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The Film

Get screening information for the film on the filmmaker’s website.

Austin Film Society: THE EYES OF ME
Learn more about the students in the film.

Schools for the Blind

United States Schools for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Get links to schools for the blind across the United States.

Council of Schools for the Blind
Learn about the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB), a consortium of specialized schools in Canada and the United States whose major goal is improving the quality of services to children who are blind or visually impaired.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Explore the website for the school featured in the film, which contains information on its curriculum and campus as well as resources on adaptive technology, teaching students with visual impairments, and much more.

Accessibility and Independent Living

V.I. Guide: Vision-Related Services
Peruse this online resource, which contains sources for books in braille, information about independent living skills and curriculum adaptations, and related links.

American Foundation for the Blind
Find out more about living with vision loss, local organizations providing services to blind people, assistive technology, and more.

Designing More Usable Websites
Examine this resource for accessibility guidelines and information on web access tools such as built-in voice browsers and large-print Web viewers.

About.com: Web Accessibility
Get tips on how to make web pages more accessible to visually impaired users, from alt tags to flexible layouts.

PBS.org: P.OV.: Freedom Machines
The film Freedom Machines takes a new look at disability through the lens of assistive technology. The site includes features on universal design and web surfing for the visually impaired.

PBS.org: Independent Lens: ON A ROLL
This film profiles talk radio host and disability rights activist Greg Smith, and includes a feature on the Independent Living movement.


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