Visual Impairment and Blindness

Here are two tips for making iOS voiceover work a little better for you if you pair your device with a braille display or a keyboard.
WebbIE is a free text-only web browser for the visually impaired. WebbIE browses web pages, searches the web, allows for filling in forms, ecommerce, etc.
Support students’ pathways to success through this facilitated approach that empowers the student to lead the team
There are 2 sessions included in this training module that demonstrate theories and best practices for independent living.
He was looking at lights. He was just looking at me for short periods of time. He hated baby toys, being outside.We tried to pretend everything was normal.
An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children. Extensive knowledge of CVI is a prerequisite.
Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day for for children with CVI.
An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children.
Hands-on practice to increase your reliability in assessing children with CVI.
WORKSHOP CANCELLED. How to successfully introduce iOS technology and to teach tech skills to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students with VIB.
This workshop will focus on how to successfully introduce iOS technology and to teach tech skills to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students with VIB.
In this tutorial, learn how to distinguish between concrete and abstract thinking and design learning activities that develop abstract thinking.
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This self-paced tutorial has 6 sessions that demonstrate theories and best practices for teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
New Hampshire: 1 day workshop — October 26. The workshop will emphasize the foundational principles used to facilitate literacy skills in children with CVI.
Development of abstract thinking skills is a critical factor in ensuring academic success, as well as in dealing with the complexities of life.
Vision simulation is one way to understand how the world is experienced by someone with a visual impairment.
These webcasts from KanLovKids are a series three videos of web based training on the use of optical devices.
This video shows how a Lions Clubs International Foundation SightFirst grant provided low-vision care for a young boy in Kansas and changed his life forever.
Robert Taylor of Kansas State School for the Blind provides a three-part videos training on getting your iPad ready for your student with visual impairments.
These webcasts from KanLovKids are a series of six videos of instructions on getting to know and training in the use of the monocular telescope.
In this webcast, Ellen Mazel discusses how the vision is processed in a child with cortical vision impairment (CVI) and the importance of early intervention.
Guidelines for modifications and evaluation to improve contrast and lighting and reduce visual clutter and glare for individuals with vision loss.
In this webcast, Susan Dalton offers a perspective on including students with albinism in the regular educational classroom.
Dr. Penny Rosenblum discusses the development of navigational and social skills for children and adults who are visually impaired and unable to drive.
In this webcast, Larry Campbell discusses the Education for All Initiative - all girls and boys with blindness and low vision enjoy the right to education.
In this webcast Dr. Penny Hartin, CEO of the World Blind Union (WBU), talks about United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
In this webcast, David Brown offers an overview of the impact that CHARGE has on vision and, in turn, on the behavior of the student with CHARGE Syndrome.
Dr. Luisa Mayer of the New England Eye Institute at Perkins talks about the development of tests of visual acuity in babies through Preferential Looking.
Dr. Mayer discusses how she came to Children’s Hospital in Boston to work on the measurement of visual acuity in babies using the FPL and OPL techniques.
In this webcast, Dr. Luisa Mayer demonstrates the role of the visual field in daily life and the challenges faced when there is a field loss.
Dr. Christine Roman presents an overview of cortical visual impairment (CVI) and the importance of early diagnosis and common diagnostic issues.
iPads are often used as accessibility solutions for students with visual impairments. However the iPad by itself is not a finished solution.
There are 4 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Save the date! Conference will be held on March 13, 2019 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA.
How to evaluate your students’ progress using data collection systems and how to incorporate the data into current assessment processes.
This tutorial focuses on birth to three orientation and mobility skills, such as hand positioning, crawling, standing, and walking.
This tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI.
Sold Out. An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children. Extensive knowledge of CVI is a prerequisite.
This workshop presents an overview of how the brain is organized with particular focus on the visual system.
In this webinar, Susan Abu-Jaber, focuses on birth to three orientation and mobility.
FREE one day, Thursday, November 30, 2017, hands-on workshop focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
FREE two day, Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, hands-on workshop focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
FREE hands-on workshop focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
One day FREE, hands-on workshop in New Hampshire, focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
There are 3 sessions included in this training module that describe best practices for serving students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
Participants will learn techniques on managing behavior with students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities.
SOLD OUT Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day for for children with CVI.
Participants will be provided an overview of a few of the microsites available for use within Perkins eLearning, and what each site can offer the reader.

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