The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. As a national nonprofit with offices in five US cities, AFB is a leader in expanding possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans living with vision loss.
Up-to-date statistics and facts about blindness in the US provided by the National Federation of the Blind. The NFB is the largest association of blind people in the US.
BLIND, Incorporated is a nonprofit adjustment to blindness training center that offers training for adults, ren, teenagers, and seniors. We teach the skills that blind people need to become independent and employable such as braille, home management, the use of the white cane, computers with screen reading software and more.
By Dick Davis, Associate Director, BLIND, Inc. and Chair, National Federation of the Blind Employment Committee. Information for Everyone. Lots of people ask me what kinds of jobs blind people can do. The assumption is that there are jobs for which blind people, because of their unique characteristics and limitations, are particularly suited.
BALANCE for Blind Adults is a lively not-for-profit agency with strong roots in the community. We have more than 30 years experience training adults who are blind or partially sighted. We offer free instruction one-on-one or in a group setting.
Recreation and Leisure for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired There are many recreation and leisure activities that can be adapted for people who are blind or have low vision, or for seniors who are losing their sight.
Maureen will continue to work at the Colorado Center for the Blind teaching blind ren and adults while pursuing her degree. Stay in Touch: Give the Gift of Braille. Every year the American Action Fund for Blind ren and Adults provides, free of charge, over 10,000 Braille calendars to blind and deaf-blind persons throughout the United States.
Every year the American Action Fund for Blind ren and Adults provides, free of charge, over 10,000 Braille calendars to blind and deaf-blind persons throughout the United States. These pocket calendars are an invaluable tool for everyday use.
Contact the National Federation for the Blind to get recorded books free of charge – you will need to provide a letter (or fill out a form that they provide) with her doctor’s signature and contact information, stating that he/she has severely impaired vision to qualify.
Blind ren need to learn how eyesight works and how to interact with sighted people. It’s a part of learning about blindness. But, too much reliance upon someone else’s sight deprives the of skill and confidence.