Providing Access to the Visual Environment: A Model of Low Vision Services for ChildrenBy Corn, Anne L.; Bell, Jennifer K.; Andersen, Erika; Bachofer, Cynthia; Jose, Randall T.; Perez, Ana M.; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 97, No. 5, pp. 261-272
Publication Date: May 2003
Article discusses Providing Access to the Visual Environment (Project PAVE), which is a statewide multidisciplinary project that provides low vision services to individuals from ages three through twenty-one in Tennessee. The program advocates for the use of optical devices to gain access to the visual environment, as program administrators contend that educators have a professional obligation to ensure that appropriate assessments, devices, and instruction are provided for students with low vision. Program administrators also hold that while educators discuss the need for Braille, assistive technology, and orientation and mobility devices in students' Individualized Education Plan meetings, parents should also be presented with the possibility of providing optical devices for their children. The authors discuss Project PAVE’s administrative, direct service, and research components, as well as the philosophy on which the program is based.
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American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )