Adapting a Rubik’s Cube for an Individual Who Is Blind or Deaf-Blind

Editor‚Äôs note: Today’s post is from guest blogger Kristen Sharpless. Kristen has her bachelors in American Sign Language/English interpreting and is pursuing her master‚Äôs degree in Vision Rehab Therapy and a certification in orientation and mobility. She is extremely passionate about working with individuals who are deaf-blind. Kristen shares how to adapt a Rubik‚Äôs cube … Continued

Adapting a Rubik’s Cube for an Individual Who Is Blind or Deaf-Blind

Editor‚Äôs note: Today’s post is from guest blogger Kristen Sharpless. Kristen has her bachelors in American Sign Language/English interpreting and is pursuing her master‚Äôs degree in Vision Rehab Therapy and a certification in orientation and mobility. She is extremely passionate about working with individuals who are deaf-blind. Kristen shares how to adapt a Rubik‚Äôs cube … Continued

Adapting a Rubik’s Cube for an Individual Who Is Blind or Deaf-Blind

Editor‚Äôs note: Today’s post is from guest blogger Kristen Sharpless. Kristen has her bachelors in American Sign Language/English interpreting and is pursuing her master‚Äôs degree in Vision Rehab Therapy and a certification in orientation and mobility. She is extremely passionate about working with individuals who are deaf-blind. Kristen shares how to adapt a Rubik‚Äôs cube … Continued

Letticia Martinez, Paralympian Swimmer Who Is Blind, Shares Her Story to Encourage Parents

Editor’s note: AFB FamilyConnect knows sports and physical education have benefits aplenty for children who are blind and visually impaired. In an effort to inspire parents of children with visual impairments to encourage participation in sports, we enthusiastically share Paralympian swimmer, Letticia Martinez‚Äôs story. Letticia Martinez Shares Her Story to Encourage Parents Often time people … Continued

BrailleBlaster Question and Answer: Braille Software for Everyone

Editor‚Äôs Note: Parents, would you like to create braille at home for your child? Now you can using the American Printing House for the Blind’s (APH) BrailleBlaster™ software. All you need is access to an embosser or a refreshable braille display, and you can provide materials in braille for your visually impaired child. We’ve partnered … Continued

Yes, Blind Children, You May Touch Your Elves on the Shelf: A Letter from Santa Claus

Editor’s note: FamilyConnect is hand-delivering a note from Santa, who gives permission to children who are blind or visually impaired to touch their "Elf on the Shelf." We hope you utilize this post from Holly Bonner, visually impaired mother of two girls, to make the holidays even more meaningful for your child with a visual … Continued

Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices for Visually Impaired Students Navigating the College Admissions Process

Editor‚Äôs Note: AFB FamilyConnect is dedicated to supporting parents of youth with visual impairments. We know you have questions regarding your college bound teen‚Äôs pathway to a successful university experience. We‚Äôre thrilled to hand the floor over to Perkins School for the Blind‚Äôs Leah Barrett Demers, who will share information on a free webinar regarding … Continued

Why Your Blind or Visually Impaired Child Needs to Study Abroad

Editor‚Äôs Note: Today’s blog post is by Justin Harford, a project coordinator with the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, a project sponsored by the Department of State and administered by Mobility International USA for the purpose of increasing participation of students with disabilities in mainstream international exchange. Having studied and traveled in Latin America … Continued

Giving Blind and Visually Impaired Children the Power to Explore‚ÄĒUsing All Their Senses

Editor‚Äôs Note: FamilyConnect is dedicated to empowering parents and caregivers of children with visual impairments—we know you are your child‚Äôs first and most significant teachers. We want you to know what’s different about the way visually impaired children learn and how to support learning and development from an early age. For this reason, we are … Continued

Giving Blind and Visually Impaired Children the Power to Explore‚ÄĒUsing All Their Senses

Editor‚Äôs Note: FamilyConnect is dedicated to empowering parents and caregivers of children with visual impairments—we know you are your child‚Äôs first and most significant teachers. We want you to know what’s different about the way visually impaired children learn and how to support learning and development from an early age. For this reason, we are … Continued