Locating education and options, especially technology for visually impaired or blind kids, can be challenging. That’s why it’s important to find organizations who provide answers, service and support.

In California, you can consult with the Department of Social Services – Office of Services to the Blind – where you will find a handbook of resources and services. It’s a guidebook that’s geared toward older populations, but there are many resources listed that also apply to youth.

Braille Institute’s Youth and Child Development Program is offered remotely online and over-the-phone, and at seven regional locations in Southern California once the pandemic allows re-opening.  The free service is designed to help parents, as the most valuable teacher and advocate, to locate resources and support to maximize a child’s growth and development. Female Braille Challenge finalist scrolling on iPhone with brailler on table infront of her.

Each year, Braille Institute supports thousands of special collection subscribers who receive free braille books, and who participate in the free program for School-Age Youth, the national Braille Challenge academic competition, and in the national Cane Quest.

Depending on the age of the child, technology for visually impaired or blind kids, is also an important part of educational needs for learning and independence. The program for School-Age Youth supports the nine areas of the expanded core curriculum which includes assistive technology. 

To learn more, or to schedule a FREE one-on-one appointment with one of our Child or Youth Development Consultants, call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553).

One-on-one consultations, classes and workshops are offered virtually at present so that you can get support and participate from the comfort and safety of your own home by either computer or phone.