Yesterday we talked about clocks for people with visual impairments. Today we're going to talk about watches. There are talking watches and braille watches, and watches for low-vision clients, with high contrast numbers.
I hope you enjoy this series on watches and clocks!
This month we are focusing on education, and today we are going to talk about clocks. You have to wake up on time to get to school, right? And while you are there, you want to know how much longer you have to stay. So let's talk about some ways people with visual impairments use clocks.
I went to the website for Learning, Sight and Sound, abbreviated LS&S. I have ordered from them before and they were very helpful and timely. I found a few products that might be useful.
We are focusing on education this month on our blog. We have shared some information about other professionals this week, and today we'll talk about Certified Braille Transcriptionists.
Braille is the way that most people with a significant vision loss use to read and also to write. Certified Braille Transcriptionists prepare textbooks and other forms in braille so the student can read them. It's important to braille everything correctly, just as writers need to spell correctly, so there is an extensive training course for these professionals.
Here is an article about braille transcribers, if you would like more information. (American Foundation for the Blind)
This month we are focusing on education, and today we continue our series on professionals who educate children with visual impairments. Our specialty today is the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) professional.
First, let's talk about what Orientation and Mobility means. These two words encompass the entire set of skills needed to navigate and transport safely. How do you know where you are without vision? How do you access public transportation? How do you cross the street safely? How can you find your way around a new environment?
You can understand now how important O&M instruction is to children with visual impairments! Whether they learn to travel with a white cane, or with a guide dog, or a sighted guide, there are many techniques they need to learn.
For more on O&M instruction, and also all the other professionals we'll be talking about this month, look at this article from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Our theme this month is education, and today we will talk about Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI). TVIs are the leaders of the educational team for children with vision loss. They provide guidance to the other members of the team, and provide assessments and referrals as needed. They are responsible for teaching the skills that children with vision loss need to know.
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.