Professional Communities provides a portal to curated webinars, external courses, and provision of other professional resources with the purpose of meeting the needs of people who offer assistance to individuals who are blind or have low vision. Use this Topic for General discussion, suggestions for new resources, or other ideas.
Professional who evaluates a student’s strengths and needs, recommends devices and services, and provides training on how to utilize assistive technology solutions.
Professional who converts print content into braille, using manual methods or computer software-based conversions.
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.
Professional who teaches individuals who are blind or have low vision to travel safely, confidently, and independently in a variety of environments.
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.
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.
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.