Resources

For camps who are unfamiliar with including a visually impaired or blind child into their program, Gwen Botting, Executive Director of Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind, and her son, Greg Botting, a recent college graduate, have published a guide to understanding how to help a child with visual disabilities have a great camp experience. Parents and camp professionals are welcome to use this document to improve outcomes for their campers. Originally written as a staff inservice for a camp for children with disabilities but not necessarily visual disabilities, the guide will help anyone wanting to produce a more inclusive program, or parents wanting to provide a resource guide for a camp their child is attending. Please use this link for a downloadable document.

Camper Inclusion Guidelines

For information about parent education, please see this video by the Nation Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). We have provided a link here.

NAPVI Parent Education Video

American Foundation for the Blind

www.afb.org    

American Printing House for the Blind (APH) – Providing products for the blind and visually impaired.

 www.aph.org 

Michigan Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (MPVI) – MPVI is a support group for parents who have visually impaired children.

 www.mpviweb.org 

Freedom Scientific (commonly referred to as FS) – This company sells screen readers and magnification software, Braille note takers, embossers and displays, Scanning and reading software/ hardware, and learning systems software.

 www.freedomscientific.com/

G.W. Micro – They offer a variety of software and hardware solutions for people who are blind and visually impaired.  

 www.gwmicro.com