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Visual Impairment: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • Arthur's Eyes by Marc Tolon Brown Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Blueberry Eyes by Monica Driscoll Beatty, Peg Michel (illustrator) Health Press, 1996
  • Dogs Don't Wear Glasses by Adrienne Geoghegan Kane/Miller Book Pub., 1996
  • Glasses: Who Needs 'Em? by Lane Smith Viking, 1991
  • Glasses, Glasses, Oh What do I See? by Karen Stair and Joyce Sandness Bothell, WA, Book Publishers Network, 2004
  • Glasses for D.W.: Sticker Book by Marc Tolon Brown Random House, 1996
  • Listen for the Bus: David's Story by Patricia McMahon, John Godt (illustrator) Boyds Mills Press, 1995
  • Luna and the Big Blur: A Story for Children Who Wear Glasses by Shirley Day Magination Press, 2000
  • My Friend is Blind by Nicola Edwards Chrysalis Education, 2005
  • Otto the Blind Otter by Sue Purkapile and Barbara Ducommun Guest Cottage Inc, 2004
  • Taking Visual Impairment to School by Rita Steingold and tom Dineen Plainview, NY., JayJo Books, 2004

Ages 6 to 10

  • A Different Way of Seeing: Youth with Visual Impairments and Blindness by Patricia Souder Mason Crest Publishing, 2004
  • Child of the Silent Night: The Story of Laura Bridgman by Edith Fisher Hunter Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Coming To Terms by Rose Bevins Perfection Learning, 2004
  • Through Grandpa's Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Seeing by Kimberley Pryor Chelsea Clubhouse Books, 2004
  • Watch Out, Ronald Morgan by Patricia Giff Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Young Adult

  • Blindness by Elaine Landau Twenty-First Century Books, 1994
  • From Anna by Jean Little Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Books for Adults

  • Children with Visual Impairments: A Parent's Guide by M. Cay Holbrook, Woodline House, 2006
  • Coping with Vision Loss: Maximizing What You Can See and Do by Bill Chapman Hunter House Publishers Group West, 2001
  • Deaf-Blindness: National Organizations and Resources Library of Congress and National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2004
  • Does Your Child Really Need Glasses? by Robert Clark Prima, 2003
  • Skills for Success: A Career Education Handbook For Children and Adolescents With Visual Impairments edited by Karen E. Wolffe American Foundation for the Blind, 1998
  • The Bridge to Braille: Reading and School Success for the Young Blind Child by Carol Castellano and Dawn Kosman National Federation of the Blind, 1997
  • What Blind People Wish Sighted People Knew About Blindness by Diane Carol Martin Harry Martin 1996

Other Resources

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
P.O. Box 193832
San Francisco, CA 94119
415-561-8505
Web site: http://www.aapos.org/
Support and resources are available on the Web site.

American Council of the Blind
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
800-424-8666
202-467-5081
Web site: http://www.acb.org
Membership-based organization of blind and visually impaired people seeking to improve living conditions of all blind and visually impaired people.

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
800-232-5463
212-502-7600
Web site: http://www.afb.org
Educational materials, referrals to local agencies for help and services.

Blind Children's Center
4120 Marathon Street
Los Angeles, CA 90029-0159
800-222-3566
800-222-3567 (Toll-free, Voice-CA only)
323-664-2153
Web site: http://www.blindchildrenscenter.org/
Services to meet the needs of blind and partially sighted children, ages birth through five, their parents, and siblings. Services include infant stimulation programs, preschool programs, psychological support services, multihandicapped programs, and an information and referral service, which includes a toll-free number.


Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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