Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Aid for the Blind:
Not-for-profit organisation that provides accommodation and services for people who are blind or vision impaired in Queensland, Australia. Operates a Computer Club for preschool children with vision impairment or blindness.
Albinism Fellowship of Australia:
non-profit organisation providing support, education and fellowship to those with albinism, parents of children with albinism as well as their families and friends.
Australian Braille Authority (ABA):
. Oversees the development and maintenance of Braille codes and specifications used in Australia, acts as a braille accreditation body, and promotes braille as the primary literacy medium for people who are blind, deafblind, or have severe vision impairment.
Australian Paralympic Committee:
Helps Australian athletes with a physical, vision or intellectual disability participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games through partnerships with governments, business, sporting bodies and the community.
The Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ (BLENNZ) is a school that is made up of a national network of educational services for children and young people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision in New Zealand.
Dog Guide Handlers Australia (DGHA):
National association which provides peer support, advocacy and information for Australians who are blind or vision impaired, and who are dog guide handlers. DGHA is not affiliated with any dog guide school.
Videos, personal stories, and an online community for parents of children with vision impairments that can offer tips and support from other parents of children who are blind or vision impaired. (US).
Guide Dogs Queensland:
Provide services which reduce the disadvantage of vision impairment, including Special Education programs for vision impaired or blind children from a very young age.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT:
provides a variety of supports to people who are blind or vision impaired that increase independence, minimise the impact of vision loss and build confidence for further education, employment and social participation - as well as Guide Dog training.
Guide Dogs SA.NT:
Provide a range of services for people with vision impairment and/or hearing loss, Guide Dogs and Autism Assistance dogs. South Australia and Northern Territory.
Guide Dogs Victoria:
work to ensure people with low vision or blindness are active and involved members of the community. This is done by teaching practical skills to help children and adults reach their personal potential: regardless of when or how they became affected by low vision or blindness.
Provider of special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty (UK).
Insight Education Centre for the Blind and Vision Impaired:
Centre of Excellence and Specialist Primary School with professionals who are trained in educating students who are blind or have low vision. Insight offers a broad range of primary and secondary educational services including an educational needs assessment (available for all students who are blind or have low vision across Victoria).
Low Vision Online:
A really good self teach web site and information source in non techno/medico jargon
Group of professionals dedicated to extending knowledge, understanding and best practice in the education of children and young people with Multiple Disabilities and a Visual Impairment (MDVI) regardless of educational placement. 2003-2006 Socrates Education and Culture programme (EU).
NV Access: Non-profit organisation (Australia) with vision that access to technology should not incur an extra cost for blind and vision impaired users. Their open source NVDA screen reader can be downloaded for free from their website.
RIDBC Renwick Centre is a centre for research and professional studies in the field of education of children with sensory disabilities. Conferences, seminars and workshops available for teachers, therapists, professionals, and others who work with children with sensory impairments. Online learning programs including interactive lectures, audio and video resources etc.
Aims to provide information and the opportunity of support to persons and families affected by Retinitis Pigmentosa and other retinal dystrophies.
Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania:
Provides a broad range of low vision services for people with varying degrees of vision, including total blindness.
Quantum Reading Learning Vision: Australian provider of assistive technology products that can support people who have a print disability (Low Vision, Blindness, and Learning Disability) in the classroom, at home, or workplace.
Queensland Braille Writing Association:
QBWA is a voluntary association of people specialising in tactual literacy. QBWA produces books and other resources in braille for children and adults, students of all ages, organisations and government departments. Also a free lending library of braille and moon books, and braille tutoring services.
Queensland Narrating Service:
QNS produces audio materials for people who have print disabilities. QNS produces materials in audio format on demand, on request from individuals, or from educational institutions, government departments, community organisations, and blindness agencies. QNS also supplies public and state libraries throughout Australia with audiobooks.
Tactile Vision Graphics:
Company which produces Braille and tactile graphics, for children and adults with vision impairment. Books, tactile colouring books and fun Braille resources, as well as maps and greeting cards. They also are the Canadian representative for Typhlo and Tactus, the international tactile children's book competition.
UK Association for Accessible Formats: UKAAF is the industry association whose vision is a world in which blind and partially sighted people and other print-disabled people receive quality accessible formats which meet their reading needs. Members include individuals and organisations with an interest in the provision of quality accessible formats such as transcribers, service providers, educators, researchers, print services, publishers and end-users.
UsherKids Australia :
Website for families of children with Usher syndrome in Australia. Usher syndrome is a rare genetic condition characterised by hearing loss or deafness, the progressive loss of vision and in some cases, vestibular dysfunction. Also a valuable resource for clinicians and support services.
VI family network:
Home to the Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register (ACVIR), and the online support network for families and children participating in the Register. The network offers families the chance to connect with one another, access a range of resources on vision impairment, and find out where to get help.
Visability - Guide Dogs WA:
Formerly Association for the Blind WA. Provide direct, individualised and group-based services to clients ranging from newborn babies to seniors in their nineties and their families and carers. Western Australia.
National organisation providing a wide range of services to people who are blind or vision impaired in Australia