Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBEQ 66.3 Summer 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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Get started at www.deafandblindoutreach.org/promoting-access Information. Connection. Empowerment. Information is Everywhere You Look and Everywhere You Listen. When vision or hearing is affected, part of that information is missing. Promoting access to information connects us, it empowers us, and it promotes independence. Promoting Access for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, or Visually Impaired is a free, self-paced, online training module. This module is designed to build confidence and comfort for anyone communicating or connecting with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired and includes a collection of introductory information, evidence-based strategies, and scenarios at home, school, and in the community. 2.5 Hours of Continuing Education Credit (ACVREP approved) Explore common questions, such as: • How do I approach a person who is blind or visually impaired in a social setting? • How do I communicate with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing if I don't know sign language? • What are environmental considerations for making my classroom, organization, or community more accessible? • What strategies can I use to increase opportunities for participation in my community? in partnership with

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