2022 Phoenix Regional Braille Challenge

Student listens to audio instructions via earphones and types on a brailler as part of the FBC Braille Challenge

2022 Phoenix Regional Braille Challenge   Foundation for Blind Children Hosts 2022 Regional Braille Challenge on Saturday, December 10th, from 9am-2pm for students who are blind and visually impaired in the Phoenix area   From Foundation For Blind Children, November 2022     Foundation for Blind Children will host its annual Regional Braille Challenge on […]

Foundation for Blind Children CEO, Marc Ashton, Announces Retirement

Headshots of Marc Ashton and Jared Kittelson side by side

Board of Trustees Appoints Current COO Jared Kittelson as Successor   From Foundation For Blind Children, November 2022     Marc Ashton, Foundation for Blind Children CEO, announces plans to retire effective June 2024. FBC’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Chief Operating Officer, Jared Kittelson, to succeed Ashton on July 1, 2024, and […]

White Cane Walk Raises Awareness for Cane Travelers

Three Children excitedly hold up White Cane Awareness signs in support of the walk outside of the FBC building while another shields his eyes with his hand holding a white cane

Celebrating National White Cane Awareness Month With Foundation for Blind Children   From Foundation For Blind Children, September 2022                               PHOENIX – In celebration of National White Cane Awareness month, the Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) is hosting their annual “White […]

Cody Alvarez Receives Champion of Young Children Award

Two photos side by side of the certificate Cody received and a headshot of Cody

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 […]

School for Special Needs Facing Staff Shortages

Foundation for Blind Children Trains Teachers of the Visually Impaired From Ed Newsfeed   (PHOENIX) Traditional schools are not the only ones facing difficulties in staffing these days, those schools that serve special needs students are as well. It’s especially crucial for visually impaired children to have enough in-person support so one school is now […]

Students Graduate from FBC

Students with visual impairments graduate from Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix From Fox 10 Phoenix, May 2022  PHOENIX – The graduation ceremony, which happened on May 19, featured preschoolers. The foundation teaches these students skills that can help the students, as they head to kindergarten. FOX 10’s Bailey Miller reports.  

Blind Phoenix Woman Inspiring Others

From AZ Family, March 2022   PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Kaiya Armstrong lost her sight unexpectedly when she was 14 years old. Doctors still don’t know why. Now, the 21-year-old has an inspirational message to others as she takes to the skies. Though Kaiya is legally blind, she will fly across the country in just a few […]

Blind 21-Year-Old to Pilot a Plane to Washington, D.C.

Foundation for Blind Children selects a pilot out of 25 candidates to participate in Flight for Sight   PHOENIX – “I’ve missed out on so many things since I was 14”, says 21-year-old Kaiya Armstrong. Kaiya is legally blind and recently graduated from Foundation for Blind Children’s Adult Services program. Before attending FBC, she had […]

FBC Partners with Viewfinder to Expand Healthcare Access

Dr. Carlos Grandela joins the Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Low Vision Optometry Clinic at Foundation for Blind Children in partnership with ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center   ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center offers a comprehensive selection of prescriptive and pre-made magnification products and helpful daily living aids to assist people with visual impairments. The […]