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  • Eye professionals providing information on eye health care, consumer advocacy, and public service.
  • Membership organization of blind and visually impaired people that provides services that includes a Jobs Bank, resources, and advocacy.
  • Includes links to the latest information on eye care, medical developments, advocacy activities, consumer products, and publications.
  • Organization specifically established to promote the welfare of blinded veterans.
  • Includes links to resources on access, blindness, braille history, braille literacy, deaf-blind, disabilities and more.
  • Offers non-credit computer classes for beginners and experienced users who need synthetic speech, large print, and braille adaptive technology.
  • Established in 1978, the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) at Baruch College, offers a range of non-credit computer classes in a college environment for beginners and experienced users. The Center provides information and training on assistive computer technology for professionals and the business community, and conducts research to explore innovative ways of using the computer to improve the quality of life for visually impaired people.
  • A great place to find the perfect job. Also offers helpful hits and articles on finding a job.
  • Clearinghouse of information, including referrals, public service announcements, medical developments, and links to related topics.
  • From the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
  • Provides services to blind and visually impaired seniors, including Elderly Vision Screening and Social Integration for Seniors.
  • ICDRI is a United States non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Its mission is to compile outstanding disability resources. Also includes calendar of disability events around the world.
  • Formerly The Jewish Braille Institute of America, JBI helps men, women and children around the world who are blind, visually impaired, reading disabled and physically handicapped, to integrate into their community and society in general.
  • The Jewish Guild for the Blind (The Guild) is one of the country's foremost vision care agencies. The Guild has been assists visually impaired, blind and multi-disabled people of all ages through a wide range of programs designed to support and enhance physical, emotional and intellectual functioning. The Guild is nonsectarian.
  • Services, programs, and products for the blind and visually disabled.
  • The Louis Braille Center supplies a guide to braille books for children and adults, a Saturday program for children who are blind or visually impaired, and an information section for schoolchildren interested in learning about braille.
  • Information about the disease, newsletter, and useful links.
  • Comprehensive information for people with low vision, including a Low Vision Aids department and links to other agencies and services.
  • For researchers, health care professionals, educators, the media, and the general public.
  • Membership organization that helps blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect by providing services that include information and referral, scholarships, public education, and advocacy.
  • Eye care facility, website contains information on eye conditions.
  • The New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) provides vocational rehabilitation and other direct services to blind and visually impaired New York State residents, including children, adults, and elderly persons.

  • Dedicated to saving sight, this foundation offers public and professional education and community services. The website includes a newsletter.
  • Library contains more than 80,000 taped textbooks in a variety of subjects, from literature and history to math and the sciences, at all academic levels from kindergarten through postgraduate.
  • Website of a medical facility in Louisanna that provides information on eyes, eye care, and eye conditions.

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