Blindness is one of the most, if not the most, misunderstood type of disability. The general masses have their own pre-conceived notions about the blind people that they firmly believe to be true without even getting in touch with a blind person. The National Federation of the Blind defends the rights of blind people of all ages and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more. Good news is that they have affiliates in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Most major cities and many smaller communities have a local chapter. Their advocacy and legal work focuses on access to information, education, high-stakes testing, parental rights, and even employment. For more information about their legal program visit their official site, here.
American Printing House for the Blind, visually impaired individuals promotes different career sectors as people without visual impairments. People with visual impairments generally know what resources and adaptations they need to make them successful in the workplace. There are various resources available to help visually impaired individuals learn about these accommodations as well. The organization called WE CAPABLE works with individuals as well. Para Guide is an organization that has trained 225+ volunteers to help guide blind athletes. Sign up for their newsletter at www.paraguide.org because everyone is welcome to join! Follow on Facebook: PARA GUIDE. On Instagram: para_guide, or follow on Twitter @para_guide, LinkedIn at Para Guide and TikTok @paraguide. Almost every state has organizations that help people who are blind and visually impaired. Some are operated by the government while others may be privately funded and operated.