Events for November 2022

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!

CRBF CEO, Kristin Smedley, recently published a groundbreaking, #1 Best Selling book on called Thriving Blind: Stories of Real People Succeeding Without Sight. The book gives real life stories of people that are achieving their dreams regardless of vision loss. It is an inspirational and educational read to bring hope and resources to families living with vision loss. Order Thriving Blind HERE. Also, watch Kristin’s TEDx talk about changing perceptions of blindness and her journey to raising her CRB1 LCA children to thrive HERE.

Early Childhood:

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:

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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
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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