Your Child Is Blind, Now What?

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Understanding Childhood Blindness

Cartoon image showing a little girl sitting on the floor reading a braille book.

Learning that your child is blind is not something you were expecting.  However, it’s estimated that over 1.5 million children are legally blind worldwide.  More than 600,000 of these children live in the United States.  You are certainly not alone!

As School House Rock proclaimed, “Knowledge is Power.”  The more you learn the more empowered you will become for your child.

The American Council of the Blind is an excellent source for information, resources and support as you begin this journey with your child as a family. They have a great free white paper called “Are You the Parents of A Blind Child?” that you’ll find valuable.

About the American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind was founded in 1961 but many of its state affiliates and local chapters have a history that can be traced back to the 1880s. Since its inception, American Council of the Blind and its affiliates have been at the forefront of the creation of policies that have shaped the opportunities that are now available to people with disabilities in our country.

About Braille Works

Braille Works is committed to Making The World A More Readable Place™ by providing alternative format solutions for your industry including Braille, Large Print, Audio and 508 Document Remediation Services.

Keep your company in full compliance by following federal laws for accessibility.  Industries we serve include government agencies, banking and finance companies, translation agencies, healthcare and insurance, restaurants, utility companies and more.  Contact us to learn how we can keep your business in compliance and how you can better service your clients with visual impairments.

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