ERIC Number: ED392457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Advocacy Organizations. Reference Circular No. 96-01.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
This reference circular lists organizations that provide a variety of direct services to persons who are blind and visually impaired, including advocacy and advisory services, information and consultation, counseling and employment programs, assistive devices, and publications in special format. Many of the organizations offer guidance to families of persons with visual impairments and training for professionals. In addition, many publish journals, monographs, catalogs, and pamphlets; the major publications are specified. The first section lists national organizations alphabetically with an annotation that describes the services provided, and the second section lists international organizations. The third section includes publications that list the names of organizations that serve persons who are blind or visually impaired in the United States and in other countries, organizations that have tactile map collections, and producers and distributors of braille and large-print reading materials and assistive devices for reading. The last section lists state-level agencies that administer public programs providing rehabilitation services and special education. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.