• Visually impaired and blind

    This topic has information for parents on the topics of visual impairment and blindness.

     

    Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    www.alaskabvi.org

    The mission of the center is to equip Alaskans who are blind and visually impaired with skills for success in life and work.

     

    Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

    Vocational Rehabilitation

    The Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) helps Alaskans with disabilities get and keep good jobs. DVR can assist students with disabilities who are interested in working or want to prepare for work. DVR has counselors who specialize in providing Vocational Rehabilitation services to students who are blind or visually impaired.

     

    For more information: Contact the DVR Anchorage Counseling Center at 1016 W. 6th Ave., Suite 102. Phone: 907-269-3580 or visit the DVR  website

    American Foundation for the Blind

    www.afb.org

    The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

     

    National Federation of the Blind

    www.nfb.org

    The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. 

     

    Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Resources for Parents and Professionals

    www.tsbvi.edu

    The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired maintains a list of resources for parents and professionals.

     

    Vision Loss fact sheet

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/...

    Fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control has  information on many aspects of vision impairment including causes and prevention.