According to IDEA’s definition, visually impairment is defined as including blindness means an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child’s educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness. There are 3 types of blindness including The types of vision impairments are low visual acuity, blindness, and legal blindness (which varies for each country): Low visual acuity, also known as moderate visual impairment, is a visual acuity between 20/70 and 20/400 with your best corrected vision, or a visual field of no more than 20 degrees.
The following articles and links provide resources on teaching students with visual impairments.
The following are articles that provide tips and resources on teaching students with visual impairments.
10 tips for teaching blind or visually impaired students
Classroom strategies for regular education teachers who have students with visual impairments
General tips for teaching visually impaired students
How to teach a blind or visually impaired student
Inclusion teaching: Vision impairment and blindness
Teaching languages to blind and visually impaired students
Teaching strategies for vision impaired students
Teaching the blind and visually impaired
Strategies for helping children with visual impairments to develop listening skills
Visual impairment in the classroom
The following links provide activities that can used to teach students with visual impairments.
Adapting materials for visually impaired students
Create a restaurant book with tactile symbols
Durable braille flashcards
Tips and tools for teaching beginning braille skills
American Foundation for the Blind
Who They Are
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a non-profit organization that provides services for people with vision loss, information and tools for professionals who serve people with vision loss and promotes independent and healthy living.
How They Do It
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) offers a variety of programs and services that are geared toward improving the lives of people with vision loss and their families. AFB also supports businesses, employers and professionals who provide services to blind and visually impaired people. Programs and services include:
- Professional Development Material
- Technology Evaluation
- Demonstration Center
- Public Policy Center
American Foundation for Blind Leadership Conference
March 3-5, 2016
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