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.

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American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually...

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Braille and Literacy, Visual Impairment

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

American Printing House for the Blind is the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired.


Assistive Technology, Visual Impairment

AccessWorld: Technology and People Who Are Visually Impaired

AccessWorld is a monthly online publication. Hear from experts in the field as they write informative and enlightening articles on topics such as leadership, technology, education and rehabilitation.

APH Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children's Books

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APH Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children’s Books

Learn about tactile illustrations, how they work and how best to create them.

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American Nystagmus Network

The American Nystagmus Network is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to serve the needs and interests of those affected by Nystagmus.

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

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American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is a service agency which specializes in providing help to blind people which is not readily available to them from government...

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7-128 Video Games for Kids who are Blind

7-128 Software creates games that are accessible to gamers with special needs as well as those less challenged and this makes them easier to use for all.

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Toys, Visual Impairment

The Best Toys for Parties and Get Togethers for Kids who are Visually Impaired

Sometimes kids need a little help to get the party started, and that is exactly what party toys are for. We list here our favorite party toys for children who...

Love Me for Who I Am


Love Me for Who I Am Giveaway!

Rymer's CD of singalong songs are instantly memorable, and his videos show kids of all shapes, sizes, and abilities singing along.

Braille Blocks


Braille Alphabet Blocks Giveaway

Alphabet building blocks by Uncle Goose feature raised alphabet letters, braille, and finger-spelling, plus color variation and print letters, for limitless matching, sorting, stacking and spelling.



Tumzee Giveaway

Growing babies develop motor skills during "tummy time," and may need the support of a positioning cushion like Original Baby Company's Tumzee. One of our readers won a Tumzee in...

How We See It Book


How We See It Giveaway!

This guide covers basic information about visual development in children and eye health, as well as very specific and practical advice on environmental adaptations for home and at school.