glad you came to this website. Because what you're going
to read about blindness here is probably NOT what you've
heard from most other sources!
probably heard that blindness is the most feared disability.
You've probably heard that blindness is a tragedy. You've
probably heard that blind people are limited in many
ways, that the more vision a child has, the better chance
of success he or she has, that 80% of what a child learns
is visual. You've probably heard teachers of the visually
impaired referred to as "vision teachers" and blindness/visual
impairment referred to as "vision loss." You've probably
heard the term "functional vision," implying that without
vision, a person cannot function! And you've probably
heard the term "visual impairment" a lot, because no
one wants to mention "the b-word."
forget all that! We're here to tell you that blindness
does not have to be a tragic situation. It does not
have to stop people from developing concepts, getting
an education, being independent, being happy! Here you
will learn about the skills definition of blindness
and read about blind math professors, mechanics, foreign
service officers, and sailors. Here you'll learn that
being a success in life does not depend on how much
eyesight you have, but whether or not you have the skills
to get the job done. Here you'll benefit from the combined
wisdom and experience of thousands of blind people,
parents, and teachers across the country who have a
can-do attitude toward blindness and the abilities of
hope this website gives you the hope, inspiration, and
information you need to form positive attitudes and
help your child succeed.