Educational Support, the Swedish Institute for Special Needs Education and
the National Agency for Special Schools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Swedish company specialized in developing assistive technology for the blind
and mobililty disabled.
Here you'll find audio games for the blind and visually impaired, useful
software applications for audio enthusiasts as well as handy components/resources
Producer of computerised acoustic pedestrian push button
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.
- to the mobile phone.
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.
The Swedish national organization of people with RP.
We develop, manufacture and market magnifying cameras for the visually
University Centre for Disability
Competence within social, behavioural, medical and technical
sciences concerning different kinds of disabilities and related
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.
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.
Swedish sites (only in Swedish)
Swiss distributor of access technology for the visually impaired.
Association pour le Bien des
Aveugles et malvoyants (ABA)
Swiss organisation for the visually impaired. (In French)
Swiss site about braille. Mainly in German.
The Swiss site of the international Christian development organisation
whose primary purpose is to improve the quality of life of the world's
poorest persons with disabilities and those at risk of disability, who live
in the most disadvantaged societies. (In German)
Eurisco Information Systems is a Swiss software house active
in the field of rehabilitation technology for visually impaired PC
users. It is located near Lugano, Switzerland. One of the biggest
projects we are involved in is the Swiss Electronic Kiosk for the
Fondation Ecole Romande
Pour Chiens Guides d'Aveugles
The Western Swiss Guide Dog School for the Blind has existed since October
1991. It is presently located in Brenles, canton Vaud. (Also in French and
Swiss training center for guide dogs. (In German)
Organisation of visually impaired people in the eastern part of
Switzerland. (In German)
Radio Blind Power
Radio station run by the students of schoold for the blind and visdually
impaired in Zollikofen, Switzerland. (In German)
A Swiss organixation for people with RP (formerly Swiss Retinitis Pigmentosa
Association). (In French, German and Italian).
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
Rehabilitation center in Basel, Switzerland. (In German)
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)
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)
Goalball club in Basel, Switzerland. (In German)
- Associazione ciechi ed ipovedenti della Svizzera
Association of italian speaking visually impaired in Switzerland.
Verein für Blindenhunde
und Mobilitätshilfen (VBM)
Swiss guide dog centre founded in 1986. (In German)
Industrial and service work for visually impaired persons in Bern,
Swterland. (In German)
Swiss organisation of parents to visually and multiply impaired children. (In