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The perfect gifts for family and friends with vision loss - AFB and APH holiday gift guides

Dec 4, 2020


'Tis the season of giving, and WXXI Reachout Radio is here to help connect you to the places where accessible gifts are available for young and old.

The November, 2020 edition of AccessWorld, from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), features several gift and shopping guides. Deborah Kendrick brings us her yearly gift guide for people with vision loss.

This year's guide focuses on technology, and as a bonus, all gifts can be obtained from businesses with owners who are blind.

They include: "The Accessible Kitchen Holiday Shopping Guide" (perfect for the baker who is ready to bake all those holiday treats); "AccessWorld 2020 Holiday Gift Guide" (great for those who love to maintain order and cleanliness during this pandemic); "The AccessWorld 2020 Online Holiday Shopping Guide" (perfect for those who want to to purchase gifts for family, friends, guide dogs, and pets online); as well as product evaluations and guides to "The New eSight 4 Wearable" and "An Overview of iOS 14 and iPad OS 14." To reach these assorted gift-giving ideas, click here.

Family Connect (for parents of children with vision impairments) offers a list of toys, books and gift ideas for children with vision loss.  Check out these links:

Braille GoFish card

Gift Ideas for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Books and Magazines in Accessible Formats
Gift Ideas for Teenagers, Young Adults, and College Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Gift Ideas for Parents and Teachers
Recommended Resources from FamilyConnect- this one is fun.  It includes Making Holiday Cookies with Children who are blind, Sharing the Holidays with a visually impaired child, and Teaching your visually impaired baby how to play with toys.
Other Gift Guides to Explore

Happy Holidays from all of us at WXXI Reachout Radio.