Amber Bobnar

Originally from Hawaii, Amber and her family moved to Massachusetts to be closer to Boston Children’s Hospital where her son, Ivan, now receives medical care.


She has a Master’s degree in English from Tufts University and spends most of her “free time” writing about being a parent of a disabled child on But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her son.

Perkins Panda Literacy Kit


Perkins Panda Giveaway!

The Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program is a wonderful compilation of materials designed to help you instill a love of books and reading in your child through a set of...

Braille Christmas Ornament


Braille Christmas Ornament Giveaway!

These glass ornaments come in eight colors and feature a word of your choice in braille (up to six letters). For this giveaway, the winner can choose the color they...

Sudoku Touch


Sudoku Touch Giveaway!

Enter to win a Sudoku Touch game board from Perkins Solutions! We're giving away one accessible Sudoku Touch game. This game includes both large print and braille so it's prefect...

toys wearing glasses, with guide dogs or in wheelchairs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Toys

#ToyLikeMe Holiday Shopping Guide

Find toys for kids who wear glasses, patches or hearing aids; for kids who use a white cane or have a service dog; or for kids who use wheelchairs or...

a collage of children's book covers

Braille and Literacy, Visual Impairment

25+ Children’s Books Featuring Visually Impaired Characters

We've collected 25+ picture books, chapter books and young adult novels with visually impaired characters. Each title is followed by a quick description and links to find the book in...

Alexis with the LightAide


LightAide Giveaway!

Big news! We're giving away one LightAide for the holidays! Enter to win your very own LightAide from Philips. Contest ends December 10th 2015.

jingle bells


Jingle Bells Craft Book and Christmas CD Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Daria's Jingle Bells Craft Book plus her Celebrate the Season: Multicultural Songs for the Holidays CD. You can do holiday crafts and listen to...

Latke, the Lucky Dog


Latke, the Lucky Dog Print/Braille Book Giveaway!

Enter to win the Hanukkah book, Latke, the Lucky Dog, from NBP in print and braille! This giveaway ends December 10th 2015.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas


Pete the Cat Saves Christmas Print/Braille Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Pete the Cat Saves Christmas in print and braille from National Braille Press! Giveaway ends December 10th 2015.

My Freeloader

Product Reviews

My Freeloader: A Carrier For Big Kids

My Freeloader is a backpack system designed to comfortably carry children that weigh between 25 and 80 pounds!

Explore My World Duffle Bag


Developmental Duffle Giveaway!

Enter to win the Explore My World Duffle Bag from Developmental Duffle, full of toys hand-picked for kids who are visually impaired. Contest ends December 10th, 2015.

tactile inTACT Sketchpad


inTACT Tactile Sketchpad Giveaway!

Enter to win a tactile inTACT Sketchpad for the holidays from Perkins Solutions! Contest ends December 10th 2015.