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Information About Braille
Braille Bug: a site designed by The American Foundation for the Blind to teach sighted children about braille with games, graphics, and activities.
Information About Eye Conditions and Vision
The Foundation for Retinal Research
Vision Research ROPARD Foundation: information about Retinopathy of Prematurity including information about a great resource book called "A Parents' Guide to the Development of their Child with Retinopathy of Prematurity."
Other Sources of Braille Materials for Children
To search for a particular braille book, try APH's Louis database search!
If the book is available, it will tell you where!
Braille Bibles International
BRL: The Beulah Reimer Legacy for low-cost print-braille-and-picture books
Lutheran Braille Workers for free braille Bibles and other Christian material in many languages
Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund for textbooks and quick braille projects
The National Braille Press: Children's Book of the Month Club & other books
Walking Along With My Dog book & CD
Helpful Organizations and Agencies
American Council of the Blind
BVI-Parents Listserv & Info a listserv & other resources for parents of VI children
Hadley School for the Blind (free correspondence courses re: braille etc.)
Independent Living Aids: low vision aids, braille games and watches, etc.
Jewish Guild for the Blind's National Tele-Support Network
Kansas Braille Transcription Institute Braille courses, and tactile American flags
Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with visual impairments
Other Good Resources and Lists
Paths to Literacy lots of great information about braille, research, technology, resources, etc.
VI Guide A listing of internet resources about visual impairments for parents and teachers
The Visually Impaired Information Center has hundreds of helpful links.
wonderbaby.org lots of helpful links re: playing with and teaching a blind and disabled baby.
Teaching Visually Impaired is a site loaded with ideas and resources for teaching students with visual impairments
Deaf Linx lots of information on deafness, deaf culture, and ASL.
Deaf Websites the online deaf web directory.
Braille Gifts: Braille embroidery, educational and user-friendly games and products for the blind
BRAILLEiant: Personalized braille necklaces and T-shirts
BumpyName Labels: Personalized (in print & braille) orbit labels for drink containers, etc.
Christiansen Designs: a producer of braille jewelry
Let Me See Kits: kits to help you add tactile representations to some of our Print-&-Braille books
Pip Squeakers: fun baby and toddler shoes that motivate with sound!
Squeaky Shoes: more fun shoes for toddlers and preschoolers
Tack-Tiles: fun Lego-type blocks with braille on them!
Uncle Goose Toys: braille alphabet blocks
Wikki Stix: waxy sticks which can be easily bent into shapes...great for tactile graphics, etc.
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