Be My Eyes http://www.bemyeyes.org/ Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind and visually impaired with sighted helpers from around the world via live video connection.
Peek Vision http://www.peekvision.org Peek Vision
By harnessing mobile phone apps, hardware and rigorous scientific testing, we have created an easy to use, affordable and portable system for testing eyes anywhere in the world - from surgeries to patientsí homes
Peek Ė a smart-phone based system for comprehensive eye examinations in even the remotest of settings. It is easy to use, affordable and portable
Our VISION : To empower all health workers to diagnose eye diseases and simplify managing and monitoring treatment of patients, anywhere in the world
Assessing an institution for students with visual impairments http://goo.gl/uMkAJ Assessing an institution for students with visual impairments
According to the University of Washington, individuals are classified as having low vision if they possess either myopic vision ('nearsighted') if they are unable to clearly see objects from a distance, or hyperopic vision ('far sighted') if they are unable to see up close objects clearly.
When counselling a student with a visual impairment about transitioning to college, the goodness of fit must include aspects of orientation and mobility, assistive technology, and the use of residual vision when appropriate. These are additional considerations to the general transitional issues facing all students about to head off to college. These additional considerations can help assure the best fit between the student with a visual impairment and the college of his or her choice.
Teachers Working with Visually Impaired Students Online http://bit.ly/15OjtsK 4 Tips for Teachers Working with Visually Impaired Students Online
A school for the blind and visually impaired in Washington State uses distance learning to accommodate offsite teachers and students. "Our superintendent felt it was important for blind and visually impaired students to have equal educational opportunities, but it was clear that most online classes weren't going to be accessible to them," said Hahn. "Plus, the classes weren't applicable at all for completely blind children, particularly when it came to using screen readers and being able to access materials."
The school moved from its previous videoconferencing setup to Lync in 2009. It was able to use its existing classroom equipment plus document cameras for visually impaired students.
Blind students use a standard keyboard, Braille display, and Perky Duck, a six-key Braille emulator program that allows them to input questions and answers for their teacher to read and respond to on screen.
Vocalyze (free) web and App http://www.vocalyze.com/ Vocalyze is a mobile audio application that reads news, articles, tweets and other Internet text content out loud.
Vocalyze is great for people who cannot be distracted by reading web content, don't have time to read or have difficulty reading ...
Scottish Sensory Centre http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/ Scottish Sensory Centre
The Scottish Sensory Centre promotes and supports new developments and effective practices in the education of children and young people with sensory impairments, that is; visual impairment, deaf and deafblind. It achieves this by means of CPD short courses, conferences, research and providing a postal resource library; and by dissemination of reports, research, course materials and new developments via this website, publications and presentations.
Visually Impaired and Education http://tinyurl.com/yp7ze4 Parent Pals.com Special Education Resources ...
Visually Impaired and Education
Visual Impairments : Fact Sheet http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/factshe/fs13txt.htm Visual Impairments : Fact Sheet
The terms partially sighted, low vision, legally blind, and totally blind are used in the educational context to describe students with visual impairments. They are defined as follows ...
Prevent Blindness America http://www.preventblindness.org/ Since 1908, Prevent Blindness America has been the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization with the sole mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight.
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired http://www.vdbvi.org/ Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired .. Virginia, USA
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) http://www.rfbd.org/ Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D)
For 60 years, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a national nonprofit, volunteer organization, has been the leading producer of accessible educational materials for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia that make reading standard print difficult or impossible. With titles available in every subject area and grade level from kindergarten through graduate studies, RFB&Dís digitally recorded textbooks are effective learning tools for students challenged by the printed page.