What is the Expanded Core Curriculum?

Melanie Audet, Foundation for Blind Children Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialist, breaks down the basics of the Expanded Core Curriculum https://youtu.be/1g1ebHYGsZw Have you ever stopped and wondered how one learns to greet people, use an iPhone, or walk as a child? Well, people learn these skills by using their vision […]

The Importance of an Abacus

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Leanne Grillet, Senior Director of Outreach at American Printing House (APH) and Professor at Florida State University shares her expertise in a common mathematical tool From Teaching Tips Tuesday Alex: Hey Everybody! Welcome back to another episode of Teaching Tips Tuesday. I am profoundly excited and admittedly a little nervous for our guest today. We […]

How To Increase Braille Reading Speed

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Dr. Nicole Johnson, Head of Vision Department at Kutztown University shares her findings in how to improve this necessary skill for the visually impaired From Teaching Tips Tuesday Alex: Hey everybody! Welcome back to another episode of Teaching Tips Tuesday; today we have with us Dr. Nicole Johnson, she is the head of the vision […]

FBC Graduate to Run in New York City Marathon

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FBC Graduate to Run in New York City Marathon   Daniel Nevarez says he would’ve given up without FBC   By Chloe Ranshaw       “I would’ve never imagined this in my wildest dreams”, says 41-year-old Daniel Nevarez about his newfound running career. The Phoenix resident is headed to New York in November to […]

Orientation and Mobility Training to Fly a Plane

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Orientation and Mobility Training to Fly a Plane   How an Orientation and Mobility instructor and former pilot is playing a role in Flight for Sight   By Chloe Ranshaw     Fred Hall, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation & Mobility instructor, joined Foundation for Blind Children in 2021 with a unique […]

BLOG: Orientation and Mobility Training to Fly a Plane

Fred and Kaiya sit beside eachother at a table working on a laptop

Orientation and Mobility Training to Fly a Plane   How an Orientation and Mobility instructor and former pilot is playing a role in Flight for Sight   By Chloe Ranshaw     Fred Hall, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation & Mobility instructor, joined Foundation for Blind Children in 2021 with a unique […]

Esme Peterson Receives June Star of the Month Award

Esme Peterson Receives June Star of the Month Award   Peers nominated Esme for the award, “She’s an asset to all departments at FBC”.   By Chloe Ranshaw     Esme Peterson, Family Support Specialist, wins July Star of the Month award from peers at Foundation for Blind Children. The adjustment to vision loss or […]

Cody Alvarez Receives Champion of Young Children Award

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Foundation for Blind Children’s Cody Alvarez Receives Regional Champion of Young Children Award from First Things First     Foundation for Blind Children’s Cody Alvarez, Youth and Family Services Manager, receives First Things First’s Phoenix North Region Champion of Young Children award. First Things First was created by Arizona voters. The agency partners with families […]

BLOG: Adaptations for a Blind Pilot

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Adaptations for a Blind Pilot   How can someone fly a plane without vision?   By Chloe Ranshaw   Is it possible for a person without vision to fly a plane? While most pilots rely on sight, it is possible for a blind pilot to rely on sound, touch and other adaptations instead. Adaptations allow the […]

Adaptations for a Blind Pilot

Adaptations for a Blind Pilot   How can someone fly a plane without vision?   By Chloe Ranshaw     Is it possible for a person without vision to fly a plane? While most pilots rely on sight, it is possible for a blind pilot to rely on sound, touch and other adaptations instead. Adaptations allow […]