Future Reflections

The National Federation of the Blind Magazine for Parents and Teachers of Blind Cjildren

Vol. 24 No. 3                                                  Special Issue: Low Vision and Blindness 2005

 

Barbara Cheadle, Editor

Middle school student Nathan Clark of Maryland dissects a shark under the supervision and guidance of blind instructor, Mary Jo Thorpe. The dissections are part of the curriculum of the Circle of Life Science Academy, a summer program for blind students sponsored by the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Students and staff are required to use sleepshades during the activity for safety reasons and to demonstrate the effectiveness of nonvisual techniques. Thorpe, who has low vision, is a mentor and a role model as well as an instructor for the students with partial sight (such as Clark) in the program.

Middle school student Nathan Clark of Maryland dissects a shark under the supervision and guidance of blind instructor, Mary Jo Thorpe. The dissections are part of the curriculum of the Circle of Life Science Academy, a summer program for blind students sponsored by the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Students and staff are required to use sleepshades during the activity for safety reasons and to demonstrate the effectiveness of nonvisual techniques. Thorpe, who has low vision, is a mentor and a role model as well as an instructor for the students with partial sight (such as Clark) in the program.

 

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Table of Contents

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Vol. 24 No. 3                                                                    Special Issue: Low Vision and Blindness 2005

 

INTRODUCTION
From the Editor

Low Vision, Blindness, and Federation Philosophy
by Barbara Pierce

WHO ARE WE?
A Definition of Blindness
by Kenneth Jernigan

Growing Up with Low Vision: An Interview with Dr. Z.

Elizabeth
by Nadine Jacobson

Why I am Choosing Blindness: Personal Reflections on the
Need for a Functional Definition

by Scott Feldman

Faking It No Longer
by Cheralyn (Braithwaith) Creer

Iím Albino, Legally Blind, and a Meteorologist
by Sam Herron

IN THE CLASSROOM
Common Visual Impairments in Young Children

Twelve Tips for Classroom Teachers
by Barbara Cheadle

Best Buy of the Year: New Book by Carol Castellano Now Available

The Problems with Vision Stimulation

The CCTV: A Personal Perspective
by Nathanael Wales

Reading Materials in Large Print

Low Vision and Monoculars
by Edith Ethridge

NFB Jernigan Institute Online Education Programó
Training on Blindness from the Blind Themselve
s

From One Teacher to Another: When Should
A Low Vision Student Switch to Braille?

by Alison Mckee

Why Megan is Learning Braille
by Marla Palmer

Slate Pals

TRAVEL
Iím Partially Sighted, and I Use a White Cane
by Peggy Chong

My Introduction to Sleepshades and Independence
by Craig Eckhardt

When the Lightís Not Right

Stepping Out
by Connie Bernard

Rehabilitation Training Programs for the Blind

Let the Freedom Bell Ring!
by Kathy Kennedy

Sleepshades

THE CRASH TEST
The Role of Parents in the Education of Blind Children
by Carrie Gilmer

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