The Importance of Assistive Technology in Schools
According to an American community survey of 2012, a total of 659,700 children aged 4 to 20 reported a visual disability. (nfb.org) “Approximately 90% of individuals with visual impairments have functional or low vision; just 10% are functionally blind. However, students with low vision are often an overlooked majority in the population of children who are visually impaired. Difficulties of students with low vision are often not as apparent as they are for students who are blind.”Read more!
The Importance of a Low Vision Support Group
Being diagnosed with an eye condition that will gradually degrade our vision will bring on a multitude of feelings ranging from shock and denial to depression, sadness, and hopelessness. At times our visual impairment may leave us feeling isolated and alone. Asking for and seeking out a support system is not a sign of weakness or a burden to those around us. Without a support system surrounding us in this trying time our level of stress can increase which can cause additional health or vision problems.Read more!