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Visual Impairments


The following Websites provide practical information for teachers of children who are blind or visually impaired.

American Foundation for the Blind
Visit the Information section and check the articles listed under Education. The Bookstore features AFB's excellent publications.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
A rich source of information for teachers of the visually impaired. Subscribe to an electronic version of See/Hear Newsletter, download a dictionary of eye conditions, browse the list of vision-related links.

Division on Visual Impairments, Council for Exceptional Children
 - The section with position papers on professional practice, curriculum, and adaptations for students with visual impairments may be of interest.

Blindness Resource Center, New York Institute for Special Education
 Lots of information about blindness, links to resources, organizations, etc.

Disability Resources on the Internet, Disability Resources Monthly
The most comprehensive source of information on disabilities in general. Click on the section entitled Disabilities-Specific, and select Blindness and Visual Impairments.

Eye Disease Simulations, National Eye Institute
 Downloadable images that simulate various eye conditions.

Low Vision Disability Simulation
 An online exercise that simulates how Websites look to people with glaucoma, cataract, and macular degeneration.

e-ADVISOR
 e-ADVISOR is a collaborative project of eleven agencies that serve children with visual impairments. The information is presented in non-technical language, and is designed to facilitate communication between parents, teachers and doctors of visually impaired children. Includes information sheets on eye disorders; virtual tours and tutorials; parent narratives and resources; and discussion boards.


Resources assembled by the Samuel P. Hayes Research Library at Perkins School for the Blind. We invite you to contact the Samuel P. Hayes Research Librarian at 617-972-7250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any specific questions or requests.