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Family Forum

Families, are invited join KSSB for a dynamic and interactive conference just for you! This one-day event is for families of children who are blind or visually impaired.

Family Activity Boxes

KSSB provides Family Activity Boxes with a focus on fun and engaging ways to practice skills within the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).  Each box will contain all of the supplies needed.

Parent Resources

Learn about parent rights, accessibility, and more.

Resources for Families

Books with Characters who are Blind

Braille and Literacy Resources

  • American Action Fund for Blind Children provides registered users in grades K-6 with National Geographic for Kids Magazine and other recently published books not produced in Braille. To learn more go to the American Action Fund.
  • American Printing House for the Blind in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides 6 free books per year for children birth to age 6 through the Braille Tales program. To learn more visit the Braille Tales Program.
  • Bill of Rights for All Children with Visual Impairment and Their Families. Read the Bill of Rights in PDF.
  • Bookshare is an online accessible digital library for eligible students with print disabilities. To learn more go to
  • Braille Institute provides several options for students to obtain Braille books. For more information read the list of programs below and go to the Braille Institute Special Collection.
    • Special Collection fiction & general interest books,
    • Dots for Tots – Multi-sensory storybook kits for age 2-5,
    • Top Dots – Braille literacy products for ages 4-7 or Early Braille readers, and
    • Digital Dots – downloadable braille files for high school books.
  • InfiniTEXT
    InfiniText provides digital text for qualified K-12 students with print disabilities to members of the Infinitec Assistive Technology Coalition and K-12 schools in Kansas.  To learn more go to the Infinitec website
  • Learning Ally: A nonprofit, volunteer organization that houses a library of audio textbooks for students with print disabilities.  To learn more visit the Learning Ally website.
  • Librivox: Library of audiobooks in the public domain read by volunteer readers. Visit Librivox.
  • The National Braille Press offers several programs with the overall goal to promote braille literacy. For more information read the list below and go to the NBP Braille Literacy Promotion
    • Read Books: One FREE braille literacy kit for families with children ages 0-7.
    • Great Expectations: Free online multi-sensory activities to enhance literacy.
    • Braille Book Club: 6 months ($50) or 12 months ($100) subscription to a braille book club, providing one book per month.
  • Oakmont Visual Aids Workshop provides tactual concepts books and materials for young children have are visually impaired. For additional information go to Teacher Aids for Blind Children.
  • Seedlings is a source for reasonably priced books in braille. In addition, they offer 3 free books per year to users who register annually. For additional information go to the Braille Angel Book Program
  • Talking Book Lending Library provides a library of audiobooks, digital downloadable books, and braille books through the Utah Braille lending library. Individuals with a visual impairment must register for this program. For the application process go to Kansas Talking Book Library

KSSB Family Support Specialists

Susan Threinen

Sabrina McAdoo

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