Visually impaired student sitting at the controls of a space shuttle

Space Camp for Interested
Blind and Visually Impaired Students

Learn what it's like to be an astronaut!  A week-long camp of training, making and launching rockets, group games, physical challenges, life-sized shuttles, and one final three hour mission

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Three students rafting down the Grand Canyon

No Barriers Youth
Leading the Way

Incredible adventures around the world focus on building a shared vision, encouraging independence and teamwork, learning from mistakes, questioning assumptions, and embracing adversity.

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Two visually impaired high school boys make a model

National Federation of the Blind
EQ Program

High school tudents interested in engineering work together to solve authentic problems that exist in developing countries by working in teams to engineer solutions to a given problem.

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Young boy wearing sunglasses types on a brailler

NFB BELL Program
Braille Enrichment

Provides intensive Braille instruction to blind and low vision children age 4-12 during the summer months with Braille crafts, games, and field trips.

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Boy and girl participants in purple t-shirts pointing at you

IM Determined
Youth Summit

A two-day event held each June for youth with disabilities from across Virginia to network and discuss issues of importance to youth with disabilities.

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Rows of participants in the Braille Challenge in brightly colored t-shirts applauding

Braille Institute
The Braille Challenge

A two-stage contest designed to motivate blind students to emphasize their study of braille with fun-filled, but challenging, events.

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Teacher helping boy work on a laptop comupter

Hadley School for the Blind
Distance Courses

Offers lifelong distance education programs free of charge to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and their families.

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