Resources

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) - The AFB removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

American Council of the Blind (ACB) - The ACB is a national organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals whose purpose is to work toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)- Supports professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments, offering professional development opportunities, publications, and public advocacy.

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)- The world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

Atlanta Regional Commission/ Aging Resources- The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region's older population.

Diabetes Association of Atlanta- A nonprofit agency in Atlanta that addresses the needs of people affected with diabetes through screening, quality comprehensive self-management education courses and medical assistance.

E-Access Bulletin- A free, independent monthly e-mail newsletter on information technology issues for people with visual impairment and blindness.

Eye Disease Definitions- This link provides a list of diseases centered around vision loss and gives the definition for those diseases in simple terms.

Foundation Fighting Blindness/ Georgia Affiliate- Drives research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

Georgia Academy for the Blind (GAB)- Provides quality education services to Georgia’s students who have visual impairments or multiple disabilities in order to empower them to achieve their highest level of independence.

Georgia Department of Education/Exceptional Students- The Division for Special Education Services and Supports includes programs and services that support local school districts in their efforts to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities.

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency-Operates five integrated and interdependent programs that help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment.

Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor provides a wide range of services to job seekers and employers. These include administration of Georgia's unemployment insurance, employment service, provision of workforce information to the public and private sectors, and oversight of child labor issues.

Georgia Eye Bank- Georgia Eye Bank, Inc. recovers, processes, and provides donor eye tissue for eye surgeries and eye research studies and promotes and provides education pertaining to eye donation.

Georgia Library for Accessible Services (GLASS)- Through the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Georgians have access to a free national library program that offers books and magazines on cassette tape and in Braille.

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation- The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation provides vision and hearing services through education, detection, prevention and treatment.

Georgia Organization of Parents of Blind Children (GOPBC)- A national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give vital support, encouragement, and information.

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology (GPAT)- Supports local school systems in their efforts to provide assistive technology devices and services to students with disabilities.

Georgia Radio Reading Service- A nonprofit closed circuit radio station whose mission is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually impaired or has difficulty with access to the printed word by broadcasting current information via sub channel radio transmission and streaming on the internet.

Hadley School for the Blind- Promotes independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.

Helen Keller National Center- The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice.

Laws Network - Laws.com features a Text To Voice Tool for visually impaired users to gain access to Legal Forms Videos, Cases, Educational Articles and Laws. It is thier goal to make sure everyone has access to legal information and education.

Learning Ally - Serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners – all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities.

Lighthouse International/Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute-Fights against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)- A non-profit organization of, by and for parents committed to providing support to the parents of children who have visual impairments.

National Braille Press- Promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing information in braille for blind children and adults.

National Eye Institute- Conducts and supports 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 (NFB)- Improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.

Prevent Blindness Georgia- Vision is to preserve a lifetime of sight for all Georgians especially children, seniors, and those without access to eye care through vision screenings, eye exams, and education.”

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta- Engages all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness while continuing to address urgent and basic human care.

VisionAware - Provides practical self-help information and links to a wide range of helpful resources for adults with vision loss, their family members.

VisionServe Alliance- Represent, network and advocate, focusing upon public policy, education, improvement of services and professional growth, for organizations that serve people with blindness or visual impairment and their clients.

VSA Arts of Georgia- Provides access to the arts for people with disabilities and those with low income.

WGBH Media Access Group - Makes movies video accessible to the nation's blind and visually impaired viewers.