National & Local Resources
VisionAware supports a self-help approach to vision rehab, providing useful adaptive techniques, and access to important information about resources and services across the country.
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NEI was established to protect and prolong the vision of the American people, primarily by conducting research to prevent and treat eye diseases.
AFB promotes technological access and provides people with important information and tools for those living with vision loss and their families.
The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
ACB is the nation’s leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people and strives to improve their well-being.
Partners for Sight is a grant-making foundation whose mission is to increase the self-reliance of the blind and visually impaired.
The Lighthouse is one of the largest non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving vision and helping those with vision loss. They provide direct rehabilitation services.
Helen Keller International combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.
Schepens fights blindness by developing new technologies, therapies and knowledge to retain and restore vision. Through a continuum of discovery, the Institute works toward a future in which blindness is prevented, alleviated, and, ultimately, cured.
A new blog for people coping with vision loss and those close to them who are affected by it, providing tips and advice for day to day life and social situations. The site was started by Hannah Fairbairn, Interpersonal Skills Instructor from The Carroll Center for the Blind.
ModernLitho has a list of resources to help blind and low vision people to navigate technology and the internet.
A guide for travelers with vision impairment sharing tips, rights for the visually impaired, and other resources.
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
An article written by All About Vision, the largest online resource for visual health and wellness, turning evidence-based medical information into engaging content for millions of readers across 25 global markets and 16 languages.
A guide by The Paper Gown—a blog powered by Zocdoc—provides parents with financial resources, low cost care options, and self advocacy tips so they can get their children the care they need. Additionally, it explains common ways IDDs make recognizing vision problems more difficult, who is most at risk, and how to prepare both yourself and your child to meet with a doctor.