The following links can serve as gateways to information and services for the blind and visually impaired. They offer a wide range of resources, such as rehabilitation services and general education on living with blindness or visual impairment.
National Federation for the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind is a large membership organization of blind individuals.
American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind is a national nonprofit that works to expand possibilities for the blind.
VISIONS is a nonprofit agency that works to increase the independence of blind and visually impaired individuals. They offer information about rehabilitation services, publications on self-help, and a recreational and rehabilitation camp for both children and adults.
Blindline is a fully accessible website created by VISIONS in collaboration with the American Foundation for the Blind. It provides direct access to a New York State database of organizations and services for people who are blind or visually impaired as well as their family members, counselors, and other professionals.
Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
The Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped is part of New York State’s Office of Children and Family Affairs. The organization offers a wide range of rehabilitation services to children and adults.
Lighthouse International has been in existence for more than 100 years and aims to be a worldwide leader in helping those that are blind or visually impaired overcome their challenges vision loss.
Helen Keller Services for the Blind
The Helen Keller Services for the Blind has been in existence for more than 110 years and offers many services, such as classes and workshops on rehabilitation, summer camps for children, and a large-print and braille library.
Jewish Guild for the Blind
The Jewish Guild for the Blind is a nonprofit and nonsectarian agency that offers a broad range of programs that address low vision, psychiatric and rehabilitative services, managed long-term care, residential services, and educational training programs for independent living.
Scholarships for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Jewish Guild for the Blind has compiled an extensive list of the various scholarship opportunities offered for blind and visually impaired students
SightCare is a program of the Jewish Guild for the Blind that focuses on providing information on vision loss, educating those with vision loss, and providing training for those who provide rehabilitation services to people with vision loss.
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering support to the parents of children who have visual impairments. NAPVI has many chapter groups across the nation, including one in Bronx, NY.