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Future Reflections is a magazine for parents and teachers of blind children. It is published quarterly by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children. Future Reflections is available free of charge to subscriber addresses in the U.S. in regular print, on USB thumb drive, via email, or online on the NFB website.

The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is a state government rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired. We also provide various services for employers interested in hiring or accommodating workers who have a vision loss.


If you are a disabled person seeking employment, try these resources:

Job openings for the entire state of KY government.


Operation Freedom Bell

Changing what it means to be blind

National Association of Blind Veterans are a nationwide organization of blind and visually impaired veterans striving to serve our fellow veterans who have lost their sight in the service of our country or have lost their sight after serving our country. Service connected or not we know that by reaching out to our fellow blind veterans we can assist them in achieving the fullest and most independent lives possible.


The Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinators are case managers who have responsibility for the coordination of services for severely disabled visually impaired Veterans and active duty Servicemembers. VIST coordinator duties include providing and/or arranging the provision of appropriate treatment in order to enhance functioning such as making referrals to Blind Rehabilitation Centers, Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Services, VICTORS, VISOR, and low vision clinics. Other VIST coordinator duties include identifying newly identified individuals who have severely disabling visual impairment, providing counseling, problem resolution, arranging a review of benefits and needed services, and conducting educational and outreach programs relating to VIST and blindness. The VIST Coordinators for Kentucky are:

Julie Kennedy
Louisville VA Medical Center
800 Zorn Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 287-5049

Melinda Ciampolillo
Lexington VA Medical Center
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2236
(859) 281-3916

OTHER Links For Blind or VI Veterans

National Association of Guide Dog Users

Being a Division of the National Federation of the Blind, NAGDU provides a forum for guide dog users and seeks to promote a positive philosophy of blindness and the use of such dogs by blind individuals. By doing this NAGDU works to fulfill the over-all goal of the National Federation of the Blind to integrate the blind into society on a basis of equality with the sighted. Visit the NAGDU information webpage to access the listserv and contact information.

"The National Federation of the Blind does not speak for the blind, it is the blind speaking for themselves."