Helping students with visual impairments. The website provides a guide with tips and resources for students with visual impairments to achieve success in schools, and was created in part by four experts in the field that draw on their experiences. The guide contains i) an extended list of tips for choosing the right college, ii) an in-depth look at the top assistive technology and tools being used today, iii) additional scholarships available for students with visual impairments, and further valuable information.
America’s leading membership organization of blind and partially sighted people. This website provides links to all major visually impaired associations, organizations and schools in the United States.
Dark and Light Blind Care is a Christian foundation for helping visually impaired people in Africa and Asia, especially children, through projects for prevention, treatment, education and vocational training.
A U.K. registered charity with the principal aim of relieving the poverty and improving the living standards of disabled people, and an eventual goal of breaking the link between poverty and disability.
International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) is a global association of individuals and organizations that promotes equal access to appropriate education for all children and youth with visual impairment so that they may achieve their full potential.
International Society for Low-vision Research and Rehabilitation consists of people from a variety of disciplines who work in the field of research and development for rehabilitation of people with vision impairment.
The largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States, it seeks to improve blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
Provides guidelines on accessibility issues for all types of disabilities, for designers of information and communication technology (ICT) systems. It also offers in-depth information on assistive devices and agencies for blind and partially sighted people, current and future research, as well as information about tactile reading.
Works to combat blindness in developing countries, and restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care. It also supports people who are irreversibly blind by providing education, counseling and training, and has a main focus on those living in poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries.
FFB is a U.S. foundation driving research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Deploys efforts in the fields of education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information as the means to a far more ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of men and women.
The World Bank finances development projects involving disability components in areas such as education, health care, infrastructure, employment, de-institutionalization, and children & youth. It also works in a wide variety of disability-related fields, including data collection and statistics, research and analysis, technical assistance and knowledge sharing.
A non-political, non-religious, non-governmental and non-profit-making organization which has consultative status within the UN Agencies and ECOSOC. It is the only organization entitled to speak on behalf of blind and partially sighted persons of the world, and represents 162 million blind and visually impaired persons from about 600 different organizations in 158 countries.
The directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system, and is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.