Visually Impaired
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A. Introduction

The following are sources of information for both the visually impaired individual and for his/her family members. Some materials are supportive of families who are adapting to a loved one's sudden or gradual loss of sight while others contain information to assist the person who is experiencing the onset of a visual problem.

B. Subject Headings and Shelf Numbers   
  • Blind
  • Blind children
  • Blindness
  • Blindness-Psychological aspects
  • Browse call numbers 362.41 and 617.712
C. Frequently Mentioned Texts

Sight Unseen by Georgina Kleege

Teaching Pupils with Visual Impairment: A Guide to making the School Curriculum Accessible Ed by Ruth Salisbury

Explaining Blindness by Lionel Bender

Books for Children:

Listen for the Bus: David's Storyby Patricia McMahon

E. Magazines or Newspapers
F. Internet Resources
  • Healthfinder is a service of the National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.Try using search terms visual impairment; or browse Health A to Z.

  • On the National Eye Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health web site one can use search terms-family members-or other desired subjects.

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a page, FDA Information for Seniors, much of which is in large and well-spaced text:

G. Other Media, e.g. Video, Audio
The Library System has thousands of CDs, books on CD, DVDs, Audiobooks, and eBooks.  Log on to and click on the Catalog tab on the bar at the top.  One can search by Keyword, Author, Title, Subject, or Shelf No.; or click on the Advanced Keyword Search and use the Media Only or Audio Only tabs in the drop-down Media links.  There is also a special Quick Links section on the home page where one can access eMedia-eBooks & Audiobooks.
H. For Further Research

Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
300 N.E. 18 th Street
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma 73105
800.523.0288 (In-State WATS)
TTY/TDD: 405.521.4672

Prepared by S Bish
Updated March 2013