Reflections on Teaching Kids to Advocate for Themselves

APH’s Director of Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion, Tai Tomasi, J.D., M.P.A. (she/her/hers), knows a thing or two about learning to be self-sufficient from an early age. One of 27 children adopted from around the world, Tai was born blind due to retinopathy of prematurity. From the beginning, her parents made sure Tai had early intervention … Continued

A Black History Month Celebration of Educators and Leaders in the Blindness Field

Everyone knows Stevie Wonder and the late Ray Charles: exceptionally gifted, groundbreaking musicians who also happen to be both Black and blind. But many other Black Americans have shared their talents with the world – or are still doing so – often working to advance the field of blindness and create a more inclusive society.  The Black History Month 2021 theme is … Continued

Teacher placing bright red objects on black board with child facing away from camera looking at the board
Mother and daughter smiling for camera, both wearing sunglasses, daughter wearing big floppy hat
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Tips from a TVI for Parents Helping Children Learn at Home

Depending on where you live and when you read this, you may not know yet if your child is returning to a physical classroom in the fall. But even if your child’s school does re-open, these suggestions for ways to broaden your child’s educational experience at home may come in handy. Nick Hadfield, a Teacher … Continued