Resources on the Net.
A Day's Journey, A
web page investigating adoption and home schooling of special needs children
with especial emphasis on resources available to parents and educators
of blind children. This is a remarkable page its full of information and
resources. Debbie and her husband have created a wonderful web page. It
tells the story of her nine special children. Each one with their own uniqueness
and special qualities. parents who have a child with a disability will
find this site extremely useful.
A Web Site that gives access to users with a disability or limited skills,
An indexed system of 100's of pages giving information and providing 1000's
of links, A very good site indeed, This is the Text only display version,
is a tool that allows blind and visually impaired users to read any document
in Adobe PDF format. The tool converts PDF documents into simple HTML or
ASCII text which can then be read by a number of common screen reading
programs that synthesize the HTML as audible speech.
the Mousetrap, An Evaluation of Keyboard-only Access to Windows. This
paper evaluates the usability of keyboard-only access to Windows 95. It
establishes requirements for Windows-compatible expanded keyboards; determines
whether keyboard shortcuts are usable in practice; highlights barriers
faced by people who cannot easily use a mouse or other pointing device;
and recommends ways to improve the keyboard-only interface.
News Online, Keep up to date with the British news and International
news at this site. This is an excellent site which I use regularly, This
is the text only version of the BBC News Online site.
Web Guide, brings you the newest and best websites for learning at
home, at school and at college and university. The sites included in the
BBC Education Web Guide have been hand-picked by a team of subject specialists,
and scrutinised for educational rigour by experts at BBC Education. The
Guide provides a one stop shop for the best educational resources on the
internet and is the focal point for all of the BBC's educational resources.
Disability-Related Resources, This is a site which you have to visit,
many links to many organizations which deal with blindness and other disabilities,
mostly American sites but some are British once.
Blind Industries and Services
of Maryland, The Mission of Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
is to provide quality services, training, and stable employment opportunities
to blind adults while maintaining our core values of Honesty, Integrity,
Trust, Teamwork, Independence, Open Communication, Pride in Accomplishment,
Personal and Professional Growth, Belief in the Capabilities of Blind People,
Dignity and Self-Esteem.
Blind Net, Many useful
links and information.
Related Links, by Ron Marriage, One of the most comprehensive sites
about blindness Links on the net.
offers hundreds of high-quality Braille and print Braille books for children
AND adults alike. Available at the lowest prices you'll find anywhere
in the Braille production industry so they say, there books are embossed
in sharp, double-sided Braille, and bound with sturdy vinyl covers that
will withstand just about anything."
This web site tries to help Deafblind and Blind people to learn more about
Chess and how we can play this great game on a Braille Chess board, This
site is own by my little self, I hope that you will enjoy it.
is a private, nonprofit organization providing free programs and services
for Southern California residents who are blind or visually impaired. We
are dedicated to enabling children and adults who are legally blind to
regain their independence and self-esteem through adjustment training,
counseling and public education.
Cabell-Wayne Association of
the Blind, Here you can learn about the Cabell-Wayne Association of
the Blind in Huntington, West Virginia, other blind social service agencies
and blindness in general.
is a UK charity which provides free cassette recordings of thousands of
books for UK and Eire, The prime aim of Calibre is to enrich the quality
of life of the blind, partially sighted and print disabled adults and children.
Calibre does this by providing a FREE service of unabridged books recorded
on normal cassette tapes, playable by all who have a cassette player.
This is certainly an excellent site full of informative links to some of
the best pages on the net by blind people, and sites especially for blind
people. you will not be disappointed with this site.
Newspapers and Magazines that are on the Net. This is one of the very best
sites on the net.
individualized training and opportunities for people who are visually impaired,
particularly those with additional disabilities. USA site.
Centre (TCC), is a national charity dedicated to improving the lives
of disabled people through the use of computers and associated technology.
A Good UK Site.
Page, Copper is a Pilot Dog, for the Seeing Eye Guide Dogs. This page
will trace Coppers antics with the training that he will go through with
Veronica and Max Kreemer, who are caring for him for the next 12 months.
A very nice site, and it is totally accessible for all of us to use and
enjoy Copper's Page.
Review, Recording Service is a Scottish registered charity and a member
of the Talking Newspaper Association Of The United Kingdom. The charity
provides recorded magazines on cassette tape format to young blind and
partially sighted people throughout the UK. The charity provides news and
information in a magazine format, recorded onto tape. In this way it is
providing a similar services to that which young sighted people receive,
the choice of a variety of popular and interesting subjects in a magazine
format. While no charge is made to the listener for the production of this
service, we do encourage our "readers" to become voting members of our
charity. A minimum donation of One Pound is asked for.
Known as an American hymn writer and poetess, she wrote over 9,000 hymns
during her life. in her day, she was considered by most people to be the
greatest writer in America. And what was one of the remarkable things about
Fanny Crosby, apart from being a very talented writer, She was totally
blind. This is an excellent archive of some of her work, the site is still
growing as more of her works are collected on this website. You will truly
enjoy reading her great works.
House School Technology Services - home page, It contains information
about access software, braille/tactile resources, publications, courses,
plus some on-line resources on laptop computers and braille production.
The site aims to support the non-expert. However, it contains plenty of
references and may also be of value to the expert who wants to locate a
resource in a hurry. The site focus is very much on the UK situation.
This site is intended to provide a source of information for blind and
partially sighted people their friends, relatives,Social workers, and also
to the general public. John Morgan the site owner is also trying to put
together a site that will display the works of visually impaired people,
these works may range from Visual arts, poetry, and short stories. If you
would like to have your works published on this site, then please E-mail
them to, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide Dogs for
the Blind Association, (GDBA), UK. This is an excellent site, it contains
information about the Guide Dog Association. I myself am a Guide Dog owner,
her name is WILMA. If it wasn't for the Association I certainly wouldn't
have my mobility which I have at the moment, they certainly do a great
job and this comes through with the training of our dogs. Also on the (GDBA)
site you can download the Forward Magazine which has excellent articles
about the Association and its members. I recommend this site very highly
because I am aware of the great work they do and I am thankful for it.
Grampian Society for
the Blind, Provides an extensive range of services and support to over
2,000 blind or Partially sighted people in the North East of Scotland.
A project by University of Michigan's Mobile Robotics Laboratory, You can
keep in touch with the progress of this project on there laboratory's site.
web site is solely for the purpose of providing information on alternative
treatments and current research and studies that are available for retinal
degenerative disorders. Lots of good information here for people with "RP"
FrameFree, They convert
any web page to standard HTML. Some vendors "improve" on their browsers
by adding non-standard HTML features. Web sites designed for a particular
browser with such features cannot be used by most of us using standard
HTML browsers. In most cases you would leave such web sites but once in
a while there is a website with frames that you really need to access.
The FrameFree Service makes it possible for you to access "framed" web
sites using your standard HTML browser. When you go to the site select
the FrameFree Service. Select the appropriate order form and specify the
URL of the "framed" web page. They load any web page you want, convert
the frames to standard HTML, and E-mail the converted web page to you.
Once you have it stored on your disk, you can use it like any other web
page and you can explore the "framed" website.
The Helen Keller Eye Research
Foundation. Based on the legacy of Helen Keller and her request "help
me to hasten the day when there shall be no blindness," the Helen Keller
Eye Research Foundation strives to prevent blindness by advancing vision
research and education. The Foundation aspires to be a leader in integrating
vision research with the greater biomedical research community, by creating
and coordinating a peer-reviewed, worldwide network of investigators and
Internet On A Disk
A Newsletter about Freely Available Electronic Etexts That are on the Net.
Louis, The American Printing
House for the Blind, has introduced Louis, the Database of Accessible
Books and Materials for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (formerly
called Carl et al). Named as a celebration and continuation of the work
of Louis Braille, who originated the now-standard tactile reading code,
this co-operative database provides bibliographic and location information
for books and materials in braille, large type, recorded, and computer
disk formats. These materials are available from 200 agencies across North
Low Vision Gateway,
There goal is to create a major entry point to the Internet for low vision
and blindness related subjects. The owners of this site are The Internet
Low Vision Society, and I can honestly say this is a tremendous site
full of information, resources, and links to some of the best sites on
the net. I recommend this site very highly, an excellent resource for us
Website, Part of the site of the Brighton Society for the Blind, this
website is about William Moon (an inhabitant of Brighton) and the embossed
type which he invented for blind people.
National Library for the Blind,
The website aims to provide a electronic library resource for the visually
impaired community. The site includes, contact details, discussion list,
links to other organisations and electronic texts, membership information,
news, information about books, and the opportunity to browse books allowing
readers to make their own choices, They have something for everyone, from
astrophysics to Wilbur Smith, from braille scores of Mozart to books about
Oasis and more besides. They can provide you with a braille book on your
doorstep the next day or you can download an electronic file instantly
from this web site.
Project Gutenberg One
of The Best Sites That is on the Web, containing hundreds of Books.
Braille, is a kit that allows dot matrix printers with no hardware
modifications to print texts in real Braille in a quick and simple way.
it will be easy to produce texts in Braille. All it takes is a personal
computer, a dot matrix printer and the kit. Small texts can be produced
in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, no knowledge of Braille is needed
the system automatically translates the original text (which can be in
any language that uses the Latin alphabet) to its final representation
in Braille. well I certainly think the companies that make Braille embossers
will not be too happy with this little invention, it certainly sounds unbelievable
but I hope it will be made available shortly. The inventor of this system
is Guy Perelmuter a young Brazilian.
BBC Tomorrow's World Web Site, This page also gives detailed information
about Guy Perelmuter and his invention, the BBC always give excellent reviews
about products so its well worth visiting this one as well.
Queen Alexandra College,
A Further Education College for blind and partially sighted students in
Birmingham, One of Europe's leading vocational college for students with
a visual impairment. A British site.
Read 'Em and
Speak!, Books and Reading from a Blind Perspective, This site has links
to all of the best sites on the net which has archives of the best books
that where ever written, if you are searching for a particular book you
will find it here, with its excellent search engine. An excellent site
and completely accessible to all of us.
Royal National Institute
for the Blind, The RNIB is Britain's biggest organization for Blindness,
the site contains faqsheets on almost every subject about Blindness, and
lots more. They also campaign for our rights. a very informative site and
one that must be visited by all who are blind or those who care for a blind
person. I have great respect for the RNIB.
Home page, This site has Links to where you can download demo versions
of software for people with low vision or people who are partially sighted.
SNAB, Swiss National Association
of and for the Blind. The SNAB is the Swiss umbrella organization for blind
and visually impaired people. It provides regular information about The
current range of aids available for vision-impaired and blind people, Training
courses for professional staff. New publications in the specialised library
and video library The latest news from SNAB and news about the welfare
of the blind, General information, Important dates concerning the blind
in Switzerland. SNAB, web site has four different language settings for
there pages, Dutch, French, Italian, and English.
This Link will
take you directly to the English version. This is a very informative
site and definitely well worth visiting.
Sport97 Regularly updated
calendar of over 14,000 UK and international sporting events in over 150
Braille Code, The U B C is a research project of the International
Council on English Braille, the purpose of which is to combine British
and American literary, scientific, mathematic, and musical codes into a
A Star Trek and Science Fiction Fan Club. Now if there are many Star
Trek fans amongst us, well this is the site for us to visit, the webmaster
of the site Frances Stewart has done a lot of work to make this site totally
accessible for us all to use. It provides information, a newsletter, It
also has links to other sites but these are very graphical sites, but If
you stay within the Star Trek and Science Fiction Fan Club itself you will
find information that Interest's you about Star Trek or other science fiction
programs. This is the site you should visit if you are a Science Fiction
Well you certainly cannot say that I don't give you a good
selection of resources on the Net.
Glasses for the elderly or those with poor vision, A very interesting
web page for those who are perhaps partially sighted it tries to explain
how to get the best from your VDU glasses, and the best position to use
your computer monitor in. A good site for those of you who have some vision.
The site is by Dave Fawthrop Ph.D. he knows what he's writing about. UK.
VI Guide Home Page,
This is a place where anyone with an interest in the education and welfare
of a visually impaired child can turn for a comprehensive set of resources.
Authoritative Web directory for Disability-related sites.
A-Z to Deafblindness http://www.deafblind.com