We are no strangers to low vision assistance as we’ve received help for our son’s vision since he was 3 months old. Without early intervention he would not have come as far as he has and we would not have known how we should have been helping him.
It can be daunting to begin with but there are wonderful organisations out there with the expertise and the kindness to help you and your child. I know because we have been lucky enough to have been beneficiaries ourselves.
If you care for someone with low vision, here are a list of low vision organisations and resources to help you, help them.
Low Vision Organisations
Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children (RIDBC)
Guide Dogs Australia
Orientation & Mobility Association of Australasia (OMAA)
Royal Society for the Blind (RSB)
Vision Impairment Family Network
American Foundation for the Blind
Perkins School for the Blind
Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Low Vision Resources
Australian Braille Authority
Independent Living Centres Australia
UEB Online – Braille Training for Sighted Learners
Living Well with Low Vision
Resources for Low Vision Travellers
If you wish to find out more about low vision services, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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