New Parent Accessible Information

Hello
I am visually impaired and my son is 8 months old. So far I have relied on my husband to read information such as medicine doses and weaning information. I am wondering how do I get accessible information regarding the red book that the health care visitor supplied, tips for reading to my child books, schools and pre school information. And anything as a parent I should need to know.
Thanks
Alison

Comments (3)

anna's picture

Reply to Alison Murray by anna

Hi Alison,

As far as I know your Health Visitor should be able to provide you with information in a suitable format. I don't know what area of the UK you live in but they do in my area in Scotland. Your local council should also be able to provide you with information about schools in a suitable format as well.
I've put down a few links that may help get info and support.
I hope they are helpful!
https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Disability/Pages/help-for-disabled-parents.aspx
https://help.rnib.org.uk/help/emotional-support/emotional-support-connec...
www.disabledparent.org.uk
Blind Mums Connect on Face Book

CrazyKimmi's picture

Reply to anna by CrazyKimmi

Hi Alison,
I co-run Blind mums connect and all of the questions you asked in your post are things we help with on a daily basis. We're basically one big peer support group, you can join us at
www.blindmumsconnect.org.uk/membership - it's free and confidential
on Facebook we're at:
www.facebook.com/groups/blindmumsconnect
I just wanted to reassure you there are ways around every one of the things you mentioned, so I'd love to talk to you more.
Kim

CrazyKimmi's picture

Reply to Alison Murray by CrazyKimmi

Hi Alison,
I co-run Blind mums connect and all of the questions you asked in your post are things we help with on a daily basis. We're basically one big peer support group, you can join us at
www.blindmumsconnect.org.uk/membership - it's free and confidential
on Facebook we're at:
www.facebook.com/groups/blindmumsconnect
I just wanted to reassure you there are ways around every one of the things you mentioned, so I'd love to talk to you more.
Kim