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Functional Vision Screening Tool and Functional Hearing Screening Tool in English and SpanishSource: Illinois School for the Deaf
The focus here is safety, with specific suggestions for when a child starts to move around independently.Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
The 21st CCVAA is a long and complex document. You may find answers to most of your questions in this summary.Source: Federal Communications Commission
Lauren Lieberman shares her top 5 tips for including students who are blind or visually impaired in physical education classes. Includes links to resources and related articles.Source: Shape America
Find tips to help you sort through why your child is displaying self-injurious behaviors and how you can help them stop.Source: WonderBaby
This guide describes 28 of the most common birds in North America, with a recording of their voices; includes a listing of different habitats and the birds common to each.Source: Natural History Education, Science, Technology
A look at educational settings, curriculum, and some of the challenges in educating children with visual impairmentsSource: National Federation of the Blind
A checklist of safety tips for lighting, furniture, elimination of hazards, use of color contrast, and safety in hallways and stairways.Source: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Many people with visual impairments also have undiagnosed autism characteristics. Nancy Duncan discusses the importance of identifying and delivering appropriate rehabilitation services for individuals.Source: VisionAware
Ardis Bazyn and Sheila Styron share advice, from the student's perspective, on how to make college a successful experience. They cover a range of topics, including Choosing the Right College or University, Using Disabled Student Services, Knowing the Laws that Affect You, Training and Recruiting Readers and Drivers, Working your guide dog on campus, Auxiliary Aids and Services for Students with Disabilities, and Contacting Advocacy Organizations of the Blind and Visually Impaired.Source: American Council of the Blind
This site provides a good overview on the effect of visual impairments on learning, types of assistive technology, and the kinds of accommodations provided at colleges. Includes a list of scholarships and grants.Source: Affordable Colleges Online
A useful guide through the alphabet soup of educational terms and abbreviations. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)Source: Community Crossroads NH
Treasure Baskets are collections of real objects that encourage a child to explore different sensory characteristics. This article offers suggestions of items to include in the baskets and discusses some of the educational benefits for young children.Source: Nursery World
This 185-page guide addresses the importance of self-determination, student involvement in the transition process, instruction and assessment, and much more (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).Source: Council for Exceptional Children
This 19-page document includes information about Assistive Technology for the following areas: Reading; Writing; Math; Social Studies and Science; Computer Access; Orientation and Mobility; Art, Music and Physical Education; Resources, Vendors, and Terms.Source: A Resource Guide to Assistive Technology for Students with Visual ImpairmentLisa R. Tebo, M.Ed., OTR/L, ATP
Contributing author and copy editor Danika Taylor addresses the history of the rehabilitation movement in this article from 2005's Braille Monitor.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Written by an Occupational Therapist (OT), this 80-page document includes an overview of CVI, and information on the evaluation and education of children with CVI.
Created by a man with deafblindness, this information site is mostly for other people who are deafblind, but includes material for family members and service providers.
The author describes her passionate advocacy for her daughter and all blind children, particularly for braille literacy.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
This website matches job seekers with disabilities with employers in all types of work settings throughout the United States. It includes sections for those seeking jobs and for employers, as well as employment services, such as writing resumes and cover letters, career counseling, job placement, and job coaching.