Vision Impairment Resources
Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) is committed to providing quality services to assist Virginia's citizens who are blind, deafblind or vision impaired in achieving their desired level of employment, education, and personal independence. The department provides an array of specialized services to blind Virginians of all ages to assist them in attaining the skills, confidence and positive outlook that are critical to independence.
397 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227
Toll Free: (800) 622-2155
Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)
VATS defines assistive technology as “divided into two categories: devices and services.
Assistive technology devices are any item, piece of equipment, or product system that may be used by a person with a disability to perform specific tasks, improve functional capabilities, and become more independent. It can help redefine what is possible for people with a wide range of cognitive, physical, or sensory disabilities.
Assistive technology services are any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of assistive technology devices that result in greater independence, safety of comfort of an individual.”
Phone: (800) 435-8490 VATS Statewide Information and Assistance Toll-Free Number for Information and Referral
VisionAware is a free, easy-to-use informational service for adults with vision loss, their families, caregivers, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.
Monday thru Friday, 8:00AM to 8:00PM ET
Hadley offers practical help, connection, and support free of charge to anyone with a visual impairment, their families and professionals supporting them.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers online links and resources for individuals with vision impairment.
The Blind Guide
The Blind Guide.com is an Internet based resource finder for individuals with vision impairment.
Technology Vision Access Features
Microsoft Office 365