Long Island Chapter Resources

Low Vision Guide from NYC Chapter Member
Ellie, a member of the Manhattan Networking Group in the New York City Chapter, has developed a website -- Ellie's Low Vision Guide. Not only does the guide list aids to assist with reading, but it also includes great tips about what to do when you begin losing your vision. Click here to check it out!

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
1-800-424-8666
info@acb.org
http://www.acb.org
 

Long Island Council of the Blind (LICB)
http://www.liblind.org

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121
1-800-232-5463
afbinfo@afb.net
http://www.afb.org
 

E.A.R.S. for Eyes
232 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
1-800-843-6816
http://www.earsforeyes.info/

Foundation for Sight and Sound
“Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for men, women and children with vision and/or hearing challenges”
Foundation for Sight & Sound
P.O. Box 1245
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-366-3461
www.foundationforsightandsound.org

Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an organization that's goal is to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired men and woman by providing them with the freedom to travel safely. It is an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school. For more information please visit their wevsite at http://www.guidingeyes.org.  

Lighthouse International
The Sol and Lillian Goldman Building
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
1-800-829-0500
http://www.lighthouse.org 

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
P.O. Box 317
Watertown, MA 02471
Telephone: 1-800-562-6265
napvi@perkins.org
http://www.napvi.org 

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street At Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230

Telephone: (410) 659-9314

nfb@nfb.org

http://www.nfb.org
 

TRAVEL, LEISURE & FUN
 

Accessibility News International

http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/

Accessibility News International is a weekly newsletter, providing news and information from around the globe as a resource to the international disability community.
 

Burkeville Lodge for the Blind

http://vawb.org/

A lodge in Virginia that provides swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boating and many other activities for people with visual impairments
 

Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students

http://www.tsbvi.edu/space/

A program for the visually impaired at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

New York Metro Blind Hockey

New York Metro Hockey is sponsored by USA Hockey and gives people of all ages the ability to try ice skating and if interested - Blind Hockey. Blind Hockey is played with a puck that is larger than a traditional puck, is metal and filled with ball bearings. This sport is offered to people of all ages and with any vision impairment that would preclude them from playing traditional hockey. By joining NY Metro you will have access to coaches, volunteers and exciting opportunities both local and throughout the USA and Canada.

For more information please contact:
Ted Caputo
NY Metro Blind Hockey
Ted@nymbh.org
www.NYMBH.org


 

ReadHowYouWant.com

http://www.readhowyouwant.com

ReadHowYouWant is a new book publisher that offers books in EastReadTM large print formats in 16 to 24 point font sizes, Braille, and DAISY (an audio format suitable for the blind, visually impaired and individuals who are unable to hold a physical book).
 

Audible.com

http://www.audible.com

Easy downloads of audio books to your iPod or MP3 player.
 

Simply Audio Books

http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com

For the reader that prefers to order a book on CD, Simply Audio Books offers monthly and annual memberships.
 

TECHNOLOGY AND WEBSITES FOR LOW VISION PRODUCTS

HumanWare

http://www.humanware.com

HumanWare products are designed to last and to grow (and in many cases, to go) with the user, giving them the independence to compete effectively with peers, to feel connected, and to be a vital part of the global information age in which we live.
 

ShopLowVision.com

http://www.shoplowvision.com

ShopLowVision’s goal is to improve quality of life for those who are visually impaired through awareness, resources, and solutions. They provide 4,000+ low vision solutions with daily living products, video magnifiers, optical products, and professional tools.
 

Vision Dynamics

http://www.visiondynamics.com

Vision Dynamics’ mission is to EMPOWER and INSPIRE people with low vision, blindness, and learning difficulties with the hope, desire and ability to lead happy and independent lives.

Vision Dynamics has added a new video magnifier! Click here to check out the new Optelec ClearView+ Speech 24” HD.

WebAnywhere

http://www.webanywhere.cs.washington.edu

WebAnywhere enables blind and visually impaired people to surf the Web on the go. The tool, developed at the University of Washington, turns screen reading into an Internet service that reads aloud Web text on any computer with speaker or headphone connections.
 

SpeakEasy Media System

http://www.nedu.com/media/speakeasy.html

The SpeakEasy Media System delivers simple and intuitive access to information. Designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired, SpeakEasy Media System enables its users to read typed documents, news, e-mail, audio books, encyclopedia, dictionary, weather forecasts, and much more.