Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 63.4 Fall 2018

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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10 VIDBE-Q Volume 63 Issue 4 President's Message Amy Parker, Ed.D. & COMS Assistant Professor Portland State University atp5@pdx.edu Dear DVIDB Community, Welcome to Fall! The change in the season brings with it new schedules and with them fresh routes to learn. It also brings one of our special issues, Orientation and Mobility, led by our own Dr. Tessa McCarthy. O&M is a relatively young field that has benefited from a nexus of knowledge in rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, early intervention, social work, transportation, urban planning and even architecture. Recognized in statute and regulation as a related service in IDEA, as well as an accommodation in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, O&M truly brings opportunities to explore what participation in community means for individuals with visual impairment or deafblindness. DVIDB is proud to be a professional home to researchers and practitioners who are passionate about O&M and who, as Tessa demonstrates in this special issue, bring innovations in design and technology and

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