We are excited to announce that we are soon going to be launching new social networking features on FamilyConnect.org! As the parent of a visually impaired child (now adult) and through my years of hosting NAPVI meetings, I know that it is an amazing experience when parents of children with visual impairments are able to reach out to each other, and share resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood.
We wanted to make that experience more readily available to parents. By the end of the month, FamilyConnect members will be able to opt into a new set of features that will allow you to:
- create and manage your own personal profile
- upload photos
- share your news and favorite links
- become friends with other parents!
Your friend recommendations will be based on where you live, as well as your child’s age and eye conditions.
We owe a huge thank you to those of you who gave us feedback this past year during the development phase—through focus groups, online surveys, individual interviews, and usability testing. We know that the new features will be so much better because of your input, and we hope that you’ll continue to provide comments and suggestions once the new tools go live.
Right now we need your help in naming these new features! Please submit your online vote by this Friday, February 11. Vote now.