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.


Schools for the Blind

Arizona School for the Blind

The Arizona School for the Blind (ASB) is accredited by AdvancED and provides quality educational services to students from pre-school through high school.


Schools for the Blind

Arkansas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

The Arkansas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired offers statewide quality educational programs and resources to students who are blind or visually impaired, birth through twenty-one

Demostration of ASL Browser

Communication, Special Needs

American Sign Language (ASL) Browser

The American Sign Language Browser allows you to choose any word starting with any letter and watch a short Quick Time video demonstration of that word being signed.

The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It

The Forever Fix is a new book about Corey Haas, a little boy born blind with LCA. The book recounts his experiences with genetic therapy and how the therapy was...

Blind child touching a sensory board

Sensory Activities, Visual Impairment

Creating Sensory Activity Centers for Blind Children

Learn how to make an activity center for children with visual impairments. Using general hardware materials (like cardboard or peg-board) and other household items (like toys or kitchen utensils) you...

toddler tote


Building Toys Giveaway!

Blocks, pegs and pretend tool sets are simple, but are also really important to teaching spacial awareness, shapes and sorting, and fine motor skills. Enter to win some really fun...

GumDrop iPad Case

iPad Apps and Accessibility

The GumDrop iPad Case

We review our favorite iPad case: the GumDrop. The GumDrop is perfect for kids with disabilities because it is nearly indestructible. Now you can feel comfortable handing your iPad to...

iLoveFireworks App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

iLoveFireworks App Review

This app is a winner in our house! Ivan loves iLoveFireworks because it makes BIG sounds with just the tap of his finger on the iPad screen. It's a great...

SMART Brailler


Perkins SMART Brailler Giveaway!

Enter to win an amazing new Perkins SMART Brailler! This revolutionary new brailler takes braille instruction to a whole new level! Giveaway ends October 5th.

looking at jellyfish

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Little Bear Sees: Tips & Ideas for Kids with CVI

From the creators of the first app for kids with CVI, Tap-n-See Zoo, comes the Little Bear Sees blog! Here you'll find all sorts of fun ideas for activities and...



iPad Apps Giveaway!

Enter to win our top five favorite paid apps for Apple's iPad! From creating music to helping with communication, these apps are perfect for young children with visual impairments.

Tap-n-See Now home screen

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Tap-n-See Now App Review

Have you heard of the first app for iPad and iPhone created specifically for children with cortical visual impairment? It's pretty cool! Check out the Tap-n-See Now app for kids...