FamilyConnect Video: A Voice for Families of Children Who Are Blind or Low Vision
TranscriptDescriber: Photos and parents and families with children who are blind or visually impaired. Mom 1: We live in a rural community and having the only child who is blind in a town of 700 people can be very isolating. The information of FamilyConnect helps remind us that we are not the only ones in this type of situation. Dad 1: I love the ability to post a message about an issue and get answers from parents around the country who may be in a similar situation. Mom 2: FamilyConnect lets us know we’re not alone. Describer: A graphic that reads “FamilyConnect, A Voice for Families of Children Who Are Visually Impaired.” A montage of family photos. Narrator: The voices of these real families are being heard through FamilyConnect.org—a virtual lifeline for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired. Learning that your child has a visual impairment can be a shocking event that impacts the entire family. If you are a parent of a child who is blind or visually impaired, it is important for you to know that you are not alone. There are other families like yours and professionals ready to help, to share the voices of their experience and knowledge. And they can be found at FamilyConnect. Describer: Screenshots of the FamilyConnect website. Narrator: FamilyConnect is a joint creation of the American Foundation for the Blind and the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments, or NAPVI. Here’s what FamilyConnect has to offer you and your family:
- Regular blogs, authored by parents and family members like you.
- Inspiring video testimonials from families.
- An expansive library of articles authored by parents and experts in the field of blindness on technology, education, child development, and more.