Resource Services

ADAPTED BOOKS

BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)

www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/bard/

Bookshare.org
Books converted to Braille, large print or text to speech audio files
www.bookshare.org

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(Serving NYC & LI)
Andrew Heiskell (212) 206-5400; (212) 206-5425 (24 hour voicemail)
www.talkingbooks.nypl.org

NYS Talking Book and Braille Library
www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/talk_2.htm

Special Format Books for Children and Youth Ages 3-19
(Serving upstate New York)

Sharon B. Phillips, Acting New York State Talking Book & Braille Library
(518) 474-5935; (800) 342-3688
www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl

NFB Newsline Online
www.nfbnewsline.org

BRAILLE

American Printing House for the Blind
www.aph.org/

Braille Bookstore
www.braillebookstore.com/

Web Braille

ASL/ Deaf Community

Gallaudet University Press
http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/catalog.html

ASL Books & stories for children: www.infanthearing.org/earlyintervention/Sample%20ASL%20Materials%20for%20Children.pdf

LITERACY

Directions For Me
www.directionsforme.org/

NCDB Literacy Website
All Children Can Read
http://literacy.nationaldb.org/

Paths to Literacy
For students who are blind or Vision Impaired
http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/

Perkins Products
http://support.perkins.org/site/PageServer?pagename=store_homepage

INTERVENERS

A Family’s Guide to Interveners for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
www.intervener.org/?p=596

Intervener Services Initiative
http://nationaldb.org/pages/show/intervener-services-initiative

ART

Art Beyond Sight
www.artbeyondsight.org

VSA Arts (formerly Very Special Arts)
www.vsarts.org

Discount School Supplies
www.discountschoolsupply.com

INDEPENDENT LIVING AIDS

  • www.maxiaids.com
  • www.enablemart.com/
  • www.independentliving.com/
  • http://shop.lighthouse.org/

MEDIA

Accessible DVDs
http://main.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/resources/accessible-dvds.html

ASL DVDs
www.hearmore.com/

Described & Captioned Media Program
www.dcmp.org/

Video Description
www.VideoDescription.info

FCC Website
www.fccgov/encyclopedia/video-description

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Telecommunications Relay Service
www.fcc.gov/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs
Northeast ADA Center
1.800.949.4232 Email:northeastada@cornell.edu
www.northeastada.org/
Sorenson Video Phone
www.sorensonvrs.com/?gclid=CI_7gfO9zLICFcXb4AodxW4AVw

SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Abilites
www.campabilities.org
www.campabilitiesbrockport.org/

Dr. Lauren J. Lieberman, (585) 395-5361
www.campabilitiesbrockport.org/contactus
Openings Available for Children 9-19 years old. Dates are June 29-July 5th, 2014

Camp Abilities – Long Island, NY
At Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Contact: Lisa Innella: Camp Director (516) 567-8898 Campabilitieslongisland@yahoo.com www.campabilitieslongisland.org

Visions VCB
Spring Valley, New York
212-425-2255
http://visionsvcb.org/services_children.html

Helen Keller Services for the Blind
(718) 522-2122, ext. 2203 or email info@helenkeller.org
www.helenkeller.org

SPACE CAMP for Visually Impaired
www.tsbvi.edu/space/

Camps for Children with Special Needs —
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

http://nichcy.org/publications/camps

TECHNOLOGY

National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
www.icanconnect.org/

ABLEDATA
www.abledata.com

The Family Center on Technology and Disability
Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology (English & Spanish)
www.fctd.info/resources/fig_summary.php

AFB’s Access World
Technology for Blind
www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

Assistive Device Center Gallaudet
www.gallaudet.edu/clerc_center/information_and_resources/info_to_go/hearing_and_communication_technology.html

Cognitech Cafe
Free AT Support in NYC
www.cognitechcafe.com/

Deaf Tech News
www.deaftechnews.com/

iResources by Eric Sailers
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
http://ericsailers.com/iresources.html

spokentext.net
Converts text files into speech recordings.
www.spokentext.net

iPad Accessories
http://mobilelearning4specialneeds.wikispaces.com/Accessories

iPod Apps for Special Education
www.mpf.org/iPhone%20and%20iPod%20apps%20for%20sp.pdf

TRAVEL

Braille Materials
www.travelbraille.com

DeafNation
Social events, travel, deaf culture
www.deafnation.com

Explorers, Inc.
Travel agency for people who are deaf-blind
www.deafblindexplorers.org

Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
for travelers with disabilities
212-447-7284
www.sath.org

RECREATION

Achilles (Track & Tandem Bike)
www.achillestrackclub.org

Adaptive Sports in New York City and State
www.nyc.gov/html/sports/html/cityandstate-adaptive.html

The National Beep Baseball Association
www.nbba.org/about_game.htm

Therapeutic Horseback Riding in NYS
www.equinesite.com/therapyride.htm#New%20York

NARHA Directory
www.narha.org/Centers/center_state_search.asp


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