The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) has just published Insights into Low Vision, a compilation of tools, tips, techniques, and research updates for peer advocates, family members, professionals, and individuals with low vision. Here is more information about this much-needed publication from the CCLVI website:
CCLVI’s new publication, Insights into Low Vision … has articles by 26 authors, all nationally-known specialists in their fields. It is intended for use by those who are new to the struggles with low vision, their loved ones, as well as those who have been visually impaired for years and just need a few pointers.
This 8½” x 11″ 154-page large print easy-to-read formatted book has 30 articles, with titles that include:
- How to Find a Low Vision Specialist
- Tips to Reduce Glare
- Driving with Low Vision
- Tips to Help You Use Your Computer
More About “Insights into Low Vision”
From the Foreword by Richard Rueda, CCLVI President, 2010-2012:
It gives me great pleasure to welcome and introduce readers of this book to the variety of resources that you will shortly be introduced to. Whether you are new to the world of low vision or a professional with a vested interest in our community, you will no doubt find the following pages to be filled to the brim with useful, practical and insightful information.
What follows is a compilation of tools, tips and approaches to the world of low vision. There are not enough words or pages to acknowledge the dozens of individuals who volunteered their expertise and peer and professional knowledge in assembling this booklet. Yet, without the perseverance of Dr. Bill Takeshita, this book would only be a dream.
[Insights into Low Vision] is a labor of love that spans hundreds of hours, and the compilation of the most up-to-date and useful information, presented for you – the reader, peer advocate, professional, and ultimately the individual with low vision.
The authors of individual chapters in this publication provide for you research, insights, and individual testimonials on the world of low vision. In no way should this resource speak to you as the sole source of research, testimonials and the final say on matters of vision loss. Nor should this source be the beginning or end of your curiosity-driven research.
A combination of vision loss professionals, consumers, advocacy groups, low vision peers, and individuals contribute insights and real-life experiences in living with low vision.
Price and Ordering Information
Pricing information is as follows:
- Retail price large print: $14.95
- Wholesale to low vision centers and agencies: $9.95
- Existing members of CCLVI: $5.00
- Life members of CCLVI: Free
- With new membership to CCLVI: Free
Make checks or money orders payable to “CCLVI” and send to:
Mike Godino, CCLVI Treasurer
104 Tilrose Avenue
Malverne, NY 11565-2024
About the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI), an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), was founded in 1979 by Dr. Samuel M. Genensky. Dr. Genensky, an engineer by trade, is most noted for his gift of the first CCTV [Note: also called an electronic video magnifier] to the low vision community in 1971.
With support from many colleagues, Dr. Genensky went on to later open the Center for the Partially Sighted in Santa Monica, California. His tireless commitment to the advocacy for persons with low vision continued throughout his lifetime.
At its core, CCLVI is an advocacy membership organization with the following purposes:
- To establish the right of persons with low vision to make full use of their vision through all available aids, services and technology.
- To provide a mechanism through which low vision people can express their individual needs, interests and preferences.
- To educate the general public, professionals, and low vision people themselves as to the potentialities, capabilities, and needs of low vision people.
- To establish outreach programs to insure that all individuals with low vision have access to necessary services.
- To promote research to prevent blindness, improve maximum utilization of sight, and improve environmental conditions and access for low vision people.
- To support the development and expansion of pre-service and in-service training programs to improve the quality and quantity of medical and rehabilitative low vision services.
Source: Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI)
Insights into Low Vision edited by Bill Takeshita, OD, FAAO, FCOVD and Annette Carter. Copyright © 2013 Council of Citizens with Low Vision International. Reprinted with permission.