Monday, February 28, 2011


I'm curious. When you see a poll like the one I have here on my blogspot about children with visual impairments, if you can see how the majority of respondents voted beforehand, does that influence how you will vote?

Monday, February 21, 2011

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Cornelia de Lange Syndrome - Local Organizations

Look for Cornelia de Lange Sydrome organizations in your area

Visual Impairments Specialist
Westminster Elementary School

Read Across Louisiana



On Saturday, February 26th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., LPB and LAE present "Read Across Louisiana" at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. Bring the kids out to hear wonderful stories read to them by local celebrities and others. There will also be literacy-related hands-on activities and giveaways. Similar events will be taking place at these locations around the state:

Prien Lake Mall - 496 West Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles
Mall of Acadiana - 5725 Johnston Street, Lafayette
The Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City
Alexandria Mall - 3437 Masonic Drive, Alexandria
Pecanland Mall - 4700 Milhaven Road #200, Monroe

On Wednesday, March 2nd, LPB and LAE are asking celebrities, teachers, librarians, parents, grandparents – anyone and everyone – to read "The Cat in the Hat" to a class at a school, Head Start, daycare, or at a library. March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday, and we have chosen "The Cat in the Hat" in honor of the new PBS kids' series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! We have a special Facebook page at Please fill out your pledge to ready today!  We hope you will upload pictures to this page.
Remember – "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child
Visual Impairments Specialist
Westminster Elementary School

Zane's Valentine's Bag

Zane's Valentine Bag
Inside: A bear that sings and some "kid crack" also known as M&M and Skittles candy.
He placed the bag next to his chair while he worked. Then he wanted both sides of the bag labeled in braille to read: "Zane's Valentine's Day Bag" on one side and "M&M's and Skittles" on the other.  He's learned the "AND" sign and wanted to see what M&M looked like in braille so he used the Mountbatten brailler. The bear inside the bag needed a braille labe that read "Zane's Bear." Since he often hits the dot 3 by mistake he already new how to make an apostrophe.

nprfreshair: Background reading/listening before tomorrow's show on the Muslim Brotherhood's role in Tahrir Sq:
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Big Bills--Dollar Store Purchase

Great BIG MONEY purchase from the Dollar Store for students with low vision. Found in the toy section.

You Know What This Is...(la deuxième partie)8:54AM 2/18

Down to 94! Lemme spell that out NINETY-FOUR!!!
Gotta go to another school now. But I will be checking in later today.
Visual Impairments Specialist

WE are down to 7 empty spots as of 2:15 PM 2/21

yesterday actually

i'm late posting
nprfreshair: RT @nationalbook: Today is the birthday of three literary greats: A.R. Ammons (1926), Toni Morrison (1931), and Wall
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Instead of dotted lines

For Tracing Letters
Use medium colored highlighters for students with visual impairments.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Prayer Vigil Countdown Time!!! (or here she goes again!)

If you've already taken care of this--it's OK, I'm gonna bug everybody anyway because you can either add some more yourself or ask others to but
The countdown is 462/276. That means 276 EMPTY spaces are left.

My life would be easier at the hotel if all the spaces are filled BEFORE Feb 24 rather than ON Feb 24
So if ya don't want me to bug ya with another countdown, you know what to do!
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

What Is Aniridia? - Wovre

What Is Aniridia? - Wovre

I have a friend with this. A blow to one eye as a child had her lose the vision in one eye and eventually she lost the vision in the other with another accident. Her child inherited the condition but his vision is stable. Had another couple of students with this condition also.
Ms. Kathy

Contact Lenses News :: Slashing hospital budgets `could cause blindness`

Contact Lenses News :: Slashing hospital budgets `could cause blindness`

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GRANNY SNATCHING: I Can't Believe My Eyes

I've heard of this phenomenom in people who are not necessarily elderly but they were born seeing. Those I have heard of are aware when the hallucinations are taking place, however.

The Terrabyte - TERRA Environmental Research Institute - Sight Thief

The Terrabyte - TERRA Environmental Research Institute - Sight Thief

With glaucoma, early detection is key

Blind Author Had Rich Material for Book

Born with albinism that left her with only 10% of her sight, she became completely blind about eight years ago, in part due to the complications of diabetes.

"I went to regular school," she said about her early life in Forest. "I never used a cane. Distances were a challenge, but I didn't know any different."

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