Hillary Kleck

Hillary Kleck is the owner of Sensory Sun Tools for Modern Parents of Kids Who are Blind. She is the mother of Madilyn, who was born blind with bilateral anophthalmia in 2005.


Since then, Hillary has committed to helping other parents provide the opportunities necessary for lifelong success. Don’t forget to enjoy the journey!

A Parent's Guide to the UEB Transition. Everything you need to know now!

Braille and Literacy

Unified English Braille: What Every Parent Needs to Know

January 4, 2016, is the start date of the Unified English Braille (UEB) code to become the official Braille Code in the United States. Learn about the transition to UEB...

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Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Visual Impairment

7 Holiday Sensory Play Ideas for Kids Who are Blind

Holiday multisensory play ideas for kids who are blind or visually impaired, from cold dough to a five-senses touch book and a tactile find and search game.

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iPad Apps and Accessibility, Visual Impairment

A Blind Legend Game App

New gaming app has users relying completely on sound- not vision!

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ALL PLAY Accessible Toy Guide

ALL PLAY Accessible Toy Guide from Sensory Sun

white and green 6dot braille label maker

Assistive Technology, Braille and Literacy, Product Reviews

6dot Braille Label Maker Product Review

Looking for an easy way to braille books and objects around the home? We look at the 6dot braille label maker and review its features and functions.

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Enter our Halloween Costume Contest!

Enter a picture of your child in their Halloween costume to be entered to win a complete Perkins Panda Early Literacy Kit. Contest ends November 6th, 2015.

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Support, Visual Impairment

10 Users You Should Be Following On Twitter if You’re the Parent of a Child with Visual Impairments

Are you the parent of a blind child? Are you on Twitter? You should be! We'll help you get started by showing you who you should follow.

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Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Play a Game of Pumpkin Bowling with a Braille Twist

Maybe you've been bowling, but have you ever been pumpkin bowling? This multi-sensory game is perfect for Fall and makes a fun Halloween party game, too!

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Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Learn How to Use the Accessibility Features on Your iPad

Learn how special accessibility features designed specifically for people with varying abilities, including those with visual impairments, are having a a major impact on how our children can access the...

Are you on Twitter? If you're the parent of a blind child, you should be!

Support, Visual Impairment

How to Use Twitter for Parents of Kids with Visual Impairments

Twitter may seem confusing, but it's actually very useful for learning more about blindness and visual impairment. Here is why parents of blind kids should be on Twitter!

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Education, Visual Impairment

5 Back-to-School Resources for Kids with Visual Impairments and their Families

Want to make this school year the best year yet? Browse our collection of resources for tips and ideas on how to make the most of the "Back-to-School" season!

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Extracurricular Program for Your Child with Visual Impairments

Finding the right extracurricular program for your child with visual impairments can be a tedious job, especially if your child struggles with other disabilities or sensory impairments as well. These...