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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5 VIDBE-Q Volume 63 Issue 4 Message from the Guest Editor Tessa McCarthy, Ph.D., TVI, COMS Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh tessam@pitt.edu Fall is always an exciting time, particularly for those of us who work in education because fall means it's time to head back to school. As an educator who recently celebrated my 35 th first day of school, I always feel a sense of renewal in the fall. A new school year always means a new beginning—a chance to learn more and do better. In the spirit of learning more, this issue of the "Q" focuses not only on orientation and mobility (O&M) but on O&M from perspectives on which we may not necessarily focus. Two of the articles highlighted in this issue, "PedPal: Connecting Pedestrians with Disabilities to Adaptive Signal Control for Safe Intersection Crossing" and "pathVU: Paving the Way for Individuals with Disabilities," are from innovators here in Pittsburgh who are not COMS but are doing important work to improve conditions for both travelers who are visually impaired and their instructors. Sometimes I wonder how often important projects are going on that could directly impact the services we provide, but

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