Links: Organiziations that Provide Information about Low Vision
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BiOptic Driving Network
The BiOptic Driving Network provides a wealth of information on BiOptic Driving. Not only will you find explanations on how BiOptic driving devices work, but you'll also find information about driver education training for the visually impaired. This site also addresses some of the issues / controversies relating to low vision and driving. You can also access a discussion board on BiOptic Driving via this site.
The Center for the Partially Sighted
The Center for the Partially Sighted provides low vision rehabilitation services.
- Ears for Eyes Program
Enrichment Audio Resource Services, Inc. (E.A.R.S.) is an innovative program that teaches daily living skills to visually impaired individuals. The curriculum in the Ears for Eyes program is similar to traditional rehabilitation courses, in that they teach techniques for doing just about everything from walking with a sighted guide to dining with dignity. The main difference is that the Ears for Eyes classes are taught via audio cassettes - in conjunction with one-to-one telephone conversations with an instructor. E.A.R.S. is a nonprofit organization, and the program is free. The main goal of these classes is to teach students how to live independently - no matter what their level of vision loss is.
- The Foundation Fighting Blindness
11435 Cronhill Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117-2220
Phone: (410) 568-0150 or 1-800-683-5555
Fax: (410) 363-2393
TDD: (410) 363-7139 or 1-800-683-5551
The Foundation for Fighting Blindess offers a wealth of information on low vision and eye disorders.
- Lighthouse International
From their website: "Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives."
- Low Vision Education Program
A variety of articles on low vision offered by the National Eye Institute.
- The Low Vision Site
The Royal National Institute of the Blind's (RNIB) website on Low Vision, and includes information on low vision and low vision services in the United Kingdom. "RNIB is the leading UK charity offering practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem."
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