- MyVision.org - myvision.org/guides/internet-accessibility-guide/
MyVision.org, is a free digital resource led by expert ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide trusted information on eye health and vision. A challenge for millions of people with a visual impairment is how they can effectively use the internet for e-learning, shopping, remote working, business, and other key aspects of their everyday living. To educate those suffering from impaired vision, we recently published a guide on internet accessibility for the blind and impaired, covering the following topics: - What are web content accessibility guidelines? - What vision conditions can cause people to struggle using the internet? - Tips for easier internet browsing - Accessories that can help those with low vision - Why it matters, and more.
- WonderBaby - www.wonderbaby.org
WonderBaby provides: Tips on helping blind babies grow and develop - Braille resources - Ideas for multi-sensory activities - Tips on how to advocate and manage the IEP process - Lists of accessible toys - and so much more! “I started the site in 2006 when my son was a baby and diagnosed with congenital blindness (LCA). There weren't a lot of online resources at the time, so I gathered all I could find to help families raising blind and multiply disabled children” - Amber Bobnar. The site has grown a lot since then, including a six-year partnership with Perkins School for the Blind, collaborating with National Braille Press's Great Expectations children's book project and publishing articles in the National Federation of the Blind's Future Reflections.
- Vision Center - www.visioncenter.org
Vision Center is a web guide created for those seeking information about eye care and health, contacts, glasses, sunglasses, LASIK eye surgery (as well as other vision correction options) and other optometry needs. All content published on Vision Center is researched, written, and edited by licensed optometrists, experienced journalists, and other medical writers in the industry. All pages and topics on the website are fact-based and sourced from recent scientific research, scholarly articles, textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals.
- Department of Sports, Arts and Culture - www.dac.gov.za
The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture is one of the departments of the South African government. It promotes, supports, develops and protects sports, arts, culture and heritage of South Africa. The heritage sites, museums and monuments of the country also reside under this ministry.
- South African National Council for the Blind - sancb.org.za
SANCB is a registered non-profit and public benefit organisation established in 1929 with the core objectives of advocacy and promoting the rights of persons with visual impairments, prevention, inclusion and support.
- Blind SA - blindsa.org.za
Promoting and facilitating the dignity and independence of blind and visually impaired South Africans remains the key purpose of Blind SA.
- Pioneer Printers - pioneerprinters.org.za
One of the greatest barriers visually impaired people are faced with is gaining direct access to everyday reading matter/written text. This literature production unit provides learning, reading and teaching support material in braille, audio sound and large print formats to blind and partially sighted persons in South Africa and neighboring countries.
- Edit Microsystems - editmicro.co.za
Edit Microsystems is a leading supplier of educational and corporate technology solutions in Southern Africa. Edit Microsystems aims to find alternative, cutting-edge ways to improve teaching and learning in the education sector and to improve business communication in the corporate sector.
- Bookshare - www.bookshare.org/cms/
Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.
- Sensory Solutions - www.sensorysolutions.co.za
Sensory Solutions has considerable experience in the field of accommodating persons who are blind and partially sighted, and specialises in providing Access Technology solutions for individuals, schools, universities, government departments and corporates, in particular to make their environment more accessible for the visually impaired.
- World Blind Union (WBU) - www.worldblindunion.org
The World Blind Union (WBU) is the internationally recognized organization, representing blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member countries.They are the voice of the blind, speaking to governments and international bodies on issues concerning blindness and low vision in conjunction with our members.
- African Union of the Blind (AFUB) - www.afub-uafa.org
African Union of the Blind (AFUB) is a continental non-governmental organisation (NGO) of national organisations/ associations of and for blind and partially sighted people in Africa. AFUB vision is envisaging a continent where blind and partially sighted persons enjoy equal rights, social inclusion and full participation in development.
- African Union (AU) - www.au.int
The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. The purpose of AU, among other things is to promote unity and solidarity of the African States; eradicate all forms of colonialism from Africa.
- Association of Blind Citizens (ABC) - www.blindcitizens.org
The mission of the Association of Blind Citizens (ABC) is to advance relevant causes, increase opportunities in education, employment, cultural, recreational and other life activities, as well as enhance the social, political, and economic well-being for all people who are blind or visually impaired.
- Daisy Consortium - www.daisy.org
The mission of Daisy Consortium is to develop global solutions for accessible publishing and reading, in partnership with civil society, publishing and technology industries, standards bodies and governments.
- South African Braille Authority (SABA) - www.sabrailleauthority.org.za
SABA is the standard setting body, promotes and advocates for braille and braille related matters in South Africa.
- International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA) - www.ifla.org
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
- African Library & Information Associations & Institutions (AFLIA) - https://web.aflia.net/
AFLIA is the trusted voice of the African library and information community in Africa’s development. It drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all. AFLIA believes in professionalism and inclusivity, integrity, transparency & accountability, innovation & creativity, customer focus and access to information as a human right.
- Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA) - www.publishsa.co.za
PASA is the largest publishing industry body in South Africa, and is committed to creativity, literacy, the free flow of ideas and encouraging a culture of reading. The main of objective of PASA it to promote and protect the rights and responsibilities of the publishing sector in South Africa.
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