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Many students struggle to find resources they will need in high school or college. Below we have solved this problem, at least a little, by providing resources every parent, student, or teacher can benefit from. If you know of a resource we do not have listed contact us!
The companies and websites listed in these categories do not imply any recommendations by the National Alliance of Blind Students or its affiliates. All trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.
The following are companies who make and develop technology for blind and visually impaired students.
Accessible Formats Guide - Produced by the American Council of the Blind, this is a guide to Making Documents Accessible to People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.
Telesensory - Telesensory manufactures video magnifiers (CCTVs), free standing scanners that convert text into voice output (OCR) and screen magnification products for the blind and visually impaired.
Driver License Over 25 for Texas - Having a Texas Teen Driving Safety Course that you can take online allows you much more freedom than other ones do and it is a part of Florida drivers license test requirements. Since you don’t have an instructor telling you what is FL learners permit requirements, you can make your own study schedule that works for you. This way you never have to compromise anything else for it. You get to work at a pace that is comfortable for you and you can do it whenever you want.
GW Micro- Makers of Window-Eyes screen reading software.
Ai Squared - Makers of ZoomText magnification, and magnification with speech.
Kurzweil Educational Systems - Assistive Technology Software for those with learning disabilities or who are blind or visually impaired.
ALVA Access Group - AAG resells adaptive software and its own hand held organizer.
Duxbury Systems - Braille translation software.
Enabling Technologies - Sells the Romeo and Juliet braille printers among other items.
Pulse Data International - Makers of the BrailleNote and BrailleNote PK among other items.
RC Systems - They manufacture Doubletalk speech synthesizers.
Online Magazines and Newsletters
The following is a listing of online magazines and newsletters you may find of interest as a blind student, parent or teacher.
The Braille Forum - The official magazine of the American Council of the Blind.
AccessWorld® - A cutting-edge online magazine on technology and visual impairment.
AFB Press Online Catalog - The AFB online catalog of books and publications.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) - The premiere journal of record on blindness and visual impairment in the world.
Ragged Edge Magazine - Reporting on issues effecting people with disabilities.
Bazyn Communications - Helping people to realize their full potential; advice on resumes & skills, setting goals, projecting an image, and more.
Resources for finding a job, writing a resume and making your workplace accessible.
USA Jobs - The federal governments official jobs site.
How to write a masterpiece of a resume - Resume writing guide put out by the rockport institute.
Bender Consulting Services - Helping employers higher people with disabilities and helping people with disabilities get employed.
ACB Jobs Bank - Jobs bank published by the American Council of the Blind.
Links for finding financial aid.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - Online application for federal student aid.
Fastweb - Free online database of over 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion.
FinAid - This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
Financial Aid Channel - Sponsored by Peterson's Education.
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