Useful Resources

The American council of Blind Students has identified a number of useful web resources for today’s busy student. Check here to find links to everything from accessible texts, to assistive technology tutorials, and even your entertainment needs on those long study days. If you have questions about anything on this list, or would like to make any additions, please contact our webmaster, Christopher Kchao, at webmaster@acbstudents.org. Check back frequently, as this page will be regularly updated.

Scholarships for Blind or Visually Impaired Students

If you are looking for scholarships or grants to help you through school as a blind/visually impaired students, this list provides a large number of national and state scholarship programs.

Scholarships

Favorite iOS Apps of ACBS

A broad listing of iOS apps curated by members of ACBS, ranging from tools that assist with your assignments, to those that provide entertainment and relaxation after a long day of school.

Favorite iOS Apps of ACBS

Accessible Materials

- BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), a service of the National Library Service
http://nlsbard.loc.gov

- Bookshare, free for any student that is eligible for the service
https://www.bookshare.org

- Learning Ally, large selection of textbooks and course materials
http://learningally.org/

- Access Text Network, provides publisher textbooks in a variety of accessible formats
http://accesstext.org/

- RoboBraille, converts pdfs and image based files into alternative, accessible formats
http://robobraille.org/

Miscellaneous

Amazon Student

American Foundation for the Blind

AppleVis

Audio Description Project

Google accessibility page

Inclusive Android

Netflix audio description page (requires login to view)