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

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

What’s It Like to Get a Dog Guide? One Young Woman Shares Her Story

A guide dog is more than man’s – or woman’s – best friend. For people who are blind or low vision, a guide dog is a loyal companion that makes navigating the world easier. Emily Nelson, a 17-year-old high school senior from Indiana, can’t wait to get her dog guide. She’s doing her best to … Continued

Growing Up with Guide Dogs for the Blind

 Editor’s note: Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) introduces us to Megan Borella who first became involved with GDB when she was paired with a K9 Buddy in 2004. GDB’s K9 Buddy Program matches specially selected dogs to become wonderful pets and buddies to people who are blind or low vision, including children and their … Continued

Transitions: 10 Resources for Transitioning from High School to College or Work

Editor’s note: If you have a teenager who is blind or low vision, encourage them to utilize all or several of the following ten resources to prepare for college or the workforce. The list of transition resources has been updated as of August 2022. 10 Resources for Transitioning from High School to College or Work … Continued

First Day Jitters: Four Stories of Transition (Elementary, Middle, High, College)

It can certainly feel daunting when your child or teen who is blind or low vision is transitioning to their next season of education (elementary, middle, high school, or college)! Much like the popular children’s book series First Day Jitters, you and your maturing child may have jitters—and more than a few! You may both … Continued

Transitions: APH Huntington: A Program to Enhance Resources and Outcomes for a Rural Area

Editor’s note: APH Huntington recognizes the barriers to accessing services for those who are blind or low vision living in rural communities. Lee Huffman, APH Huntington’s Senior Strategist of Accessible Technology and Community Outreach, shares that one of APH Huntington’s aims is to provide hands-on training, discussions, and services throughout the rural community of Huntington, … Continued

Transitions: Meet Khadija Bari: A Career Placement Expert

Editor’s note: After a summer break, it’s time to re-commence APH CareerConversations–a platform for learning about the career journeys of individuals who are blind or low vision. The first session of the season will be Thursday, September 1 at 6 PM Eastern when we will interview Khadija Bari, a career placement expert who is blind. … Continued

InfantSEE Offers No-Cost Vision Assessments for Babies

Most children get a basic vision screening in elementary school. But the founders of InfantSEE® realized that’s just not early enough, or thorough enough, to identify some eye conditions that can impact a child’s development and learning ability. Glen Steele, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO, an optometrist based in Tennessee, co-founded InfantSEE with the late W. David … Continued