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Blindness Resources


Directions for me
Directions provides the information that’s on consumer packages or labels in a simple online format for anyone who has trouble reading the small print including people who are blind or visually impaired. This site provides a consistent, quality source of complete packaging information for everything from preparation or cooking instructions to ingredient lists to Nutrition and Drug Facts labels for many common grocery, health and beauty and general merchandise products. In addition, it also provides, potentially life-saving, allergy and drug interaction warnings.

Horizons for the Blind
25 Erick St., A103
Crystal Lake, IL. 60014-4

Phone: (800) 318-2000

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS)
The Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) is a network of libraries and resources dedicated to providing accessible library materials and services to individuals with print disabilities in Georgia. GLASS is a part of the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) and operates as a specialized library service for individuals who are unable to read standard print due to visual impairments, physical disabilities, or learning disabilities. GLASS offers a wide range of accessible library materials, including audio books, braille books, large print books, and digital downloads, to eligible patrons throughout the state of Georgia. These materials can be accessed through various formats and technologies, including digital audio players, braille displays, and online platforms, ensuring that individuals with print disabilities have equitable access to information and literature. In addition to providing accessible materials, GLASS offers support services such as reader advisory services, assistive technology training, and outreach programs to help individuals with print disabilities navigate and utilize library resources effectively. Through its efforts, GLASS promotes literacy, independence, and inclusion for individuals with print disabilities, empowering them to fully participate in educational, professional, and recreational activities.

1800 Century Place
Atlanta, GA. 30345-4304

Phone: (404) 235-7200

Georgia Radio Reading Service (GARRS)
Provides approximately 200 different radio shows each month including cover-to-cover readings of magazines, newspapers, and books, population-specific programming (seniors, Veterans and Hispanic/Latino News), public service announcements and information regarding community-support programs and activities.

260 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA. 30318

Phone: (800) 672-6173

Resources for the Blind and Vision Impaired
When it comes to finding online resources for the blind and vision impaired, there is a range of tools, sources and solutions for most needs. Even so, becoming aware of and finding the tools that you need can be an overwhelming experience, not only because of the sheer numbers of tools available, but also because new eye health treatments and discoveries, as well as low vision tools and services are continuously emerging. We have compiled a listing of resources based on specific needs and situations. From help adapting to life with low or no vision, to financial assistance for the vision-impaired, these resources can provide assistance and helpful insights for easier daily living and a higher quality of life.

The Chicago Lighthouse Adaptive Technology Help Desk
The Chicago Lighthouse Adaptive Technology Help Desk is available to assist anyone who is blind or visually impaired with technology questions or problems. Operating Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, the help desk provides support and guidance on adaptive technology devices and software. Whether you need assistance with screen readers, magnification software, Braille displays, or any other adaptive technology solution, the help desk is here to help. Simply reach out during operating hours to receive personalized assistance from knowledgeable professionals dedicated to enhancing accessibility and independence for individuals with visual impairments.

850 West Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL. 60608-1298

Phone: (888) 825-0080

Weather Underground Braille Page
Accessable weather forcast by city.

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