Resources and Links
This Low Vision Simulator client has begun talking about her experience of being visually impaired and using our simulators, she is providing a structured experience to her classes.
“I think you had a brilliant idea. Your simulator will give a great help in my daily life, in my relationships and help me to educate people about sight disease.”
Once you get past this elaboration and acceptance phase, you can start welcome the white cane, discovering that it can only bring us benefits.
I’d like to share with you my experience and tell you how precious object is to me, as much as to have changed the quality of my life,
Read her story: Laura Giardina
Photos and text (Italian): students trying Low Vision Simulators in their class
Recommended resources and links:
- Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) This is the certification organization for low vision therapists (CLVT), orientation and mobility specialists (COMS) and vision rehabilitation therapists (CVRT).
- American Foundation for the Blind An outstanding resource for professional publications, facts and figures about blindness/low vision, a Directory of Services for Persons Who are Blind or Visually Impaired, FamilyConnect and SeniorSite.
- Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI) The membership organization for professionals in the field of education and rehabilitation of persons who are blind or visually impaired.
- Eye Disorders Lots and lots of links. Part of the Open Directory Project
- Hadley School for the Blind Offers more than 90 tuition-free distance education courses for persons who are legally blind, their families and for professionals.
- Lighthouse International Products, publications, information, resources, professional courses and more.
- Macula Lutea More than 1,100 links related to vision and vision impairment, many of them outside of the US
- National Eye Institute Up-to-date, accurate information about eye diseases and the research to prevent or treat them.
- The RP Prism: Roger Buchanan’s blog presents information about Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and coping with vision loss
- University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center “Understanding Retinitis Pigmentosa”
Articles About Vision Simulation
- Ophthalmology and Art:
Simulation of Monet’s Cataracts and Degas’ Retinal Disease
Michael F. Marmor, MD (Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124:1764-1769)
“This article uses medical knowledge and computer simulation to demonstrate their perceptions and show the relevance of their different diseases and styles of painting.”
- Simulating Vision With and Without Macular Disease
David J. Marmor, MFA; Michael F. Marmor, MD
(Arch Ophthalmol. 2010;128(1):117-125. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2009.366)”We have developed new computer simulations to show both normal vision and vision with macular disease.”
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