Blindness and Visually Impaired

West Virginia (WV) Resources

National Resources

  • American Association of the Deaf-Blind
    The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters.
  • American Foundation for the Blind
    Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
    Offer guide dogs and training free-of-charge to blind and visually impaired people throughout the US and Canada.
  • Blindness Basics for Employers
    A two-part video series that provides foundational knowledge about blindness and low vision, such as facts about the eye and vision, interacting with individuals with visual disabilities, and strategies and technology used by these individuals.
  • Inquiring Minds Video Series
    The Inquiring Minds Video Series features 13 short videos answering some of the questions employers might have when considering whether to hire an applicant with blindness or low vision, such as common barriers and solutions, legal considerations, and working with vocational rehabilitation.
  • Insite/VIISA program for the blind
    a home-based program for the families of visually impaired and visually impaired –multihandicapped infants and young children between the ages of birth and five eyars.
  • Kester Braille Reading and Numbers Program
    Kester Braille is a reading and numbers program for the sighted person to teach the beginning reader who is visually impaired. The program was written by Louise Johnson, a teacher with over 20 years of experience in the Special Education field.
  • Learning Ally
    A national nonprofit, volunteer organization with an accessible audiobook library for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia.
  • National Braille Press
    A nonprofit braille printer and publisher offering braille books, magazines, textbooks, tests, and embossing services.
  • National Federation of the Blind WV
    improves blind individuals lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
  • Seeing Hand Association
    Assisting all ages of visually impaired persons to receive the needed services for the individual and family to achieve quality of life.