Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

From the beginning, Seedlings’ work has always been based on a belief in the value, dignity, and equitable rights of all people. Our mission prioritizes opportunities and education for children with vision loss, but we also strive to recognize and uplift the strengths and uniqueness found across human diversity.

An important step in this commitment is the transcription of relevant, high quality children’s literature that promotes equitable themes like peace and justice with positive portrayals of people from different backgrounds, identities, ethnicities, and abilities.

We pledge to continue to highlight and promote books that foster understanding, and to research and add more diverse, educational titles. Seedlings wholeheartedly believes these books have the power to place the proper “seeds” into the hands of children, helping them flourish and grow into understanding, capable, and empowered people.

group of children in a circle around a young girl reading a braille book.

“I am the mother of a 7-year-old girl who is visually impaired and who loves to read to her class during their free time. They eagerly sit down around her while she pretends to be the teacher reading to the class. I credit Seedlings as a major contributor to her love of books. Without your organization generously gifting our family with brailled books, we would have had a hard time providing them to her.”

— Ruthie’s mother, Lindsey