A short article giving some of the most helpful websites aimed at visually impaired users in the state of Georgia.
Okay, well recently I started chatting to someone in Georgia, who has been blind since birth. I have done a lot of work within the visually impaired community over the past few years, and during that time I built up a directory of websites that are useful to people across the world.
So I thought I would start making these websites more well known to give people within the visually impaired community a centrallised place for everyone to be able to access. (This resource is not only designed for the visually impaired members of our community, but also for the people tht provide their care and support.)
One thing that I would first like to clear up is the defination of being visually impaired and blind. There is a big difference between the two.
Being blind is to be medically seen to have lost all useful sight. Being visually impaired means anything between normal vision and blindness. Either one can be caused by a myrid of different things, and provide many different problems within daily life. Students with this condition normally are effectively ignored in the modern education system as it can be very difficult to tell what additional needs a visually impaired/blind student will need.
Anyway, how I have cleared that up, to my list of resources for people with visual impairments or long term blindness.
http://www.georgiacounciloftheblind.org – Georgia Council of the Blind – this organisation is entirely voluntry, and seems to be quite good in providing support and encouragement to all members of the community. They are associated with the American Council for the Blind, who’s main aim is to provide a national forum for the blind, improviding recognition within education, and broading all opportunities available to blind and visually impaired users.
http://www.glcb.org – The Georgia Lion’s Camp for the Blind – The guys that run this place really are very noble. The camp aims to enrich the lives of a visually impaired or blind person in as many ways as are possible. They are equipped to deal with all ages, from children, right up to adults.
http://www.gabmacon.org – Georgia Academy for the Blind – The Georgia academy for the blind is an excellent educational institution providing support for carers, families, and individuals who are effectived by either visual impairment or blindness.
These three websites are the ones I have singled out for special mention, as I feel that they are the best websites available to residents of Georgia when it comes to obtaining help and advice for visual impairment and blindness.