Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 66.1 Winter 2021

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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VIDBE-Q Volume 66 Issue 1 L. Penny Rosenblum, American Foundation for the Blind prosenblum@afb.org Target Audience: Attendees of pre-conference, TVIs, O&M specialists, administrators Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, learning the complexities of travel as a nondriver or potential low vision driver, was a challenge for many travelers in their teens or early 20s. I'm not talking those O&M skills such as crossing a complex intersection or numbering systems. Rather, I'm talking about those subtler skills such as how to hire a driver, what to share with individuals about your visual impairment as it relates to travel, and understanding the pros and cons of each travel method. For those who have the potential to become low vision drivers, understanding the laws, process for learning to use a bioptic, and the impact of weather conditions on driving is important. Finding Wheels: A Tool for Youth and Adults in Their 20s to Build Their Skills as Nondrivers or Potential Low Vision Drivers

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