February is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month!  According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), low vision affects millions of Americans across the lifespan. 

People with low vision aren’t blind. Their vision loss may prevent them from doing everyday tasks though, such as reading and writing.  You can help prevent further vision loss by sharing information with persons with low vision, and help them make the most of their remaining vision. The NEI offers useful information on low vision.  Learn about causes and types of low vision, as well as available treatment options.  

If you're looking for ways to support learners with low vision in accessing virtual events, you can also learn more from Hadley, which offers practical resources to working with persons with visual impairments.  Hadley recently launched an open access Zoom Series, covering the basics of a Zoom invite, to how to join by phone, computer or smartphone app for persons with low vision.  

What other resources do you use with with learners with low vision to help support their inclusion in adult learning spaces?

Mike Cruse                                                                                                                                                             

Disabilities and Equitable Outcomes Moderator