International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) – www.icevi.org
International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, Europe (ICEVI) – www.icevi-europe.org
Deaf Blind International - www.deafblindinternational.org/
Macula Lutea - http:/home.swipnet.se/macula-lutea/index.html
OPTIC – Optimising the Inclusive Classroom – www.optic-comenius.eu
Blindness Resource Center - a US orientated, but nevertheless very helpful website detailing the nature and causes of visual impairment with an extensive list of links to other VI related websites including assistive technologies and organisations - http://www.qualityansweringservice.com/resources/blindness-resource-center . Thank you to Ariana Patterson for suggesting this site.
ISaR International - an online database of ideas for teachers of the visually impaired. www.isar-international.com
Sound and Picture - an EU funded project which aimed:
To empower educators in MDVI by developing modes of communication for these children . This will be facilitated by creating homemade educational resources using sound and pictures which can be used right across the curriculum.
To empower and enable children to play a more active role in their own learning . They can then develop a means of communication through which they can express their thoughts, wants and needs increasing their self-esteem, motivation and control. Resources will contain freeware, MP3 audio recordings, digital pictures and movies. They will be trialled, evaluated and modified as required by each partner.
Block Magic - The goal of Block Magic is to work with teachers in pre-school and early primary education to develop and test a new teaching methodology in which well-established teaching methods (“logic blocks” and “teaching tiles”) are enhanced through the use of advanced, yet low cost RFID technology . The second goal is to encourage take-up of Block Magic by schools and teachers throughout Europe and, if possible, beyond. More details at www.blockmagic.eu