Blindness

Blindness

Able South Carolina
This consumer controlled, non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living serves counties in the Midlands and Upstate regions. There is information about local support groups on the Web site.
http://www.able-sc.org/
Association for the Blind
(Trident United Way)
http://www.abvisc.org
Located in Charleston, this association supports citizens of the Tri-county area who are blind or visually impaired.
Address:
1071 Morrison Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 723-6915
Fax: (843) 577-4312
Blindness
(Nemours Foundation)
This Web page is geared toward kids. The article describes what it is like to have a visual impairment.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/sight/visual_impaired.html
National Federation of the Blind
This is a membership organization of blind persons. It provides advocacy and support for the blind. The site provides public education, information, and referral for services, appliances, and assistance. Several services, such as newspapers by telephone and Braille programs can be subscribed to from the site.
https://nfb.org/
SC Assistive Technology Project
(The University of South Carolina Center for Disability Resources)
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Project (SCATP) is a federally funded project concerned with getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community. Read about types of assistive technology and how it is used. Look at AT Funding to learn how to qualify. The site also offers training opportunities for health and social service professionals. Examples of assistive technologies include modified eating utensils, page turners, dressing aids; devices that help with speech or hearing; mobility aids like wheelchairs, scooters, walkers; computer access aids like touch screens, modified keyboards, and much more.
http://www.sc.edu/scatp/
South Carolina Commission for the Blind
This agency provides free services to blind and severely visually impaired individuals. Select District Offices to find the contact information for the office nearest you.
http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/
South Carolina School for the Deaf & the Blind
(SC Department of Education)
The school provides services statewide to deaf, blind, or sensory multidisabled individuals of all ages. Select About SCSDB for an overview of their various services.
http://www.scsdb.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
This Web site describes the process of obtaining a guide dog. There is also information for and about puppy raisers.
http://www.guidedogs.org/
Talking Book Services for People with Disabilities
(SC State Library)
The library loans recorded books and magazines, descriptive videotapes, Braille books, and large print books. To use the library, you must complete an application and mail it to the library. The application form is available on the web site.
http://sctalkingbook.org/
Vision Disorders and Blindness
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/visionimpairmentandblindness.html
Visual Impairment
(Nemours Foundation)
This Web page is geared toward teens. It gives an introduction to visual impairments. The article describes possible causes and gives examples of eye tests used.
http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/sight/visual_impairment.html
Visual Impairments
(National Information Center for Youth and Children with Disabilities)
This fact sheet provides an introduction to visual impairments and the contact information for relevant organizations.
http://nichcy.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/fs13.pdf
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Visually Impaired Veterans of America, South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter
This is an advocacy and support group for visually impaired Veterans. The Web site provides information about the organization, its meetings and events. An application form is also available.
http://www.acb.org/southcarolina/Publish/mission.htm

Last Modified: Friday November 02, 2012 3:20 PM