Cooking with Kait: Veggie Spaghetti

Editor’s note: This blog post was written by daughter-mother team, Kait and Meghan Stott, who were featured in the previous blog, Mother and Daughter Share a Love of Cooking and Holiday Traditions. Cooking, making meals for loved ones and friends, is a huge tradition in our family and something I have been sharing with my … Continued

Active Learning – an Empowering Approach to Teaching Young Children with Visual Impairments

Editor’s note: Author Julia Bowman and her counterpart Sara Edwards, TVI’s, DT/Vision Specialists and Evaluator in the IL Early Intervention Program, and her counterpart Sara Edwards, will present “Empowering Children and Families Through Active Learning,” in a webinar on December 14 at 2:00PM ET. Click here to register. What is active learning? Rather than a single … Continued

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

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