"Focus" Conference Archives
Sessions are organized by topic then by year. Thank you to the Talking Information Center Network for recording the following sessions from the annual "Focus" on Vision Impairment and Blindness Conference: Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Vision Loss.
- 2019 "Focus Conference Opening Remarks and Keynote Address: Lotfi B. Merabet, OD, PhD, MPH - "Accessing Functional Vision Using Virtual Reality in Brain Compared to Ocular Based Visual Impairment"
- Rehabilitation Teaching: How "FLIRT"ing and "KISS"ing Fit In by Carolyn Ovesen, M.Ed, COMS, COTA/L
- CVI: Best Practice for Visual Access by Ellen Cadigan Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI, CVI Endorsed Professional, Perkins School for the Blind, CVI Program Manager
- Communicating with Individuals Who Are Deafblind by Sharon Stelzer, M.Ed. and Marguerite Tibaudo, M.Ed., Perkins School for the Blind, Deafblind Program
- Incorporating Literacy Throughout the Day for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired with Additional Disabilities or Deafblindness by Sharon Stelzer, M.Ed. and Marguerite Tibaudo, M.Ed., Perkins School for the Blind, Deafblind Program
Fitness and Recreation
- Recreation: Improving Quality of Life Outcomes: How to Have Fun While Building New Skills by Marie Hennessy BA, MS, New England Ski for Light and Meg Robertson BS, MA, COMS, Director, O&M Department, MA Commission for the Blind
- iOS Accessibility for Users with Visual and Intellectual Disabilities (PDF) by Brian Charlson and Nancy Sharon, Carroll Center for the Blind
Vision and Eye Health Topics
- Cortical Vision Impairment: The Role of the Ophthalmologist by Gina Heidary, MD, PhD
- Optometric Vision Therapy - What Is It? How Does It Work? Who Would Benefit? by Theresa Ruggiero, OD, FCOVD
- Binocular Vision Dysfunctions: Diagnosis and Treatment in Those with Developmental Disabilities by Mengli Han, O.D., and Anne Reuter, O.D., Assistant Professors from Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Optometry