Here are a list of resources that have been provided to me by physicians and doctors. Many of these places are located in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Address and contacts are available upon request.
- Low Vision Services – Low Vision Services PLC provides vision rehabilitation services to individuals who are visually impaired. The locations are conveniently located in downtown Bethesda and Old Town Alexandria.
- Dept. of the Blind and Vision Impaired – DBVI is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that is dedicated to its mission of providing services and resources which empower Virginians who are blind, vision impaired or deaf blind to achieve their desired levels of employment, education, and personal independence.
- VA Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services – Provides and advocates for resources and services to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families.
- VA Assistive Technology System – A statewide program authorized and funded by the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, as amended and administered by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS).
- Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority – The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority offers low interest loans for a variety of special equipment to eligible applicants.
- Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia
- Maryland State Dept of Education: Division of Rehabilitation Services – Oversees programs and services for individuals whose primary disability is vision loss.
- Richard E. Hoover Rehabilitation Services for Low Vision and Blindness
- Wilmer Eye Institute
- DCTransition.org – Pathways to the Future for Youth with Disabilities
- Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind – Dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss.
- DC Center for Independent Living – A Center for Independent Living serving all people with disabilities
- District of Columbia Department of Human Services: Rehabilitation Services Administration
- Martin Luther King Library (Adaptive Services) – The DC Public Library, through its Adaptive Services Division, helps the deaf community, visually impaired, older adults, veterans and injured service people better use the library. I have a contact that provides Tech Talks and Accessibility sessions to the visually impaired
- DC Assistive Technology Program – ATPDC is committed to improving the District of Columbia’s capacity to provide appropriate assistive technology devices and services for all Washingtonians with disabilities.
- Vision Aware – Resources for Independent Living with Vision Loss
- Maxi Aids – Products for Independent Living
- AbleData – Your source for Assistive Technology Information
- Foundation Fighting Blindness – The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. Local chapters available depending on what state you live in
- Low Vision Info – A nonprofit organization that helps people with low vision maintain their independence. Resources are provided free of charge
- Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
- Disability.gov’s Guide to Health Information and Resources
- Medicare Coverage if You’re Disabled
- Cigarette Smoking Among Adults with Disabilities
- Disability and Obesity
- Chronic Pain Relief with Swimming Exercises
- Physical Activity for People with Disabilities
- A Safety Guide for Disabled Pedestrians