Finding and Hiring a Driver If You’re Blind or Visually Impaired by Stephanie Stephens Van

Guest blogger Stephanie Stephens Van has lectured nationally on adapted crafts and leisure activities; adjustment to blindness and low vision; functional vision skills; and activities of daily living. Stephanie is a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, a Low Vision Therapist, and an adjunct instructor at the Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation. She is the author … Continued

Ford Motor Company and University of Cambridge are Helping Drivers with Age-Related Vision Changes

The Ford Motor Company is teaming with the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Center to create automobile controls and displays that are responsive to the needs of the growing numbers of adults with age-related vision changes. What are age-related vision changes? Just as the body changes with age, our eyes undergo changes too. Many of … Continued

New Research About Drivers and Blind and Visually Impaired Pedestrians

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is the premier international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment. JVIB publishes scholarship and information and serves as a forum for exchanging ideas, airing controversies, and discussing critical professional issues. (Note: As a long-time JVIB subscriber, my personal library contains almost every print issue … Continued

Doctor, Can I Still Drive? Part 2 of a Conversation with Richard Hom, OD, MPA

Guest blogger Dr. Richard Hom has served as a low vision specialist for the Permanente Medical Group’s Golden Gate Service Area of three hospitals. Dr. Hom holds a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University. You can follow Dr. Hom on … Continued

Doctor, Can I Still Drive? A Conversation with Richard Hom, OD, MPA

Guest blogger Dr. Richard Hom has served as a low vision specialist for the Permanente Medical Group’s Golden Gate Service Area of three hospitals. Dr. Hom holds a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University. You can follow Dr. Hom on … Continued