Adapting Your Home

Much of the information provided in your child’s world is visual in nature. Adapting materials may be necessary when working with young children with blindness or low vision. Adaptations include enhancing the visual characteristics of materials, using real-life objects, and making materials more tactilely interesting.

Baby playing behind safety gate.

“Baby Proofing” Your Home When Your Child Is Blind or Low Vision

Safety First Your first and most basic consideration in adapting your home to meet your blind or low-vision baby’s special needs is safety. Take a look at your infant’s immediate […]

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Colorful toys on white carpet in a children’s room. 

Adapting Your Home for a Child Who Is Blind or Has Low Vision

Many families of children with eye conditions are concerned about the ability of their child to get around their home safely. There are many relatively simple things that can be […]

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Display of an oven with braille labels added to buttons.

Kitchen Appliance Accessibility for Families with Children Who Are Blind

Do you wonder how your child can help with chores around the house? How can they warm up a snack or make popcorn in the microwave? How can your child […]

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A toddler sitting in a car wearing green glasses holding a steering wheel. 

Helping Children Who are Blind or Low Vision Explore the Community

Concepts related to work (business, uniform, boss, customer) are built on concepts learned in the community. Your child needs meaningful community experiences now so that you can later teach more […]

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One dollar bill in front of kid child boy face cover eyes or mouth.

Helping Your Child With Blindness or Low Vision Learn in the Community

Successful transition from high school to college, trade school, or work involves more than knowledge of possible jobs, proper social interactions, and self-care. Successful transition involves much observation and rehearsing […]

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