Poetry and Short Essays by Visually Impaired and Blind Writers

(Elsie Rao, TAER Teacher of the Year for 2002, was interviewed by a TV station in Tyler, Texas when she retired this spring after seventeen years as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired in Tyler. The broadcaster had no experience with visually impaired students. Elsie wrote the following essay to provide a perspective on why she chose this career and continued in it for so many years.)

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Vision Through Words has been posting poetry and essays written by visually impaired and blind writers since 2012. We have been lucky to have writers from all walks of life share their feelings and experiences in the blind community of the world. As it turns out, we are all more alike than different. We’ve read pieces that have made us laugh and made us cry and always something we could relate with. As with all things, nothing is forever – things end and new things begin. With that in mind, Vision Through Words will not be posting new submissions. The site will be online so you can still enjoy archived writings and leave comments until spring.

Challenges for Visually Impaired Students: Essay

The scholarship is open nationally to high school students who are visually impaired, have low vision or are legally blind. Candidates must submit an essay, application, and supporting documents in order to be eligible for selection.

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Case Study: Hearing And Visual Impairments

Do the following two activities. Score will be based on the depth of your response and reflection, the quality of your write-up (well-written, no typos, etc.), and evidence that you are applying the principles and information that you are learning in the course. 1. Under blindfold have a conversation with a small group of people. Afterwards: a. Discuss the importance of body language and non-verbal communication. Did you miss anything in the conversation due to visually referenced words (here, there, this, that)? How did you know who was talking? 2. Spend 10 minutes (seated) under blindfold in a crowded and/or noisy environment b. Discuss your experience including your ability to pay attention, directionality of voices and sounds, how you initiate a conversation. Based on both Experiences: c. Discuss how a visual impairment can impact social interactions between students. Include perspectives from both a person who is sighted and a person who is visually impaired. Include ideas for supporting students with visual impairments in this area within an inclusive setting Make sure to answer all a,b,c above, please read carefully what it said and answer. I posted past answered essay under material, please read to review -> Please do not try to write all three in one essay, but specifically answer a) … b) … c) …

Teaching the Visually Impaired - My Way!

Do the following two activities. Score will be based on the depth of your response and reflection, the quality of your write-up (well-written, no typos, etc.), and evidence that you are applying the principles and information that you are learning in the course. 1. Under blindfold have a conversation with a small group of people. Afterwards: a. Discuss the importance of body language and non-verbal communication. Did you miss anything in the conversation due to visually referenced words (here, there, this, that)? How did you know who was talking? 2. Spend 10 minutes (seated) under blindfold in a crowded and/or noisy environment b. Discuss your experience including your ability to pay attention, directionality of voices and sounds, how you initiate a conversation. Based on both Experiences: c. Discuss how a visual impairment can impact social interactions between students. Include perspectives from both a person who is sighted and a person who is visually impaired. Include ideas for supporting students with visual impairments in this area within an inclusive setting Make sure to answer all a,b,c above, please read carefully what it said and answer. I posted past answered essay under material, please read to review -> Please do not try to write all three in one essay, but specifically answer a) … b) … c) …

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