Why do people have such completely inaccurate ideas about blind parents? It's a question that someone joining a Facebook group for blind parents might ask. Despite there being about 10 million blind people in the United States, it is possible for someone with vision loss to go their entire life without forming a meaningful relationship with other blind members in their community. Stacy Cervenka, who serves as the Chair of the National Federation of the Blind’s Blind Parents Group, opens a dialogue about the common myths and misconceptions the general public has about blind parents.
“I often think that there is an advantage to Greg and I both being blind: At least no one thinks that only one of us is doing all of the parenting!”
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“Myths and Misconceptions About Parents Who Are Blind”