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- Adaptive Technology (Perkins Products Store) http://www.perkinsproducts.org or call 978-462-3817. E-mail email@example.com. Fax 978-462-3928. Adaptive Technology is an online and mail order service run by the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, selling products for the blind and low vision, including but not limited to NLS approved cartridges for downloading BARD books.
- American Council of the Blind (ACB) ACB is a national organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals whose purpose is to work toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
- American Foundation® for the Blind (AFB) AFB is a national nonprofit whose prioritites include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals (teachers, service providers in rehabilitation, O & M, low vision, and health care) who serve people with vision loss; and promote independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.
- American Printing House for the Blind (APH) http://shop.aph.org or call 1-800-223-1839. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. APH is an online and mail order service for low vision and blind products, including but not limited to NLS approved cartridges for downloading BARD books.
- Montana Association for the Blind (MAB) The purpose of the association is to work for the social and economic improvement of every blind person in the state.
- Blind and Low Vision Services (BLVS) provides a broad range of services through three programs to assist eligible individuals with visual disabilities in finding or maintaining employment and increasing independence.
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
- National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Newsline provides free service to those who cannot read regular newsprint.
- Disability Resources Monthly Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.
- Exemptions from Directory Assistance and Operator-Handling Charges Qwest residential customers and employees of Qwest business customers who have vision or motion impediments may be eligible for an exemption from directory assistance and operator handling charges.
- Learning Ally – (previously RFB&D). http://www.learningally.org/. Call 1-800-221-4792. Fax 609-987-8116. E-mail: Custserv@LearningAlly.org. Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, Learning Ally serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners – all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally’s collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices – is the largest of its kind in the world. More than 6,000 volunteers across the U.S. help to record and process the educational materials, which students rely on to achieve academic and professional success.
Learning Ally, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, state and local education programs
- Low Vision Montana LVM is a statewide network of individuals and groups of people who have been personally touched by vision loss. Some of our volunteers are rehabilitation professionals, while many more are persons who live with low vision themselves. Living with low vision becomes easier as you learn new ways to overcome obstacles and make the most of your abilities, and people who have already experienced life with visual impairment are a great resource in the process. These persons can lend you their support and offer ideas gained through their own experiences about how to maintain an independent lifestyle.
- Montana School for the Deaf and Blind (MSDB) MSDB is also a statewide resource center. Information and technical support is provided through our Outreach Program to students attending school in their local districts. Think of MSDB as a "statewide school district", available to serve the needs of deaf and blind children anywhere at any time.
- Talking Book Marker Ever fall asleep while listening to a cassette book? Ever have a hard time finding where you were in the book the next morning? The Talking Book Marker plugs into a jack near the headphone jack of your cassette player. The switch is held down while listening to the tape. As the grip is relaxed when you fall asleep, the switch lets up and the talking book stops, thus marking your place. Check out this innovative product from Jim Daily that can make your Talking Book experience even easier.