Online Resources

National Membership Groups

American Council of the Blind

A leading national membership organization for the blind and visually impaired.

Blinded Veterans Association  

A national organization established to help veterans and their families meet and overcome the challenges of blindness.

National Federation of the Blind

The nation's largest membership organization of blind persons.

Indiana-Based Resources

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration: Blind and Visually Impaired Services

Provides services to eligible Hoosiers that are blind or visually impaired, including the Randolph - Sheppard Business Enterprise Program and the Older Independent Blind Program (OIB).

Indiana Reading and Information Services (IRIS)

Broadcasts regional newspapers and other publications via the radio or internet.

Bosma Enterprises

Helps adult Hoosiers who are blind or visually impaired gain the life skills they need to remain independent, and the job skills they need to stay self-sufficient.

Easterseals Crossroads

Provides resources and training to individuals and families living with disability.

Visual Impairment Services Team at the VA

Helps legally blind and severely visually impaired veterans and their families adjust to vision loss.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Provides early intervention and educational services to children who are blind and visually impaired from birth to age 5.

Assistive Technology and Technical Aids

American Printing House for the Blind

The world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

E.M. Vitu, Inc.

Provides quality technology products and related services to those individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Eye Can See

Provides services, products & support for individuals with low-vision or blindness that assist them in their daily lives.

Humanware

A global leader in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision.

Independence Science

An assistive technology company that specializes in providing tools to help students with print disabilities to have equal access and opportunities to perform independently in STEM fields without sighted assistance.

LS&S

Specializes in products for the blind, visually impaired, deaf, and hard of hearing. Offers a collection of low vision aids, hearing helpers, daily living aids, and information designed to help you or a loved one regain independence.

Magnifying Aids

Online catalog of low vision products.

MaxiAids

Products for independent living for the blind and visually impaired.

Vision Aid Systems: The Low Vision Store

A retail source for products related to low vision and blindness.

JAWS

A popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. A Freedom Scientific Product.

NVDA

A free, open-source, portable screen reader for Microsoft Windows.

Continuing Education/Instruction

Bookshare

www.bookshare.org

An online library of accessible e-books for people with print disabilities. Offers educational and popular titles, specialized book formats, and reading tools. Members can enjoy books in audio, large print, Braille, and other formats, on a wide variety of devices and software. All qualified U.S. students of any age can subscribe to Bookshare for free.

Hadley School for the Blind

Offers distance education courses for eligible students free of charge.

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