Blind Parents

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blind parents are fully capable and have been successfully raising children for generations.

Blind parents pose at the NFB National Convention with their child sitting on the father's shoulders.There are aspects of parenting as a blind person which take some thought, and there are specific alternative techniques blind parents use in order to keep their children safe, healthy, and happy.

Please explore the links below to some of our resources, and contact your state affiliate to ask about additional programs available in your local area. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at the national headquarters.

Through these resources, we strive to build a strong network for blind parents, grandparents, guardians, and caregivers where questions can be answered, experiences can be shared, and alternative techniques can be learned.

    Blind Parents Connection Podcast

    The Blind Parents Connection Podcast is a Blind Parent Education Initiative supported by the Gibney Family Foundation and brought to you by National Federation of the Blind. Subscribe and listen by searching for "Nation's Blind Podcast" in your podcast client. 

    NFB Blind Parents Group

    Blind Parent Mentoring

    Blind Parent Advocacy

    Leading the way in advancing equal rights and creating resource connections for blind parents and caregivers, our goal is to secure our model parental rights legislation across the country. There is parental rights legislation in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Nebraska, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.

    To help advocate for blind parents rights in your affiliate, connect with your state affiliate leadership and help promote the Model Parental Rights Legislation.


    Nation's Blind Podcast

    The Nation's Blind Podcast highlights different themes related to blindness, independent living, and news from the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some episodes related to parenting. Subscribe and listen by searching for "Nation's Blind Podcast" in your podcast client. 

    Resources and Literature

    More NFB Resources

    Non-NFB Blogs