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ParentsSteve Walker, a sighted parent, with Anna, his blind daughter.

This literature section has been divided into two subcategories: Parents of Blind Children and Blind Parents.     

Parents of Blind Children

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Available to Order:

  • Parents of Blind Children Seminars 
    Cassette recordings of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children seminars are available from 1983, from 1986 to 2003, and from 2005 to the present.  Please replace YY in the item code with the two-digit year desired.
    Order Information: Item LSPYY; C2; No Charge
  • National Organization of Parents of Blind Children Brochure
    Order Information: Item LBP11; Print; No Charge 

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Blind ParentsPresident Marc Maurer, blind since birth, holds his daughter Dianna, sighted like her older brother.

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  • Baby-Sitting
    by Barbara Walker Loos (Making Hay, 1993)
    Order Information: Item LBB47; Braille/Print; No Charge
  • Independence: To Have and To Hold 
    by Christine Boone (Braille Monitor, February 1992)
    Order Information: Item LBI16; Braille/Print; No Charge
  • It Takes More Than Love 
    by Kevan Worley (Future Reflections, Spring/Summer 1993)
    Order Information: Item LBI22; Print; No Charge 
  • Materials for Blind Parents 
    Order Information: Item LBM02; C2; No Charge 
  • Parenting Without Sight: What Attorneys and Social Workers Should Know About Blindness
    This publication provides introductory and commonsense advice and information to those potentially involved in assessing the competence of blind parents to care for their offspring or other children in their charge. The pamphlet promotes the simple view that blind parents are, with proper training and opportunity, equal to this responsibility. Detailed in this pamphlet are statements of blindness philosophy and practical examples of ways parenting as a blind person can be managed successfully.
    Order Information: Item LBP36; Print; No Charge
  • To Be a Parent 
    by Gary Wunder (Braille Monitor, January 1986)
    Order Information: Item LBT06; Braille/Print; No Charge 

If you would like to order any of these items, please contact the Independence Market for availability. You may contact us by e-mail at IndependenceMarket@nfb.org or by phone at 410-659-9314, extension 2216. For additional information, please refer to our Independence Market Literature Order Procedure.