Category: Blind & Low-Vision People

CRPD and blind people. Right to access information via Braille or audio should be found under Information and Communication.
  • Blind People Handling Their Own Fate
    • This article gives a history of the blind and visually impared in Japan, and to some extent in China. It found a measure of both group and individual autonomy within reserved and valued occupations, ostensibly reflecting a status model more 'normal' than blind people enjoyed in much of European history.
  • Blindness, Poverty, and Development
    • This article argues that greater economic returns will come if people invest in avoidable blindness care. If issues such as poverty, unequal education, and training of medical professionals are tended to, it will directly relieve populations of avoidable blindness while also increasing standards of living and economic return. PDF format.
  • Building an Inclusive Society
    • The purpose of this brochure is to introduce readers to CBM’s work and Vision of an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.
  • CBR Policy Paper 2010
    • CBR Policy Paper 2010
  • For Disabled Tanzanians, Informational Material About HIV/AIDS
    • This two-page article describes a project in which education and peer support materials were developed to provide information on HIV/AIDS to people with disabilities in Tanzania. This included producing Braille materials, mostly in Kiswahili with some in English.
  • Global Initiative for the Elimination of Avoidable Blindness
    • The document outlines objectives, strategies, indicators, and targets for service delivery of eye care in order to eliminate blindness from the five most prevelant causes of avoidable blindness. Information is also given on strategies for the control of other significant causes of blindness. PDF format.
  • Handbook for Organizations of and for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    • This handbook is designed for people in developing countries who work with organizations of and for the blind and visually impaired. It is a guide for organizational development initiatives with an emphasis on the inclusion of blind people in all aspects of their organizations. PDF format.
  • How Can A Blind/Visually Impaired Person work as a Judge?
    • This article discusses the challenges in gaining recognition for the ability of people who are blind or have visual impairment to work as judges or lawyers in India. It also discusses how to overcome these challenges so that more blind or visually impaired people can work in the legal field.
  • How Eye Workers can Help Newly Blind People
    • This article identifies several problems with patient care to newly blind individuals. It establishes an appropriate protocol to guiding patients to treatments and resources which will help the equal inclusion of that individual back into society. PDF format.
  • Institutional Development Program
    • The Institutional Development Program (IDP) works to expand the capacity of organizations of and for the blind in Africa to advocate for opportunities for improved policies and equal participation for people who are blind and visually impaired.
  • International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness: 2010 Report
    • Topics in this report include training optic professionals, working with other internation non-governmental organizations (INGOs), decentralizing optic health care so it can be distributed into communities beyond urban cities, and sustaining this care for generations to come. PDF format.
  • Leading the Way: A Leadership and Mentoring Kit for Blind Women
    • This kit is a resource that may be useful to both women and men who are blind who want to develop leadership programs within their own organizations. Some sections include practical exercises that could be used to help run workshops. PDF format.
  • Libraries for the Blind in the Information Age: Guidelines for Development
    • These guidelines provide libraries, governments, and other stakeholders with a framework for developing library services for people who are print-disabled. Where appropriate the guidelines are supported by examples from many countries around the world. PDF format.
  • People Who Don't Use Eye Services: 'Making the Invisible Visible'
    • A look into the perceptions of cataract surgery in developing countries.
  • Perkins School for the Blind News and Events
    • Newsworthy stories happen every day at Perkins on our campus, in the community, and around the world. You can read the latest news and peruse back stories in our press section.
  • Perkins School for the Blind Press Releases
    • This site contains the news press releases from Perkins School for the Blind.
  • Reaching Women in Egypt: A Success Story
    • This article examines the condition of blind women in Egypt. It identifies non-biological reasons for inequality between men and women in blindess and health care for blindness. A successful model case study was conducted to decrease the inequality between blind men and women in a district in Egypt.
  • Sense International
    • Sense International works in the developing world to help people who are both deaf and blind live full and active lives. They provide educational, vocational and training services, and help local organisations and governments meet the needs of deafblind people.
  • The Disability Divide: A Study into the Impact of Computing and Internet-Related Technologies on People who are Blind or Vision Impaired
    • The purpose of this study was to find the reasons behind the information and communication technology divide for people with vision impairments and provide solutions. PDF format.
  • The Right to Sight
    • The aim of this document is to offer readers a global overview of the current status of visual health. It presents a brief historical introduction and other backgrouund material and uses case studies and personal anecdotes to describe current measures being taken. PDF format.
  • The Rights of Blind People
    • This article describes ther rights of those who are blind. The author talks of living with blindness in the United Kingdom. The rights of blind people allegedly were better realized after the introduction of social legislation and better technology for people who are blind.