Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired focuses on adults becoming productive and successful members of their community.
Offices are located throughout the state and counselors may begin communicating with students and their families from age 14 and up. Summer Work Experience programs may be available to high-school students, as well as college-readiness
The Independent Little Bee is for parents and educators and focuses on practical ways to reinforce the Expanded Core Curriculum.
Learning Ally produces educational accessible audiobooks for visually impaired, dyslexia, and other disabilities students, including textbooks and literature. Contact your Educational Specialist
to see if this service is appropriate for your student who is visually impaired or blind.
American Printing House for the Blind is a federally-funded organization that products and educational materials specifically for the B/VI. Many (not all) may be available for temporary check-out
to school districts with qualifying students through an Education Specialist.
Washington School for the Blind offers distance learning classes for students who are B/VI from a certified TVI. Classes are for high school credit and frequently include a a brailled textbook.
Perkins School for the Blind has a wealth of information, including accessibility to science; the Common Core for students with B/VI; and strategies for working with students with co-occurring
All About Vision provides a list and description of common eye conditions
Braille Authority of North America provides basics in the braille code, as well as the information on the upcoming changes in the code that will be adopted in January, 2014 as
the Unified English Braille Code. (UEBC).
has information from accessible Ipad apps for young children to how to introduce a child to a new teacher, and provides parents blogs and links to relevant websites.
Interested in becoming a Certified Teacher of Students who are visually Impaired/Blind? Please check out Teaching Visually Impaired for more information.