ERIC Number: ED456850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Advocacy Organizations. Reference Circular No. 01-01.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
The organizations listed in this reference circular provide a variety of direct services to persons who are blind and visually impaired, including advocacy and advisory services, information and referral, counseling and employment programs, assistive devices, and publications in special format. Many of the organizations also offer guidance to families of persons with visual impairments and training for professionals, and many publish journals, brochures, newsletters, and catalogs. The major publications are specified. The first section lists national organizations alphabetically with an annotation that describes the services provided. The second section lists organizations on specific eye diseases and eye injuries, and the third section lists international organizations. The fourth section includes publications that list the names of organizations that serve persons in the United States and other countries who are blind or visually impaired, organizations with tactile map collections, producers and distributors of braille and large-print reading materials and assistive devices for reading, and Web sites with links to online resources. The last section lists state agencies that administer public programs in special education and rehabilitation services. (AEF)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Blindness, Braille, Counseling, Employment Programs, Individual Needs, Information Services, Information Sources, Organizations (Groups), Publications, Reference Materials, Visual Impairments
Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542. Web site: http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/blindorg2001.html.
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.
Note: For the 1996 version, see ED 392 457.