Making Distance Learning Meaningful for Learners with CVI: Creating a CVI-Friendly Digital Book

#18 in CVI for the TVI Series

Jonathan Hooper presents strategies for making digital books for students with CVI.  Learn how to evaluate the use of images to ensure accessibility and provide strategies for reducing visual clutter.
Participants will:
  • Use PowerPoint to create and design a CVI-friendly digital book for a bedtime routine.
  • Evaluate images for use in digital books for students with CVI.
  • Remove the background of images to reduce visual clutter.
  • Assign animation to images and words to increase movement on the slides.

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Jonathan Hooper is a TVI who has worked with the New York City Department of Education’s Educational Vision Services for seven years. Previously he was a mathematics teacher at the Tennessee School for the Blind and a reading and literacy middle school teacher. He holds a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and his graduate research has been published in the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. Jonathan currently teaches the Braille course in the TVI program at Hunter College in New York, and he has presented on curriculum adaptations and literacy programs for students with visual impairments. He has extensive experience working with students with cortical visual impairment, and he serves as a DeafBlind Advisor of NY and a board member of the NYSAER.

Approximately one hour
1.5 Continuing Education
1.5 Professional Development
1.5 CTLE