Resources & Helpful Links

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

Infant Massage and Visually Impaired Babies

Blindness Organizations

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
Family Connect


Blindness Research

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

Professional Organizations

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

Assistive Technology

NVDA 2012 free screenreader:
NVDA 2012 User Guide:

Resources on Blindness

Resource Guide: