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.

baby Ivan with his light box

Light Play

Cups on a Light Box

If you just got yourself a Light Box for your blind child you may not know where to begin. This is a simple activity that may interest your baby right...

Tactile star ornaments

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Tactile Christmas Ornaments!

Here's a simple and fun holiday activity! Make tactile Christmas ornaments with your child and create a more accessible Christmas tree!

cells, DNA, retinal implants montage

Health & Nutrition, Visual Impairment

Top Medical Breakthroughs in Vision in 2014

There have been a lot of medical advances in curing blindness in the past 12 months. Read about the most exciting breakthroughs in gene therapy, stem cells, artificial retinas and...

Top 10 Accessible Toys

Toys, Visual Impairment

Top 10 Accessible Toys for Blind Kids

We recently ran a contest asking families to share their favorite toys for their kids who are blind or have other special needs. Here are the top 10 as voted...

Joy print/braille Christmas cards


Print/Braille Christmas Cards Giveaway

Enter to win a pack of 10 elegant print/braille Christmas cards from National Braille Press. Contest ends December 10th 2014.

Cartoon girl lying on an open book

Braille and Literacy

Great Expectations: Bringing books to life for blind kids

Tips for reading aloud to blind children, courtesy of National Braille Press, complete with video and featured story.

Yuko-chan doll


Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, a book about a little girl who is blind who saves her village. Contest ends December 17th 2014.

Santa, I was a Good Patcher t-shirt


Holiday T-Shirt Giveaway!

Enter to win one of three fun holiday design t-shirts from Eye Power Kids Wear! Contest ends December 17th 2014.

little girl wearing glasses


Glasses Board Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Ann Gwinn Zawistoski's children's board book Glasses! Contest ends December 17th 2014.

Stay Puts


Stay Puts Giveaway!

Keep your glasses on your face! We have five stay puts to give away to five winners! This contest ends December 17th 2014.

Hungry Fingers book and puzzle


Hungry Fingers Tactile Puzzle Set Giveaway!

Enter to win the Hungry Fingers Tactile Puzzle Set from National Braille Press! Contest ends December 17th 2014.

mEYEwinks butterfly


mEYEwinks Giveaway!

Enter to win a set of five mEYEwinks accessories for your child's glasses. Contest ends December 17th 2014.