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Information for anyone:

Perkins School for the Blind - Nine essential tips for working with people who are blind

Learning About Blindness — Interacting with a Person Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired in the Workforce (website)

Statistical Facts About Blindness in the United States (website)

Paths to Literacy


For librarians:

Blindness and Low Vision: What You Need to Know — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, is the premier destination for ALA members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, library cooperatives, and library consultants.


Finding help:

American Federation for the Blind - Technology Resources for People with Vision Loss

State Library Services for the Blind — MN Employment and Economic Development State Services for the Blind Library services resource. 

Information on State Assistance —  Assistance for Minnesotans who are blind, DeafBlind, losing vision, or who have another disability that makes it difficult to read print.

Vision Loss Resources Videos on living with vision loss homepage.

Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library Providing direct library services to preschool age children to seniors with visual, physical and reading disabilities for whom conventional print is a barrier to reading.

National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota — The state's largest and oldest organization of the blind. It provides self-help programs for blind people of all ages and activities.

Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND), Inc. Nationally-renowned training center for blind individuals of all ages.


Interacting with patrons with vision impairments:

Etiquette for Interacting with a Person with Vision Loss  from Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss (Word document, 1 page)

Tips for working with visually impaired/blind seniors  from State Services for the Blind. (Word Document, 2 pages)