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The purpose of the United States Braille Chess Association (USBCA) is to actively encourage and assist in the promotion and advancement of correspondence
and over-the-board chess among chess enthusiasts who are blind or visually impaired.
The United States Blind Golf Association is organized and operated for the purposes of benefiting blind and vision-impaired persons and promoting the public
good through programs that advance, and increase public awareness of golf among the blind and vision-impaired throughout the United States.
Discovery is dedicated to fostering self-sufficiency in blind and visually impaired children and adults by improving their mobility, confidence, independence,
and social skills through involvement in physical activities. Discovery addressed these goals by pioneering methods for teaching challenging sports to
people with little or no vision, by involving families and friends in these activities, and by promoting positive public awareness of visually impaired
individuals and their accomplishments.
IBSA is registered as a non-profit making, public interest body in Spain, and we are full members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), where
we are the legitimate representatives of sport for the blind.
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Nine Pin Bowling
Ten Pin Bowling
From our site you can download free accessible games and demo versions of programs for blinds and visually impaired people. You can play our sound games
without special software and hardware. We also have some adaptive programs for blind and visually impaired children. We hope this software will help your
kids in education.
All the games in the Blind gamers series are self-voicing, not requiring the use of your screen reader. They all use the Microsoft SAPI (Speech Applications
Programming Interface) TTS (Text-To-Speech) engine for the speech component, and for the sound effects, they use Microsoft's DirectX.
And best of all, they are all Freeware, with no nag screens, no adverts, no limitations of time or functionality.
VGZ Sound track is a free online sound streaming service.
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Beach Volleyball 3.0 multiplayer, online sport game
Funny bowling 3.0 multiplayer, online game with strategy and shooter features
Lords of the galaxy 3.0 multiplayer, online, accesible strategy
Super football version 3.0 multiplayer, online sport game
Galaxy ranger version 3.0 multiplayer, online, accesible strategy
Super tennis version 3.0 multiplayer, online sport game
The adaptive version of America's favorite pastime for the blind and visually impaired. This is your home to find information about the game of beep baseball,
so take a peek.
Welcome to RS Games. We specialize in the development of accessible games, products and software for the blind and visually impaired.
We believe that it is possible to create high-quality products with only volunteer work and an ad-supported business model, and thus all our products are
free of charge, to this date.
Welcome Accessible web games, the game arcade built for blind and partially sighted online game players.
Play our online blind games now free directly from your browser. All webgames on Gamevial Accessible were built exclusively and are available play now.
Accessible Online Games Gamevial accessible games use rich sounds, sound imagery, live speech, and in game audio, in game instructions and some pioneering
online sound techniques in game such as audio pan which allows us to place sound objects in both 2D and 3D game engines we have developed. Some of the
free games on this website will have you running about in 3D mazes and shooting the bad gufys.
Where you can find Jim Kitchen's free blind accessible speech friendly pc dos and windows games
AudioGames.net is a site dedicated to audio games (games based on sound) and blind-accessible games. Originally this site started out as a database of
audio games only, but due to the massive response of the blind community, we've broadened the scope of the website.
The whitestick.co.uk website is designed for ease of use and to offer guidance to any visually impaired web user
The Zone BBS offers you a place to meet new people, play games, and get away from the more stressful parts of life. The site includes games such as Anagram
Mania, Hangman, and Keno, message boards, Graffiti, and Quicknotes to talk to other users, private mail between members, user profiles, and much more.
All inPlay's mission is to bring people together through the simple joy of playing and interacting together as equals. All inPlay games provide a fun reason
for people to get together and this community provides all of us a fun, friendly place to socialize and interact.
Help the community grow by inviting a friend to All inPlay and you *AND* your friend can earn free gifts!
Whether you're a seasoned veteran of card games or just want to take a look and see what all the talk is about, you've come to the right place. We've built
the most feature rich set of online card games available for the blind, with the ability to set your own rules for your tables, invite friends for a private
game, set up home made tournament style play and a whole slew of other unique features. We've spent months designing a interface from the ground up to
make playing as easy and smooth as possible, and we're always taking user suggestions to make our games even better
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Accessible Twitter is an alternative to the Twitter.com website. It is designed to be easier to use and is optimized for disabled users.
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All links are keyboard accessible (and visual styling on focus as well as hover states).
DM, Favorite, Reply, Re-tweet, and Delete links are all visible by default.
Simple, consistent layout and navigation (and signed-in username always displayed).
Headings and page titles are implemented for optimal accessibility. This includes an H3 heading (for author screen name) added to tweets to assist with
screen reader users.
Ajax actions are concluded with an alert (JS or ARIA) that notifies the user of the result of the action.
Large default text size and high color contrast.
Text resizes many levels without breaking.
Access keys (keyboard shortcuts) to main menu items.
Looks great in all screen resolutions from 800-pixel width to 1600 and higher.
Forms and data tables are marked up for optimal accessibility.
Code is semantic, light, and adheres to best practices in Web Standards.
If a tweet is in response to another (and marked as such in the data), a clearer link is provided to the that tweet (not hidden). There's also a more obvious
link to the "permanent page" for the tweet.
ARIA is implemented including document landmark roles, alert roles, and live region for the dynamic character counter.
Skip-to-content link provided (once logged in).
Tested on all major browsers: IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome.
Enjoy courtesy, calm, and great conversation while creating comfort and camaraderie with class! Come and celebrate while making new friends, meeting up
with old ones, and developing new skills with classes, fun, and more! Again, welcome from all of us here at Out-of-Sight.net!
Where friendship and tolerance are key ingredients for fun and rewarding conversations.
We are a group of blind and visually impaired individuals who enjoy spending time learning, playing and chatting witheach other.
We are a community of vision impaired individuals, their friends and families. Although we primarily serve the visually impaired, anyone is most welcome
to join us.
The Courage Handi-Ham System provides tools for people with disabilities to learn Amateur Radio and technology skills, and to earn their Amateur Radio
Alter Aeon is a multi-player online game, where players can play with or against each other in a huge world filled with challenges. It is free to play,
and it isn't a crippled version designed to get you to buy something else later. All you need to start is a telnet client, a little bit of time, and a
little bit of patience.
Blink Nation, a brand-new, screen-reader-friendly social network specially tailored for blind users. We strive to make an environment that is feature rich
but clutter free. As you browse this site, you'll probably notice several, major differences from other, less organized webpages you've visited. For instance,
you'll notice we've replaced long lists of links with drop down menus and accompanying Go buttons. We've removed annoying images, so that you won't be
left in the dark on any useful information or tripping over useless decorations. We've marked distinct sections in the content so that you can quickly
navigate between headers. We've reduced the use of tables for clearity's sake. And we make a point to only use dynamic content that plays nicely with your
screen reader. Blink Nation is an on-going project to create new features and content for blind users. This site will continue to evolve and grow as our
If you don't yet have a profile on Blink Nation, register to join our online community for free!
If you are someone who can't read a printed book, or you know a person who has difficulty reading printed text, the Bookshare.org community is here to
Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers
in the United States by postage-free mail.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.
Brailleink is a non-prot organization dedicated to enhancing the experience of reading by providing materials with both print and braille in a unique,
easy-to-use format that encourages shared reading and promotes braille awareness. Our focus is on high-quality, popular childrens books.
Our books are used around the world by:
Children with visual impairments
Adult braille readers who want to share a book with a sighted child
Families, teachers and librarians as a fun, accessible example of braille for sighted children
Blind Mice Movie Vault DVS Audible Movies Welcom to the Blind Mice Movie Vault! The Mice have a collection of movies for you to download Free! The movies
are audio with description and are in mp3 format! The movies have been uploaded to SendSpace.com and are ready for download! Just enter on the movie name
and you will be directed to the download page for that movie at SendSpace.com!
Note: you must register first.
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The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development
of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.
Major parts of the site include:
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An index of thousands of online books freely readable on the Internet
Pointers to significant directories and archives of online texts
Special exhibits of particularly interesting classes of online books
Information on how readers can help support the growth of online books
This is the place to download talking books
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Downloadable Books and Magazines
Web-Braille is an Internet, web-based service that provides, in an electronic format, many braille books, some music scores, and all braille magazines
produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Rediscover your passion for reading...listen to an audio book today. At Simply Audiobooks, we believe both time and money are precious; it's the guiding
principle of our entire company.
We reformat books and other publications from smaller type into 18, 28, and 48 point extra large print type.
You can read the publications on a computer screen or print them out. When you print, they will be in large type.
You don't need any additional software; the large print publications can be read and printed with the free Adobe Reader you already have.
NewsworthyAudio brings you full length news articles, sent right to your iPod, mp3 player, or computer. You listen to the articles your want. The subjects
you choose. The entire article - not just a brief summary. Whenever you want - drive time, treadmill time, anytime!
. You can select the audio books you want to borrow from our catalog. We will then ship you the audio books you select, along with a return label and postage.
There is no fee for using the service; our costs are covered through donations.
Braille Bibles International believes that every blind individual that desires a Bible should have one. Further we believe that a Bible is a personal
item and one should have some choice in what version to receive. Braille Bibles International provides Braille Bibles free of charge to visually impaired
individuals. There are also other organizations that provide other versions of the Bible, please see the
Other Braille Bibles
Over 850 low-cost children's books in braille.
For 60 years, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a national nonprofit, volunteer organization, has been the leading producer of accessible educational
materials for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia that make reading standard print difficult or impossible. With titles available
in every subject area and grade level from kindergarten through graduate studies, RFB&Ds digitally recorded textbooks are effective learning tools for
students challenged by the printed page.
"The world's largest source for adapted educational and daily living products - since 1858."
LS&S has served the needs of the visually impaired and hard of hearing for over 27 years. In June 2001, LS&S experienced a new beginning and a new invigoration
of its operations, marketing, and customer service when we acquired the company from its founder. When Melissas father developed the wet-form of macular
degeneration, we realized how important a resource a company like this could be. Living with a family member with low vision and experiencing the related
SightConnection is the retail operation of Seattle-based Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted (CSBPS), a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit founded
in 1965. CSBPS works with individuals, families, and communities to restore, maintain and enhance the independence and well-being of people with impaired
vision, and specializes in working with age-related vision loss. SightConnection revenue helps support the broad range of programs provided by CSBPS.
NO PC REQUIRED!
Portable speech communications aid works without a PC. Creates a voice that instantly talks as you type. Works on speaker and telephone lines.
Amazability, Inc. offers the Adept1, a new form of voice-enabled universal assistant for those who have disabilities or are otherwise eyes or hands busy.
All applications have a common command language and have been developed to work with speech, typing, or both.
You may type or issue verbal commands to navigate and read virtually any type of book or document, access email, and browse the web. You may even type
shorthand abbreviations for commands to speed up your activity.
selection of bluetooth accessories and replacement batteries for cellular phones at discounted pricing.
Sendero Group - Developers of the first accessible GPS and talking map software. GPS products "Powered by Sendero" software provide access to detailed street
and business location information. The blind traveler can now be a co-pilot , not just a passive passenger in a car. He or she can keep the taxi driver
honest, enjoy hearing about the sites and businesses being passed and know independently when to get off the bus. Students can also chart custom routes
across campus or hikers can do the same in the woods.
EnableMart was founded over a decade ago to utilize the power of the web to make Assistive Technology easier to find and more affordable. EnableMart became
the catalyst to bring together consumers and manufacturers of Assistive Technology products.
Today EnableMart is the worldwide leader in Assistive Technology distribution with customers representing all 50 states and over 45 foreign countries.
EnableMart is the one stop solution for over 3,000 Assistive Technology devices from over 200 manufacturers. EnableMart excels at finding the right Assistive
Technology products to meet customers' needs.
Products for independent living and products designed to enhance your lifestyle simply by making your every-day tasks easier. Our products are well designed,
attractive and provide easy-to-use features. Great for seniors, busy parents and people with arthritis, limited vision or other physical challenges. The
company was founded in order to provide specialty products that work to people who need them in order to maintain their independence in their own home.
Quality and service are our priorities.
Products for independent living and products designed to enhance your lifestyle simply by making your every-day tasks easier. Look to Maxi-Aids when youre
in need of any special needs item.
Why shop anywhere but Blind Mice Mart? Purchases fund the Mouse Hole Scholarship Program and do not go into the pockets of the MICE! Your purchase goes
back to the blind community by funding scholarships for the visually impaired and sponsoring Cooking in the Dark!!
Here at The Braille Superstore, we're never standing still - we've always got a million exciting new product ideas on the go.
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independent living aids, inc. is the oldest privately-held, mail-order company in the United States of products for individuals who are visually impaired
or blind. Almost thirty years of providing essential aids with superb service has made us a trusted source of products for the blind and visually impaired.
Comfort solutions for persons who are blind or have low vision
Promotes Independent living
Thermostats that talk to you
Announces day, time, room temperature and temperature setting
Purchase the gift of quality hand crafted braille T-shirts. clothing with a secret braille message of your choosing on the front.
Our tactile messages are hand crafted using genuine Austrian crystals or metallic studs as braille dots.
We set each dot by hand, then heat set them onto your item, so there are no scratchy prongs on the inside.
Our garments are machine washable, and can be tumble dried in a cool dryer or hung up to dry.
We send to anywhere in the world and can also add messages to jackets, sweat shirts or other suggested items.
In 1996, we developed PrestoBraille, our industrial-strength signmaker, for 3M Corporation, and evolved ET, from the original Juliet. (It's faster with--at
40 characters--a narrower line). We created ET Speaks, our DoubleTalk-compatible speech. ET Speaks automatically vocalizes embosser commands, works with
screen-reading software to make your computer talk, and even plays audio files of all kinds of sounds in the popular WAV format, making Braille embossers
easier to use--and more fun--for people with all levels of computer experience. ET Speaks is now standard on BookMaker, Braille Express 100, Braille Express
150, Juliet Pro, Juliet Pro 60 and Romeo Pro 50. It's also an option for our single-sided desktop embosser, Thomas.
Braille Transcription, Braille Menus, Braille Documents, Custom Rubber Stamps, Trodat 'Printy', Trodat Store, Trodat Daters, printy, order online, IDEAL,
Embossing Seals, Notary Seals, Library Seals, Professional Seals, IDEAL Rubber Stamps.
The Perkins Products line of braille displays may be your best option for affordable and yet high quality refreshable braille. Use them with your Windows
We're excited to tell you about 2 new products we've brought onboard -- the BraillePen 12 and the BraillePen Slim. BraillePen 12 provides an awesome, easy,
efficient and affordable way to operate your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. With Apple's release of iOS 4.3 BraillePen Slim gained these capabilities too. The
BraillePens are little Bluetooth Braille keyboards. The BraillePen 12 also has a 12 cell Braille display and a joystick. You can use Braille commands or
the joystick to move forward or backward between icons, set rotor settings, open icons, press the Home key, etc. The Braille keyboard is used to write
text messages, emails, web addresses, notes... whatever you need to write. Your Braille writing is accurately translated to print as you go.
American Thermoform Corporation offers the latest high-tech and low-tech products in the Braille industry. Available products include:
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Braille embossing paper
Continuous form Braille paper
Tractor feed paper
Continous form labeling material
Label paper used in Perkins Braillers
Braille paper used in Perkins Braillers
Brailon paper for thermoform machines
The guiding purposes of National Braille Press are to promote the literacy of blind children through braille, and to provide access to information that
empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs.
Get the Icon Advantage. Listen to 1,000's of Books and Songs. Use Life-Managing Software Applications. The Icon from LevelStar is a pocket-sized all-in-one
device designed specifically for the visually impaired. It is like a PDA, yet so much more! With a comprehensive menu of pre-installed applications, 30GB
hard drive, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the Icon gives you true portability and easy access to the tools you need.
or Mac computer. The version 5 with Bluetooth works with iPod/iPad/iPhone and other Windows based portable devices.
SiRecognizer UMPC is the worlds first portable system able to recognise flat and solid objects.
A powerful UMPC as small as a palm allows information retrieval anytime and anywhere. The powerful software recognises any object regardless of its shape,
perspective or position.
A Pocket PC solution that makes all the benefits of a mainstream PDA accessible to blind and low vision users: Pocket Word, Internet Explorer, Windows
Media Player, and more - plus world-famous JAWS screen reading software built-in.
HumanWare's BrailleNote product line includes devices with Braille output (the BrailleNote family) and text to speech output only (the VoiceNote family).
Input options include a Braille (BrailleNote BT line) or QWERTY (BrailleNote QT line) keyboard.
Technology that scans and reads printed material to the blind is nothing new, but this personal reader is the first truly handheld device to do the job.
Combining a state-of-the-art digital camera with a powerful personal data assistant housed in a custom-designed, attractive case, the KurzweilNational
Federation of the Blind Reader puts the best available character recognition software together with text-to-speech conversion technology, all in the palm
of your hand.
MobilEyes The answer to portable reading, magnification, and multi-media access.
For those with visual impairment, everyday things like grocery shopping, eating out at a restaurant, browsing through a photo album, or reading mail and
important correspondence can be challenging albeit difficult.
Relying on an available friend, family member, or paid assistant with better vision is not always practical, or even desirable.
The ReadIt Wand is a portable USB camera that turns your PC or laptop into a feature rich reading and magnification system.
Connect the lightweight ReadIt Wand to your computer, place your print materials under the camera, and press Enter on your keyboard to begin. In just seconds,
the text is being read aloud to you with a life-like voice, in your chosen size, color and formatting.
Social Security Online - The Official Website of the Social Security Administration Public information Materials in alternative media
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
Welcome to GovBenefits.gov, where you can get information on over 1,000 assistance and benefit programs!
Disability related information and resources from the Federal Government
Need government help? Get official information on grants, loans, financial aid, and other benefits from the U.S. government
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure
your computer, and protect your personal information.
The FTC, the nation's consumer protection agency, works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace
and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. Consumers can file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues from
ftc.gov. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available
to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is responsible for implementing the Department's national strategies in combating computer
and intellectual property crimes worldwide. The Computer Crime Initiative is a comprehensive program designed to combat electronic penetrations, data thefts,
and cyberattacks on critical information systems. CCIPS prevents, investigates, and prosecutes computer crimes by working with other government agencies,
the private sector, academic institutions, and foreign counterparts. Section attorneys work to improve the domestic and international infrastructure-legal,
technological, and operational-to pursue network criminals most effectively. The Section's enforcement responsibilities against intellectual property crimes
are similarly multi-faceted. Intellectual Property (IP) has become one of the principal U.S. economic engines, and the nation is a target of choice for
thieves of material protected by copyright, trademark, or trade-secret designation. In pursuing all these goals, CCIPS attorneys regularly run complex
investigations, resolve unique legal and investigative issues raised by emerging computer and telecommunications technologies; litigate cases; provide
litigation support to other prosecutors; train federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel; comment on and propose legislation; and initiate and
participate in international efforts to combat computer and intellectual property crime.
A grand majority of people with disabilities today live in group homes, institutions, at home with their parents or nursing homes. The prospect of buying
a home is for many a great way of taking control of ones own lives and increasing the sense of freedom.
Being a homeowner not only means more sense of independence but also contributes to feeling of belonging. As a homebuyer you will become a significant
part of the community, as a neighbor, taxpayer and citizen.
Program Description: The purpose of the Business Enterprise Program is to provide opportunities for blind individuals to succeed as independent business
people. The program is part of the state vocational rehabilitation program for the blind. The programs goal is to increase employment opportunities
for blind citizens and to demonstrate their skills and
Business.gov - The Official Business Link to the U.S. Government Business Resources for Disabled People. Here you will find resources that help disabled
people start, grow and manage a small business.
NTI - Work-at-Home Online Jobs for Americans with Disabilities Apply for Jobs
. . . an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school with a 50-plus year legacy of providing the blind and visually impaired with superior Guiding
Eyes dogs, training, and lifetime support services.
Our family of professionals, volunteers and donors are all committed to giving our students the gift of greater personal freedom, independence and dignity
by providing them with the finest bred and trained guide dogs in the world.
The Seeing Eye,ฎ Inc., is the oldest existing dog guide school in the world. Twelve times a year, as many as 24 students at a time visit the Morristown,
N.J., campus to discover the exhilarating experience of traveling with a Seeing Eye dog.
Our students people who are blind or visually impaired come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing
Eye dog. They range in age from 16 to senior citizens, their home environments may be rural or urban, and they may be homemakers, volunteers, or judges.
But they all have this in common: They are motivated by a sense of independence and armed with the knowledge that Seeing Eye dogs will provide an extra
edge to attain success, however they may choose to define it.
We're immensely proud of the fact that so many people come to us from all across the United States and Canada. Many believe it's because we consistently
have the best success rate. Others, because we have the most comprehensive services available in North America. Some think it's because all our services
are free of charge.
The real reason is simpler than that. People come to us because we know that a guide dog/human team is about much more than "mobility."
We create a truly unique partnership between two beings. A collaboration that enhances the individual potential of each partner. Where the dog and the
person have better lives together than either would have apart.
Our unique program is equal parts match-making, intensive training, and lifetime support. Students have access to instructors, counselors and veterinarians,
a full-time nursing staff, a dedicated dormitory staff all of whom attend to students' needs in order to make their stay pleasant and enjoyable. Also,
unique among guide dog schools, we offer follow-up services to each graduate of our program at their home or place of business for the lifetime of their
guide dog partnership.