Access numerous publications to read stories, tips, and more from families of blind children. If you have a blind child, your kid may be the only blind child in your neighborhood. They may well be the only blind student in your town, or even in your whole school district. Raising a child who experiences the world in nonvisual ways, when nobody around you ever has had to figure out solutions to the challenges you face, can leave you feeling terribly isolated at times. Access stories from blind adults, parents of blind children, and more with the following publications and media.
Future Reflections is a magazine for parents and teachers of blind children that offers resources and information based positive philosophy of blindness.
In Future Reflections, you will find:
- Resources covering topics from teaching blind infants to discover and explore their surroundings to issues in higher education such as access to Braille and recorded textbooks
- Stories about successful blind adults who can serve as role models for blind children
- A national network of parents who have shared similar experiences and who can provide information, support, and encouragement
- Guidance for teachers and educators including planning education programs, teaching Braille in school, and keeping blind children competitive with sighted classmates
- Answers to many common questions asked by parents and teachers of blind children
How to Subscribe
Future Reflections is available online, via email, and in print. It is also available through our NFB-NEWSLINE® program.
- Access the online version and archives
- Subscribe to the email version
- Subscriptions to the print version are available free of charge to addresses in the United States. Canadian subscriptions are $35 per year, and other foreign subscriptions are $75 USD per year. Checks can be made out to the National Federation of the Blind and sent to the NFB, attention Future Reflections, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. To subscribe to the print version, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your address. Please also include whether you are a parent of a blind child, a teacher, or other subscriber. If you are a parent, please include your child's name and birth date.
- Why Do You Want to Make That Child Blind? by Carol Castellano from Vol. 33, No. 2—Special Issue: Low Vision
There are several additional publications to check out that highlight stories of blind people, Federation philosophy, and important topics and events. Take advantage of the free publications.
- The Braille Monitor covers the events and activities of the NFB, addresses the issues we face as blind people, and highlights our members.
- The Voice of the Nation's Blind Blog features stories from our members, news, and commentary on issues affecting our community.
- The Nation's Blind Podcast is a podcast show that highlights conversations on important topics related to blindness, independent living, and news.
- The Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research is a scholarly journal by blind people designed to address the real problems of blindness. An open-access, online-only publication, the JBIR is interdisciplinary and international in scope.