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Tips for parents on observing skills development, missing or delayed skills in children with visual impairments, and dealing with difficult or challenging behaviors.Source: FamilyConnect
Three behavioral characteristics are commonly found among individuals with Congenital Rubella Syndrome. Author John Walters stresses the necessity of understanding the whole person and the function of behaviors before considering intervention.Source: National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
In your education of (and advocacy for) others, you may find these talking points helpful for getting the message across that orientation and mobility are important lifelong learning processes. This link presents both English and Spanish text.Source: Texas School for the Blind and VIsually Impaired
A primer on Large Print standards and practices.Source: The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (an Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind)
In this 11-page document, Sam Morgan describes biobehavioral states and explains why they are important when working with students with profound disabilities.Source: Hunter College
This article introduces two ways to classify states of awareness in "individuals with profound disabilities."
Maylene Bird shares teaching tips on cells, microscopes, diagrams and models, dissecting, and measuring.Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
This page has links to various biology lessons, a list of errors and omissions in the Holt Biology Book (2004), and diagrams that can be downloaded to accompany the text.Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
Overview of bioptic driving requirements, fitting and pricing, with state-by-state laws for bi-optic drivers in the United States.
The "Resources for Parents and Professionals" offers fact sheets with information on six common visual diagnoses, with specific information on eye specialists, vision assessments, effects of vision and behavior, common misconceptions. The Teaching Strategies section will be of particular interest to educators.
Information about blindness, education and development, independent movement and travel, sports, games, and leisure activities can be found on this site.
Blind Cool Tech is produced by computer users who are blind, and has everything from computers to house cleaning, including how to use software, find interesting websites and download MP3 files for free.
Empowers people with disabilities in Bangladesh through income generation, leadership development, education, training and treatment facilities.Source: BERDO
Rick Harmon manages the Geek Zone's lists of helpful resources, including "audio tutorials, gadget demonstrations, useful links and programs, and a community of tech gurus...."
This site features two newspaper articles about "small but significant breakthroughs" in science education for students who are blind: Camp Eureka, a natural history camp in Montana; and a dissection class at Colorado Center for the Blind.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Promotes comprehensive rehabilitation of persons with all categories of disabilities through education, training, employment. Includes links to numerous online publications.Source: BPA India
Blind Sailing International is considered the governing body for competitive international sailing for persons who are blind or vision impaired. The Blind Sailing International's site offers general racing rules and boat information.Source: Blind Sailing International
Cary Supalo shares his strategies for a positive experience in chemistry classes. He describes the importance of obtaining materials in alternate formats, note-taking, creating three-dimensional models, and working closely with lab technicians, scribes, and readers.Source: Future Reflections (2002), National Federation of the Blind (NFB)