This list of resources is provided as a courtesy to patients, colleagues and site visitors to this website. Please contact Susan if a link is broken or needs updated.
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
The ACB 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.
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
The AFB removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
The world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
Provides detailed information on accessibility features on Apple products.
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Drives research that will provide prevention, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Atlanta Regional Commission | Aging Resources
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region’s older population.
Center for the Visually Impaired
CVI is Georgia’s largest comprehensive, fully accredited private facility providing rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired.
Credit-Able is Georgia’s alternative financing program for assistive technology. It provides guarantees to enable loans for assistive technology and home and vehicle modifications.
Diabetes Association of Atlanta
A nonprofit agency in Atlanta that addresses the needs of people affected with diabetes through screening, quality comprehensive self-management education courses and medical assistance.
Georgia Division of Aging Services
Administers a statewide system of services for senior citizens, their families and caregivers.
Georgia Library for Accessible Services (GLASS)
Through the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Georgians have access to a free national library program that offers books and magazines on cassette tape and in Braille.
Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation
The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation provides vision and hearing services through education, detection, prevention and treatment.
Georgia Radio Reading Service
A nonprofit closed circuit radio station whose mission is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually impaired or has difficulty with access to the printed word by broadcasting current information via sub channel radio transmission and streaming on the internet.
Georgia Tools for Life
Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program, is dedicated to increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play independently and with greater freedom in communities of their choice.
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Operates five integrated and interdependent programs that help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment.
The Georgia National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program that provides communications technology free of charge to low-income people of all ages who have combined vision and hearing loss.
Jewish Family & Career Services
Provides counseling and career supports, and services for older adults. Serves thousands of individuals annually regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay.
Enables schools to support their struggling readers and build a strong foundation for independent, engaged learners who are empowered to achieve socially, emotionally and academically.
Accessibility features in Microsoft products.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
Prevent Blindness Georgia
Their vision is to preserve a lifetime of sight for all Georgians especially children, seniors, and those without access to eye care through vision screenings, eye exams, and education.
Sight Savers America
Programs to help children receive routine eye care and attend eye clinics, low vision clinics, and in home delivery of vision aids and training on how to use them – at no cost to low income children.
VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
If you’re a veteran or active duty Serviceman who is blind or visually impaired, you may be able to get advanced vision care and rehabilitation services through the VA to help you live an independent life.
Vision Rehabiliation Services of Georgia (VRS)
A non-profit agency that assists individuals who are blind or visually impaired so they may function independently.
Offers life changing support for adults with vision loss. An easy to use informational website for adults with vision loss, their families,caregivers, healthcare providers and social service professionals.