Links


Featured Link

FamilyConnect
FamilyConnect is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). This site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources.

Adult Agencies

The Arc of Baltimore
Dedicated to providing advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports since 1949 in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, The Arc Baltimore supports more than 6,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Athletics

Bowling for the Blind
Information and adaptive equipment for blind bowlers.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics International, headquartered in Washington, DC, transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. They are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.9 million athletes in 172 countries — and over a million volunteers.

US Association of Blind Athletes
USABA is a Colorado-based non-profit organization that provides life-enriching sports opportunities for every individual with a visual impairment.  A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USABA provides athletic opportunities in various sports including, but not limited to track and field, Nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon, judo, wrestling, swimming, tandem cycling, powerlifting and goalball (a team sport for the blind and visually impaired).

Braille

Braille Bug
Braille Bug is an interactive channel on the American Foundation for the Blind’s website created to teach sighted children about Braille and to encourage literacy among all children–sighted and visually impaired.

Braille Institute of America
The Braille Institute is headquartered in Los Angeles. CA. This is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss.

National Braille Press
The National Braille Press is a non-profit braille printing and publishing house established in 1927. The goal is to promote literacy of blind children through braille and to provide access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs.

Therapeutic Resources

Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding (Equine Therapy)
Established in 2003, CTR’s mission is to “encourage healing and celebrate life with individuals and groups whose minds, bodies and spirits will benefit from the transformative connection between people and horses.” CTR’s certified staff and trained volunteers are dedicated to serving individuals and groups through customized, innovative programming that occurs year-round.

Magical Expericences Art Company
The Magical Experiences Arts Company (MEAC) operates as a free spirit, challenging, creating, establishing, and dedicating its Art to people with disabilities.

Other Resources

American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people by providing links, resources, and information for people who are blind or visually impaired.

American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential by connecting families to knowledge and support, publications, advocacy, and help guide the creation of more accessible products.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is the world’s largest non-profit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

Descriptive Video Service
Descriptive Video Service (DVS), founded in 1990, makes television and movies more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a state-run department offering programs and services that help people with disabilities go to work.

Maryland State Department of Education
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) website provides information on state education programs, education reform in Maryland, contact information for local school systems and state personnel, links to other education sites, and much more.

National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the largest organization of the blind in America. Interested sighted persons also join. Founded in 1940, the Federation has grown to include over 50,000 members. The ultimate purpose of NFB is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.

Purely Patrick
Homemade products made by former MSB student, Patrick Lewis.

Radio Reading Network of Maryland
The Radio Reading Network of Maryland provides access to newspapers, magazines and books for those persons who are either visually or physically impaired to the degree that they cannot read for themselves.