Vision/Orientation and Mobility Resources

This webpage is designed to assist people in accessing other websites related to education and support services for the persons who are blind or visually impaired and their families.

Personnel Who Work with Children Who are Visually Impaired

Common Vision Terms and Their Definitions

Childhood Visual Impairments and Their Family Support Groups

  • Albinism
  • Amblyopia
  • Charge Syndrome
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Coloboma
  • Cortical Visual Impairment
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration (Stargardt’s)
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Strabismus

Resources for Teachers of the Visually Impaired

  • Functional Vision and Learning Media Assessments
  • Educational Adaptations
  • Assistive Technology

Resources for Preschool Teachers, Therapists and Families

  • Educational/Recreational Toys and Activities
  • Articles about Raising a Child with Visual Impairment
  • Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Tools

Orientation and Mobility

Government and Private Agencies and Resources for Persons with Visual Impairments and Their Families

  • Federal Government Agencies
  • State Government Agencies
  • Private Agencies
  • Family Support Organizations