January 7, 2020

Retail

Blind Mice Mega Mall is designed for use with a screen reader and low vision software for visually impaired shoppers. Each store is an independent business owned/managed by someone who is visually impaired. Browse & shop and you will find great items and unique offerings from merchants. Every purchase benefits the low vision/blind community. www.blindmicemegamall.com 

 

Podcasts

Blind Abilities is the most comprehensive resource for assistive technology, accessible devices, blind and low vision technology, iPhone demonstrations, success stories, job insights, as well as college and career path information.

 

Blind Bargains provides deals, news, and resources. It is a source for the latest deals and news for the blind and visually impaired. Browse the latest deals and classifieds. Listen to the latest audio podcasts. Shop for what you need at bargain prices with their powerful product search tool.

 

Eyes on Success is a half-hour weekly radio program and podcast discussing products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss. It is available through radio reading services across the US and Canada, via internet streaming services, and to everybody else as a podcast. To date, the show has been downloaded in all 50 states in the US and over 100 other countries. It is hosted and produced by Peter Torpey and Nancy Goodman Torpey and distributed by WXXI Reachout Radio in Rochester, NY through the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS).

 

TekTalk by Accessible World seeks to educate the general public, the disabled community, and the professionals who serve them by providing highly relevant information about new products, services, and training opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that adversely affect them.

 

Newsletters

Flying Blind LLC is a US-Based (Ohio) company whose mission is to empower persons who are vision impaired with adaptive technology solutions to make them independent and efficient in unlimited capacities. www.flyingblind.com

 

AccessWorld provides objective information you can trust, smart and informed commentary, and cutting-edge news and trends concerning information technology and visual impairment (published monthly in AccessWorld®: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.) www.afb.org/aw 

 

Resources

Applevis empowers blind and low vision users of apple products and related applications. www.applevis.com

The purpose of Mississippi State National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI) is to help improve the employment outcomes of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  https://www.ntac.blind.msstate.edu/ 

The World Blind Union (WBU) is an internationally recognized organization, representing the 253 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member countries. They are the voice of the blind, speaking to governments and international bodies on issues concerning blindness and low vision in conjunction with their members. www.worldblindunion.org

 

Information and technical assistance is provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). www.ada.gov 

 

Disabilities Rights Maine (DRME) mission is to ensure autonomy, inclusion, equality and access for people with disabilities in Maine. www.drme.org

 

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).  www.afb.org

  • They advocate for better policies that promote accessibility and ensure equality and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired, creating a culture of inclusion at work, at school, and in our communities.
  • They advocate for people who are losing their sight—particularly the increasing number of older adults experiencing vision loss—to make sure they get the services and resources that will help them remain independent.
  • They convene leaders—across our field and among business leaders, public officials and other decision-makers—to champion the development of legislation and best practices that provide equal opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Through their monthly publication, AccessWorld® Magazine, they write and edit objective information you can trust—smart and informed commentary, cutting-edge news, product reviews, and trends concerning information technology and visual impairment.

Athletics

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) empowers Americans who are blind and visually impaired to experience life-changing opportunities in sports, recreation and physical activities, thereby educating and inspiring the nation. www.usaba.org

 

The mission of Northeast Passage is to empower people living with disabling conditions, both visible and invisible, to define, pursue and achieve whole life health, community engagement and fulfillment through the purposeful use of sports and recreation; to develop and promote best practices in the fields of Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Sports. www.nepassage.org

 

New England Regional Ski for Light (NERSFL) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the physical fitness of visually-impaired adults. Their mission is to sponsor physically demanding sports. In the winter, they cross country ski and snowshoe; in the summer, they hike, canoe, and tandem bicycle. People who are visually impaired or blind and those who are sighted join together in a unique one-on-one partnership to learn from each other in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere of camaraderie. In addition, NERSFL spreads its philosophy and experience to as many people each year as possible and serves as a resource to communities, organizations and individuals. www.nersfl.org

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