Parents Gain a New Perspective on Their Son’s Albinism at NOAH Conference

When Brian and Danielle Ford learned their son, Benjamin, had albinism, they didn’t quite know where to begin. Brian shared his experience with APH FamilyConnect, writing about the diagnosis and the pursuit of getting Benjamin all the resources he needed. One of those resources was Melisa Matthews, a teacher of the visually impaired (TVI) who … Continued

You Can Touch the Elf on the Shelf: A Letter from Santa Claus

Editor’s note: Santa gives permission to children who are blind or low vision to touch their “Elf on the Shelf.” We hope you utilize this updated post from parent Holly Bonner of of Blind Motherhood to make the holidays meaningful and accessible for your child! If You Are Blind or Low Vision, You Can Touch The Elf … Continued

Holiday Gifts: Supporting Authors and Business-Owners Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Editor’s note: As you begin your holiday shopping, consider supporting individuals who are blind or low vision. Check out our list of books authored and small businesses owned by individuals who are blind/low vision. Holiday Gifts: Supporting Authors and Business-Owners Who Are Blind or Low Vision It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holiday … Continued

Author of “Matilda’s Eye Patch” Shares Her (Personal) Inspiration for the Book

Editor’s note: When Aimie Strachan was told her daughter needed to wear an eye patch for thirty minutes per day, she began searching for a book to explain the process to her daughter. When she couldn’t find a book, she decided to write it herself. Aime Strachan shares her story. Author of “Matilda’s Eye Patch” … Continued

Share Your Insights and Concerns with the Office of Special Education Programs. We’re Listening!

Share Your Insights and Concerns with the Office of Special Education Programs. We’re Listening! By Rebecca Sheffield and Eric Caruso As project officers in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), we work with grant-funded projects and centers across the United States to support the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities … Continued

TeenTober: Cultivating a Fondness for Reading

Editor’s note:TeenTober™ is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library. Today we look at inspiring your teen who is blind or low vision to … Continued

“I Can Do It!”: Promoting Self-Determination Skills

Editor’s note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). To help your young person who is blind or low vision prepare for a satisfying adult life and meaningful employment, you can work with them on the skills of The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired which include self-determination skills. … Continued

National Blind Sports Week: Running Towards Accessible Sports

Editor’s note: Join the United States Association of Blind Athletes for National Blind Sports Week (Sept. 28-Oct. 3), a six-day virtual experience focused on participation and awareness of sports and opportunities available to athletes who are blind or low vision. The week culminates with the 3rd annual National Blind Sports Day on Saturday, Oct. 3. Today on … Continued