Are You Homeschooling Your Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired? Share Your Experience and Resources

Hi, homeschooling families!

I have heard from many a family who has a child who is blind or visually impaired and who is researching homeschooling. And so I come to you, homeschooling families, asking you to share your experiences and advice. We’d love to glean from you and hear what it’s like to homeschool a child who is blind or visually impaired, empowering parents to recognize homeschooling as an option, in addition to traditional school placement options.

A Few Questions for Homeschooling Families

If you’re willing, please share your experience in the comment section below, and consider answering any or all of the following common questions:

  1. When did you begin your homeschooling journey, and what led you to the decision?

  2. Do you recommend a particular, multi-sensory curriculum?

  3. Have you been able to utilize a teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) and an orientation and mobility specialist? How did you advocate for and receive these services?

  4. How did you learn the skills, tools, and assistive technology your child benefits from, such as use of a screen magnifier and/or mastering braille?

  5. Do you recommend additional resources or a specific support group?

  6. What have been the most challenging and most rewarding aspects of homeschooling your child with a visual impairment?

Thank you for taking the time to share and educate our community of families.

Related Blogs for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

I want to provide those of you who are considering homeschooling your child who is blind or visually impaired with a compilation of blogs on the topic.

I hope this information proves helpful for you. If you’d like to add additional resources, please share in the comment section.