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Vision and Orientation & Mobility

The teachers in our program have compiled a list of resources that have been helpful to other teachers, therapists, and parents who work with or have a child with a vision impairment.

Assessment Resources for Families
Audio and Digital Book Sources Scholarships
Braille Science
Eye Conditions Schools for the Visually Impaired in the US
Instruction Support/Informational Organizations
Large Print Books Technology
Orientation and Mobility



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  Audio and Digital Book Sources

  • Audible.com - www.audible.com

  • AudioForBooks - www.audioforbooks.com

  • Book Share www.bookshare.org

  • Illinois Kids Zone www.ilkidszone.info features information about the talking book program especially for young readers including booklists, activities, summer reading club announcements, news about special projects and programs and information for teachers

  • Local libraries

  • National Library Service/Voices of Vision - 630.208.0398 - www.loc.gov/nls/

  • OPAL: Online Programming for All Libraries http://www.opal-online.com a collaborative effort by libraries of all types to provide cooperative web-based programming and training for library users

  • Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) www.rfbd.org (Provides books on tape and CD)

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  Eye Conditions

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  Large Print

  National Organizations

  • American Blind Skiing Foundation

  • American Council of the Blind

  • American Foundation for the Blind

  • The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

  • Blind Children's Center

  • The Lighthouse National Center for Vision and Child Development

  • National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired

  • National Braille Press

  • The National Federation of the Blind

  • National Federation of the Blind Parents and Blind Children

  • The National Organization for Albinism and Hyperpigmentation (NOAH)

  • National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

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  Orientation and Mobility

  Resources for Families

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  Schools for the Visually Impaired in the US

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  Support/Informational Organizations

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Program Location:

6020 W. 151st Street
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Program Supervisor:

Program Secretary:

Kathie Piccirillo
(708) 342-5366

Vision Program Links:

Staff Members
Vision Curriculum
Orientation and Mobility

Click the links below to visit a program web page:

Braun Educational Center
Communication Development
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Project Challenge
Transitional Employment Program
Vision and O&M Services


Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Education
6020 W. 151st Street  | Oak Forest, IL 60452
(Telephone) 708-687-0900 | (TTY) 708-687-2151
(Fax) 708-687-5695

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