Parenting blind

Jeannine Baker

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products


Three blind parents talk frankly about the joys and challenges of raising children they will never be able to see. Also about their decision to become parents despite the risk of passing on a condition that could lead to blindness. Ross Murray is permanently blind and is the primary carer of his young daughter while his partner Rose is working. Heather and Nick Gleeson are both totally blind, and have raised two teenage children. We explore the sensory world of these parents as they feed, clothe, nurture and manage their children. How do you change a newborn baby's nappy if you're totally blind? When they start walking, how do you know where your toddler is?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherABC Radio National
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • radio documentary


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