P.O. Box 673 Northbrook, IL 60065 (800) 468-4789 Has talking tape measure, braille and large print playing cards, board games, beeping sports balls, audible flying disk, talking chess computer, talking and braille dice and more.
Independent Living Aids 27 East Mall Plainview, NY 11803 (800) 537-2118 (516) 752-8080 Fax (516) 752-3135 Has cards, board games, card games, sewing aids, large print crossword puzzles and other recreational items.
Access to Recreation 8 Sandra Ct. Newbury Park, CA 91320 (800) 634-4351 Has recreational aids for persons with mobility impairments. May be useful to blind or visually impaired persons who are also mobility impaired.
Lighthouse International 111 East 59th Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10022 (800) 829-0500 Fax (212) 821-9727 or 9728 Carries a variety of recreational items.
National Beep Baseball Association 2231 West 1st Ave. Topeka, KS 66606-1304 (785) 234-2156 Send E-mail The NBBA is a representative national organization which assists, promotes, encourages and develops amateur beep baseball programs throughout the United States of America and internationally.
The United States Association of Blind Athletes 33 N. Institute Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 630-0422 Provides opportunities for competition and training in track and field, wrestling, tandem cycling, judo, power lifting, swimming, goalball, and skiing. This is the U.S. representative to the International blind Sports Association and is the National Governing Body for goalball.
The Michigan Blind Athletic Association C/o 55335 S. Thompson Lane Three Rivers, MI 49093 Sponsors USABA sprts in Michigan and provides a sports education camp for students with visual impairments.
“Teaching Sports and Recreation to Youths with Visual Impairments” Division of Continuing Education Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (Generally offered the first weekend in July) To become a self-study distance education course 1/1/03
“Adapting Mainstream Sports and Physical Education for Students with Visual Impairments”
Blind Outdoor Leisure Development (BOLD) 533 E. Main Aspen, CO 81661 (970) 925-9511 Fax (970) 923-7338 Has skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and other outdoor activities, also many summer activities such as hiking, rock climbing and other activities.
Bradford Woods Outdoor Center 5040 State Rd. 67 North Martinsville, IN 46151 (765) 342-2915 Fax: (765) 349-1086 Has summer camps for ages 8-18, outdoor challenge education, environmental education and arranges custom events.
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Box 697 Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-6422 Fax (970) 453-4676 Offers skiing, year-round camping, snowshoeing, wilderness programs, climbing wall, ropes course, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, group leadership development and team-building programs and customized programs.
Colorado Mountain School Box 2062 Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 586-5758 Fax (970) 586-5798 Does rock climbing instruction and trips.
National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC) 4444 South 52nd Street Lincoln, NE 68516 (402) 488-0981 Fax (402) 488-7582 NCBC is a part of Christian Record Services and has summer camps across the U.S. and Canada. Call or write for more information. (In regard to other camping opportunities, see American Camping Association listing above and/or see our camps resource list).
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Box 139 Killington, VT 05751 (802) 786-4991 Fax (802) 786-4986 Downhill & water skiing, horseback riding, day camps and canoeing.
Handicapped Scuba Association HSA International 1104 El Prado San Clemente, CA 92672 Phone/Fax (949) 498-6128 HSA Int'l. has worldwide educational programs. HSA operates as an independent diver training and certifying agency and each year plans, coordinates and conducts several dive vacations to exotic locations.
Ski For Light, Inc. 1455 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 827-3232 Cross-country skiing for blind, visually impaired, and mobility-impaired individuals and their guides. Ski for Light Bulletin is published 3 times a year in print, cassette, and via e-Mail by Ski for Light, Inc.
See BOLD, Breckinridge, sam… look at outdoor above
National Sports Center for the Disabled Box 1290 Winter Park, CO 80482 (970) 726-1540 Fax (970) 726-4112 Offers rafting, sailing, therapeutic horseback riding, mountain biking, adaptive cycling camping, hiking, in-line skating, rock climbing, baseball camps and more.
Sportime One Sportime Way Atlanta, GA 30340 (800) 444-5700 Fax (800) 845-1535 They sell a variety of sports supplies for persons with disabilities and a teachers guide to help with inclusion.
Disabled Sports USA National Headquarters 451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850 Phone: (301) 217-0960 Fax: (301)217-0968 Offers nationwide sports rehab programs to people with disabilities. Involves a nationwide network of regional chapters.
compiled by Paul E. Ponchillia, Ph.D. Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI 49008 Paul.Ponchillia@wmich.edu 616-387-3449