Following are web sites members have found entertaining, informative, or useful.

Community Resources

The Washington Council of the blind (WCB)

www.wcbinfo.org

A nonprofit statewide consumer organization for the blind or visually impaired.

      

The American Council of the Blind (ACB)

www.acb.org

The nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people.

   

The South Sound VIP (visually impaired persons) Social Club

www.facebook.com/SSVIPCLUB

For more information, please e-mail: paige.meyerpeter@gmail.com

     

Organizations for the Visually Impaired

www.mdsupport.org/relsources/vis-imp.htm

A list of blindness related organizations from Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere.
 

The Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)

www.watap.org/

Providing Assistive Technology resources and expertise to all Washingtonians with disabilities to aid in making decisions and obtaining the technology and related services needed for employment, education and independent living.
 

Washington Access Fund

www.washingtonaccessfund.org/

Washington Access Fund provides low-interest loans and other financing services to help individuals with disabilities obtain the technologies and business equipment needed to live independently and to succeed at school, at work, at play and in the community.
 

The UW Center for Technology and Disability Studies (UWCTDS)

www.uwctds.washington.edu

Technology can increase access to education, community and employment for people with disabilities. The UW Center for Technology and Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on research, education, advocacy and informatics related to assistive technology and accessible information systems.

 

The Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB)

www.wssb.org/

A Washington State agency providing quality services to blind and visually impaired students since 1886.
 

SightConnection

www.sightconnection.org/

Enhancing the ability of people with vision loss to lead active, independent lives. Formerly Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted.
 

Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL)

www.wtbbl.org/

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library provides a free public library service which includes easy access to the informational and recreational reading materials needed by individuals in the State of Washington who are unable to read standard print material.

    

Department of Services for the Blind

www.dsb.wa.gov/

Find resources and support for families and friends of people who are blind or have low vision.

    

Drugstore.com

www.drugstore.com

Shop for prescription drugs, health & beauty, green & natural, pet products, food & gourmet, toys & games and more at drugstore.com. "I've found drugstore.com to be helpful. I like the fact that I can read package information. I've bought all kinds of stuff from them include a shaver and a vacuum cleaner just to name two." — CCCB member recommendation.

 

Family Connect

http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.aspx

An excellent resource for parents of visually impaired or blind children to seek information and find support from other families.

      


Following are videos that can help teach people that are sighted how to properly assist people with low vision or who are blind to travel in unfamiliar environments with SIGHTED GUIDE TECHNIQUES:

               

WSSB Sighted Guide Technique

                         

Vision Aware Sighted Guide Technique   

                

CNIB Sighted Guide Techniques