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This article explores some of the basic questions to consider when setting up a schedule system with your child.Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
This article offers some simple ways of thinking about sensory landmarks to help reinforce orientation with children. Adapted from Orientation and Mobility for Infants and Young Children, in Understanding Deafblindness: Issues, Perspectives, and Strategies, Volume 2, .Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
This document is based on the braille code used in the UK to transcribe Spanish braille.Source: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Barriers to the utilization of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services for individuals with blindness in rural South India.Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
This site includes information on adaptive sports, techniques and equipment.
Certification in O&M or TVI is available through Texas Tech University or Stephen F. Austin State University for residents across Texas Coursework blends distance learning technology with face-to-face campus activities.Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
A collection of video demonstrations of daily living skills, featuring students at the Washington school. Many of these clips are also available as PowerPoint presentations and plain text.Source: Washington State School for the Blind
Educator Denise Robinson shares many dozens of videos of hands-on assistive technology lessons. Some lessons are basic, others at the mastery level. Use the search field to find the product for which you need tutoring.Source: Denise Robinson YouTube Channel
Diseases and conditions that affect vision and hearing.
Australia's leading provider of blindness and low vision services offers fact sheets, downloadable web accessibility tools, and useful links.Source: Vision Australia
Vision Australia was born from a partnership of the Royal Blind Society (RBS), the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Vision Australia Foundation and the National Information Library Services. Vision Australia is now the leading provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.Source: Vision Australia
The mission of VisionAware is to help adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online communitySource: The American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
Checklists of signs and symptoms of vision impairments in children.Source: Optometrists Network
Consumer information includes warning signs of vision disorders, advice for selecting eyewear, the procedures encountered in an eye exam, and more.
This US Government institute's site provides definitions, illustrations, causes of blindness, and advice on when to contact a medical professional.Source: National Institute of Health
Quick reference guide and clinical practice guidelines for professionals and parents.
Symptoms of serious depression in elders who are losing vision.Source: AMD Alliance International
This vision screening RTF document includes sections on general history, possible signs of visual impairment, vision screening procedures, and criteria for referral to an ophthalmologist.Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
VisionAWARE's "Self-Help for Vision Loss" web site "provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss…." Topics include eye disorders, rehabilitation services, independent living, and coping with vision loss.