EDUCATIONAL VISION SERVICES
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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES

American Council of the Blind (ACB) - Acts as a national information clearinghouse. Provides information and referral; legal assistance and representation, scholarships, leadership and legislative training.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) - Works to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve equality of access and opportunity that will ensure freedom of choice in their lives through specialized programs, advocacy, public education, research and information dissemination.

Helen Keller Services for the Blind - Provides services that enable persons of all ages who are visually impaired, blind or deaf-blind to lead as independent a life as possible.

National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) - Parents organization providing support and advocacy for families of children who are visually impaired.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) - Works to improve social and economic conditions of blind persons. Provides evaluations of present programs and assistance in establishing new ones. Grants scholarships to blind persons.

The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision - An agency working to prevent or alleviate the vocational, economic, and personal effects of blindness and severe visual impairment.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind

These links are provided for reference only and appearance on this page does not constitute any endorsement by Educational Vision Services or the New York City Department of Education. If you have any sites to recommend for this page, please email the information to EVS at info@edvisionservices.org.

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