Tools to Help Blind People

Blind and visually impaired people are not alone in society. Many tools exist to help them in different ways. Indeed, there are websites that were created to help blind and visually impaired people, to support families and to give information on how to help these people.

The American Foundation for the Blind’s website can help blind and visually impaired people to find a job, to learn the braille and to learn more about the technology they can use, like the fact they can use screen readers for their computers and keyboards written in braille. Members of family or friends can also use this website to know how to help an elderly blind or visually impaired person or a child. This website also created the FamilyConnect, which is a website where parents with a blind child can exchange with other parents experiencing the same situation. There are also experts on this website that give them resources in their area and inform them on many things they need to know as parents. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, 87% of parents say that using this website help them to feel less isolated from the rest of the world because they know they are not alone. This foundation created other websites, like the CareerConnect.

The National Federation of the Blind’s website is another great tool for the integration of blind people in society. Indeed, it offers many programs for children, adults and old people. For example, there is the program Braille Readers are leaders, which is a program that help blind and visually impaired children to learn the braille.

The Internet is abounding in websites that help blind and visually impaired people to integrate in society. These are just a few examples. If you want, you can give money to the American Foundation for the Blind and National Federation of the Blind to allow these websites to continue to help blind and visually impaired people.

Catherine Lasnier

Works Cited:

  • 1. "Living with Vision Loss." American Foundation for the Blind. Np, nd. Web. 28 April 2015.
  • 2. "Resources." National Federation of the Blind. Np, nd. Web. 28 April 2015.
  • 3. "Browse by Age: Age Related-Resources for Families of Blind Children." FamilyConnect. American Foundation for the Blind, nd. Web. 28 April 2015.

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