Here you will find a collection of online resources of interest to blind and visually impaired travelers and professionals. Things evolve rapidly on the internet, so if you find a link that does not work, please let us know here. We are happy to make this a comprehensive list, please let us know if you know an organization that should be on our resources list.
American Foundation for the Blind, AFB advocates for better policies that promote accessibility, equity, and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired. Join us in creating a culture of inclusion at work, at school, and in our communities. They also offer a lot of services and community for the visually impaired.
The ACB (American Council for the Blind) is a national organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals whose purpose is to work toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
Hadley School for the Blind – Promotes independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers. Hadley offer a lot of great community resources and have a Travel Talk program every week.
Helen Keller National Center – The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice.
National Eye Institute Conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.
VisionAware – If you or someone you know is losing their vision, Vision Aware has a ton of great resources on navigating your diagnosis, retraining and beyond.
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Supports professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments, offering professional development opportunities, publications, and public advocacy.
American Printing house for the Blind is the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities.
Produced by the U.S. Department of State, this article offers advice on what you need to do before you travel, how to travel with service animals, and what medical considerations you need to make. You can also find information on the destination you’re traveling to and what they have in place for impaired travelers.
Society for the Blind – this article contains tips and tricks for traveling while blind or visually impaired.
An article from MUSHA, Mobility international USA with basic tips and tricks when traveling visually impaired.