Resources for Blind Children

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone: (410) 659-9315 Web site: www.actionfund.org 

Email: actionfund@actionfund.org The American Action Fund has an extensive library of braille books for children and adults. In addition to the library, the American Action Fund offers a program of free Braille books for children to keep.  The AAF started this program to provide blind children a free Braille book every month from a popular children’s reading series.  These titles are the same as those that are available in bookstores and public libraries everywhere.  Go to the American Action Fund web site to obtain an application for these programs. 

American Printing House for the Blind

1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 Phone: 1-800-223-1839 In partnership with the Dollywood Foundation, APH distributes selected audio and print/braille books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for children up to 6 years of age. APH also sells a series of tactile illustrated books to support early literacy. In addition, APH creates and sells a wide variety of supplies and devices useful in the education of blind children.

Braille Bookstore

Future Aids: The Braille Superstore (A Division of MarvelSoft Enterprises, Inc.) 33222 Lynn Ave., Abbotsford, BC V2S 1C9 Canada 1-800-987-1231 Sells a wide variety of books for children and adults of all ages. Beulah Reimer Legacy (BRL) April Enderton 7758 SE 36th Street, Des Moines, IA Phone: (515)282-0049 http://www.beulahreimerlegacy.com/ E-mail: endertona@wildblue.net

Beulah Reimer Legacy, (BRL)

sells print/Braille children's picture books and flash cards at an affordable cost. BRL's mission is to increase Braille literacy and reading opportunities by placing braille in the hands of eager readers. All of our books are brailled in grade 2 contracted braille. Shipping and Handling is FREE.

National Braille Press

88 St. Stephen St. Boston, MA  02115 Phone: (617) 266-6160 Toll free: (800) 548-7323 Fax: (617) 437-0456 Web site: www.nbp.org E-mail: orders@nbp.org Producer of Braille books for children and adults on a wide range of topics.  Parents can subscribe to a children's book club and receive 12 books per year for a nominal fee.

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

P.O. Box 51924 Livonia, MI 48151-5924 Phone: (734) 427-8552 Toll: (800) 777-8552 Web site: www.seedlings.org Email: info@seedlings.org Braille books are provided at each level of development, from toddler board books to classic literature for older children.  Titles cover fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.  Some books are produced in both print and Braille, and Uncontracted Braille.   

SUMMER CAMPS Camp Abilities Maryland

Website: http://www.campabilitiesmaryland.com/ E-mail: campabilitiesmaryland@live.com Overnight sports camping program, held in August, for blind and visually impaired children ages 9-17.

SCIENCE AND MATH

National Center for Blind Youth in Science Website: www.blindscience.org Driving innovation in education and employment related to the blind in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related careers. Serves as a national clearinghouse of resources and expertise related to nonvisual exploration. Resources and programs for parents and students.

Independence Science

3000 Kent Ave. West Lafayette, IN 47906 (866) 862-9665 Website: http://www.independencescience.com/ Sells the Talking LabQuest, which provides a way to convert information from more than 70 types of sensors into speech, an audible graph, and other formats for analysis. Assists schools in making their science programs accessible to blind students.
 

BlindMath Gems

http://www.blindscience.org/blindmath-gems-home

This web page, part of the National Center for Blind Youth in Science, contains highlights from the archives of the NFB's Blind Math listserv. Students, parents and blind professionals have exchanged tips and strategies in a range ofsubjects, including calculators, geometry, graphing, iOS, LaTex, blind mathematicians, Nemeth, statistics, student issues, tools and transcription.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

I.C.A.N. Foundation

Website: www.icanfoundation.info E-mail: ican4kids@gmail.com Phone: 410-984-4369 The I C.A.N.  Foundation was established in 2005 to help Maryland's blind and visually impaired children be equal with their sighted peers.  We achieve this by offsetting the costs associated with the assistive technology, camps and training programs they need to succeed in school and in daily life. We are a non-profit fund of The Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc.