This section contains links to other organizations and services that we believe will be helpful resources for blind and partially sighted persons as well as for anyone looking for information related to sight loss.
The links are organized into categories
Other International organizations for the visually impaired
Low Vision websites
Specialised European and International organizations and projects
- The Erasmus Student Network recently launched its new service, MappED (External link) ! - the platform for inclusive academic mobility. MappED! Is a unique platform where students with disabilities can find all relevant information to support their participation in academic mobility programmes.
- A new book Human Rights and Disability Advocacy about the United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities brings together perspectives from individual representatives of the Disabled People's Organizations (DPOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), indigenous peoples' organizations, states, and national institutions that played leading roles in the Convention's drafting process. Purchase the book here (External link) .
- Amóvil (External link) is an initiative led by the ONCE Foundation, developed by Technosite and supported by the Vodafone Spain Foundation that aims to help persons with special needs identify accessible mobile devices that are compatible with available assistive technologies and that suit their preferences and needs.
- EASPD (European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities) represents over 15.000 support services for persons with disabilities across Europe
- European Disability Forum (External link)
- AGE Platform Europe (External link)
- International Disability Rights Monitor (External link)
- United Nations Enable (External link)
- Groupement des Intellectuels Aveugles ou Amblyopes, France (External link)
Association of blind or partially sighted intellectuals, (Site in French only)
- Albino Support, UK (External link)
provides help and support to people with albinism, their friends and family members
- On-line Braille printing and talking letter service (External link)
- European Youth Portal (External link)
- The LINK Network (External link) , sharing knowledge, best practice and experience with the aim of raising the quality of service for third level students with disabilities across Europe.
- Yanous (External link) - a French language internet magazine dedicated to disability issues.
- World Blind Union toolkits (External link) providing practical aid on various blindness and sight-loss related topics.
- Edencast (External link) French-language platform for sight-loss information and topics
Employment and job-related websites
Mobility and transport-related websites
Digital Accessibilty and technology websites
- The EDF toolkit on the web accessibility directive (External link)
- The Design For All Principal aims to enable all people to have equal opportunities to participate in every aspect of society. To achieve this, the built environment, everyday objects, services, culture and information must be accessible, convenient for everyone in society to use and responsive to evolving human diversity. For more information see the EIDD website (External link)
- European Assistive Technology Information Network (External link) Some of the best known, expert information providers in Europe have joined together to create the biggest, most comprehensive information service on assistive technology (AT) serving older and disabled people, their families and carers across the globe. Resource available in many languages.
- Web Accessibility Resources (External link) from Marco's Accessibility Blog
- European Internet Inclusion Initiative (External link) EIII will prepare a collection of services in a new combination of existing automated evaluation tools for accessibility and also supports user testing of websites and audio-visual media.
- Digital Accessibility Laws Around the Globe (External link)
- A Joint ITU/G3ict Toolkit for Policy Makers Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (External link)
- World Braille Usage 2013 (External link) : a digital copy of this book can be found online at www.perkins.org/worldbrailleusage (External link)
- iBUG Today (External link) The website of the iOS Blind Users Group, dedicated to helping the blind and visually impaired community become more proficient in using the accessibility features of Apple © iOS1 Devices.
- Monitoring eAccessibility in Europe (External link)
- The Draft BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines (External link) (Mobile S&G) are a set of technology agnostic best practices for mobile web content, hybrid and native applications.
- DOCUSOUND (External link) ,a crossmedia platform for production and distribution of creative audio-documentaries.
- Amóvil (External link) is an initiative led by the ONCE Foundation and developed by Technosite that aims to help persons with special needs identify accessible mobile devices.
- See also the EBU guidelines on 'Making information accessible for all' in 5 languages