Resources & Helpful Links
You can order a copy of my dissertation, Parent Involvement, an Integral Part of the Early Learning Experience for Blind Children: A Qualitative Study of the Mother’s Experience at ProQuest UMI.
Brandon Keith Biggs Entertainment
Discover the talents of a rising young star! Brandon Keith Biggs is a classically trained opera singer, pop music performer, and actor based in Mountain View, California. He is known for his captivating live performance shows. As an actor who is blind, Brandon specializes in sighted roles and has experience in multiple live productions and films over the past 5 years. His accomplishments and remarkable talents are truly an inspiration to us all.
Early Childhood Links
This website is beautifully put together by Amber Bobnar. Her son is blind with LCA. He also has some other challenges in addition to his blindness. This website provides important information and encouragement to parents of young children with visual impairments.
Articles on Early Childhood Themes:
Infant Massage & Touch Communication
This article is an excellent article describing the importance of touch in communicating with infants.
Schneider, E. (2003). Touch communication: The power of infant massage. Retrieved from http://www.healthyfamily.org/cs/user/print/article/2
Infant Massage and Visually Impaired Babies
Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
2470 El Camino Real, Suite 107
Palo Alto, CA 94306
American Printing House for the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind www.afb.org
The Foundation for Retinal Research
The Foundation Fighting Blindness
Project 3000 and the John & Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory
Blindness Consumer Organizations
American Counsel of the Blind
National Federation of the Blind
Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals
California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Council for Exceptional Children
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
NVDA 2012 free screenreader: http://www.nvda-project.org/
NVDA 2012 User Guide:
Resources on Blindness
Resource Guide: http://www.smart-glasses.org/blind-resource-guide/