These are just a handful of the people who have guided us

Scholarships & Resources for Students with Visual Disabilities

EduMed is always looking for ways to help students with disabilities achieve their college and career goals through the free resources they publish on our website. Have a look:

George Wurtzel

Woodworker. Teacher. Commercial actor. World’s friendliest scarecrow. You can take classes from George and we suggest you do. Go visit George’s webpage.

Jeff Thompson

Jeff is the host of the wildly successful Blind Abilities podcast. He teaches woodworking, canoeing, and all sorts of valuable skills. He is a gifted mentor and friendly host. Check out his podcast here. I cannot recommend it enough.

Clay Gurganus

Clay has been a professional woodworker and volunteer instructor for some time. You can see and buy his work from his webpage.

Woodworking For the Blind is a, if not *the* hub for blind woodworking. Their forums and manuals are indispensable. There is every bit as much knowledge available on this webpage as any other woodworking site. Consider joining at this link.


Visionaware has an online woodworking manual written by Gil Johnson that is very useful. You can read at here.

Council of Ontario Universities

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) offers training and resources for administrators and educators who want to make their schools more accessible. This link will take you to the COU Educator’s toolkit.

College Consensus

Navigating College with Visual Impairments webpage. Resources for finding degree programs, tools for advocacy, note-taking, apps, and other organizations.

The Perils of Playing Blind

From the Journal of Blindness and Innovation Research, this article is an excellent primer on the dangers of blindness simulation. It also offers suggestions on how to involve blind people in simulations and testing, which will assist with piloting your accessible workshop. This is a must read.

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