Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB), DOTS FOR FAMILIES
Ongoing Literacy for Families of Children with Visual Impairment, available on the ASDB web site, early childhood page. Designed and written by Dr. Penny Rosenblum of the University of Arizona and Linda Reed, M.Ed. of the ASDB Parent Outreach Program, it offers the opportunity to learn about Braille and how the young child might use Braille to develop literacy skills.
National Federation of the Blind, Deaf-blind sub-site:
Deaf-blind persons working nationally to improve services, training, and independence for the deaf-blind. Offers personal contact with other deaf-blind individuals knowledgeable in advocacy, education, employment, technology, discrimination, and other issues surrounding deaf-blindness.
University of Washington DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) project:
Another resource for familiarizing yourself with the general capacities and needs for accommodation of students who have vision or hearing impairments.
Newsletter for families and professionals on visual impairments and deaf-blindness. A collaborative effort of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division for Blind Services
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children in Australia
Chapter 1: The Spirit of Inclusion
Chapter 3: Technological and Medical Interventions
Chapter 4: Teaching Strategies and Accommodations
Chapter 5: Activities
Chapter 6: Social Skills
Chapter 7: Counseling Students with Vision Impairment
Chapter 8: Working with Families
Chapter 9: Research and Reflections