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Other Resources

Organizations:


American Foundation for the Blind
http://www.afb.org
Provides resource information about eye conditions, research, employment, agencies and services throughout the United States and Canada serving the needs of people who are visually impaired or blind.

American Printing House for the Blind
http://www.aph.org
APH is the world's largest provider of accessible educational and daily living products, with over 150 years of service.

AMD Alliance International
http://www.amdalliance.org

Association for Macular Diseases
www.macula.org/association
Provides information and education. Helps fund eye research on macular diseases.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness
http://www.blindness.org
Provides information, referrals and support for people who are visually impaired or blind. Very active in tracking and supporting research and treatment of eye diseases.

National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services
http://www.nacblvs.org
Accreditation Council for agencies serving people who are blind or visually impaired.

Prevent Blindness America
http://www.preventblindness.org
Provides information and education. Helps fund eye research

Senior Transportation Resource
http://www.hammondsrideguide.com

VisionConnection
http://www.lighthouse.org/medical/ Spectrios Institute for Low Vision is a partner in VisionConnection, the new one-stop fully accessible and interactive global Internet portal for people who are blind or partially sighted, the professionals who serve them, their families and friends who support them -- and anyone looking for the latest information on vision impairments, its prevention and vision rehabilitation. VisionConnection is part of Lighthouse International.

Product Support:


A I Squared
http://www.aisquared.com
Provides a variety of adaptive software for computer access and other electronic adaptive devices.

Duxbury
http://www.duxburysystems.com
Provides electronic Braille translation software.

Enhanced Vision
www.enhancedvision.com
Provides products designed specifically for people who have macular degeneration and other low vision eye conditions. Their video magnifiers (CCTV's) come in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet any low vision need and budget.

Freedom Scientific
www.freedomscientific.com
Provides a wide range of electronic devices, CCTV technology and computer access hardware and software for people who are blind or visually impaired. Including JAWS screen reading software, MAGic magnification software and scan to speech hardware and software., and portable Notetakers and GPS.

GW Micro
http://www.gwmicro.com
Provides a variety of assistive devices including electronic magnification and computer software for people who are blind, or visually impaired “Windoweyes”.

Huge Print Press
www.hugeprint.com
Provides large print and giant print books and textbooks. Huge Print Press customize your book with the selection of binding - either hardcover, paperback or an economical loose-leaf and also the size of print, ranging from 14 point to 36 point. For further information call: 866-484-3774.

Humanware, Inc.
http://www.HumanWare.com
Major suppliers of integrated Braille and speech technology, a range of video magnification solutions, screen reading software and speech synthesizers.

Illinois Department of Human Services ATEC
For additional information, contact your local office of Human Services, office of Rehab. Services. Provides state services for adaptive technology.

Innoventions, Inc.
http://www.magnicam.com/magnicam
Provides portable CCTV, “Magnicam.”

Optelec U.S., Inc.
http://www.optelec.com
Provides products making a difference in the lives of people who are visually-impaired and/or dyslexic. Optelec is a leading manufacturer of products designed specifically for people who have macular degeneration and other low vision conditions. Optelec provides Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and other low vision products which come in a variety of styles, functions, sizes and price points to meet everyones needs. The following two websites describe the full range of resources provided by Optelec U.S., Inc.

Low Vision.com
http://www.lowvision.com
Created to provide resource center for Low Vision. The purpose is to give all people a forum to find all their answers and solutions in one place, (news, discussion groups, or products).

Shop Low Vision . Com
http://www.Shoplowvision.com

An one stop shop for both the professionals and consumers. An online and paper catalog providing a full range of electronic magnification and adaptive devices for people who are blind or visually impaired.