Over 1.3 billion people are visually impaired worldwide, of whom 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment, and 36 million people are blind (WHO, 2018).
Luckily, thousands of low vision & blind organizations are offering services to people in need. Even so, those organizations could not satisfy all requirements of so many people, such as new technology training.
Zoomax, as a leading company of initiative low vision products, welcomes and also would like to cooperate with low vision centers to help expand the service range and let more visually impaired people enjoy the independent life with the advanced assistive technology.
The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) is committed to helping patients live their best life. The IALVS is passionate about helping people from all over the world recover their day to day functioning. Their network of highly trained Low Vision optometrists help patients with eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts, and more regain the ability to do the tasks that they want to do.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is an American non-profit organization for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology, elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss, and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.
The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities. Recognized as a pioneer in innovation since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse provides vision rehabilitation services, education, employment opportunities and assistive technology for people of all ages.
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been providing services in the local community since 1936. At Vista Center, we advance our mission of empowering individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest by serving individuals of all ages, living in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties.
The Seeing Eye is a guide dog school located in Morristown, New Jersey, in the United States. Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has assisted people who are blind, helping them gain independence, self-confidence, and dignity through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. As the founding member of the U.S. Council of Guide Dog Schools and a fully accredited member of the International Guide Dog Federation, The Seeing Eye is a lead researcher in canine genetics, breeding, disease control, and behavior.
New Jersey Blind Citizens Association
The New Jersey Blind Citizens Association, Inc. (NJBCA) is the oldest organization with 106 years serving blind and visually impaired adults in NJ. The programs provide educational and social support and include computer instruction, a medical program, peer support groups, and more.
Community Access Center (CAC) website is an independent living center. Community Access Center has been providing services to people with disabilities in Riverside County since 1995. The mission of CAC is to empower persons with disabilities to control their own lives, create an accessible community and advocate to achieve complete social, economic, and political integration.
Light for the World is an international development organisation whose vision is of an inclusive society where no one is left behind and all persons participate equally in the cultural, social, political and economic environment. Our mission is to contribute to a world in which persons with disabilities fully exercise their rights.
Rebert Coppes Foundation (Robert Coppes Stichting in Dutch), is a foundation with 150 staffs supporting about 250 people who are blind and severely visually impaired around south district in Netherlands. As a member of Association of Dutch Institutions for People with a Visual Impairment (VIVIS), co-organiser of the European Conferences on Psychology and Visual Impairment, it aims at supporting low vision people in Europe.
Charitable Fund Deaf-blind Support Fund was established in 2014 and aims to induce systemic changes in the support and social integration of people with a simultaneous hearing and visual impairment. The decision to establish the Fund was made at the highest levels of government and based on the fact that for the past decades the deafblind people in Russia had been disregarded by the authorities and society.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is a comprehensive university offering professional and vocational training, founded through a merger of three institutions in January 2005. Its history dates back to 1882, with the foundation of the Port Elizabeth Art School.
Since 1954, Centre Normandie Lorraine focuses on promotion, support and encouragement of all medico-social work education and recreation organization for the partially sighted and visually impaired youth. The Centre Normandie Lorraine welcome the establishment or accompany, through the services of visually impaired children, blind or visually impaired with or without associated disorders.
University of Rouen (Université de Rouen in French) has developed from a medical college in 1605 to a comprehensive university with 6 main academic branches and approximately 25,000 students enrolled. The University of Rouen coordinates a consortium of 19 higher education institutions in North Africa and Europe, in which students and academic and administrative staff will carry out their mobility of study or research.
Royal Society for the Blind
Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to Australians who have a severe vision impairment. These services are delivered by a professional, committed and highly qualified team supported by volunteers, drawn from all age groups and walks of life. Having trained more than 40 RSB Guide Dogs since its inception, the RSB Guide Dog Service currently has 40 pups in its education program, as well as a dynamic breeding program, to ensure continued success.
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the united voice of Australians who are blind or vision impaired. Formed in June 1975, BCA focuses the mission to achieve equity and equality by our empowerment, by promoting positive community attitudes, and by striving for high quality and accessible services which meet our needs.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is the premier organization for manufacturers, sellers and providers of assistive technology (AT)—products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working and daily living for persons with disabilities. We are the global leader in education and research for the assistive technology industry.
Low Vision Resource
American Samoa Assistive Technology Service (ASATS) Project
U.S. Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID)
Vermont Development Credit Union
Lions Foundation of Washington
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Program
Wyoming’s New Option in Technology (WYNOT)
Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Ontario and Manitoba
Borders Local Integrated Sensory Services (BLISS)