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Information, real life stories and advice for blind and partially sighted parents.

Parenting with a vision impairment

Our new guide has been written by a group of blind and partially sighted parents who are sharing their tips and advice about having a baby. We are working on further guides to support parents of toddlers, school-age and older children. If you would like to be involved, please contact us at [email protected].

Download the guide

Read a recent article in the BBC’s Tiny Happy People written by Robin, one of the contributors to the guide.

Support for parents with sight loss

There are a number of organisations and groups which offer support to blind or partially sighted parents.

Blind Parents UK (Previously Blind Mums Connect)

A group for blind parents and carers to share information and support one another. For membership or associate membership forms, visit their website. For more information you can download the Blind Mums Connect services leaflet.

Contact information

VI Parents and Carers Together

The VI Parents and Carers Together group on Facebook is a closed group for parents and/or carers who are either blind or partially sighted. Use this safe online space to discuss tips and tricks of parenting and caring for kids big and small, share life experiences and most of all talk about what it is like to be a parent or carer with sight loss.

RNIB Connect Facebook groups

One of the best ways to build support around you is to join our community. You can share experiences, hints and tips with people in your local area through Community Connect, and feed into developing our RNIB services through Connect Voices. Get involved with our Facebook Groups.

Further support

Our team of regionally based Children, Young People and Family Support Officers are here to help. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or you’d like to talk further about any of the above, then please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0303 123 9999.