Vision Resources

We at Reachout Radio want to provide you with as much information and as many resources as possible to help you participate fully and independently in this community.  Below are a number of links to services, product resources, entertainment options, organizations of and for the blind that may be beneficial to you.  Simply click on the link to find out more information.

We share these links for your information only.  We are not endorsing any particular product, service or organization.  Those choices are all up to you.

The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)

Audio description is available for live theatre performances in some areas. In Rochester, Geva Theatre and the Rochester Broadway Theater League provide one audio described performance for each play in the season.

The American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people.

The American Foundation for the Blind  Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss.

The American Printing House for the Blind  Building independence through products and services for people with vision loss.

The Association for Macular Diseases

Audible.com

The Braille Forum  The official publication of the American Council of the Blind

Choice Magazine

Flying Blind, LLC  Empowerment through Technology, publishers of Top Tech Tidbits

The Foundation Fighting Blindness  The Foundation drives research providing preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by blinding retinal diseases.

International Association of Audio Information Services  IAAIS is a worldwide organization of over a hundred independent Audio Information Services which provide printed material in audio form.

National Braille Press  Promotes the literacy of blind children through braille and access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs.

National Eye Institute (NEI) The National Eye Institute’s mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”

National Federation of the Blind Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams.

National Institutes of Health

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)  NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

Suppliers of Reading Materials in Large Print and Braille

Suppliers of Reading Materials in Audio

VisionAware