History of Visual Impairments
The history and documentation of visual impairments dates back to Biblical times and was influenced by many. Follow the links below to learn more about the history of visual impairments.
The history and documentation of visual impairments dates back to Biblical times. There are numerous references in the scriptures specific to blindness. This page provides a timeline of events in the history of visual impairments.
This page provides 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.
I had the privilege of seeing the War of Dots and Braille Writers 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.
The history and documentation of visual impairments has been skillfully and beautifully maintained by through the tireless efforts of Michael Hudson, APH Museum Director and the American Printing House for the Blind. After 20 years in the vision field, I finally visited the museum during the APH Annual Meeting in October 2018. Learn more about the APH Museum on this page and plan your visit!
The Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field, located in the Migel Library at the American Printing House for the Blind, is dedicated to preserving, honoring, and promoting the tradition of excellence manifested by the specific individuals inducted into the APH Hall of Fame and through the history of outstanding services provided to people who are blind or visually impaired.
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The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
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Bonus pages include tutorials, printables, interactive sensory story downloads, and interactive choice making computer games (PowerPoint based interactive games), and job task activities.
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