Live Accessible is an organization that is “dedicated to reaching those with low vision or blindness through sharing resources, product reviews, how to tips, digital content, and encouragement to help them and their families live a more accessible life”. Carrie, Pablo and their toddler son Pablo Joseph are all visually impaired. Their website is a treasure trove of YouTube videos by, for, and about people who are visually impaired and their sighted supporters (see “Inspiration”). Carrie blogs that her little family hit some rough waters in the last year and she had to stop uploading, but she’s back now adding new videos and starting a second channel on how they’re homeschooling young Pablo. There’s an extensive list of links to videos on the “Resources” page, including one from a blind hunter. One could spend days on this site.
WonderBaby.org is for parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities. Wonder Baby, the brainchild of Amber Bobnar, mother of a visually impaired special needs child, is a compendium of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they’ve learned about playing with and teaching a blind child. There hasn’t been a new post to this site in four months, and some of the links to resources no longer work, but the list of posts that can be accessed from the Home page is extensive and truly helpful, including the article, “How to Work With Difficult Doctors and Therapists. We hope the site is fully up and running again soon.