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December 18, 2014
Fraser Valley Junior Explorer's are getting active on January 17
On Saturday January 17, children who are blind or visually impaired and their sighted siblings, are invited to an afternoon at the gym with BC Blind Sports. Junior Explorer’s will be introduced to a variety of sports, drills, and relays. The kids will be having so much fun they won’t even notice that they are learning physical skills that will help them to improve their running, jumping, and throwing.
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December 17, 2014
Mary Poppins is coming to Vancouver
Blind Beginnings is planning a Family Community Discovery outing to the Stanley Theatre to see a described production of Mary Poppins on Sunday December 28th at 2:00 pm. RSVP Now!
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December 15, 2014
IPad Workshops for BB children and youth - Saturday January 10th!
Blind Beginnings is excited to offer some I-pad Workshops where our members can learn about using an Idevice with a Bluetooth keyboard, a braille display, or by using the touch screen. You will learn about how to use Voiceover for speech users or Zoom for those with low vision. This workshop will get you started.
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Welcome to Blind Beginnings!

"When being blind doesn't make you different, it stops being the thing people see first." Shawn Marsolais, Founder and Manager of Programs & Services at Blind Beginnings. Watch our video below to learn about Blind Beginnings:

Children and parents hiking up a forest trail at Summer Camp 2009Blind Beginnings is a non-profit organization striving to guarantee quality of life for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired by promoting equal access to the world's resources and opportunities. We seek to challenge the limits of what is deemed possible for blind and visually impaired children and to establish a strong foundation on which to build rich and fulfilling lives.

Our Mission is to provide children and youth with the necessary opportunities, experiences and family/community support to reach their full potential.

Blind Beginnings Brochure Download the Blind Beginnings brochure

»» Listen to the Blind Beginnings song "I See Differently"

Programs & Services
  • Workshops for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired, and their parents
  • Training Programs
  • Organized Family Activities
  • Awareness Presentations
  • Counselling & Consultation
Blind Beginnings is Unique
  • Our focus is on children and youth, and issues affecting them
  • We are family directed; A minimum of 60% of the Board must be family members of children who are blind or visually impaired
  • We share a "no-limits" philosophy that challenges any attempts to limit what blind or visually impaired children are capable of doing or achieving
  • We embrace and value blindness and visual impairment as an expression of the range of human diversity

Accessibility features of our new site:

We've added many new features to our re-designed site to help you view the pages and find what you're looking for. Be sure to check out each feature:

  • Skip to Main Content : this link at the top of every page allows you to get right to the important content
  • Text re-size: also at the very top of every page, three settings—small, medium and large—allow you to adjust the text to a comfortable reading size for you
  • Our most frequently accessed sections, Programs and Resources are available in the navigation menu near the top of the page. If you want to get to those pages quickly, don't click Skip to Main Content, simply scroll down to these links.
  • Link to Site Map in our Quick Links gives you a list of links to every page on the website, all in one easy place