Are you missing out on the #1 most important thing your child needs to learn braille and be a successful braille reader well into their future?
Devices like the FingerReader from MIT or OrCam allow people with visual impairments to point to text and hear it read back to them. Is this an advancement in accessibility or a threat to braille literacy?
Advice from an adult with low vision and congenital nystagmus about how to adapt to everyday situations and how to ask for help when you need it!
In this experiment we learn about HOT and COLD! This is a great way to encourage your child to touch, think and explore. It’s also a wonderful activity to encourage communication and language comprehension. We’re not just saying the words “hot” and “cold,” we’re really feeling it!
Catherine Rose reports from the ATIA assistive technology conference in Orlando Florida. She write about the LightAide and learning about assistive tech for communication as well as when is the best time to introduce technology.
Our Backpacking SMART Brailler program won the PR Daily Social Media Award for “Best use of social media for nonprofits”!
FamilyConnect shares accessible ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your blind or visually impaired child. They list accessible craft ideas and fun braille gift ideas too!
Researchers at the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford in the U.K. are treating Choroideremia (CHM) with gene therapy. This treatment can be used to treat many genetic disorders that cause blindness, including age-related macular degeneration.