Helpful website links

Here are some handy links to other websites in New Zealand and around the world that you may find interesting and of use to you.

Accessibility and design

CAST universal design for learning

Accessible Education materials

Trace Center (accessible websites)

W3C World Wide Web Consortium

Web Accessibility Initiative

Webaim accessibility tool

Google Accessibility

NVision Centers Accessibility Guide

Adaptive technology


Ai Squared

Dolphin Group UK

Freedom Scientific

GW Micro


Microsoft Accessibility technology

Pacific Vision International

Java TM Access Bridge 1.0

Be my eyes app


Australian Braille Authority

Braille Formats (online version)

BRL: Braille Reference Desk

HotBraille: free translation service

International Council on English Braille

Name game (see your name in braille) (AFB)

Future Aids: the Braille Superstore has everything from braille books to low vision aids


DCDNB USA (deafblind children)

Deafblind International

Helen Keller Center (youths and adults)

Sense (UK)

Libraries for the Blind

CNIB Library for the Blind (Canada)

DAISY digital talking books


Project Gutenberg

Learning Ally

RNIB Talking Book Service (UK)

Vision Australia

NZ blindness, disability and support organisations


Age Concern NZ

Albinism Trust

Blind Citizens NZ

Diabetes NZ

DPA NZ Inc (Disabled Persons Assembly)

Glaucoma NZ

Health and Disability Advocacy (Health and Disability Commissioner)

Macular Degeneration New Zealand

Ngāti Kāpō o Aotearoa

Radio Reading Service

Parents of Vision Impaired NZ

Retina New Zealand

Tiaho Trust

WEKA NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres

NZ sports organisations

NZ Blind Cricket Association

Blind Sailing

Blind Sport New Zealand

Halberg Disability Sport Foundation

NZ Blind Lawn Bowling Association

NZ Indoor Bowls

NZ Riding for the Disabled (NZRDA)

Paralympics New Zealand

Sport New Zealand

NZ government and legislation

Charities Commission

Human Rights Commission

National Library of NZ

NZ Government Online

Statistics NZ

District Health Board (MOH site)

Health and Disability Commissioner

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Health

NZ Legislation

Ministry of Civil Defence

Office for Disability Issues

Optometry and opthalmology

NZ Association of Optometrists

School of Optometry and Vision Science, The University of Auckland

Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists

Overseas blindness and disability organisations

Ability Online

ACB Radio

American Council of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind

Blind Children’s Resource Center

Blind International (USA)

Canadian National Institute for the Blind


Foundation Fighting Blindness

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet

International Federation of Guide Dog Schools for the Blind

Living Well with Low Vision

My Blind Spot

National Eye Institute (USA)

National Federation of the Blind (USA)


Perkins Scout (USA)

Retina International’s AMD Toolkit

Royal National Institute of the Blind (UK)

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

Vision Australia


Vision Loss Resources

World Blind Union