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Who is Blind?
People are considered legally Blind if their vision is less than 20/200 after correction of their better eye with single lens glasses or contacts, or if their visual field is 20 degrees or less. Only about 10% of the Blind see nothing at all. (AG Center for the Blind)
Who is Visually Impaired?
A person is considered visually impaired if normal activities in life are limited by a visual condition that is not correctable. Examples of this are dyslexia, night blindness, and light sensitivity. (AG Center for the Blind)
Facts about Blindness in the United States from the National Federation of the Blind
Vision problems in the U.S. by state
Vision Loss Fact Sheet from the CDC
Paul Weingartner, U.s. Missionary and Director, AG Center for the Blind
Hugh Duncan, National Field Representative, AG Center for the Blind
Is your church a welcoming place for the blind and visually impaired? Would your greeters and ushers know when to offer assistance, or where a guide dog should sit during service? Is it OK to pet or speak to a dog? Learn about these and other "access and etiquette" topics with educational materials from Guide Dogs for the Blind!
"Disability Friendly Church" training and certification through Special Touch Ministries.
The American Foundation for the Blind's list of suggested types of accommodations for the visually impaired
Awareness seminars, church presentations, and more from Christian singer, songwriter, and pianist Laurel Jean
Disability awareness and education programs from Clearer Vision Ministries
Find helpful phone apps for the visually impaired--navigation, currency reading, and more.
Junior Blind of America: Training, recreational opportunities, and other programs
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Association of Christian Ministries to the Blind: Listing of ministries providing assistance and materials
Christian Record Services for the Blind: Books, Bibles, camps, college scholarship opportunities, and more
Access World, Technology publication for the blind or visually impaired
Resources for Living, Working, Learning, and Recreation by the National Federation of the Blind
Services Directory by American Foundation for the Blind
Video: Braille Production Video featuring the Assemblies of God Center for the Blind
Jennifer Rothschild: A Blind Woman's Incredible Vision
National Braille Press: News, books, and resources supporting literacy opportunities for blind children
Audio books for parent and educator use
Accessible textbooks from the American Printing House for the Blind
Pentecostal Evangel, August 18, 2013, Center for the Blind
Assemblies of God Center for the Blind - History