Visual Impairment: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • Arthur's Eyes; by Marc Tolon Brown; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Blueberry Eyes; by Monica Driscoll Beatty, Peg Michel (illustrator); Health Press, 1996
  • Dogs Don't Wear Glasses; by Adrienne Geoghegan; Kane/Miller Book Pub., 1996
  • Glasses: Who Needs 'Em?; by Lane Smith; Viking, 1991
  • Glasses, Glasses, Oh What do I See?; by Karen Stair and Joyce Sandness; Bothell, WA, Book Publishers Network, 2004
  • Glasses for D.W.: Sticker Book; by Marc Tolon Brown; Random House, 1996
  • Listen for the Bus: David's Story; by Patricia McMahon, John Godt (illustrator); Boyds Mills Press, 1995
  • Luna and the Big Blur: A Story for Children Who Wear Glasses; by Shirley Day; Magination Press, 2000
  • My Friend is Blind; by Nicola Edwards; Chrysalis Education, 2005
  • Otto the Blind Otter; by Sue Purkapile and Barbara Ducommun; Guest Cottage Inc, 2004
  • Taking Visual Impairment to School; by Rita Steingold and tom Dineen; Plainview, NY., JayJo Books, 2004

Ages 6 to 10

  • A Different Way of Seeing: Youth with Visual Impairments and Blindness; by Patricia Souder; Mason Crest Publishing, 2004
  • Child of the Silent Night: The Story of Laura Bridgman; by Edith Fisher Hunter; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Coming To Terms; by Rose Bevins; Perfection Learning, 2004
  • Through Grandpa's Eyes; by Patricia MacLachlan; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Seeing; by Kimberley Pryor; Chelsea Clubhouse Books, 2004
  • Watch Out, Ronald Morgan; by Patricia Giff; Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Young Adult

  • Blindness; by Elaine Landau; Twenty-First Century Books, 1994
  • From Anna; by Jean Little; Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Books for Adults

  • Children with Visual Impairments: A Parent's Guide; by M. Cay Holbrook, Woodline House, 2006
  • Coping with Vision Loss: Maximizing What You Can See and Do; by Bill Chapman; Hunter House Publishers Group West, 2001
  • Deaf-Blindness: National Organizations and Resources; Library of Congress and National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2004
  • Does Your Child Really Need Glasses?; by Robert Clark; Prima, 2003
  • Skills for Success: A Career Education Handbook For Children and Adolescents With Visual Impairments; edited by Karen E. Wolffe; American Foundation for the Blind, 1998
  • The Bridge to Braille: Reading and School Success for the Young Blind Child; by Carol Castellano and Dawn Kosman; National Federation of the Blind, 1997
  • What Blind People Wish Sighted People Knew About Blindness; by Diane Carol Martin; Harry Martin 1996

Other Resources

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
P.O. Box 193832
San Francisco, CA 94119
415-561-8505
Web site: http://www.aapos.org/
Support and resources are available on the Web site.

American Council of the Blind
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
800-424-8666
202-467-5081
Web site: http://www.acb.org
Membership-based organization of blind and visually impaired people seeking to improve living conditions of all blind and visually impaired people.

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
800-232-5463
212-502-7600
Web site: http://www.afb.org
Educational materials, referrals to local agencies for help and services.

Blind Children's Center
4120 Marathon Street
Los Angeles, CA 90029-0159
800-222-3566
800-222-3567 (Toll-free, Voice-CA only)
323-664-2153
Web site: http://www.blindchildrenscenter.org/
Services to meet the needs of blind and partially sighted children, ages birth through five, their parents, and siblings. Services include infant stimulation programs, preschool programs, psychological support services, multihandicapped programs, and an information and referral service, which includes a toll-free number.

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2008-05-29
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