Resources for raising blind/VI children

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As many parents know, raising a blind or visually impaired child can be quite a challenge! Luckily, there are several great resources available to help! Below is a list of resources families at the CRBF have found to be useful. If you have a great resource that is not listed here, please send an email to so we can add it to the list!


Early Childhood:

WonderBaby  WonderBaby is a great resource for parents of younger children.

Sensory Fun   Great for parents of children with sensory processing issues.

Blind Babies Foundation


Elementary School Age:

Sensory Sun Educational Technologies Sensory Sun is dedicated to helping children with all levels of vision to play, learn, and enjoy time together.

California School for the Blind

California Deaf-Blind Services


High School Age:

Michigan Commission for the Blind,4601,7-154-61256_28313—,00.html

California School for the Blind

California Deaf-Blind Services


Blindness Organizations

Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
2470 El Camino Real, Suite 107
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-858-0202  (videos on how to teach self-help skills)

American Printing House for the Blind

AFB American Foundation for the Blind

Family Connect


Blindness Consumer Organizations

American Counsel of the Blind

National Federation of the Blind


Professional Organizations

Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals

California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Council for Exceptional Children

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired


Assistive Technology

NVDA 2012 free screenreader

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