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BBC Scotland Documentary: Not In Plain Sight

This documentary from BBC Scotland explores cerebral visual impairment (CVI), with interviews with people affected by it, as well as an ophthalmologist and Prof. Gordon Dutton.
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Resources on Cerebral Visual Impairment

A list of links to online resources on cerebral visual impairment
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Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy: CVI and the iPad

In this YouTube video, Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy speaks about the power of using an iPad or other backlit device with a child or student with CVI.
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Salient Features Dictionary

The Salient Features Dictionary is based on the work of Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy and can be used to help children with CVI (cortical visual impairment) to recognize distinctive information about something in order to be able to identify it.
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Animal Book for Children with CVI

This book of Animals for Children with CVI was created by the mother of a child with cortical visual impairment using simple drawings in red, yellow or white on a black background.
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Weather Book for Children with CVI

This Weather Book for Children with cortical visual impairment uses clear contrast and minimal visual clutter.
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Remove Image Background

Free online tool to remove the image background with people in the foreground
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Treasure Stop from WPSBC

Treasure Stop shares ideas to adapt materials, games, books and more to encourage skill development in children with visual impairments.
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CVI Online Resources from Perkins eLearning

Perkins eLearning offers a number of videos, webinars, and online classes on the topic of cortical visual impairment (CVI).
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Emma Bear's Day: Book for Children with CVI

This picture book with black backgrounds and strong contrast was created by the mother of a child with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
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The Bridge School: Cortical Visual Impairment

CVI: Bridge School
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CVI Literacy Awareness Month

This April is the first ever CVI Literacy Awareness Month! Learn about how cortical visual impairment impacts literacy instruction & skill development
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Modify on the Fly for CVI

Resources for teachers and families modifying materials for learners with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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The Impact of CVI on the Use of AAC

AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) often relies on vision and thus can pose problems for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
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Fall CVI School Checklist

Tips for teachers working with children with CVI
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Looking Inside the Adaptive Brain of the Blind: CVI

Video presentation about CVI from a medical perspective
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Make Your Own Sensory Space for Students with Multiple Disabilities

Make your own sensory learning space for students with multiple disabilities, CVI, and other significant challenges.
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CVI Strategies for Pre-Readers

Strategies to help parents and teachers of children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) who are pre-readers
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Welcome to the Web: “CVI Teacher” Blog!

CVI Teacher is a website and blog offering strategies and resources for teachers and families of children with cortical visual impairment.
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Strategies for Promoting Literacy Skills and Students with CVI

Diane Sheline shares practical ideas for promoting literacy for children with Cortical Visual Impairment

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