Visual Impairment and Blindness

Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Marla Runyan walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) in her education.
Understand the three assessments included in the essential assessments (EA) - functional vision, learning media, and screening and assessment in ECC.
This tutorial addresses visual field and acuity assessment, including the development of assessment for young children, and typical testing procedures.
This training discusses the origins, diagnosis, and characteristics of CVI and the evaluation and improvement of functional vision for those with CVI.
This training module identifies the impact of Cortical Visual impairment (CVI) on early child development and learning.
This online course provides theoretical and practical information for teaching social communication skills to students with visual impairment and autism.
Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
In this webcast, Tom Miller looks at social skills development for students with visual impairment.
Webinar presentation on effective communication strategies for students who are visually impaired.
This training demonstrates a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments.
Learn about accessibility options in Apple iOS and how to activate them.
This tutorial presents an in-depth view of how iPad can be used to provide vision stimulation to young children with varying degrees of visual impairments.
The tutorial teaches about various optical and non-optical methods of magnification and considerations when determining appropriate print/symbol size.
Professional development training module on special considerations for students with various types of visual impairment, including CVI and albinism.
This tutorial discusses the importance of adapted and universal curricula and the FAIER Approach to designing physical education activities.
This tutorial is Part 2 of a 2-part exploration of the experience of individuals with cortical/cerebral visual impairment.
This part 1 of 2 tutorial covers the causes, definition and classification of cortical/cerebral visual impairment.
There are four webcasts included in this training that demonstrate a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students.
This tutorial provides information on the development of meaningful communication for children who are deaf-blind.
This tutorial examines elements that make Common Core different from previous state standards and the challenges they present for visually impaired students.
This tutorial presents careful assessment around 10 characteristics of CVI to help staff and parents understand the unique learning needs for each CVI Phase.
This training module demonstrates teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with with visual impairments access to printed content.
Learn about various optical and non-optical methods of magnification for students with visual impairments.
This webinar teaches viewers about the iOS' accessibility features for users who are blind or visually impaired.
This webinar covers the case presentation of individuals with cortical/cerebral visual impairment.
The webinar covers the causes, definition and classification of cortical/cerebral visual impairment.
The webinar presents how the iPad can be used to provide vision stimulation to young children with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This one-hour webinar presents a careful assessment around the 10 characteristics of CVI.
This webinar discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with a diagnosis of CVI.
This video shows how a Lions Clubs International Foundation SightFirst grant provided low-vision care for a young boy in Kansas and changed his life forever.
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.
Robert Taylor of Kansas State School for the Blind provides a three-part videos training on getting your iPad ready for your student with visual impairments.
These webcasts from KanLovKids are a series three videos of web based training on the use of optical devices.
In this webcast, Brett Page provides an overview of Social Thinking and explains the necessity of explicitly teaching social skills concepts to students.
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.
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.
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, Dr. Luisa Mayer demonstrates the role of the visual field in daily life and the challenges faced when there is a field loss.
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. 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, Susan Dalton offers a perspective on including students with albinism in the regular educational classroom.
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.
Dr. Christine Roman presents an overview of cortical visual impairment (CVI) and the importance of early diagnosis and common diagnostic issues.
In this webcast, Ellen Mazel discusses how the vision is processed in a child with cortical vision impairment (CVI) and the importance of early intervention.
The organizations in this section provide information, support, and advice to people with blindness and visual impairment.   Consumer Organizations Created By People with Visual Impairments...
This section features links to sites with statistics on blindness and visual impairment, by age, race, geography, prevalence, employment, education, and more.   Statistics on Blindness, Visual...
Vision simulation is one way to understand how the world is experienced by someone with a visual impairment. This section has links to photographs, activities, and instructions for creating your...
The resources in this section help families understand how they can support the development of their children who are blind or visually impaired, and encourage them to enjoy maximum independence...
This section offers resources on low vision, including links that explain the examination, low vision assessment, assistive aids and devices, rehabilitation services, and advice for adjusting to...

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