Tips and ideas for making accessible tactile Easter eggs with kids who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.
What does the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine have to do with diseases of the retina? Maybe nothing, at first, but Dr Yamanaka’s work with stem cells (specifically induced pluripotent stem cells) may have wide-reaching benefits for researchers working on curing degenerative retinal diseases.
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) announces the successful implantation of a bionic eye. BVA attached the device, which contains 24 electrodes that stimulate the retina’s nerve cells, to a retina.
The idea behind the National Deafblind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) is that people with combined hearing and vision loss should have access to modern telecommunication tools (and the training necessary to use them) so that they can interact, communicate, use the internet and contribute more to their community.
When your child is visually impaired it’s kind of scary to hand him off to a new teacher. Here’s a solution: Create a welcome packet of materials about your child as a way to explain who your child is, how they communicate and how best to interact with them.