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 […]

Hawaiʻi Inmates Transcribe Braille

Hawaiʻi student-inmates at CoreCivic’s Saguaro Correctional Center are transcribing braille for school children who are impacted by blindness or visual impairment through a course offered by the Foundation for Blind Children.   From the Maui Now, March 2022     FBC is an organization that serves individuals of many ages who are blind or visually […]

Visually-impaired pilots get chance to fly from Phoenix to Washington, D.C.

ABC 15 shares the Foundation for Blind Children’s Flight for Sight   From the ABC 15, February 2022     PHOENIX — Jorge Castro, Kaiya Armstrong, and Adam Frackiewicz all have three important things in common. Each have a yearning for adventure, massive ambition, and live their lives visually impaired. “Pushing my own boundaries, it […]

Something Good: Snow day for blind kids in Phoenix

AZ Family Shares the Foundation for Blind Children’s Annual Snow Day   From the AZ Family powered by 3TV & CBS5AZ, January 2022   PHOENIX – There was a unique weather phenomenon at the Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix Thursday morning. Snow! Monica Garcia was there as the kids enjoyed a snow day.

Governor Ducey Appoints James Drake

These appointments are to fill vacancies created by the retirement of Judges Roger E. Brodman, Connie Coin Contes and Karen A. Mullins.   From the Office of Governor Doug Ducey, October 2021   PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of James Drake, Ashley Villaverde Halvorson and Keith Miller to the Maricopa County Superior Court. […]

How TSA Cares is Helping Visually Impaired Travelers

The Arizona Republic’s Melissa Yeager recently followed a group of Foundation for Blind Children adult clients through an informational tour of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport. Below  Melissa details the services available to visually impaired travelers as well as the impact of access to the those services through both TSA and FBC. Client Jim Macklin describes […]

Finding the support to thrive

Raising Arizona Kids shares how the Foundation for Blind Children has helped a Phoenix Family Raising Arizona Kids’ recent publication shares a Phoenix family’s journey after a “failure to thrive” diagnosis. The article details a big emotional breakthrough when the Cooks were connected with the Foundation for Blind Children’s counselor Mary Wilson. “I felt so […]

Group of visually impaired teens hike the Grand Canyon

From AZ Family 3TV CBS5, August 2021   Ethan Roberts and a dozen other visually impaired teens hiked the Grand Canyon and went down some of Colorado River’s most dangerous rapids. In total, the group went 137 miles. “We do some hikes, and being visually impaired, it’s difficult to see where you’re going on the […]