Webinar

CVI and assistive technology

Allie Futty, CATIS, TVI, COMS, discusses how to assess and implement assistive technology that will remove barriers to access for students with CVI

CVI Now hosted a live virtual event on CVI and Assistive Technology (AT), held on January 5, 2021. Allie Futty, a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS), TVI, and O&M specialist presented and answered parent questions about 

The biggest takeaway: decisions about AT tools for a student with CVI come only after a comprehensive assessment. It can be easy to go into an AT evaluation with a device in mind or go straight to the device talk, but in order for AT to be successful, the educational team has to start with a child-centered assessment to see where the barriers exist and how to remove those barriers. Assistive technology must be matched to a child’s unique needs.

Allie referenced several resources in her presentation:

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