Question:

Where can a visually impaired or blind person find information and services?

Hacer frente a la ceguera: servicios e información sobre la ceguera

Si bien hay muchos sitios de referencia con información sobre la ceguera, los mejores sitios a utilizar son los sitios del gobierno y las organizaciones. La Biblioteca del Congreso tiene una lista de sitios con no sólo información sobre la ceguera, pero otros recursos para las personas ciegas y deficientes visuales, incluyendo:


  • Nacional de los sitios de consumo de estas organizaciones como American Fondo de Acción para Niños Ciegos y Adultos (AAF) y Consejo Americano de Ciegos (ACB). AAF ofrece boletines informativos y otros materiales sobre la ceguera y discapacidad visual, junto con libre calendarios Braille y libros Doble Visión en formato impreso y en braille. La ACB es una organización nacional que ayuda a los ciegos y deficientes visuales abogando por varias cuestiones, incluidos los derechos civiles, las oportunidades de educación, formación profesional, prestaciones de seguridad social, y salud y servicios sociales.


  • Las organizaciones que ofrecen servicios de lectura como la casa de impresión americana para la persiana (APH), Asociación Internacional de Audio Information Services (IAAIS), y la Biblioteca del Congreso. HPA es la fuente oficial? De textos educativos (primaria hasta la enseñanza secundaria) para los estudiantes que tienen problemas visuales en los Estados Unidos y sus territorios.? El IAAIS brinda un listado de programas de radio en línea servicios de lectura en los Estados Unidos, Toronto y Levin, Nueva Zelanda. los organismos de radiodifusión de Internet ofrecen transmisiones de audio de diarios y otros materiales impresos. La Biblioteca del Congreso administra un programa gratuito de biblioteca braille y libros grabados y revistas.

Estos son sólo algunos de los recursos de información y servicios para ciegos y deficientes visuales. También se incluyen las organizaciones profesionales nacionales, organizaciones que se centran sobre la infancia, organizaciones que se centran en Enfermedades de los ojos y lesiones, y las organizaciones que proporcionen asistencia financiera y otra asistencia.

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