New Blog Post November 2017

OMAA News: News from around the world on blindness and low vision

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Cortical Vision Impairment Online Training

Perkins eLearning is pleased to offer again the Cortical Visual Impairment(CVI) online class in Winter 2018. The course will run from January 22 to March 18.

Don’t miss your chance to sign up and learn from Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy, an expert in the CVI field. Read more here. 

 

Exciting on-line O&M symposium January 25-6, 2018!

Hi everyone!  I’m so excited to be participating in a first-ever International O&M Online Symposium in January!  They plan to share some of the most innovative and impactful O&M teaching strategies from around the world — you can find out more about it at www.orientationandmobilitysymposium.com.

The program so far looks really exciting —
If you’d like to apply to present at the symposium, contact Kassy Maloney by this Friday, December 1 at kassy@kassymaloney.com.
I will be in touch with you again when they have their program finalized.  Enjoy!
— Dona Sauerburger
‘Inclusion’ videos created by High School students for ‘Smart Art Includes You’ Challenge

In school term 2 of 2017, Ability Links NSW invited public schools from across the Hunter and Central Coast regions to take part in the inaugural ‘Smart Art Includes You’ Challenge. More than one in five schools answered that call, supporting almost 1000 students to participate and go in the draw to win their school up to $9000 to build their capacity to be inclusive of people with disabilities. They asked for artwork that was interesting and original and which would inspire audiences to think about the value of inclusion. Under the expert guidance of Debra Goodsir, Specialist Teacher (Vision), students from Kotara High School created and submitted two great videos.
The direct links are below.

Video ‘Inclusion Food’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIFGgA7fn7o&feature=youtu.be

Video ‘Inclusion Dance’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6P6jz4eJD0&feature=youtu.be

 

New gene therapy for blindness may soon be reality

Patients who had lost their sight to an inherited retinal disease could see well enough to navigate a maze after being treated with a new gene therapy, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Read the complete article here