Strategies and Accommodations for Students with Low Vision

Adapted from “Strategies and Accommodations for Students with Low Vision” Resource by Daniela Gissara. Designed by Audrey Whittle. © 2020 Perkins School for the Blind

Daniela Gissara, Coordinator, International Partnerships, Perkins International says “Children with low vision are neither blind nor sighted, but they have the potential for useful vision. This means they experience difficulties accomplishing everyday activities that include visual tasks, even if they wear glasses. 

Their abilities to accomplish these tasks can be enhanced by the use of compensatory visual strategies, low vision devices, and modifications to the school and home environment.

Then, what can teachers, professionals, and parents do to help them reach their maximum level of visual efficiency? We can provide the necessary instruction and environmental modifications to help students maximize their visual ability, develop a positive self-image and greater independence in the classroom and the community.”

Daniela submits resources, wherein we can find strategies and recommendations to better address the needs of children with low vision, by considering adaptation in the following areas:

  • – Illumination
  • – Size and distance
  • – Color and contrast
  • – Organization of space
  • – Use of time

Please see the attached –

Low Vision Infographic_English version

The accessible version in English is also attached

Please do share and connect with Daniela if you would like to translate this into your own language!

Daniela Gissara (she/her/hers)
Coordinator, International Partnerships

Perkins International Perkins School for the Blind 175 N. Beacon St. Watertown MA 02472

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