ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS NORTH AMERICA

http://pablind.org/

We bring visually impaired people of all ages the resources they need to become self-confident and self-determined. Through a network of 28 Member Agencies across Pennsylvania, we provide a wide range of services to those dealing with conditions from low vision to total blindness.

http://www.abvimichigan.org/
The Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired offers assistance to people with visual impairment or blindness.

 

http://www.aadb.org/

The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters.

http://www.canadianblindsports.ca/eng/index.htm

Canadian Blind Sports is the recognized national sport organization for the Paralympic Sport of Goalball, and advocates within the sport system for Canadians who are visually impaired or blind.

 

http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Braille_Initiative.asp

The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation’s blind.

 

http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/support/index.html

National Braille Press supports a lifetime of opportunity for blind children through braille literacy, and provides access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs.

 

http://www.afb.org/default.asp

http://www.afb.org/braillebug/default.asp

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for the more than 25 million people with vision loss in the U.S.

 

http://www.canadianbrailleauthority.ca/en/index.php

The Canadian Braille Authority is dedicated to the promotion of braille as the primary medium for persons who are blind. The achievement of this goal will require the support of Canadians from all sectors of society. The Canadian Braille Authority dedicates itself to this goal.

 

http://www.brailleinstitute.org/

Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. We provide an environment of hope and encouragement through integrated educational, social, and recreational programs, services, classes, and seminars.

 

http://blindsports.on.ca/

Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA) plans, promotes, co-ordinates, and sanctions events and activities designed to stimulate and assist the futher development of sports programs for blind/visually impared athletes in Ontario.

 

http://www.sightconnection.org/

Enhancing the ability of people with vision loss to lead active, independent lives

 

http://www.blindness.org/

The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

 

http://www.vi-info-center.org/index.html

The directory is a resource guide that will enhance the lives of the blind and visually impaired. It has been published to create awareness of the hundreds of organizations, services and activities that are available to those with visual impairments.

 

http://blindbabies.org/

When an infant or preschooler is identified as blind or visually impaired, Blind Babies Foundation provides family-centered services to support the child’s optimal development and access to the world.

 

http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.asp

This site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources. The site also features a mom-authored blog, inspiring video testimonials from families, and articles authored by parents and experts in the field of blindness on multiple disabilities, technology, education, and more.

 

http://www.spedex.com/napvi/index.html

NAPVI is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. NAPVI provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their potential.

 

http://www.ami.ca/ami/A.M.I_Home.aspx

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, VoicePrint and The Accessible Channel – TACtv, and a companion website (ami.ca). AMI serves Canadians who are blind, low vision, deaf or hearing impaired.
 

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