Summer Camp: So Much More Than Fun and Games

Editor’s note: This post was written by Jane Flower of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Jane will also be a panelist on the upcoming APH ConnectCenter webinar, Blind Kids Just Want to Have Fun: Thriving Our Way Into the Future of Physical Distancing at Summer Camp. You can register here: Growing up with a visual … Continued

From Toddler to Teen: Braille Success

Editor’s note: This blog by Sara Edwards, TVI, DT/Vision Specialist, Evaluator – IL Early Intervention Program, is a preview for the upcoming Family Connect and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired webinar, Tips and Techniques to Develop Pre-braille Skills in Toddlers, on Monday November 16, 2:00-3:30pm Eastern – eligible for ACVREP credit. Register here. Find other … Continued

Results of the Access and Engagement I Survey Are Now Available

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) just released the Access and Engagement research report. If you haven’t heard of this project, it’s worth making some time to take a look. During the spring of 2020 some 1,432 U.S. and Canadian participants responded to a survey on how COVID-19 social-distancing decisions were affecting educational access … Continued

I CAN

The following is an edited excerpt from Now I See: A Journey of Prophecy, Pain, and Purpose ©2019 by Vera Jones Chapter 8 – I CAN The dorm supervisor came in and began to explain how Andrew would be expected to make his bed, clean his room, and would share in the other rotating dorm … Continued

WEBINAR: How Can Parents and Caregivers of Students with Visual Impairments Make Certain that their Student Receives Meaningful Sex Education Instruction?

Date: October 29, 2020 Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm EST Description: The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), in consultation with professionals in the field of visual impairment and blindness, has published a Health Education Guidebook specifically designed to be used by teachers of students who are visually impaired. The manual includes the following units: Diet and … Continued

Sex Education for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Unfortunately, many students who are blind or severely visually impaired are not afforded the same level of sex education as their sighted peers. One problem is that high quality sex education instruction includes the use of pictures in textbooks and videos. Obviously, print pictures are not accessible to students who are blind or severely visually … Continued

Teacher placing bright red objects on black board with child facing away from camera looking at the board