Resources

Irene helps John navigate the computer

National Federation of the Blind. New Vision in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind offers a dial-in news service for the Blind and print-disabled. This service, which was recently upgraded, is available twenty-four/seven, and provides local (Roanoke Times), national, and world news from a variety of sources. The NFB provides other resources, services, and materials that are known world-wide.

American Foundation for the Blind Dedicated to addressing the critical issues of literacy, independent living, employment, and access through technology for the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired.

American Printing House for the Blind Manufactures Braille, large type, recorded, computer disk, and tactile graphic publications, as well as a wide assortment of educational and daily living products.

Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired Provides rehabilitation services for Virginians who are blind or visually impaired.

BestColleges.com A college guide for students with disabilities.

Bookshare.org Makes available to subscribers scanned and braille copies of books.

Enabling Technologies Manufactures and sells Braille embossers, including the popular Juliet embosser.

Freedom Scientific Vendor for a variety of special software and appliances including Jaws for Windows screen reader, Open Book scanning software, Magic screen-magnification software, note takers, Braille displays, and Braille embossers.

GW Micro Developer and vendor for Window Eyes Screen Reader.

Lighthouse International Strives to overcome vision impairment for people of all ages through worldwide leadership in rehabilitation services, education, research, prevention and advocacy.

MaxiAids.com Products for Independent Living. For blind, low vision, deaf, disabled, handicapped

National Braille Press Transcribes books into Braille and sells them at the retail price of the original print edition, including children’s books with interleaf Braille pages that enable parents who are blind to read to their children.

RAVE The Roanoke Alliance for the Visually Enabled (R.A.V.E.) is a support group for blind and visually impaired men and women in the Roanoke Valley.

Roanoke Blind Bowling League Contact Opal Ferris for more information.

Blinded Veterans Association Chapter Open to any veteran with an honorable discharge. Contact Mike Doyle at 540-982-2463 ext. 1758 for more information

WVTF Public Radio- Roanoke, Virginia New Vision and WVTF recognize that nearly 20,000 individuals in the our listening area have some type of print disability. Sight difficulties cover a wide spectrum from total blindness to the inability to distinguish standard newsprint without a magnifying device. To address this need, New Vision and WVTF make a Radio Reading Service and specialized radios available free of charge for those who are visually impaired.