The APH ConnectCenter offers curated advice and resources to assist children, parents, adults, job seekers who are blind or visually impaired, and their associated professionals, leading to greater independence and success in their lives.
Audio description provides a verbal version of the visual. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, describers convey the visual image that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population and not fully realized by the rest of us--the rest of us, sighted folks who see but who may not observe.
Dr. Swenor discussed her research examining the interrelationship between vision loss and aging, including how visual impairment affects cognitive functioning and risk of dementia, as well as describe potential interventions and future work needed to maximize the health, functioning, and well-being of individuals with visual impairments.
In this presentation, Kirby Lindgren reviewed the research Hadley has done over the past two years. He discussed best practices in online education for the visually impaired. He gave a brief demo of Hadley's newly developed website with creative accessibility features and exciting new content – including new innovative, interactive Braille workshops.
The iCanConnect program was authorized by Congress to provide funding for equipment and training to help individuals of all ages who are deafblind to be able to communicate. This presentation from Friday, June 19, gives an overview of the program, how to refer individuals, case studies of how the program has helped, and more.
Imperative Movement can be broken down into two parts:
Imperative - non-negotiable. It's something that must be. For life, there must be water. For humans, we must have oxygen, Imperative means, "there is no alterative."
Sylvia Perez and Kendra Farrow, both CVRT’s, provided a basic overview of ideas for getting started with remote training with older individuals with visual impairments. The focus was on using a telephone or a video conference platform, such as Zoom, to provide individual and group training.
This webinar provided a brief overview of albinism and descriptions of the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) programs and services for people with albinism, particularly older adults.
NOAH Fact Sheet