Visual Impairment and Blindness

Learn 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 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.

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.

Conference will be held on March 13, 2019 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA.
We’ve extended the Registration and Payment Due Date to March 1st

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.

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.

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.

In this video, Ellen Mazel talks about ways that we will assess complexity for children with cortical visual impairment.

This training provide participants with an understanding of IDEA protections, IEP eligibility, and supports for special education and IEP development.

This tutorial focuses on Functional Vision Assessment for students with multiple disabilities.

A high school student reflects on the loss of her sight.

To address hypersensitivity, Amanda suggests to introduce difficult experiences using a really structured, predictable, and caring approach.

This tutorial discusses the challenges, resources, science and strategy of raising a child with cortical/cerebral visual impairment.

Rebecca speaks about the challenges, resources, science and strategy of raising a child with cortical/cerebral visual impairment.

In this video, Amanda Martinage going to discuss what is vestibular processing and what does dysfunction look like.

This tutorial discusses the importance of adequate evaluation and the importance of families, educators, and ophthalmologist working together.

This tutorial is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.

Webinar addresses the role of the ophthalmologist in a multidisciplinary team approach to working with children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).

Together We Can Change How Children See the World

In this video, Amanda Martinage will talk about Part Two of Tactile Processing, specifically how to address dysfunction.

This tutorial explains the Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments process and upcoming training opportunities.

Sign in: 8:30 am, Workshop: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Location: Howe Building - Assistive Device Center. 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Hotel reservations MUST be made by February 12, 2017 in order to receive discounted rate. Location: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa. Phone: 855.837.2100.

In this Part 1 video on Tactile Processing, Amanda Martinage focuses on what tactile processing is and what does tactile dysfunction look like.

Learn how to support children with visual impairments through the career education model.

Registration is now open for Spring 2019 Sign Language Classes!
Classes are taught in Signed English and meet one session per week.

Dr. Blankenship provides an overview of QPVI, a quality process designed to drive continuous improvement within schools and educational programs.