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Our Mission Statement
This website was created for the benefit of blinded
and visually impaired veterans, there families, relatives, and friends.
We have created a place where members can gather, talk,
exchange ideas and information, or just hang out.
. Please Enjoy!
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceived
veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation."
Listen to and/or download These Patriotic Songs
Aids and services for blind veterans include:
- A total health and benefits review by a VA Visual Impairment Services team.
- Adjustment to blindness training.
- Home improvements and structural alterations to homes.
- Specially adapted housing and adaptations.
- Low-vision aids and training in their use.
- Electronic and mechanical aids for the blind, including adaptive computers and computer-assisted devices such as reading machines and electronic travel aids.
- Guide dogs, including the expense of training the veteran to use the dog and the cost of the dogs medical care.
- Talking books, tapes and Braille literature.
Visit These Jukeboxes of Top Hits Songs from the Vinyl past
Recommended Internet Radio Stations
This station out of Chicago has some really good weekend programming for the Disabled and Visually Impaired as well as information on home maintenence and repairs, but you have to get up early on Saturday to hear it.
WCPT - Chicago, Illinois
Other Internet Radio Stations
Spotlight on Accessible Devices
Tips & Tricks for the iPhone
Reading Material for the Visually Impaired
If you are a Braille reader or have a device such as a Victor Stream or Plextalk that can read Braille files, then you can download these files for free, and your reader should read them.
Unity Online Electronic Braille Library
The above site has a library of about 200 spirituality based books in downloadable Braille format.
If you have a KNFB Reader Mobile, you might want the Latest version of Nokia PC Suite that is Accessible and works with Windows 7 and JAWS.
Nokia PC Suite Version 7.1.18 (Released July 2012)
If you have a KNFB Reader Mobile or a Nokia Phone with GPs, you might want to try this free GPS Navigation tool for the blind.
Loadstone GPS - Satellite Navigation for blind mobile phone users
If you can't afford the expense of a Screen Reader like JAWS or WindowEyes, there are alternative open source products that allow visually impaired people to access computers and the Internet. One place to find such products is:
WebbIE, the free web browser
If you want an MP3 player that is more Accessible than Windows Media Player, try:
Download Winamp Media Player - Free MP3, Video, and Music Player
If you need Free Daisy Book reading software for your Windows computer, try:
AMIS: DAISY 2.02 & DAISY 3 Playback Software
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