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Dr. Christine Roman presents an overview of cortical visual impairment (CVI) and the importance of early diagnosis and common diagnostic issues.
This section offers practical information on physical education for students who are blind and visually impaired, including instructional strategies, suggested activities, adaptations, and general...
These organizations encourage participation and competition in sports and physical fitness activities by people who are blind or visually impaired.   The United States Association of Blind...
This section offers general information on adapted physical education. Many sites include information that is specific to blindness and visual impairment.
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 links in this section provide an introduction to the importance of physical education, fitness, and exercise to the well-being of people with visual impairments.  It also includes ideas for...
Barbara Miles discusses her approach to conversations with students who are deafblind and strategies for connecting when a person can't see or hear you.
Begin your understanding of The National Agenda here, on the AFB Website. We list below additional resources and thought leadership specific to The National Agenda, which includes adoption of the...
In this webcast, Jerry Berrier provides an overview of a variety of communication technologies for individuals who are deafblind.
Math teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired will find resources and teaching strategies for mathematics and other number concepts in this section.   Teaching Math to Students...
In this webcast, Susan DeCaluwe discusses the development of the Communication Portfolio for learners with deafblindness and multiple disabilities.
In this webcast, Dr. Jan van Dijk shares his expertise on child-guided assessment. His child-guided method of assessing is recognized and used worldwide.
These websites provide a wealth of information about creating tactile graphics for students who are blind or visually impaired, including maps, diagrams, chart, models, and symbols.   Basic...
In this section, teachers will find practical suggestions for making geography and social studies accessible students who are blind or visually impaired. Included are tips for the classroom, ideas...
The use of maps is an important skill for all children to learn.  For students who have visual impairments, learning to read a map is an important step towards independence, as well as a way to...
This section addresses the challenges in teaching geography and social studies to students who are blind or visually impaired. Tactile and auditory maps and to tactile graphics are among the...
Martha Majors provides insights on the impact of medical and physical challenges for children in educational environments.
Sharon Stelzer discusses the impact of CHARGE Syndrome upon the student, and strategies a teacher can implement to create a good learning environment.
In this CHARGE Syndrome webcast, David Brown describes the impact of sensory processing on proprioception, the vestibular sense, and behavior.
Dr. Maryann Girardi speaks about providing physical therapy to children with CHARGE syndrome and its challenges.
Wendy Bridgeo discusses the importance of starting the transition process early for students with disabilities, especially those with CHARGE syndrome.
Dr. Hartshorne emphasizes that by better understanding the unique features of CHARGE and its interactions we obtain better understanding of related behaviors.
Ike Presley talks about the world of assistive technology and walks us through a range of assistive technology options for choosing the right tool.
Pamela Ryan, School Psychologist at Perkins School for the Blind, offers an overview of CHARGE Syndrome.
Diana Autin offers deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines that were developed by New Jersey's SPAN.
Jeff Migliozzi talks about the importance of sexuality education for individuals with vision impairments including those with additional disabilities.
The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) provides a framework for instruction in a specialized set of vision-related skills for students who are blind or visually impaired.  While students who are blind...
Intricacies of special education regulations and procedures, and advocating for the unique educational needs of their children who are blind.
The Core Curriculum refers to the body of knowledge and skills that is taught to students in school.
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...
This section has links to information about Functional Vision Assessment, a crucial early step in planning for the education of a student with visual impairment. These resources explain the...
The links in this section have advice on protection of the eyes, preservation of vision, and prevention of accidents and injuries.   Below is a list of topics you'll find in this section. Click...
Understand the complexities of the vision care professions.
This section connects the user to information about the causes of blindness and visual impairment. The Introduction and Overview section links to more general information, while the Diseases and...
The links in this section explore the anatomy of the eye and the physiology of vision. The definitions and glossaries clarify the terminology of optometry, ophthalmology, and other vision-related...
The trend in recent years has been for all children, including those with blindness or visual impairments, to attend their local schools. However, there are still many challenges to providing...
The links in this section are for websites of organizations and educational institutions that serve specific nations or regions of the world. They are often the agencies most familiar with the...
The links in this section feature international organizations with  information for families and educators who work with people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind and their...
The links in this section are for international or regional organizations with websites rich in information about blindness, visual impairment, or deafblindness. Some focus on eye health or...
Reading and writing are vital skills for independence, and vision loss calls for new techniques and adaptations. This section has information and tips for maintaining one’s ability to read and...
  Housing needs change as one ages, and this is particularly true when vision loss is part of the experience. These sites offer information about housing that is affordable and accessible, advice...
Guidelines for modifications and evaluation to improve contrast and lighting and reduce visual clutter and glare for individuals with vision loss.
Matt LaCortiglia presents a FAIER planning model to develop physical activities for individuals with disabilities.
In this webcast Dr. Susan Bruce talks about inquiry as the basis of action research and the types of action research that can be conducted.
Brian Charlson demonstrates a variety of devices that provide the capability of accessing books via speech, large print, or braille.
This webcast is intended to assist educators in adapting Science curriculum for visually impaired and deaf-blind students.

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