Industry Resources

Braille Training Centers and Sites

An International Distance Education School with several tuition free courses available.

http://www.hadley.edu/

Teaches sighted children about braille through fun and interactive curriculum.

http://www.braillebug.org/

Dedicated to presenting & learning new ideas for braille literacy and facilitating the availability of open source braille software.

http://www.dotlessbraille.org/

Assures braille literacy through standardizing braille codes and also promotes the use, teaching & production of braille.

http://www.brl.org/

A fun and educational site, dedicated to providing educational resources to those who are visually impaired and their friends, families or teachers.

http://www.braillesc.org/resources

A summer program that offers intensive braille instruction for children who are blind or have low vision.

http://www.nfb.org/bell-program

Promotes the braille literacy of blind children and empowers those who are blind to be active in their work, family and community.

http://www.nbp.org/

A specialized public school and resource center for children with visual impairments.

http://www.tsbvi.edu/

Provides training and adaptive devices for those with visual impairments, to promote a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

http://carroll.org/

Offers evaluation, training, consultation and support on products for those who are blind or have low vision.

http://www.ceektechnology.com/services.html

State of the art training center and support facility for those that want to acquire or improve their skills.

http://www.htctu.net/

Provides education and services to those who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired to promote a meaningful and quality life. Also provides training and resources for professionals.

http://www.perkins.org/

Is a Non-Profit organization that facilitates the self-directed achievements of people with all forms of blindness, and increases public awareness about the strengths and capabilities of blind people.

http://www.worldaccessfortheblind.org/

Organizations for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Provides education,research, programs and technology to those with visual impairments and advocates for their rights.

https://nfb.org/

A list of all NFB chapters by State for resources at a local level.

http://www.nfb.org/state-and-local-organizations

A national organization to assist those with visual impairments gain independence, by offering various services, programs and tools.

http://www.acb.org/

A list of all ACB chapters by state to receive services at a local level.

http://acb.org/node/65

Promotes independence, provides information and tools and advocates for those with vision impairments.

http://www.afb.org/

Blind veterans helping blinded veterans trough support groups, programs and other resources to facilitate an independent and happy life.

http://www.bva.org/

An organization focused on fighting vision loss through awareness, prevention and treatment, and empower those with visual impairments.

http://www.lighthouse.org/

Promotes the research, prevention, treatments and cure for those affected by retinal degenerative diseases.

http://www.blindness.org/

Organization of manufacturers, vendors and providers of assistive technology.

http://www.atia.org/

A list of AERBVI state chapters that provide services at a local level.

https://aerbvi.org/about/chapters/

Provides and trains service animals for those with visual impairments. All guide dogs are provided for free.

http://www.guidedogs.com/

Provides a residential guide dog training program for those with who are blind or visually impaired to increase independence and mobility with a service animal.

http://www.leaderdog.org/

Promotes independence and confidence by providing service animals to those with visual impairments.

http://www.seeingeye.org/

Provides resources, tools and technology advancements to support students with visual impairments.

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/helping-students-with-visual-impairments/