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Support for Parents

Resources provided by national organizations.


American Council of the Blind

1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
Toll Free: (800) 424-8666

Produces a variety of materials.


American Foundation for the Blind

11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Toll Free: (800) 232-5463

Produces a number of books and pamphlets for parents.


Braille Bug®

Created by American Foundation for the Blind, Braille Bug is an interactive channel of AFB's web site created to teach sighted children about braille, and to encourage literacy among all children, sighted and visually impaired. Designed for children in grades 3-6.


Hadley Institute for the Blind
and Visually Impaired

700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Toll Free: (800) 323-4238

Offers free correspondence courses for parents.


National Association of Parents of
Children with Visual Impairments

15 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
Toll Free: (800) 562-6265

Offers pamphlets and newsletters for parents.


National Federation of the Blind

1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(301) 659-9314

Produces a variety of written materials and equipment.


National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(301) 659-9314

Offers pamphlets and newsletters for parents.


Texas School for the Blind
and Visually Impaired

1100 W. 45th St.
Austin, TX 78756
Toll Free: (800) 872-5273


Accredited Schools Online

Addressing the variety of needs of each student and improving overall campus accessibility are vital factors to a visually impaired student's academic success. Colleges are creating more welcoming and inclusive learning environments, with a sharp focus on assistive technology, campus resources that provide assistive services and tools, information about scholarships for students with visual impairments, and online resources they can access to facilitate academic and career success.

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