Low Vision Resources
The Importance of Vision:
Why is the vision so important? What special role does it play in learning and guiding development from the moment of birth? What is the value of good visual functioning? How does vision affect and impact the development and activities of daily living of children and adolescents?
School Design & Vision Impairment:
The development of a new school for children with multiple disabilities and visual and hearing dual sensory impairment presents particular challenges in design, equipment and staffing. The environment of the school should ideally allow children to be as in dependent as possible. The design of the school needs to take into account the sensory and central processing functions of the children so that the impediments caused by these limitations are minimized. Such an approach is likely to lead to enhanced learning with fewer resources and should therefore prove both beneficial for the children and cost efficient. This paper provides a preliminary set of ideas from the perspective of an ophthalmologist who looks after these children.
Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center, Low Vision Resources
Courses, webinars, videos other resources, to trainers and professionals working with the visually impaired as well as for visually impaired learners themselves.
Website with webinars on children with visual impairment and visual development.
The American Foundation for the Blind:
Textbooks associated with education of children with CVI.
The American Printing House for the Blind:
Products for students with CVI.
Locate services near you.
American Council of the Blind
Scholarships, Resources, Events
Advocacy, Education, Outreach
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
National Eye Institute
Performs and supports vision research and education programs that protect and prolong vision.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Funder of Retinal Disease research.
The Perkins School for the Blind:
Offers on-line courses, lectures and informational sessions.