- To increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
- The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is a professional membership organization dedicated to professionals who provide services to persons with vision loss.
- The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.
- Today, our lives look different than they did just a few months ago, but the struggle to ensure accessibility for individuals with blindness or visual impairment remains the same. APH is committed to providing the accessible tools you need. We’ve gathered several resources you can use from home, whether working or schooling remotely or just living your life in these uncertain times.
- The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Hive offers a variety of free online courses for vision professionals and educators to increase their ability to respond to the needs of students with visual impairments. This “one-stop” for professional development offers ACVREP continuing education units upon successful completion of a course.
- FamilyConnect is a service offered by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) to give parents and other family members of children who are visually impaired–and professionals who work with them–a supportive place for sharing and finding resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood. Every parent wonders, “Will I do a good job raising my child?” If your child is blind or visually impaired, you’ll have the same question…and many more. FamilyConnect has the answers. Whether your child was recently diagnosed, has been living with a visual impairment for years, or is multiply disabled, you’ll find the personal support, information, and resources you need to raise a child with vision loss.
- Through our network of blind members, we coordinate many programs, services, and resources to defend the rights of blind Americans, provide information and support to blind children and adults, and build a community that creates a future full of opportunities.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
- To provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Check out our outreach programs, Camp Spark, daily virtual programs, youtube channel, and more!
- Our philosophy maintains that each employee is provided with whatever supports are necessary for success in the workplace. Supports include an in-house sign language interpreting department to ensure effective communication for employees who are DeafBlind, staff mobility instructors to teach independent travel with a white cane or dog guide, and over 100 computer workstations adapted for use by individuals who are visually impaired.
Washington Department of Services for the Blind
- Our mission is Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality for People with Visual Disabilities.
Washington State School for the Blind
- Our vision is that every blind and low-vision student in Washington has the support and services they need to succeed. Our purpose is to empower blind and low vision individuals to reach their full potential.
Washington Talking Book and Braille Library
- The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) is a program of the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. Located in Seattle, WTBBL provides library services state-wide, at the library and by mail, to any Washington resident unable to read standard print material due to blindness, visual impairment, deaf-blindness, physical disability (cannot hold a book or turn pages), or reading disability.