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Paraprofessional Professional who works with a student who is blind or has low vision, by supporting instruction, preparing materials, monitoring safety, assisting with self-care, and/or supporting social interactions. Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Professional who teaches adaptive independent living skills, enabling adults who are blind or have low vision perform a wide range of essential daily living activities. Low Vision Specialist Professional who assesses functional vision, provides instruction on low vision devices and assistive technology, and determines the need for environmental modifications in the home, workplace, or school. Blindness Overview This community is under construction. Assistive Technology Specialist Professional who evaluates a student’s strengths and needs, recommends devices and services, and provides training on how to utilize assistive technology solutions. Braille Transcriber Professional who converts print content into braille, using manual methods or computer software-based conversions. Orientation and Mobility Specialist Professional who teaches individuals who are blind or have low vision to travel safely, confidently, and independently in a variety of environments. Teacher of the Visually Impaired Educator who instructs students who are blind or have low vision in disability-specific skills, reinforces core academics, and teaches the areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum. Accessible Coding Archive of accessible coding resources, activities and lesson plans for professionals, families and students of all ability levels.
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