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The future is looking bright for people with several forms of vision loss. A number of new treatments and technologies are helping to bring eyesight...
New Developments in Treatments for Blindness
The Perkins SMART Brailler is a critical tool to have when learning braille: it’s a mechanical brailler with a built-in screen and speaker to provide...
Perkins SMART Brailler is Now Available on APH Through Quota Funds
Perkins Early Connections Conference
Saving for the future is important for everyone but having a financial plan for children with disabilities is critical. If the natural order prevails...
Future Planning for your Child with Disabilities
When I was a kid my dad and I were avid Star Trek geeks. It was kind of our father-daughter thing. One thing I loved about Star Trek was how they...
Talkitt® Makes Unintelligible Speech Understandable
One in a Million Baby Podcast
One of the irksome things about having a child with special needs is that the high cost of raising a typical child suddenly goes up – by a lot. And...
Adapting Toys for Special Kids
To make advances in any disease, there needs to be research. And to do research accurately, there needs to be people willing to participate in...
My Retina Tracker: Building a Medical Database to Find Cures
Download a Printable IEP Organizer
Anyone who is a parent knows that the best resource for information on parenting is other parents. So it makes sense that the Bookshare program...
Bookshare's Parent Ambassador Program
A number of Boston hospitals and healthcare systems have teamed up to solve the puzzle of how to grow corneas good enough to replace those that no...
A Breakthrough in Growing Corneas
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Wouldn’t it be great if all you had to do to cure your child’s blindness was to give them some medicine? Medicine they would just have to swallow....
New Treatment for Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)
Believe it or not, one of the biggest reasons that medication used to halt the progression of glaucoma doesn’t work well is that people stop using it...
New Way to Deliver Glaucoma Medicine
We're in the clothing business! WonderBaby.org now has super cute t-shirts and onesies for your WonderBaby! Are you ready to announce to the world...
There are 39 million people who are blind in the world, the majority of which were caused by conditions that are preventable. Many of these people...
There’s a Smartphone App that Does Eye Exams
Scientists have taken the first step toward restoring sight, growing cells in a petri dish that can sense light. It’s essentially a retina, and...
Using Stem Cells to Restore Sight
A blind musician from South Korea has invented a new way to print music, so that both blind and sighted musicians can read it without needing to know...
Making Music Accessible to Blind Musicians
More than one blind person has mentioned that being unable to drive is a real downside to blindness. Driving is freedom, it’s independence. It’s...
Self-Driving Car from Google
As Brian Charlson says in the video on the Verizon website, being blind means relying on so many other people for your everyday things. Like matching...
Verizon Creates Navigational Tools to Promote Independence for Blind Users
With the World Cup happening, soccer fever is spreading. And if you think there’s no place out on the soccer pitch for a person who is blind, think...
Brazil's Blind Soccer Team
As parents, we know a lot about our children. We may not be experts in the field of vision impairment or other disabilities, but we know how our kids...
The Relationship Between Parents and Professionals
UPDATE: The deadline for applying for this program has been extended to August 15th for kids in grades 3-6! So go sign up now! The National...
STEM2U Accessible Science Program for Blind Students
There's a new way to deal with seizures that could revolutionize the lives of those who have them. It involves embedding a tiny computer in the skull...
New Treatment Stops Seizures Before They Start
Are you familiar with the diversity watchdog group Diversity in YA? They track the Publishers Weekly bestsellers list for Young Adult novels with...
New Book for Young Adults Features a Main Character who is Blind
I've heard a lot of talk about 3D printers but it's all just talk. Call me cynical, but I want to see some real-life practical uses for the printer...
3D Printed Pictures of Space
Bethel China, an organization that provides foster care and education for children in China from orphanages who are blind or visually impaired, is...
Looking for Stories about Adopting a Blind Child from China
I learned some interesting statistics on the Low Family Blog today: Chances of marrying while at BYU: 1/3 Chances of having a boy: 1/2 Chances of...
Three Cancer-Fighting Superheroes!
The Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University is conducting research on Leisure Reading Characteristics of Blind or Visually Impaired Youth...
Research Study on Leisure Reading Characteristics of Blind/Visually Impaired Youth
Cat McD shared this on our Facebook page. It was too powerful not to post! At the Stride for Sight Walk sponsored by The Foundation for Blind...
Walking with a Hero
Dr Cole Galloway from the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware has a vision... a vision of kids moving and interacting and...
Go Baby Go Provides Mobility Inspiration!
Visit Daria's Monthly Music Page before March 9th 2014 and you can enter to win two beautiful and authentic musical instruments from Hawai'i! Daria...
Hawaiian Music Giveaway!
MIT has announced a prototype for a device they're calling the FingerReader. It's a smallish ring-like device you wear on your finger that allows...
FingerReader from MIT (and other text-to-speech readers)
Read this article in Arabic: قراءة هذا المقال بالعربية Finding out that your baby is blind is often a very lonely experience and finding...
Articles for Parents of Blind Children in Arabic!
Our Backpacking SMART Brailler program won the PR Daily Social Media Award for "Best use of social media for nonprofits"! If you remember, back in...
We Won the PR Daily Social Media Award for Nonprofits!
Is your child a WonderBaby? Enter our Facebook cover photo contest and your child's photo could be featured on our Facebook cover! Just post a photo...
Is Your Baby a WonderBaby?
Researchers at the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford in the U.K. are treating Choroideremia (CHM) with gene therapy....
Gene Therapy Treatment for Choroideremia
Boston Children’s Hospital is planning to launch a new infant magnetoencephalography (MEG) system this spring that will revolutionize what we know...
New Technology to Localize Infant Seizures
We recently ran a holiday contest for the new video game Ballyland. Congratulations to Ruth, Vikki and Amanda for winning free copies of the game!...
Ballyland Special Offer!
Have you been watching Lily LightAide travel around the country visiting six families and showing them all she can do? If you have, then you know...
LightAides for Everyone!
With so many people interacting with flat touch screens you may wonder how this will affect blind users. Yes, Apple's operating systems are very...
Disney Creates Touch Screens with Tactile Feedback
Getting around keeps getting easier thanks to new assisistive technology. BlindSquare is an iPhone (or iPad) app that uses your phone's GPS to figure...
Getting Around Using Assistive Tech