Resources - NFB of Montana
NFB of Montana Resources
NFB NewsLine - Montana
NFBNewsline is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, deaf-blind, or otherwise print-disabled that offers access to more than 500 publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more.
NFB BELL Academy - Montana
The Bell Academy is a highly structured program that focuses on teaching children from the ages of 4 to 12, who are visually impaired or blind important life skills. The program is designed to help children succeed in life by teaching them how to read and write braille, as well as how to navigate the world around them. The curriculum is tailored to the individual needs of each child to ensure that they receive the best possible education.
Montana Education and Employment Resources
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind (MSDB) provides comprehensive learning and growing opportunities for students from birth through age 21 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind throughout the state of Montana. These opportunities support future independence and success!
Montana Talking Book Library
Montana Talking Books is a program of the Montana State Library and is funded in part with monies provided by the Library Services and Technology Act through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Montana Blind and Low Vision Services
The vocational rehabilitation program provides services to assist individuals with visual disabilities or blindness find or maintain employment. BLVS offers three major programs: Vocational Rehabilitation for Blind/Low Vision, Business Enterprise Program, and the Older Blind Program.
Montana Business Enterprise Program
The mission of the Montana Business Enterprise Program is to provide opportunities for blind individuals to achieve self-support through owning and operating a vending route or cafeteria on public property.
Montana Technology Resources
Leading Edge Vision
Leading Edge Vision is the certified dealer/reseller of Freedom Scientific blind and low vision software, magnifiers, braille displays, Optelec low vision equipment, and many more. Leading Edge Vision is based out of Idaho.
MonTECH - University of Montana Rural Institute
MonTECH provides technology, support, and services that improve the quality of life for Montanans with disabilities.
Borrow assistive technologies and adaptive equipment, and receive free, supportive one-to-one help learning about devices MonTECH loans. MonTECH ships most items anywhere in Montana; free shipping and return shipping. MonTECH is based out of Missoula, MT.
OverHere Consulting LLP
OverHere Consulting is Montana's only assistive technology training and support company. Providing training on Apple iPads, iPhones, and Mac OS systems. OverHere Consulting is also the certified dealer for: Humanware, Low Vision International, and IrisVision Global. OverHere Consulting is based out of Great Falls, MT.
Vision Matters is the certified Dealer/Reseller for: Enhanced Vision low vision products, Envision AI smart Glasses, OrCam smart reader and Camera, as well as many other low vision tools. Vision Matters is based out of Washington.