Future Reflections

The cover of Future Reflections features an adult and child figure and our new logo.

Future Reflections is a magazine for parents and teachers of blind children. It is published quarterly by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children. Future Reflections is available free of charge to subscriber addresses in the U.S. in regular print, on USB thumb drive, via email, or online on the NFB website (see below on this page). Canadian subscriptions are $35 per year, and foreign subscriptions are $75 USD per year.  Checks should be made payable to the National Federation of the Blind and sent to the NFB, attention Future Reflections, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

  • To subscribe to Future Reflections by email, please visit http://web.nfbcal.org/listserv-signup.html and follow the instructions.
  • To subscribe to Future Reflections in print or on USB thumb drive, send an email to [email protected]. Include your preferred medium in the body. Please include your address, whether you are a parent of a blind child (and, if so, include your child's name and birth date), a teacher, or other subscriber.
  • You can subscribe and listen via podcast by searching for "National Federation of the Blind—Future Reflections" in your podcast client. 

Future Reflections covers the many topics surrounding blind children as they grow from birth through college. Each issue provides resources and information for parents and teachers as well as a positive philosophy about blindness. Articles from teaching blind infants to discover and explore their surroundings to campus issues such as access to Braille and recorded textbooks offer answers to many of the common questions asked by parents and provide solutions to common problems. Additionally, Future Reflections offers a national network of contact with other parents who have shared similar experiences and who can provide information, support and encouragement. In addition, Future Reflections includes articles about successful blind adults to serve as role models for blind children and their parents.

Future Reflections is also a tool and guide for teachers and educators working with blind children. Planning education programs, teaching Braille in the school, and keeping blind children competitive with sighted classmates are some of the issues addressed. Blind adults discuss their experiences and their recommendations for helping blind children. Each issue of Future Reflections is filled with articles about parents, teachers, blind adults, and blind children who have, with the help of the National Federation of the Blind incorporated a new way of thinking about blindness into their daily lives.

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