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OBVI: Recreation and Leisure for the Blind or Visually Impaired

If you have a question that isn't answered below, please email the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI).

These companies and links may assist visually impaired/blind individuals in the area of entertainment.


The following organizations can assist individuals who are interested in locating resources for music.

Braille Music Transcribers

The National Braille Association has compiled a list of certified music transcribers who can be contacted directly for inquiries about transcription services.

Dancing Dots

1754 Quarry Lane
P.O. Box 927
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0927
Phone: 610-783-6692
Fax: 610-783-6732

Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology is the company that helps blind musicians make music with their computers. They developed the GOODFEEL Braille Music Translator, and they resell all kinds of music software, accessories, and a wide range of assistive technology.

You will also want to check out their link to "Braille music resources." This will put you in contact with transcribers and lenders of Braille music.

Opus Technologies

13333 Thunderhead St.
San Diego, CA 92129-2329 USA
Phone: 866-678-7832
Fax: 858-538-9401

Opus technology develops and sells software, print, and Braille materials for learning and using Braille, especially Braille music. Based in San Diego, California, they have been serving the blind and visually impaired community in the U.S. and other countries since 1992.

Their customers include blind musicians and students, Braille transcribers, parents, teachers and educators, and schools and libraries.

Outdoor Activities/Sports

Blind Golf

3094 Shamrock St
North Tallahassee, Florida 32308 USA
Phone/Fax: 850-893-4511

"You don't have to see it to tee it!""

This site contains information about the International Blind Golf Association and the member associations. Learn how blind golf is played, its rules, member qualifications, and tournament schedules.

Blind Outdoor Leisure Development (BOLD) - Wisconsin

Challenge Aspen - "Possibilities for Disabilities"

P.O. Box M
Aspen, CO 81612 USA

Challenge Aspen provides recreational and cultural experiences for individuals who have mental or physical "disabilities." We encourage family and friends to share in these experiences.

Challenge The Outdoors

901 Anderson Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: 920-593-6300

Move United

National Headquarters
451 Hungerford Drive Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-217-0960
Fax: 301-217-0968
TTY: 301-217-0963

Move United is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured.

Move United now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events.

Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

Family Friendly Fun with Special Needs

Mind, body, and spirit-enriching resources to enhance the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs. Lots of ideas to explore.

The Official Site of the United States Association of Blind Athletes

Ski for Light, Inc.

1455 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Phone: 612-827-3232

Video/Computer Entertainment

Accessible Games are specifically designed for blind and visually impaired computer users!

GMA Games: Games Designed to be Fully Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals

GMA concentrates its efforts on developing sophisticated Windows-based games, while keeping its prices affordable. Currently GMA has three games ready, and a couple more being developed.

Descriptive Video Service (DVS)

Phone: 617-492-2777 Ext. 3490
Toll Free: 800-333-1203

Descriptive Video Service (DVS) adds narrative descriptions to television broadcasts and Hollywood and educational movies on video for blind and low vision audiences.

Last revised August 3, 2022