American Council of the Blind: http://www.acb.org/ American Council of the Blind is one of the largest national organization for the Blind and Visually Impaired with members around the world.
Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired: http://www.blindmi.org/ The Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired is a affiliate of the ACB. The MCBVI has chapters around the state of Michigan and very active in the Blind community to help improve the lifestyle for people that are facing blindness and visually impairment.
Bureau of Service for Blind Persons:
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-28313---,00.html The Bureau of Service for blind person is state rehabilitation agency for those with sight loss. The BSBP offers training and resources for those needing living skills, or assistance to return to work for those who are Blind or Visually Impaired.
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI): https://www.abvimichigan.org/ The ABVI is a agency based in 13 counties in western Michigan. The ABVI offers products, training, support, and other resources for those with blindness or visually impairment.
Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired: http://www.gdabvi.org/ The GDABVI is an agency that provides training and resources for the greater Detroit area for those who are blind or visually impaired.
Leader Dog for the Blind: http://www.leaderdog.org/ The ADA provides access to the Americans with disabilities act (ADA) regulation for businesses and state and local governments, technical assistance, and materials.
White Cane Laws:
http://www.acb.org/whitecane What is the White Cane law? The White Cane Law specifies that motorists must stop at least 10 feet from anyone using a white cane or walking stick or guide dog.
Blue Water Area Transit: http://www.bwbus.com/ Blue Water Area Transit is one of the best in the state. They serve the Port Huron Area and the Townships of Port Huron, Fort Gratiot, Burtchville, and Marysville the BW bus has the best bus drivers. They're willing to help and are very friendly, so Ride the Wave.
A Guide to Visual Disabilities; How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed:
A great fit for any student, family member, or educator looking for information on how to prepare for higher education regarding disabilities. The guide is 100% free and covers educational opportunities, preparation steps, knowing your rights, different types of disabilities, and recommended resources for additional information.
The transition from high school to college is a considerable process that can prove to be a source of significant pressure for students. This transition places particular weight upon the blind community. More than a quarter of visually impaired citizens in the U.S. drop out of high school each year, and the collegiate challenges faced and accommodations required by those who do graduate pose a great personal strain. It’s the goal at BestColleges.com to provide students with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed. We’ve created a guide to college planning for students with visual impairments: