Blindness and Vision Impairment

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BLINDNESS AND VISION IMPAIRMENT

Aira App
Connects blind and visually impaired people to highly trained, remotely-located agents. Through a smartphone or optional Horizon Smart Glasses, the app delivers instant auditory access to visual information at the touch of a button.
800-835-1934
www.aira.io

American Foundation for the Blind
Resources for those living with blindness or visual impairment.
800-232-5463
www.afb.org

Blind Community Connect Center of San Diego
Resources, support, and recreational opportunities for blind and visually impaired adults and children.
1805 Upas St.,
SD, 92103
619-298-5021
www.bccsd.org

Braille Institute (San Diego Braille Institute Regional Sight Center)
Resources, programs and social opportunities for individuals with blindness or visual impairment.
4555 Executive Dr.,
SD, 92121
858-452-1111
www.brailleinstitute.org/sandiego

Learning Ally
(See listing under Dyslexia)

National Braille Challenge (Braille Institute)
A Braille “spelling bee” for blind students, testing spelling, comprehension, speed, accuracy and chart reading. Children can win cash and adaptive equipment.
Los Angeles, CA
323-663-1111; 800-BRAILLE
www.brailleinstitute.org

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Free library program of Braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the U.S. by postage-free mail.
888-657-7323
www.loc.gov/nls

San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Vision rehabilitation services including assistive tech, counseling, education, advocacy, and facility assessment.
5922 El Cajon Blvd.,
SD, 92115
619-583-1542

1385 Bonair Rd.
Vista, 92084
760-758-5956
www.sdcb.org

The Vision of Children Foundation
Through ongoing research provides resources, tools and support to visually impaired individuals and their families.
12555 High Bluff Dr. #330
SD, 92130
858-314-7916
www.visionofchildren.org

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