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Disability Specific Resources: Visual Disability

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Information: Visual Disability
[Updated December 31, 2009] © Copyright 2009 New Horizons Un-Limited Inc.

This information guide is written by New Horizons Un-Limited. The guide provides information about this disability including Definition, Types, Causes, Characteristics, and Statistics. We envision a world with the inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities in our communities, our workplaces and our lives so we also include information on Awareness, Viewpoint, Needs and Solutions, Therapy and Rehabilitation, On-line Discussion Forum, and where to go on the Internet to Learn More.

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Links to Publications by Others

New SignBraille Bug

This is a guide for kids by the American Foundation for the Blind. This is a fairly comprehensive site about Braille and would be helpful to people of all ages under the What is Braille? link.

New Sign Guide for Individuals with Vision Impairments

Scroll down to the VISION button. A guide from Microsoft on how to use the computer with Microsoft software and operating systems for individuals with vision difficulties, impairments including low vision and color blindness, and blindness. "There are many options for individuals with vision difficulties to modify their computer displays and appearance to make them easier to see, or, alternatively, to receive information through sound or touch. Those who are blind cannot use a computer monitor but have the option to receive information from their computers through hearing or touch using assistive technology such as screen readers and Braille displays." This guide will help you adjust your computer displays and also offers links to information and companies on assistive technology.

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New Sign Learn Braille on the Internet for Free

March 31, 2008. This article is on the Macular Degeneration Support Canada website, an on-line resource which provides a guide to several free Internet workshops on learning Braille.

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