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A Deafblindness Web Resource Page J. Gallagher Deafblind, 
Family Resources
General Information, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: A collection of information including full text and links. Focuses on resources in the UK, Europe and the US.
A Lifetime of Patience (Cost) D. Rudin & 
D. Wade
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources video Report a problem!
Description: A panel of parents discuss the challenges and joys of parenting a child with deafblindness.
A Pedestrian Safety Guide for Parents and Teachers with Children Who Have Impairments (Cost) A. Vopata Family Resources, 
O&M
Resources book Report a problem!
Description: This guide contains 346 pages of pedestrian safety facts, perspectives, definitions and illustrations that directly relate to orientation and mobility in various community environments.The cost is $20 plus $3 shipping and can be ordered from: Al Vopata 409 N. Bay Country Wichita, Kansas 67235-1314
A Standard Tactile Symbol System: Graphic Language for Individuals Who Are Blind and Unable to Learn Braille L. Hagood Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Communication, 
Tactual Related
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Using a tactile system is explained for increasing students choice making, communication, expanding vocabulary and the understanding of concepts.
AbleData N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is devoted to providing objective information on all types of assistive technology for all types of people with disabilities.
Ableplay N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides research and ratings for hundreds of toys that can be given to children with various disabilities.
Adapted World of a Special Child N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Active Learning, 
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Play
website Report a problem!
Description: A website created by a parent of a child with multiple impairments including CVI. Ideas for play and instruction are given.
Ain't Misbehavin': Strategies for Improving the Lives of Students are Deaf-Blind and Present Challenging Behaviors (Cost) C. Axelrod, 
R. Condon, 
J. Durkel & 
D. Wiley
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Communication, 
Instructional Strategies
video Report a problem!
Description: Practical strategies for proactive interactions which challenge relationships, designed for anyone who regularly interacts with a student who is deafblind, examines crucial links between behavior and the issues of communication, control, and quality of life, includes script.
All Blind Children of Texas N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: From their website, 'All Blind Children of Texas works to assess the educational opportunities of blind students in Texas and help provide programs, services and materials that fill in the gaps in both core and expanded curricular areas.'
American Printing House for the Blind Accessible Textbooks Dept. (Formally ATIC) (Cost/Quota Funds) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Large Print Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a very thorough on-line catalog of books available for purchase in the following medias: regular print, recorded, braille and enlarged type.
American Printing House for the Blind Instructional Products Catalog & Parts Catalog (APH Quota) N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Products website Report a problem!
Description: APH is the premiere vendor of materials used for instructing visually impaired students.(Many items available free of charge to local school districts through Texas quota funds.)
American Printing House for the Blind Print/Braille Children's Books: Chrissy's Collection (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille/Print Books book Report a problem!
Description: APH has produced a collection of high interest books with both print and braille formats together.
An Introduction to Braille Mathematics (Cost) H. Roberts, 
B. Krebs & 
B. Taffet
Family Resources, 
Math
Family Resources, 
Learning Nemeth Code, 
Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book has been designed as an easily assimilated presentation of the special symbols and complex rules and procedures laid down in the Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science Notation. The homework exercises in this manual are designed to prepare certified literary braillists for the Library of Congress examination leading to certification in braille mathematics transcribing.
An Orientation and Mobility Primer for Families and Young Children B. Dodson-Burk & 
E. Hill
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
O&M
Family Resources book Report a problem!
Description: This book defines orientation and mobility and introduces the service to parents just beginning with a visually impaired child.
APH News N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Subscribe to APH News (email newsletter) to receive updates from APH on new products as well as learning about research and services.
Are You Listening? Auditory Issues for Children with Visual Impairments K. Moss Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
O&M
Hearing Related article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Overview of how our auditory system works, how we understand speech, the role of vision and speech in early development and strategies for developing listening skills.
Attainment Company (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Functional Math, 
Functional Skills, 
Products, 
Teaching Basic Number Facts and Operation, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products, including assistive technology, for those with mild to severe cognitive impairments. (Not VI specific)
BART - Bonding and Relaxation Techniques N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Training and information available for the technique of infant body massage for those with developmental delays. (Not VI Specific)
Becoming Empowered Through Self-Determination Skills D. Sewell & 
J. Cleveland
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Family Resources, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An article written for parents in mind that explains what self-determination skills are and provides examples of how to help students accomplish those skills.
Beginnings-A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers of Visually Impaired Babies (APH Quota) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book gives suggestions for parents and teachers for working with children 0 to 2.
Beyond Ms. Manners' Preferences: Improving Social Behavior Patterns N/A Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Instructional Strategies   Report a problem!
Description: This information, presented in a poster-session, provides good tips for helping visually impaired students improve their social skills.
Beyond the Stares, a Personal Journal for Siblings of Children with Disabilities (Cost) T. Adolphson Family Resources, 
O&M
Family Resources, 
Siblings
book Report a problem!
Description: A collection of stories written by children who have siblings who have visual impairments and multiple impairments.
Blind Babies Foundation N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: Organization dedicated to promoting education and awareness regarding babies with visual impairments.
Blind Babies Foundation, Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheets N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Anatomy, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators
website Report a problem!
Description: Information sheets available to parents and teachers describing eye conditions.
Blind Children's Center Publications (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This organization provides information and publications for parents and teachers of children with visual impairments.
Books for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments N/A Family Resources Parent Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a list found on the Perkins School for the Blind's website recommending further reading for parents of children with visual impairments.
Braille Bug N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This site is devoted to public awareness about braille for children, includes on-line games and riddles.
Braille Helps C. Ovard Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
Science
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Nemeth
website Report a problem!
Description: This webpage provides reference guides for Braille and Nemeth codes.
Braille International (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a producer of adult and childrens' braille books. They have approximately 1400 books on hand and can make books on demand.
Braille is Beautiful (Cost) B. Zaborowski Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
kit Report a problem!
Description: A kit and curriculum for sighted school aged children promoting braille literacy and social acceptance of visually impaired people. 
Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: NFB sponsors a braille reading contest for students in grade K through 12 that runs through the fall months to January of the following year.
Braille Readiness Grid A. McComskey Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Tactual Related, 
Tactual Sensitivities
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Here is a grid showing the systematic learning progress of tactile skills in different areas of development.
Braille Reading Pals Club - Early Literacy Program N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: This program encourages parents to take an active roll in the braille literacy of their child.
Braille Shop (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
Braille/Print Books, 
Games, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
website Report a problem!
Description: This company is dedicated to selling high quality braille products at reasonable prices. Items sold are tactile graphics including maps, braille teaching supplies, technology products and puzzles and games.
BRL:  Braille Through Remote Learning N/A Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
Science
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Instructional Support, 
Music, 
Nemeth
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides tools and resources related to braille, nemeth and music braille which includes contraction lists and problematic areas.
Building Blocks: Foundations for Learning for Young Blind and Visually Impaired Children (Cost) B. Dominguez & 
J. Dominguez
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Programming book

video
Report a problem!
Description: This book and video offers information about preschool programming for young children who are visually impaired. It provides information for parents and early childhood special educators and is presented in English and Spanish in the same volume.
Business Owners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (Cost) D. Kendrick Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
book Report a problem!
Description: This book features many different types of business owners who have visual impairments.  They discuss the challenges they face in their positions in addition to those brought on by having a visual impairment.
Can Do! Series (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction
Concept Development, 
Early Intervention, 
Low Vision, 
Tactual Sensitivities
video Report a problem!
Description: This is a series of 11 DVDs for those working with young children with visual impairments. It is also parent friendly.
Career Perspectives:  Interviews with Blind and Visually Impaired Professionals (Cost) M. Attmore Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Instructional Strategies, 
Parent Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
book Report a problem!
Description: This book contains the stories of how 20 different people, blind or visually impaired, decided on a professional career and achieved career success.
CHARGE Syndrome K. Moss Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases Word document Report a problem!
Description: This article provides a list of the physical characteristics that lead to the diagnosis of CHARGE Syndrome.
Children with Visual Impairments: A Parent's Guide (Cost) M. Cay Holbrook (Ed.) Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
General Information book Report a problem!
Description: A comprehensive overview of information relating to parenting a visually impaired child. It is written by professionals and parents.
Children's Braille Book Club  (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Beginning Reading, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: For $100 per year, receive a monthly children's book, from preschool to 3rd grade, in twin vision format (print and braille).
Children's Vision Concerns: Look Beyond the Eyes! (Cost) L. Harrell Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Professional Books
book Report a problem!
Description: A guidebook for those who work with visually impaired infants and young children. Available through: Lois Harrell Productions PO Box 2385 Placerville, CA 95667 1-800-832-1007
College Board Services for Students with Disabilities N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources
College, 
Parent Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides information about the Advanced Placement (AP), PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT testing for the visually impaired. 
College Ready Challenge! N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Activities for High School Students, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, 'Is your teenager prepared for college? Encourage your child to listen and play along as two high school students who are visually impaired compete to find out if they are 'college ready.' Find out a few differences between high school and college.'
Color ID Free N/A Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Low Vision Solutions
mobile or tablet app Report a problem!
Description: Apple's description, "Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in real-time. It's an Augmented Reality app for discovering the names of the colors around you!"
Computer Resources for People with Disabilities (Cost) The Alliance for Technology Access Family Resources, 
Technology
Training and Tutorials book Report a problem!
Description: A guide for people new to AT, as well as people needing access to new information on assistive technology that is broad in scope. (Not VI specific) 
Connecting the Dots:  A Parent's Resource for Promoting Early Braille Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Family Resources kit Report a problem!
Description: A free information kit for parents providing information on the braille code, braille books and how to make braille books.
Conversations Without Language: Building Quality Interactions with Children Who Are Deaf-Blind L. Hagood Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Communication article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article provides informations regarding communication for parents of deafblind children.
Cooperative Efforts with Families in Educating Children with Visual Impairments V. Hart & 
K. Ferrell
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council For Exceptional Children defining the partnership role of families and professionals involved in the education of students with visual impairments.
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CDLS) Foundation Inc. N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: This website includes general information abou the syndrome, a publications list, information about workshops and activities, links, and more.
Creative Recreation for Blind and Visually Impaired Adults I. Ludwig, 
L. Luxton & 
M. Attomre
Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Arts and Crafts, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This booklet offers information about a variety of recreational activities. Suggestions are included for hints for those wanting to adapt favorite leisure activities.
Dancing Cheek to Cheek (Cost) N/A Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Play
book Report a problem!
Description: For parents of infant children with visual impairments, this book discusses how one can encourage play and language.
DARS - Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Instructional Support, 
Professional Resources, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: DARS provides in home and family support to consumers who qualify as legally blind. (TX Residents Only)
DARS Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Technology
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: An explanation of vocational rehabilitation programs is given. For Texas residents only.
David Brown's Advice on Self-Determination Skills for Deaf/Blind Students N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
website Report a problem!
Description: David Brown, a leader in the field of education of the deaf/blind, discusses what parents should know about self-determination and why collaboration is so important to the success of the student.
DBMAT (Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
General Information
website Report a problem!
Description: Family and professional organization and advocate for all ages and cognitive levels of individuals who are deaf-blind and multihandicapped (including blind-multihandicapped and deaf-multihandicapped).
Deafblind Children Home Page N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: This page is set up as a resource for parents of deafblind children to locate information and chat with others in similar situations.
Developing Your Child's Vision: A Guide for Parents of Infants and Young Children with Vision Impairments B. Takeshita Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
Development of Vision, 
Family Resources, 
Vision Efficiency Training
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This guide, written by an optometrist, gives parents suggestions for stimulating a child's functional vision during the first eight years of life. It also includes suggestions for the classroom.
Developmental Sequence of Orientation and Mobility Skills T. Anthony Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
O&M
Concept Development Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a quick reference for understanding the order of aquiring orientation and mobility concepts.
Do You See What I See? Helping Young Children with Vision Impairments Develop Sight (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
Development of Vision, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Vision Efficiency Training
video Report a problem!
Description: Instructional video for parents of young children with vision impairments. Defines stages of vision development for young children, basic skills and how parents can help their children learn to use these skills. Purchase information: Phillip J. Rock Center & School 818 DuPage Blvd. Glen Elleyn, IL 60137 (800) 771-1158 -16
Dreams, Plans and Self-Determination C. Axelrod Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Goal Setting and Attainment
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article records an interview two students with visual impairments who want to exhibit how self-determination skills have improved their level of independence.
Dress & Impress N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
video Report a problem!
Description: A video produced by AFB to give teens suggestions on how to dress for job interviews.
Early Identification of Hearing and Vision Loss Is Crucial to a Child's Development G. Newton & 
K. Moss
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Hearing Related
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Discussion of how important it is to identify early signs of hearing and vision loss is given. A list of syndromes associated with hearing and vision losses is included.
Early Years: A Series (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
O&M
Concept Development, 
Development
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This set of 5 handy booklets (Getting Started, One Step At A Time, Look and Touch, Get Up and Go!, Paving the Way) for parents and caregivers provides essential information on caring for children who are blind or visually impaired, from birth to age 10.
ECI -- Early Childhood Intervention N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Early Childhood Intervention website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides basic information regarding the services that ECI programs provide to children with developmental delays and/or impairments birth through two. (Texas only)
Education Protocol for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome M. Morse Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Communication, 
Syndromes/Diseases
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Physical, environmental, instructional and social considerations are discussed in regards to educating the student with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.
Education Service Centers of Texas N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Professional Contacts
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides the addresses and phone numbers of all 20 educational service centers in Texas. It also includes the VI Consultant for each center.
ETA/Cuisenaire  (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
Science
Instructional Aids/Materials website Report a problem!
Description: This is a source for manipulatives for all ages and grade levels. (Not VI specific)
Everybody Plays! How Kids with Visual Impairments Play Sports (APH Quota) C. L. Aillaud & 
L. Lieberman
Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Games, 
Sports/Games
book Report a problem!
Description: This storybook written for the student, follows a youngster to sports camp where he experiences first hand, many accessible games and activities that are played by students with visual impairments.
Everyday Activities to Promote Visual Efficiency: A Handbook for Working with Young Children with Visual Impairments (Cost) R. Shaw & 
E. Trief
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Vision Efficiency Training, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
book Report a problem!
Description: This book discusses the importance of early intervention and provides activities to encourage visual effeciency. It is broken up into age groups ranging from birth to 3 years old. It is for anyone working with this young population.
Exceptional Parent Magazine (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: On-line magazine for parents and professionals of children with disabilities, print subscription available.
Exceptional Teaching Aids (Cost) N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products specifically for teaching the visually impaired.
Expanded Core Curriculum Advocacy Forum N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Support, 
Itinerant Issues, 
Program Planning, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website,"ECCadvocacy.org is a grassroots forum and a central resource and gateway to more information about the Expanded Core Curriculum, a curriculum that provides students with the foundational skills they need to access the core curriculum and achieve independence throughout their lives."
Family Connect N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Family Connect is a website for families and parents of visually impaired children giving suggestions for raising these children. The website is broken down into areas such as age groups, multiple impairments, education, technology, blogs and forums.
Family of Owen M. (Cost) E. Flahaerty, 
A. Hawkins & 
Stephanie Heaton
Family Resources, 
O&M
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This light-hearted story about Owen M.,a blind child, promotes education of the general public of all ages, in the area of orientation and mobility.
Family Village N/A Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Syndromes/Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: A website that brings together a wide range of information for families and individuals with disabilities. The library is a particularly good place to find information on specific syndromes and conditions. (Not VI specific)
Family-Focused Services for Infants and Young Children with Visual Impairments Participants of the XIVth International Seminar on Preschool Blind Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council For Exceptional Children explaining basic factors of early childhood education services for students with visual impairments.
Finding a New Path: Guidance for Parents of Young Children who are Visually Impaired or Blind (Cost) D. Gold Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
O&M
Concept Development, 
Development, 
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources, 
General Information
book Report a problem!
Description: Written for parents of young children with visual impairments, this text serves as a guide to families raising a child with a visual impairment. It has an extensive list of appendices.
Finding Appropriate Toys for a Child with a Vision Loss K. Blakely, 
M. A. Lang, 
B Sosna & 
B. Kushner
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency
Play, 
Toys
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article provides helpful hints for increasing cognitive development through play.
Finding Wheels: A Curriculum for Nondrivers with Visual Impairments for Gaining Control . . . (Cost) A. L. Corn & 
L. P. Rosenblum
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
O&M, 
Self Determination
Curricula, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Transportation
book Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum is designed for teachers, O&M specialists, and families to use with adolescents and young adults with visual impairments as they explore their transportation options as nondrivers.
First Steps: A Handbook for Teaching Young Children Who Are Visually Impaired (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
O&M
Concept Development, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Intervention
book Report a problem!
Description: Many authors contributed chapters to make this book a great source of information on a wide variety of topics including: sensory motor integration, motor development, O&M, self-help skills, communication, etc.
Fit for Life J. Butcher Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Instructional Strategies article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Written by a blind PE instruction, Ms. Butcher discusses the importance of movement and ways that she has made sure her students are increasing their physical activity.
Fitness for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired or Deafblind L. Leibermann Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Adapted PE, 
Games, 
Play
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A leader in the field of physical education for those with sensory disabilities discusses specific sports and activities and how they can be modified and adapted for students.
Foundation Fighting Blindness N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Family Resources, 
Syndromes/Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: The USA member of Retinal International has information about Retinitis Pigmentosa and other retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and other degenerative retinal diseases.
Foundation for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Education the General Public, 
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: This website offers information about ROP and other related diseases. It also includes information for parents and educators.
Fred's Head Blog N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Support, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides tips, tutorials, articles, and information for those who are visually impaired and those who work with them.
Functional Vision: Learning to Look and See (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Strategies, 
Vision Efficiency Training
video Report a problem!
Description: Videos which provide actual examples of parents and teachers enhancing young children's ability to use their functional vision. Also available in Spanish.
Games For People with Sensory Impairments - Strategies for Including People of All Ages (Cost) L. Lieberman & 
Jim Cowart
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination
Adapted PE, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Recreation
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides facilitators with 70 games that sensory disabled people can play. The activities offered in this book can all be presented to students who are sensory impaired with multiple disabilities within a regular physical education curriculum, or to adults with sensory impairments in any recreational setting.
Games U Touch (Cost) C. Holm Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Games, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: Ms. Holm has created 'edutainment' games specifically for children with visual impairments.
Gavin's Blog N/A Family Resources Early Childhood Intervention website Report a problem!
Description: This blog, written by Gavin's mom, chronicles the family's life living with a son with a vision impairment. She is inventive to her approaches of increasing his child development skills. This is great to share with other parents.
Getting In Touch With Play: Creating Play Environments for Children with Visual Impairments (Cost) K. Blakely, 
M.A. Lang & 
R. Hart
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play book Report a problem!
Description: The purpose of this manual is to offer design that supports more creative and satisfying play experiences for children who are blind or visually impaired as well as for children with full vision.
Goalball Association N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Goal Ball website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides information regarding goalball, how it's played, needed equipment, etc.
Good Toys for Blind Kids: Suggestions for Parents N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website: "This list is made up of regular toys that can be purchased through local shops or toy stores. The age categories were those suggested by the parents, not the manufacturer. Please check the package for recommended age levels before you buy a toy."
Hadley School for the Blind N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Learning Nemeth Code, 
Libraries, 
Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: Tuition free correspondent courses available to students, family members, etc. for instruction in areas specific to visual impairments, including parents, early childhood, and assistive technology.
Hark the Sound G. Bishop Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Auditory Skills, 
Games
website Report a problem!
Description: A downloadable computer program that provides auditory games for visually impaired students.
Health Care Professionals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (Cost) D. Kendrick Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides profiles of 15 different successful health care professionals.  A great source book of role models for aspiring students.
Helen Keller National Center, National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
General Information
website Report a problem!
Description: The mission is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice.
Hey! What's Cooking?  A Kitchen Curriculum for the Parents of Visually Impaired Children F. Naughton & 
S. Sacks
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living
Concept Development, 
Development
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Suggestions for parents to help expose, instruct(and keep safe) children with visual impairments while performing routine cooking activities. For all ages.
Hold Everything! Twenty Stay-Put Play Spaces for Infants,Preschoolers,and Developmentally Young Children with SI and Other Special Needs Kay L. Clarke Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources, 
Games, 
Parent Resources, 
Sensory Training, 
Tactual Related, 
Tactual Sensitivities
book

Word document
Report a problem!
Description: Printable booklet in PDF format from Ohio Center for Deaf blind Education. It provides parents and educators with 20 initial ideas for developing "stay put" play spaces for infants and young children with visual and sensory impairments.
How to Conquer Assistive Technology Barriers for Low-Tech Parents L. Legendary Family Resources Technology website Report a problem!
Description: The authors explains to parents how not to be intimidated by technology that their child with a disability may need or require.
How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescription N/A Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Basic Information website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a simple explanation of the what a typical glasses prescription means.
How to Thrive, Not Just Survive: A Guide to Developing Independent Life Skills . . . (Cost) R. M. Swallow & 
K. M. Huebner (Eds.)
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources, 
Self-Awareness
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides guidelines and strategies for helping blind and visually impaired children to develop, acquire and apply skills that are necessary for independence in socialization, orientation and mobility, and leisure time and recreational activities.
Importance of Orientation and Mobility Skills for Students Who Are Deafblind D. Gense & 
M. Gense
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
O&M
Instructional Strategies article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article gives O&M instructional strategies, suggestions for families and tips for those working with interpreters.
Independent Living Aids (Cost) N/A Arts, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products promoting independence of people with visual impairments.
Information About Usher Syndrome B. Sims & 
K. Raistrick
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Syndromes/Diseases
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article gives a very detailed overview of Usher Syndrome, how to screen for the syndrome and how the diagnosis is made.
Interveners for Students with Deafblindness in Texas L. Alsop, 
R. Blaha & 
E. Kloss
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
General Information article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: These documents have been designed to help families and school districts in Texas to make decisions about using an intervener in the school setting for a student who is deafblind.
It Takes a Team to Teach Independent Living Skills E. Lavigne & 
K. Moss
Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
  Report a problem!
Description: Two experts in the field discuss strategies for including family members and school team members in the teaching of ILS.
It's February. . .Time To Plan For Camp R. Lucey Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Camp article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This is camp resources listed for Texas students with visual impairments. Dates may have expired but general information may still pertain, includes internet resources. (Texas Only)
It's Free! L. Weber Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Pre-Braille
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An excellent article written by a parent providing information for free braille books and services to braille learners.
Jobs to Be Proud of:  Profiles of Workers Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired (Cost) D. Kendrick Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book focuses on twelve people who are blind or visually impaired and looks at the jobs they do, why they chose the job, how their visual impairment impacts their job, and gives information about pay and benefits.
Joseph's Coat: People Teaming in Transdisciplinary Ways M. Smith Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Teaming Word document Report a problem!
Description: The author, a leader in the area of teaching the multi-impaired, discusses the importance of teaming among different service providers to better help the education of the multi-impaired student.
Just a Little Further Down the Road L. Fansler Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A parent of a child with disabilities gives suggestions to others regarding what she has learned in order that her child receive the most from early intervention.
Just Enough to Know Better:  A Braille Primer for Sighted Parents (Cost)   E. Curran Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book was written for parents of children with visual impairments who have no prior knowledge of braille but would like to learn.
Kids Together, Inc. N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources, 
Teaming
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is dedicated to promoting inclusion in all settings and is for parents, teachers and special education teachers. (Not VI Specific)
Large Print Suppliers and Publishers N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Accessible Books, 
Large Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a list of publishing companies and individual companies that will enlarge books.
Learn About The Power of Authentic Assessment Rubrics to Improve Instructional Practice M.A. Siller Assessment, 
Family Resources
Program Planning Word document Report a problem!
Description: These handouts, created for parents, give knowledge and power to them as they learn about the expanded core curriculum and the layout of assessments driving effective instruction.
Learning Ally N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This national library provides books on compact disc and available for download. Textbooks are available for Texas students.
Let's Eat:  Feeding a Child with a Visual Impairment (Cost) J. Brody & 
L. Webber
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI
Development, 
Instructional Strategies
book

video
Report a problem!
Description: Book and/or video for the instruction of appropriate eating skills for the young child with visual impairments.
Listserv for Parents of Deafblind Children N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Parents of children with deafblindness may subscribe to this by sending the message: 'subscribe message' to request@talklist.com. E-mail: request@talklist.com
Low Vision Gateway N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Accessible Books, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Low Vision Specialists, 
Technology, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Transportation, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
website Report a problem!
Description: This site offers information about low vision and the many aspects of having low vision. It is for parents, family members and educators.
LRS Large Print Reproductions (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Accessible Books, 
Large Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This company can enlarge books in black and white or color.
LS&S Group (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products promoting independence of people with visual impairments.
Major Sports and Recreation Resources P. Ponchillia Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Recreation
Word document Report a problem!
Description: The author provides an extensive list of resources for sports and recreation. Equipment, programs, camps for a multitude of sports and activities is provided.
Making Evaluation Meaningful (Cost) M. Loftin Assessment, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Parent Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: Written for the diagnostician, the TVI and the parent, this book provides guidelines on specialized and standardized testing for students with visual impairments. Case studies are provided in areas that may be difficult to discern.
Martial Arts for the Blind N/A Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students
website Report a problem!
Description: Information regarding how blind and visually impaired people participate and study martial arts. Resources are given.
Materials in Spanish for Families of and Interventionists Serving Young Children Who are Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Spanish Language Aids article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article provides an exhaustive list of materials in Spanish for those serving deafblind and/or visually impaired students and families who speak the language.
MedlinePlus N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free."
MoPix - Motion Picture Access (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Service which describes Hollywood movies for the visually impaired. A list of accessible theaters is given.
Mosquito Netting or Paycheck Which Will You Choose? R. Lucey Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Camp article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Camp resources listed for Texas students with visual impairments. Dates may have expired but general information may still pertain, includes internet resources. (Texas Only)
National Beep Baseball Association N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Beep Baseball, 
Parent Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is dedicated to promoting beep baseball for visually impaired. It includes history and current averages of top players from across the nation.
National Braille Press (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Play, 
Pre-Braille, 
Recreational Reading, 
Sensory Training
website Report a problem!
Description: Nonprofit braille printing and publishing house.  It offers a braille book-of-the-month club.
National Camps for Blind Children N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Camp website Report a problem!
Description: National organization offering camps for children of all ages, year round, in different locations of the country, Christian affiliated.
National Center for Blind Youth in Science N/A Family Resources, 
Math, 
Science, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Parent Resources, 
Resources, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
website Report a problem!
Description: This portal provides a clearinghouse to teachers, parents and students with a wide range of resources in science, math and technology.
National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities (NCSSD) N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
  Report a problem!
Description: From the website, ' . . . since 2001 has been the nation?s premier resource center for information, training, and technical assistance for families and educators of more than 1 million school children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, visually impaired, or who have severe disabilities.'
National Congenital CMV Registry N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Family Resources, 
Syndromes/Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: This website offers information on congenital CMV and a parent-to-parent connection.
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
General Information, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: This website offers a wealth of information regarding deafblindness. It also provides a library and experts available to call for questions.
National Dissimination Center for Children with Disabilities N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Reference
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website: "NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability."
National Eye Institute N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Education the General Public, 
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
General Information, 
Syndromes/Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: NEI's mission is, 'to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.'
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind - NFADB N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Non-profit, volunteer-based family association.
National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) N/A Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides information and support regarding those with any type of albinism.
National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind (NTAC) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: NTAC provides assistance to families and agencies serving children and young adults who are deaf-blind.
Navigating Nystagmus with Your Doctor (Cost) E. A. Glaser Family Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Parent Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: The first comprehensive book written for patients with nystagmus and their care givers. The title is designed to provide detailed information on the many forms of nystagmus, causes of nystagmus, how nystagmus affects vision, what treatments are available, and how to plan for surgery.
Navigating Nystagmus with Your Doctor (Cost) E. A. Glaser Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases
book Report a problem!
Description: Described by its publisher as the first comprehensive book written for patients with nystagmus and their care givers. This book is designed to provide detailed information on the many forms of nystagmus, causes of nystagmus, how nystagmus affects vision, what treatments are available, and how to plan for surgery.
NFB's Newsline Online N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Recreational Reading website Report a problem!
Description: A portal for news content available on the web for the blind and visually impaired. An application submission is required.
NoIR Medical Technologies (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Low Vision Solutions website Report a problem!
Description: This company makes protective eyewear that is used by visually impaired consumers.
O&M Night Travel D. Barnes Family Resources, 
O&M
Instructional Strategies, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Night travel instruction is discussed. A questionnaire is provided to determine need for training in night travel.
One Step Ahead (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Development, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products for infants and toddlers. (Not VI Specific)
One Step at a Time: A Manual for Families of Children with Hearing and Vision Impairments (Cost) S. Bolton Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources book Report a problem!
Description: This booklet offers practical information for helping children who are deafblind learn basic skills by sharing tried and true practices from families.
Open Library N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Audio Books, 
Ebooks
website Report a problem!
Description: Open Library provides over 1 million accessible books available for download.
Ophthalmology Made Ridiculously Simple (Cost) S.Goldberg Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: Easy to read explanation of vision and anatomy of the eyes.
Opus Technologies N/A Arts, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille Publishers, 
Music
website Report a problem!
Description: A company which develops software, print and braille materials to help instuct learning braille music.
Paper Music N/A Arts, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Music website Report a problem!
Description: This website is a resource enabling disabled musicians to locate music of any kind from any source.
Parent Early Childhood Education Series (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Development book Report a problem!
Description: Activity sheets for distribution to parents regarding the accomplishments of developmental milestones.
Parent/Teacher Resource for Children with Sensory Impairments - promoting physical education and recreation N/A Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Games, 
Motor Involvement, 
Play, 
Recreation
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, housed by APH, is the result of a three year study that provides resources for the promotion of PE and recreational skills for students with visual impairments.
Parenting Preschoolers: Suggestions for Raising Young Blind & Visually Impaired Children (Cost) K. A. Ferrell Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Early Intervention
book Report a problem!
Description: This question and answer booklet provides useful basic information to a parent of a young child who is visually impaired.
Parents and Visually Impaired Infants (PAVII) (APH Quota) D. Chen, 
C. Taylor Friedman & 
G. Calvello
Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: These materials were designed to facilitate parents' role as primary interventionists and to develop strategies which are ecologically valid and chronologically age appropriate. 
Perkins Activity and Resource Guide: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents of Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments (Cost) C. Cuchman, 
K. Heydt, 
S. Edwards, 
M.J. Clark & 
M. Allon
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: These books are a resource for a range of professional, parents and other caregivers who work with children with visual and multiple impairments. Areas of instruction include daily living skills, functional academics and orientation and mobility.
Perkins School for the Blind - Products (Cost) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Braille Writing, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Producer of various types of instructional aids and resources for families and professionals.
Physical Activities for VI Youth M. Artido & 
J. Roberts
Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A great resource that presents many issues regarding getting visually impaired students involved with physical education and recreation and leisures. Ideas are given on how to modify different activities and suggestions are also given on indoor and outdoor activities. From Denmark. E-mail: julprause@hotmail.com
Pinterest N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Reference, 
Resources
mobile or tablet app

website
Report a problem!
Description: Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more.
Plan Ahead for Your Child's ARD/IEP Meeting K. Moss Family Resources ARD/IEP Meetings, 
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Written by a family specialist, the author provides parents areas that should be considered and discussed before attending an ARD meeting for his or her child.
Pop-Up IEPs - Blindness and Visual Impairment Version N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Program Planning, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: Pop-Up IEPs are '(interactive fact sheets) that parents [and professionals] can use to counter stumbling blocks when discussing Individualized Education Programs with public school officials.'
Pop-Up IEPs - Significant Support Need Version N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Parent Resources, 
Program Planning, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: From the NCSSD website, 'The Significant Support Need version provides information specifically intended to help parents, teachers, and administrators deal with the issues specific to students who have some highly debilitating disabilities.'
Popular Activities & Games for Blind,Visually Impaired & Disabled People (Cost) P. Rickards Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Adapted PE, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
book Report a problem!
Description: This book for the professional and consumer, provides instruction for activities and games involving the visually impaired person.
Power of the Heart: A Parent Involvement Story (Cost) M. Boethel & 
D. Rudin
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
video Report a problem!
Description: Awareness and training tool for parents, service providers, and students, designed to find effective ways of working with one another, includes facilitator manual. Also available in Spanish.
Pre-Feeding Skills: A Comprehensive Resource for Mealtime Development (Cost) S. Morris & 
M. Klein
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI
Development, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Intervention
book Report a problem!
Description: Two experts in the field discuss skills necessary for the development of feeding skills.
Primary Phonics Storybook Sets (Cost) B. Makar Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Accessible Books, 
Beginning Reading, 
Braille/Print Books
book Report a problem!
Description: These booklets have large print, uncontracted and contracted braille and help the student practice basic beginner reading skills.
Psychoeducational Assessment of Visually Impaired and Blind Students: Infancy through High School (Cost) S. Bradley-Johnson Assessment, 
Family Resources
Comprehensive Assessment book Report a problem!
Description: This book is primarily written to aid psychologists and educational consultants who are responsible for carrying out psychoeducational assessments. This book is not overly technical and may be useful to VI professionals and families.
Publications available from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Curricula, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of books, curricula and kits for professionals who serve students with visual impairments and those with additional disabilities.
Questions to Answer in Preparation for Your Child's Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Meeting D. Wiley Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author, a deafblind specialist, gives eight questions for a family to discuss and answer in order to better prepare for their child's ITP meeting.
Reach for the Stars, Planning for the Future: A Transition Process for Families of Young Children (APH Quota) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Program Planning article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A guidebook about transitioning yound children into preschool or kindergarten settings.
Reach Out and Teach: Meeting the Training Needs of Parents of Visually and Multiply Handicapped Young Children (Cost) K. Ferrell Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources book Report a problem!
Description: Written to give parents the information they need to raise their children with visual or multiple impairments. Includes training manual, slide presentation and workbook for parents.
Reaching, Crawling, Walking. Let's Get Moving: Orientation and Mobility for Preschool Children (Cost) S. S. Simmons & 
S. O. Maida
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
O&M
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support
book Report a problem!
Description: The purpose of this booklet is to help parents of young children who are visually impaired or blind understand what orientation and mobility is and how they can influence the independence of their child.
Read Any Good Books Lately? Using APH Trade Books C. Johnson Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A representative from APH presents the new products that have been developed for emerging braille readers.
Recorded Books, LLC (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Family Resources, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a large catalog of complete and unabridged audiobooks. It also includes Accelerated Reader titles.
Reflections on the First Three Years of Having a Child with a Disability A. Rickarl Family Resources Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A parent of a child who has turned 3 reflects on the previous years and the triumphs and trials of having a child with a disability.
Related Services: Direct versus Consult J. Durkel Family Resources Program Planning article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The article was written for the parent and provides excellent information regarding the differences and similarities of direct and consultative services.
Retinal Degeneration Discussion List (RPLIST) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: This list is an internet forum for discussion, questions and opinions related to retinal degeneration. To subscribe to this list, send the following in a body of the e-mail message (leave the subject line blank) 'Subscribe DBList first name, last name' E-mail: rplist@maelstrom.stjohns.edu
Retinal International N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: Promoting the search for a treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Usher Syndrome, Macular Degeneration and allied retinal dystrophies.
Retinitis Pigmentosa N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: This personal website has a lot of information including: the inheritance of retinal degeneration, RP research, Usher Syndrome, RP FAQ sheet, Vitamin A treatment for RP, RP links, mailing lists, RP E-Pals, and RP Research.
S. Walters, Inc. (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products for those with low vision. It includes monoculars and telescopes, computer aids and more.
Scattered Crowns: Tactile Attribute Game (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Games kit Report a problem!
Description: 'A fun, versatile board game that encourages young children, especially those with visual impairments and blindness, to develop tactile skills.' For ages 5 and up.
Science is Golden: Interviews with 4 Scientists Who Are Visually Impaired J. Ingber Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Science, 
Self Determination
Job Descriptions, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author interviews 4 scientists who are visually impaired to talk about how advancements in technology allowed them to make a career in the field of their choice.
Seedlings, Braille Books for Children (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Play, 
Pre-Braille, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of braille books for children (available in uncontracted and contracted braille).
Sensory Integration and Sensory Motor Activities L. Ricketts Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies
Word document Report a problem!
Description: An Occupational Therapist gives suggestions and lists activities for tactual stimulation.
Sensory Perspectives (Cost) SKI-HI Institutute Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Hearing Related, 
Parent Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources, 
Vision
video Report a problem!
Description: Simulates different types of visual losses along with hearing loss or individually. Includes acuity, field, contrast sensitivity, processing problems and deaf blindness.
Serotek N/A Family Resources, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Internet and Accessibility, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: Serotek provides accessibility solutions for those who are blind or visually impaired. In particular, they have created a free downloadable program to be placed on a flashdrive that will allow any user at any computer full access via speech.
Sexuality Education for Children with Visual Impairments J. Davies Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Sexuality
book Report a problem!
Description: General overview of how visual impairment effects the development and physical aspects of sexuality in children.
Sexuality Education for Children with Visual Impairments: A Parents' Guide J. Davies Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Sexuality
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Excellent resource for parents of visually impaired children and how they can educate their children about sexuality at all ages of development.
ShareBraille N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille/Print Books, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
website Report a problem!
Description: ShareBraille is a division of NFB offering the exchange of donated braille books in order to build braille literacy.
Shop Low Vision (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products promoting independence for the visually impaired consumer plus materials for the vision professional.
Short-Term Program Classes at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Low Vision Device Training, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers one week courses during the regular school term for intensive training in specific areas of a student's IEP. Some programs are specific to a particular subject and some programs are specific to having a visual impairment.(Texas students only)
Show Me How: A Manual for Parents of Preschool Visually Impaired and Blind Children (Cost) M. Brennan Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: A manual of activities for parents to carry out with their blind or visually impaired preschool child to help him or her attain age-related goals.
Sighted Guide Techniques - YouTube Video N/A Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources
Sighted Guide website Report a problem!
Description: A YouTube video of correctly performing sighted guide techniques with the visually impaired.
Ski for Light N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Family Resources, 
Skiing
website Report a problem!
Description: A program promoting cross country skiing for the visually impaired.
SKI-HI Institute (Cost) N/A Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Communication, 
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: SKI-HI produces materials for those who serve deaf, blind, and deafblind infants and young children. Their catalog has an array of videos, books, activity sheets and parent information.
Small Victories: Conversations About Prematurity, Disability, Vision Loss, and Success (Cost) M. L. Dickerson Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides insightful conversations with parents of premature infants.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Albinism J. Waugh Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Family Resources, 
Parent Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The authors exlores four areas that influence the social world of children with albinism.
Speakaboos N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website offers free visual stories for young children with audio and music. Categories include nursery rhymes, fables, folk stories and songs. (Not VI Specific)
Spoonbill Software N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Games website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides games for blind gamers free of charge.
Sports Extravaganza N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Recreation
website Report a problem!
Description: Annual sporting event held every fall in Irving, Texas for blind and visually impaired children and youth ages 0-22. (Texas students only)
Storyline Online N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, sponsored by the Sreen Actors Guild Foundation provides audio and visual books read by famous actors. Although not VI specific, blind children can listen to the audio stories without needing any modifications to the technology.
Students Who Are Deafblind Using APH Products N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
video Report a problem!
Description: This video shows four students with deafblindness using a variety of APH products at home and at school.
Suggestions for Modifying the Home (Cost) F. Peck & 
D. Lolli
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Instructional Strategies book Report a problem!
Description: Contains practical affordable and easily implemented suggestions for modifying the home for children with deafblindness and other types of impairments.
Suggestions for Recreation and Leisure Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Games
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A list is provided on how activities and games can be adapted to include blind and visually impaired children.
Summer Programs Available at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Arts and Crafts, 
Camp, 
Cane Travel, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Functional Skills, 
Games, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Recreation, 
Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers summer programs that provide students with instruction in all areas of the ECC.  (Texas students only)
SWEAT - Summer Work Experience in Austin Texas N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Activities for High School Students, 
Parent Resources, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI provides job related opportunities for students from 14-21 to take part in during the summer months in Austin, Texas.  (Texas students only)
Syndromes Which Often Result in Combined Vision and Hearing Loss K. Moss Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases Word document Report a problem!
Description: This article provides a list of syndromes and their characteristics that cause deafblindness.
Talking GlowDice (APH Quota) N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Games kit Report a problem!
Description: A battery operated handheld device that 'rolls' a dice and visually displays and announces the number.
Talking the Language of the Hands to the Hands B. Miles Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Communication, 
Tactual Related
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author discusses the importance of the hands in development of students with deafblindness.
Talking Word Puzzles Software (APH Quota) N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Games kit Report a problem!
Description: A computer program that allows the user to create or solve hidden word puzzles and crossword puzzles.
TAPVI - Texas Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments N/A Family Resources Family Resources, 
Parent Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: TAPVI is a state affiliation of NAPVI which provides information, conferences and workshops for parents of visually impairmented children. (Texas Only)
Tar Heel Reader N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Accessible Books website Report a problem!
Description: A website that provides a collection of on-line, accessible books for students who are beginning to read. Books can be also written.
Teachers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (Cost) D. Kendrick Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students
book Report a problem!
Description: The author interviewed 18 different people who have become teachers.  They discuss the challenges of both teaching and being visually impaired.
Teaching a Blind Child How to 'Read' Body Language J. Stitely Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Social Interaction
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Instructional Strategies
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Written by a professional who is blind, this article provides helpful hints on what to teach to students to make them become more aware of body language and the unspoken messages that we all encounter every day.
Teaching Students With Visual Impairments Dawn Kuna Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Short presentation that explains different types of acuities, blindness defined, functional blindness, teacher tips and the classroom setting. Aimed towards a higher level classroom setting, although first few slides would apply to any student with a visual impairment.
Teaching Visually Impaired Children. 2nd Edition (Cost) V. E. Bishop Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction
General Information, 
Instructional Support, 
Program Planning
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is a comprehensive resource for the classroom teacher who is working with a visually impaired child as well as a systematic overview of education for the specialist in visual disabilities.
Teaching your Baby to Play with Toys N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: An excellent one page full of tips for parents of infants with visual impairments.
Teens' Voices - Family Connect N/A Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Parent Resources, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "Teenagers who are blind or visually impaired talk about sports and recreation, orientation and mobility, and what becoming more independent has meant to them. In these audio interviews, students and their parents speak frankly about what has helped them get the most out of school, and feel most confident about the future. Hear their thoughts on helpful technology, adaptations for sports, advocating for themselves, and more. Parents weigh in, as well."
Terminology (regarding Special Education) D. Barnes Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: List of terms acronyms and definitions used with special education in the state of Texas.
Texas Deafblind Project N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: The Texas Deafblind Project is funded by a federal grant to provide information and training about deafblindness to families and the professionals that work with them.
Texas Project First N/A Family Resources General Information, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: A website created for parents, by parents and with the help of TEA. It gives parents information regarding special education in Texas for a parent's point of view. (Not VI Specific)
Texas Project First N/A Family Resources Parent Resources website Report a problem!
Description: This website, a collaboration of the Houston-based parent group Family to Family Network, TEA's Continuous Improvement Process and ESC Region 9 Parent Coordination Network, provides information and resource specific to students with disabilities and their families. (Texas specific)
Texas SenseAbilities Newsletter and See/Hear Archives N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Publication for instuctors and families of visually impaired children including those with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. It contains current and relevant information for various topics from school to community to home. (Downloadable)
Texas State Library - Talking Book Program  N/A Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Family Resources, 
Large Print Books, 
Music, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: The TSL program allows visually and physically impaired patrons to choose free books from a national library system in braille, large type or audio format. (Texas students only)
The American Blind Skiing Foundation N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Organizations, 
Skiing
website Report a problem!
Description: Organization which promotes self-esteem and independence through recreational and competitive skiing for the visually impaired.
The Benefits of Orientation and Mobility/Bebeficios de la Orientacion y Movilidad N/A Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources
Professional Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: From the website, 'The ability to move with confidence is critical to maximizing independence, regardless of age or existence of other disabilities. O&M helps children and adults develop and master the concepts and skills necessary to be able to safely and efficiently move within their world with confidence. Please feel free to download, print, reproduce and distribute this 1-page document. It can be shared at IEP meetings, when consulting with parents, or when working with team members.'
The Best Christmas Toys for Blind Children! N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Toys
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This is a collection of toys recommended by parents of children who have visual impairments. It does include a section on recommendations for older children.
The Black Book of Colors M. Cottin & 
R. Farla
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille/Print Books, 
Siblings
book Report a problem!
Description: This children's book characterizes a young blind girl asking her sister, 'What color is. . .?' The siblings has some wonderful responses which help visually impaired children see color.
The Blind Child in the Regular Preschool Program R. Ryles Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: This short and concise document can serve as a handout to regular education pre-school teachers who will have a child with visual impairment in the classroom.
The Blind Reader's Page N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Parent Resources, 
Recreation, 
Sports/Games
website Report a problem!
Description: The Blind Reader's Page offers a wide variety of information in alternative formats for those with print disabilities.
The Bookstore at the American Foundation for the Blind (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Professional Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides AFB's most current on-line catalog.
The Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary (Cost) A. J. Koenig & 
M. C. Holbrook
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a comprehensive, easy to use reference for those who work in any capacity with braille.
The Braille SuperStore N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Braille/Print Books, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: A virtual bookstore that contains 1000's of braille titles. Also, it sells various low vision and blind related products.
The Braille Trail Parent/Teacher Guide (Cost) F. M. D'Andrea & 
A. Swenson
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
kit Report a problem!
Description: This books offers students, parents, and teachers, a delightful and fascinating introduction to braille. It is designed to teach sighted children about braille and to encourage literacy among all children.
The Bridge to Braille (Cost)  C. Castellano & 
D. Kosman
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a practical step by step guide showing parents and teachers how to help blind children progress in literacy.
The Comprehending Hand (Cost) L. Nielsen Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Active Learning, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book reviews the importance of grasping early childhood development and how parents and teachers can enhance this skill with visually impaired children.
The Importance of Touch in Parent-Infant Bonding G. Newton Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This early childhood specialist explains the importance of touch with visually impaired infants and their parents.
The Unique Educational and Services Needs of Children with Deaf-Blindness N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
General Information article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A general overview of the unique needs for students of all ages who are deafblind.
The Unique Needs of the Visually Impaired Infant J. Swanson & 
J. Bernas-Pierce
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Concept Development, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Intervention
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This handout provides a brief overview of the following areas of concern for the visually impaired infant: assessment, cognitive needs, gross and fine motor needs, vision needs, communication needs, adaptive needs and social and emotional needs.
The VI (Visually Impaired) Student College Survival Guide J. Strechay Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
College, 
Self-Awareness
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A very informative Power Point Presentation that breaks down the different skill areas that a student must work on or be accomplished in in order to survival in college.
Touch The Baby: Blind and Visually Impaired Children as Patients: Helping Them Respond to Care (Cost) L. Harrell Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: Pamphlet for helping the health care professional understand the visually impaired child's needs and communication while in a health care facility.
Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "we have published the annual Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, an easy-to-use resource featuring specially selected toys that encourage play for children with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities.:
Transition in Texas N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
College, 
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: "The purpose of this website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their postsecondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators and agency resources." (Not VI Specific)
Transition Planning for Success in Adult Life N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Programming, 
Transition/Future Planning
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This document provides an overview of the transition planning process. It includes skills and activities to be completed as early as 5 years before leaving the school district, and annually thereafter.
TSBVI Summer PE Classes N/A Family Resources, 
Physical Education
Camp, 
Family Resources, 
Games, 
Recreation
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers 3 different types of PE classes during the summer at different lengths. One is a SBOE course that a student can earn high school credits.
Twelve Things You Can Do to Plan for Your Child's Future Today K. Moss Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Article written for parents of children with severe impairments in order to help them prepare for transition into adulthood.
Understanding and Interacting with Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Age Children with Deaf-Blindness (Cost) L. Alsop (Ed.) Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This manual contains topical information and activities for working with young children who are deafblind.
Understanding Braille Literacy (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources, 
Resources
video Report a problem!
Description: This video provides an overview of a successful braille literacy program.  Good for use with general education teachers, administrators and parents
United States Association of Blind Athletes-USABA N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Goal Ball, 
Golf, 
Organizations, 
Skiing, 
Sports/Games
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is dedicated to promoting athletic competition and recreation for visually impaired people.
United States Blind Golf Association N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Golf, 
Organizations
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides information related to and for visually impaired golfers.
United States Braille Chess Association N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Chess, 
Sports/Games
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is for the promotion of chess play by visually impaired persons through the internet and live tournaments.
Usher's Syndrome Mailing List N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: Usher-List is an internet forum for people with Usher's, parents, friends, spouses and service providers. 1. To subscribe to this electronic discussion group, via the web, go to www.Onelist.com. 2. To subscribe to this list via e-mail, send an e-mail message to: USHERS-SUBSCRIBE@onelist.com 3. If you have difficulty subscribing, contact the list-owners (Randall Pope and Mark Graffis) at Ushers-owner@onelist.com. E-mail: USHERS-SUBSCRIBE@onelist.com
Using Readers C. Castellano Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Auditory Skills article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author, a seasoned veteran teacher of children with visual impairments, gives tips on how a student uses a reader and how he goes about getting accustomed to having a live reader.
VI Guide N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Technology
book Report a problem!
Description: A website providing links to resources about visual impairments for parents and teachers.
ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Reference, 
Resources
mobile or tablet app Report a problem!
Description: A fully accessible app for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help identify apps that are useful for adults and children who are blind or have low vision, including those with additional disabilities. Users can easily sort through the apps in the App Store and locate those that were built specifically for, or provide functionality to the user with a visual impairment."
Visual Acuity Testing/Measurement: Making Sense of the Numbers M. Wilkinson Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Family Resources, 
Low Vision, 
Parent Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources, 
Vision
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article explains how to interpret visual acuity test results and also defines so of the common terminology used during routine eye exams.
WALIC (Working and Living in the Community) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living
Activities for High School Students, 
Camp
  Report a problem!
Description: Walic is a 4 week independent living and vocation themed program for students who are 16-22 with developmental disabilities. (Texas students only)
We Can Do It Together!  Mobility for Students with Multiple Impairments (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Teaming
video Report a problem!
Description: This video illustrates a team approach to teaching O&M to students with multiple impairments.
Web Chase (APH Quota) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Family Resources, 
Games
kit Report a problem!
Description: A board game designed especially for visually impaired students. Students must use their tactual skills to manuever spiders throughout different obstacles to win the game. For ages 5 and older.
What Can Families Do at Home to Reinforce Social Skills? S. Sacks Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Instructional Support website Report a problem!
Description: A short article (and audio interview) by a leading author in the field of visual impairments regarding what families can do to help children with visual impairments have appropriate social skills.
What Can Families Do at Home to Support Recreation and Leisure Skills L. Leiberman Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Parent Resources, 
Play, 
Recreation
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Dr. Leibermann gives three pointers in helping parents of visually impaired children build upon R/L activities in the home.
What Can Families Do at Home to Support Recreation and Leisure Skills? L. Leiberman Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Family Resources, 
Parent Resources, 
Play, 
Recreation
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Dr. Leiberman explains three points in encouraging families to have their child with a visual impairment become more involved in rec/leisure skills.
What is Self-Determination? S. Field et al Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Self Determination
Resources website Report a problem!
Description: This is an excellent one-page explanation of self-determination and the characteristics of one who possesses those skills. An excellent handout for parents and teachers.
Where Do I Begin? (Cost) N/A Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Communication video Report a problem!
Description: This video provides professionals and parents strategies for communication development in young deafblind children.
Where to Find Braille Books for Children M. Garber Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article, written for parents, tells of the top companies that sell or distribute braille children's books.
Who Needs Sports? J. Robinson Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Recreation, 
Sports/Games
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The Family Support Specialist from TSBVI talks about adaptions and resources for students and parents.
Who's Driving the Bus? J. Pinner Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Parent Resources, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Abstract: The author shares strategies parents can use to help their child have opportunities throughout their childhood to become self-determined adults, capable of driving their own bus.
wonderbaby.org N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Intervention, 
Parent Resources, 
Play, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, created by parents of a young visually impaired child, brings insight and tips for those living and raising visually impaired babies, infants and children.
www.brailleSC.org N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Education the General Public, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: A fun and totally accessible website for students, family and educators promoting braille literacy and its usage in everyday life.
Your Eyes (Cost) T. H. Chalkley Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function book Report a problem!
Description: Small, simple book explaining anatomy of the eyes and common vision problems.