There are many different reasons why a visual impairment or vision impairment can emerge.

One of the more common causes of a vision impairment among children is Cortical visual impairment (CVI), which is a visual impairment caused by the brain – making it difficult for the child to interpret what he or she sees. Other common cause of visual impairment among children are Optic atrophy and Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH), which are injuries or a lack of development on the optic nerve.

More than 50% of children born with visual impairment also have a combination of other physical, mental or cognitive challenges or disabilities.

Just like for everyone, it is important to take care of and see the individual needs of every child.  Everyone should be given the same opportunities to attend school, participate in leisure activities and become prepared for living their lives as independently as possible.


Here we share some interviews, stories and other interesting stuff for families with special experiences.

6 February, 2024

"Design can be a potent force for good, especially when it prioritizes inclusivity"

Marco Guadarrama, a design strategist and UX researcher at IKEA, has collaborated with Our Normal Association on multiple projects. In…

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14 January, 2024

Bound by shared journeys: two worlds, one sisterly love

The story of two lives, united by a common path.

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23 November, 2023

Elevate your company's holiday gift this year – infuse it with the transformative power to make a lasting impact!

Our Normal Association, a non-profit committed to genuine inclusion for children and young people with disabilities, invites your company to…

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