Resources

Resources

Visually impaired student in resource center

AERBVI- The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, visit http://aerbvi.org/

Ambutech- for cane orders, visit http://ambutech.com/new/

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)- products for the visually impaired, visit http://www.aph.org/

BLIZZ- screen sharing instructions (connect a student’s laptop or tablet to the teacher’s computer/smartboard/document camera) BLIZZ SCREEN SHARING INSTRUCTIONS

Division of Services for the Blind- register students ages 14 and up with Transition Counselor.  http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsb

Equal Eyes Vision Services- provides VI and O&M contract services across North Carolina www.equaleyesvisionservices.com

Eye Retreat- camp for visually impaired youth led by visually impaired mentors, www.eyeretreat.org

Eye Shine Foundation- non-profit recreational group for youth with visual impairments in the Triangle, visit www.eyeshinefoundation.org

Focus on Literacy Program at Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind- provides free evaluations and equipment for students across NC, visit http://www.wsifb.com/about-us/a-brighter-path-foundation.aspx

Goalball- high intensity sport for blind or blindfolded players.  The Raleigh Avengers play on Friday nights at Governor Morehead School for the Blind, Raleigh.  Contact Alan Chase at aachase1@gmail.com

Governor Morehead School for the Blind- North Carolina’s State School for the Blind.  http://www.governormorehead.net/

Independent Living Aids- products for persons with disabilities, visit http://www.independentliving.com/

High-Heeled TVI Blog- fun, sassy and raw Blog all about VI!  https://highheeledtvi.wordpress.com/

How to Rock Your Job Resources (NCCVIB Conference 3/9/17)-  How to Rock Your Job Self-Assessment,  O&M Monthly Checklist, TVI Monthly Checklist

Join Me- screen sharing program useful for low vision students to see the teacher’s Smartboard or overhead projection.  Brings distance learning to near vision!  Join Me Directions  and JOIN ME cards (feel free to modify for your needs)

Maxi Aids- products for persons with disabilities, visit http://www.maxiaids.com/store/default.asp

NC-AER Chapter- join the NC chapter of the AER professional organization, www.ncaer.net!

 

 

 

NC- APVI- support group and resource for parents of children with visual impairments in North Carolina, visit http://www.nc-apvi.org/  Many more resources available on their website.  Follow NC-APVI (NC Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments) on Facebook to stay in the know!

NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Visually Impaired Consultant- Amy Campbell amy.campbell@dpi.nc.gov  or 919-807-3988

Paths to Literacy- for students who are blind or visually impaired.  http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/

Paths to Technology-  Educators, families, and students can share information about technology for students with visual impairments and blindness.  http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology

SEE CAMPS by Brighter Path Foundation- day camps and overnight camps for visually impaired youth in Winston-Salem and Asheville, contact Jay Hardwig at jhardwig@ifbsolutions.org

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments- a tremendous resource for anyone involved in the education of students who are blind or visually impaired, visit http://www.teachingvisuallyimpaired.com/

Technology Considerations for Students with Visual Impairments (Low Vision)– Equal Eyes Vision Services document comparing laptops, iPads, and Galaxy tablet

Team Viewer- screen sharing program useful for low vision students to see the teacher’s Smartboard or overhead projection.  Brings distance learning to near vision!  Team Viewer Screen Sharing Set-Up Instructions and Team Viewer Cards (feel free to modify for your needs).

TSBVI (Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired)- layers and layers of resources for the VI field, visit http://www.tsbvi.edu/

The Working Therapist – 2-part podcast, “An Overview of Vision Impaired Services.”

Unique Needs Sheets- Examples:  Albinism Unique Needs Sheet,  Braille Unique Needs Sheet

VISSIT- tool for determining appropriate amounts of itinerant VI service delivery visit http://www.tsbvi.edu/vissit

Wonder Baby- resources for parents and teachers of blind and disabled children, visit http://www.wonderbaby.org/

You Tube Channel: resource for accessible technology for blind and visually impaired, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSsHoghKRJ8VEm7U1s7KKjg