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These links feature orientation and mobility skills and training tips for parents and instructors working with school-aged children who are blind or visually impaired.
Vision rehabilitation provides the tools and training to maintain independence after vision loss. This field offers a broad range of professional services, such as low vision evaluation, vision...
Tips to select toys for young children who are blind or visually impaired
Explore the importance of touch in bonding with a visually impaired baby.
Children with blindness or visual impairments need some assistance to find their place in the social world.
An early introduction to orientation and mobility skills gives children the freedom and confidence to move through the world independently. These sites offer advice for developing and encouraging...
Resources for helping support young children who are blind or visually impaired
Parents can explore strategies for establishing communication, fostering the use of language, and the use of tactile and object cues.
This section includes information on the variety of professional services available to families with a child who is blind or visually impaired. Included is general information about service...
Parents with children who are blind or visually impaired will find many practical suggestions for encouraging greater independence in all areas of daily living.
Establishing routines to help children understand and anticipate daily activities
Children with multiple disabilities need intensive early intervention to stimulate their development.
Understanding a child's abilities and the nature of cognitive, visual, or other sensory impairments.
Learning that a child is blind or visually impaired presents challenges for families.
This section offers practical suggestions for parents and preschool teachers working with young children with visual impairments. Families and early childhood educators will find general guidelines...
Adult vision loss affects the whole family. Recognizing signs of visual impairment in a relative, coping with the diagnosis, and providing helpful support are all part of the adjustment process....
Driving is central to an independent life, but safety is always the first consideration. When aging and vision loss make driving risky, the decision to give up the car keys can be very painful and...
Relaxation and fitness are an important part of life, especially in one’s senior years. This section offers numerous resources on staying active and pursuing leisure interests. Information is...
Combined Vision & Hearing Loss in Adults & Seniors
Advice and information about orientation for adults and seniors
This section features information about the four eye conditions most likely to affect adult vision: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Learn about...
This section provides an overview of the aging process and associated vision changes. Included is information on eye health, vision loss, and preserving one’s sight in the senior years. Many sites...
As students prepare for the transition from the school years to adult life, they need information and advice specific to their needs.
These programs give students with disabilities an opportunity to enjoy a variety of experiences.
Self-determination means understanding one's abilities and making one's own choices, and is one of the foundations of independence and adult responsibility.
Surveys, studies, and research on the results and outcomes of transition practices for students with disabilities.
hese resources provide invaluable information, advice, and encouragement for students contemplating college.
The organizations and agencies in this section offer information about transition for students with disabilities.
Person-Centered Planning / Personal Futures Planning
Understanding the law, one's rights, medicare, etc.
These websites are helpful to students who are blind or visually impaired and beginning to plan for employment and careers.
Educators use various approaches for teaching students who have multiple disabilities.
About IEPs for Students with Visual Impairments.
Assessment and planning are the essential groundwork in the education of students with multiple disabilities.
Resources for Educators and Parents for children with multiple disabilities.
Students with multiple disabilities study the Core Curriculum along with their classmates, with accommodations such as tactile aids, alternate formats, and AT.
Behavior Issues in Children with Visual Impairments
Resources including websites and products for O &M Specialists
Being paired with a guide dog is a significant committment and a
life-changing partnership. These resources help explore the various training schools, thepros and cons of being a guide dog user,...
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) resources typically cover a broad range of disabilities. It can be difficult to pinpoint information that is most useful for job seekers who are blind or visually...
Resources for people adjusting to experiencing vision loss.
These organizations help adults adjust to vision loss and adventitious blindness, while retaining their independence through rehabilitation and vocational guidance. Material in this section...
These sites offer advice on courtesy and etiquette when interacting socially or professionally with people who are blind or visually impaired.
In making the transition from the school years to adult life, students who are blind or visually impaired need information and advice specific to their needs.
Advice on what to do when you meet someone who is blind or visually impaired.
Because most children with disabilities in the developing world have no access to formal education, parents and families are critically important to their learning and development. The information...
The articles in this section summarize issues of blindness, visual impairment, deafblindness, and multiple disabilities that include blindness. These conditions present particular challenges when...
This section is full of practical tips to make cooking and meal preparation safe and easy for people with blindness or visual impairments. Information covers the full range of activities: grocery...
Gardeners who are blind or visually impaired will find horticultural advice, encouragement, and a wealth of practical tips for enjoying this popular hobby.
Famous People with Blindness or Visual Impairment