Suggested Links

American Foundation for the Blind (link is external)

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. AFB’s award-winning programs directly address the most pressing needs of people with vision loss and their families.

AER Ohio (link is external)

The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Ohio’s (AERO) purpose is to render all possible assistance to the promotion, development, and improvement of all phases of education, rehabilitation, and other vital human services to blind and visually impaired persons of all ages (link is external) is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. This is a direct link to resources for visual impairments.

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (link is external)

The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) is a not-for-profit organization providing counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to persons who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired. CABVI serves residents of Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio; and Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky.

Cleveland Sight Center (link is external)

“Our mission: “To enable people with visual impairments to reach their full potential while, at the same time, creating a better understanding and acceptance of visual impairment across the community.”

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (link is external)

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes independence and fosters the highest quality of life for people with visual impairments through employment and comprehensive rehabilitation services including: training and support for independent living, orientation and mobility instruction, vocational training, job placement, counseling, recreation, and youth services.”

Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) (link is external)

Our priorities are based on equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living and economic self-sufficiency.
We work to make community integration a reality for Ohioans with disabilities.

We enforce laws requiring community integration, access, reasonable accommodations and free appropriate public education.
Our mission is to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of Ohioans with disabilities.

Frogtown Low Vision Support Group (link is external)

The overall purpose of this group is to provide each member with a sense of EMPOWERMENT. We hope that each member will leave with a greater sense of independence and understanding of their vision loss and its impact on their life.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) (link is external)

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. You may also be interested in checking out the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (link is external) (BARD) service.

Newsreel Magazine (link is external)

Newsreel Magazine by and for the Blind is a unique monthly interactive audio magazine produced in the voices of its blind or visually impaired subscribers. Each issue of Newsreel Magazine contains 50 to 60 articles (approximately three hours) of fascinating content and is available in digital MP3 format, 4-track cassette or on a digital cartidge compatible with The National Library Service’s (NLS) book players.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (link is external)

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence.

Pilot Dogs, Inc. (link is external)

A guide dog school in Columbus, Ohio

Pilot Dogs Alumni (link is external)

An organization of alumni from the dog guide school

Rx For Ohio (link is external)

Rx For Ohio provides an efficient, easy and quick way to search through more than 300 assistance programs that provide more than 1,400 medicines for free
or at deeply discounted prices. Ohioans may access Rx for Ohio through the link above.

TUKANDU Cycling Club – Where “Two Can Do” (link is external)

This is a 501(C)(3) organization in the Greater Cincinnati area established to enable blind and visually impaired people to enjoy cycling on tandem bicycles.
TUKANDU holds cycling events every second or third Saturday morning on the Little Miami Scenic Trail starting at 9:00 A.M. from Nisbet Park in Loveland, Ohio.

Visually impaired and fully sighted people partner on TUKANDU tandem bicycles to enjoy the group camaraderie and the challenge of cycling. All are invited, sighted and visually impaired cyclists alike, to join in TUKANDU events held during April through October.

Universal Vision Technology (link is external)

Universal Vision Technology is a manufacturer authorized, high quality service dealer of assistive technology serving individuals with special needs since 1988. The products and support we offer enable people of all ages to become more independent, productive and successful in their respective endeavors whether it be at home, work, school or play.

Choroideremia Research Foundation (link is external)

Choroideremia (CHM) is a rare inherited disorder that causes progressive vision loss, ultimately leading to blindness.

The ID YOUR IRD gene testing initiative (link is external)

The ID YOUR IRD gene testing initiative (for U.S. residents only) is designed to provide access to genetic testing for eligible people with certain inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) at no cost. This genetic test may offer insight into the underlying cause of vision impairment through the analysis of blood or saliva samples.