Learning to read by touch as an adult is not easy. When a new client asks about learning Braille for reading, I take a deep breath and share all the amazing things about braille: its a code, it can open the door to personal literacy, its a tool, and…. learning braille takes time, commitment andContinue reading “Learning to read by touch”
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What is Normal anymore?
Even though I have limited my consumption of media over the past several weeks, I too have listened to many folks share strategies for handling our “new normal.” The information can be overwhelming; the strategies too numerous to count. Where does one even start to try to figure out what the New Normal actually isContinue reading “What is Normal anymore?”
Thank You to our grocery stores.
Finding the ideal training location in which to teach our clients various strategies for living life with vision loss can at times be challenging. This may be especially true when working in the rural communities of north Georgia. We teachers may not know a community well enough to find a traditional residential area with well-maintained,Continue reading “Thank You to our grocery stores.”
Nancy Parkin-Bashizi, M.A., COMS, CVRT
As a teacher of persons who are blind or visually impaired for 25 years, I spend a lot of time observing. I evaluate environments for safe paths and obstacles. I note the organization of a space to consider how it may be mentally mapped for a student. I use my senses to gather details thatContinue reading “Nancy Parkin-Bashizi, M.A., COMS, CVRT”