This section contains links to other organizations and services that may be helpful resources for people who are blind and/or partially sighted. We cannot provide country-based specific links for benefits, or services provided to blind citizens; please refer to member websites for links that pertain to services for a particular country.
- International Disability Alliance
- Disability Data Toolkit
- Talking Medication Labels!: EVATech partners with pharmacies to bring accessible prescription labels to patients who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired.
- Accessibility of Video Conferencing Apps and Services
- Global education monitoring report, 2020, Latin America and the Caribbean
- podcast on technological accessibility innovations and products European Blind Union (EBU)
- GuideConnect is even easier to use with voice input!
- Use new EasyConverter Express to make every document an accessible document
- The iRead Project and Dolphin Amigo Reader app help build pupil digital skills and reading abilities:
- Free EasyReader App for Talking Books: UK assistive technology developer, Dolphin Computer Access, has worked with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to enable blind and partially sighted people to access the charity’s Talking Books library using Dolphin’s EasyReader app, completely free of charge.
- Making information accessible for all: This resource guide, produced by the European Blind Union (EBU), focuses on accessibility of printed and electronic documents intended for a broad audience including websites, books, invoices, letters, leaflets etc. The guide is also available in nederlands, français, deutsch and español.
- The Ultimate Guide to Adapting Your Home If You have Visual Impairment – A collection of home adaptations for blind or partially-sighted people and Information on how to get home adaptations.
- Hadley School for the Blind
- International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
- International Federation of Guide Dogs Schools for the Blind
- John Gill Tech – a website with country listings of agencies that serve blind people, including non-WBU members
- League of Friends of the Blind (South Africa), LOFOB
- Perkins School for the Blind
- Social Protection and Human Rights Platform – Persons with Disabilities page
- World Health Organization – WHO Report on vision
- World Health Organization – WHO Report on Ageing and Health 2015
- World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
- Wonder Baby – a website for parents of blind and disabled babies
- AllAboutVision.com: an independent, up-to-date resource for all aspects of eye health and vision correction, including a section on Low Vision. The site was launched in January 2000 and now has over 500 pages of doctor-reviewed content.
- Historyradio.org: An old time online radio station devoted to promoting knowledge of literary classics and history
- Resources for the Blind and Vision Impaired
- Guides for Assisted Living Options for People With Disabilities
- The Fully Accessible Guide To Buying a Home For Disabled Homebuyers In 2019
- 63 Places Offering Discounts for People With Disabilities
- Home Safety For People With Disabilities
- Resources for College Students with Visual Impairments
- Jobs and Careers Guide for People With Visual Impairments
- What Not to Post on Facebook While on Vacation
- Medication management for people with disabilities
- Quilling Cards- hand-made, fair trade greeting cards. Instead of the traditional punch Braille the Braille is Quilled
- Web Accessibility, Usability, and Inclusion
- VisionCenter is an informational web guide created for those seeking eye surgery and other vision correction options
- Traveleyes, is a leading organisation offering worldwide adventures for blind and sighted travellers. Each blind or visually impaired traveller is paired with a sighted traveller, for each day of the vacation. In return for being the eyes for blind travellers, the sighted travellers receive a discount of their trips, subsidised entirely by Traveleyes. This means that blind travellers don’t pay any more for accessible travel, and benefit from one on one guiding for the whole trip as well as live audio description. For more infromation, visit: https://traveleyes-international.com/
- Traveling Internationally with a Guide Dog or Service Animal: Read more about pros and cons, legal and health considerations for going abroad with your service animal See more: http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/serviceanimal
- The Complete Guide to Traveling With Medical Condition: Tips and checklists for travellers with health conditions
- Travel Accessibility Resources for the Disabled and Handicapped: While traveling with a disability can be challenging, it can also provide a host of physical and mental benefits. Learn more at: http://www.cheapoair.com/guides/travel-resources-disabled-handicapped
- Nature for the Blind: This website provides locations and information about Braille nature trails and sensory gardens for the visually impaired and those with other physical disabilities in the United States and around the world. In this directory there are over 200 Braille trails and sensory gardens in 35 countries worldwide, including over 100 trails in 36 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Information is also provided on the importance of connecting those with disabilities to the outdoors, the history of Braille nature trails, and links to other outdoor resources for the blind and visually impaired. For more information, visit: http://www.naturefortheblind.com/
- Accessible Travel Netherlands, is the travel organization for accessible travel and tours in the Netherlands. It provides accessible city trips and holidays for people with disabilities traveling with friends and family. For more information, visit: http://www.accessibletravelnl.com/
- Guidelines for Blind Air Travellers-2004.doc
- Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide
- Assistive Technology Makes Cars Accessible for People With Disabilities
- Traveling During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Disabilities
Websites offering downloads of useful items/services:
- PDF Reader for visually impaired: Swiss National Association of the Blind
- NV Access: website for free NVDA screen reader: www.nvaccess.org/
- Applevis: This link has a list of smartphone apps specifically designed for blind people:
- American Leprosy Mission: offer a 10 Steps: A guide for health promotion and empowerment of people affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases: www.leprosy.org and Step 4 is on eye health:
American Leprosy Mission – Eye Health Document
- International Disability Alliance: 2030 Agenda Toolkit and Guide for Persons with Disabilities
- Global Disability Rights Now: is a comprehensive resource center that provides information, tools and best practices to implement and enforce laws and policies to protect the rights of people with disabilities: www.globaldisabilityrightsnow.org/
- Online Colleges (from the USA): discusses how students with visual impairments can make the most of their college experience. It includes sections on ways to get more involved in school, a list of curated scholarships for students with visual impairments, and outlines the best assistive technologies for visually impaired students to use:
- WHO Priority Assistive Products List: includes hearing aids, wheelchairs, communication aids, spectacles, artificial limbs, pill organizers, memory aids and other essential items for many older people and people with disabilities to be able to live a healthy, productive and dignified life:
WHO Priority Assistive Products List
- Online Shopping For Consumers With Disabilities: https://wikibuy.com/blog/online-shopping-for-consumers-with-disabilities-f45fffeeb5c2
- Baking Blind, a video about cooking adventures of Penny Melville-Brown OBE, Director of Disability Dynamics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTJYx7jGA3xaR4830wJSRg?view_as=subscriber
- Documentary: Blind Faith is an hour-long documentary offering hope to individuals faced with Blindness. It follows David, a successful businessman who has in many ways defied his blindness, as he struggles to truly come to terms with his disability as a husband and as a father when he and his wife adopt their daughter, Anna. More about the documentary can be found here: https://www.blindfaithdocumentary.com. The trailer is visible here: https://www.blindfaithdocumentary.com/trailer/. Blind Faith has audio description and closed captioning available.
- “Medication Management for People with Disabilities.” This guide was designed to help people with vision impairment and other common disabilities properly handle prescriptions.
How to make homes more accessible
- Guide to Room-by-Room Repairs for Easy Accessibility for Disabled Loved Ones
- 20 Home Modifications for People with Vision Loss
- Contrast and Color
- Lighting in and around the home: A guide to better lighting for people with sight loss
- Creating Accessible Kitchens for the Visually Impaired
Glossary of Ophthalmological Terms: https://opticiancertification.org/glossary/
- Resource for business owners with disabilities
- A Remarkable Invention that Massively Improved the Lives of Visually Impaired
- The Top 3 Challenges to Finding a Babysitter for Your Special Needs Child — and How to Overcome Them
- Home Remodeling and Modifications for People with Special Needs
- Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Ensure Your Loved Ones are Safe at Home
- Disability Etiquette: How to Respect People with Disabilities
- Accessible Backyards: Helping All Your Guests Enjoy Your Backyard’s Bounty
- Guide to Traveling for the Disabled
- How Does Acquiring a New Disability Affect Mental Health?