HISTORY OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
By: Carmen Willings
The history and documentation of visual impairments dates back to Biblical times. Follow the links below to learn more about the history of visual impairments.
It is important to understand events that occurred in the history of visual impairments.This page provides a timeline of the history of visual impairments.
The Biblical history and perspective of people who are blind and visually impaired as well as scripture specific to blindness.
This page provides a list of many notable people throughout history who were or are blind or visually impaired and what made them noteworthy.
Although there are a number of famous people who were blind, Helen Keller is by far one of the more well known. This page provides information on her life and achievements as well as book resources.
I had the privilege of seeing the War of Dots and Braillewriters traveling exhibits from the American Printing House for the Blind during the GVEST (Georgia Vision Educators Statewide Training) conference in 2013. This page shows how braille writers have changed over the years.
This page provides a collection of pamphlets, handouts, and forms available for download to support your district's visual impairment program.
Assistive Technology is critical for students who are blind or visually impaired. AT makes information and print accessible to students. This page provides a list of low, mid, and high tech devices that may be used by a student who are blind or visually impaired.
Here you will find thematic units for teaching students who are blind or visually impaired the various areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum. Units include gender neutral activities for students of all ages. Select activities to match goals and objectives for each student's unique needs.