How Can The Visually Impaired Utilize Technology?

Today, most tasks can be completed with the click of a mouse. Nearly all of us are glued to our electronic devices, particularly smartphones, laptops, and tablets. We rely on them for education, entertainment, productivity, information consumption, and social interaction.   But suppose you can’t see anything. Can you function in today’s highly technological society? … Read more

Adapting to Life with Vision Loss

Some medical professionals have related the early emotions of vision loss to the “stages of grief” that a person goes through after the death of a loved one, as defined by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.  These stages include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Denial, anger, depression, and finally, acceptance of the loss of a loved … Read more

Life Difficulties Of The Blind

The obstacles to daily life for the visually impaired are not limited to their condition. People who are visually impaired are no different from anyone else. Is this as straightforward as it seems to us?  Those who aren’t regarded as “average,” such as the visually handicapped, have a more challenging time than the average person. … Read more

Sight Loss: The Clinical Definition

Sight Loss: The Clinical Definition

A person is considered legally blind if they have a visual acuity of 20/200 or worse in their better eye with corrective lenses or if their visual field is less than 20 degrees. However, more is needed to serve as a sufficient explanation. Instead, it’s a means to give formal recognition in measurable medical terms … Read more

Research Program

The Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired is devoted to advancing innovative blindness research. The purpose of our research program is to expand our awareness of the actual challenges faced by blind people and to assist blind individuals in achieving more independence, self-respect, and autonomy. Our research has included a thorough examination of: Innovative … Read more


Continuously, the Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired strives to ensure the complete integration, equality, independence, acceptance, and esteem of all blind Americans. Our advocacy work has concentrated on education, employment, transportation, voting, and civil rights and is guided by resolutions adopted annually at our national convention. As one of the leading organizations of … Read more

Career Mentoring

The career mentorship program of the Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an important project that connects blind and low-vision students with successful blind role models who guide them along the route from school to professional success. The program, which is currently active in Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, and Nebraska, includes numerous monthly simulated … Read more