Low Vision Resources
There are numerous resources and devices to help people with low vision enjoy a wide range of activities and hobbies. Some of the national resources are mentioned here. Other local resources may be available as well. Please check with your ophthalmologist.
E-books and e-book readers
Books and magazines on tape loaned by mail free; tape player provided
Books and magazines on tape, to keep, free
Large print materials and visual devices — crosswords, bingo cards, address books, calendars, CCTVs, etc.
Computer enlargement — accessibility features built into your computer
- Magnifying mouse: Microsoft
- Magnification software: Ai Squared
National organizations, for support, information and research updates
Vision rehabilitation self-help materials
- "Getting Started" Kit for People New to Vision Loss - at VisionAware.org, from the American Foundation for the Blind®
- A Self-Help Guide to Nonvisual Skills (PDF), D. Roberts, 2011
- Making Life More Livable: Simple Adaptations for Living at Home After Vision Loss, M. Duffy, NY: American Foundation for the Blind, 2002; 800-232-3044
- Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight, L. Mogk, MD, & M. Mogk, PhD, NY: Ballantine Books 2003
- The First Year — Age-Related Macular Degeneration, D. Roberts, NY: Da Capo Press, 2006
- Overcoming Macular Degeneration: A Guide to Seeing Beyond the Clouds, Y. Solomon, MD, & J. Solomon, NY: BookSurge Publishing 2009
Locating vision rehabilitation professionals and services
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