Students with low vision are often mainstreamed in the classroom with sighted peers. Their ability to succeed in the classroom greatly depends on the tools and technology they are provided. To be able to access the same visual information as their sighted peers, our students with low vision need devices and technology to make this possible. Through this presentation I will discuss the different types of technology most often used depending on age as well as how using built in accessibility features as well as downloaded applications enable students with low vision to thrive in the classroom.
- Identify one or more types of technology beneficial for students with low vision to use in the classroom.
- Identify three apps that allow students to access the same visual information as their sighted peers at distance and near.
- Describe one or more ways of how built in accessibility features of an iPad will be beneficial for students with low vision.
Primary & Secondary Strand
Vision & Hearing Technologies
- AT Specialists
- Family Members
- Occupational Therapists
- Rehab Therapists
- Special Education Educators
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Teachers of the Visually Impaired
- Visual Impairment Specialists
- Vocational Rehabilitation
Primary Life Cycle Addressed
Elementary - Secondary (K-12); Higher Education
Session Delivery Format
In-person presentation with live-stream
This course was given at the ATIA 2022 Conference on Friday, Jan 28: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Learning Center CEUs
This course is offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
ACVREP; AOTA; IACET
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.
This course was approved by CRCC for CRC CEUs and was included in the ATIA 2022 Virtual Event series. The ATIA 2022 Virtual Event CRC series offering was available from January 25, 2022 through January 24, 2023.
Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program, Low Vision Education Specialist
Paula Lang, MA, CLVT (Low Vision Education Specialist): Paula Lang graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resource Management in 1995. She received her Master's Degree in Special Education with certification in Low Vision and Blindness from West Virginia University 2011. Most recently, Paula received her certification as a low vision therapist through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) in 2014. Paula shares her knowledge of working with individuals with low vision and blindness by presenting at conferences and mentoring new teachers of the visually impaired. She specializes in the area of assistive technology. She is currently an adjunct professor at University of Portharcourt, Nigeria. She serves as an Educator of the Visually Impaired and as a Low Vision Education Specialist for the Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program and Adult Low Vision at West Virginia University.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Salary from employment with the Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program and Adult Low Vision at West Virginia University. Paula is currently an adjunct professor at University of Portharcourt, Nigeria.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No