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AER International Conference 2020 “Call for Presentations” is Now Open!
Looking for a chance to connect COMS, VRTs, LVTs, TVIs and other vision professionals to the latest information, evidence-based practices, research, strategies and solutions? Be a conference presenter! Click here to learn more: CFP Details
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Dear Orientation and Mobility Professional,
William M. Penrod, Eileen Siffermann, Ximena Burgin, Bruce Blasch, and William Wiener are pleased to announce Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to replicate the seminal study of Uslan, Hill, & Peck (1989) The Profession of Orientation and Mobility in the 1980’s. The above mentioned authors have designed a comprehensive and detailed survey instrument that addresses all of the issues and findings of Uslan, Hill, & Peck (1989) and included other pertinent and germane issues regarding perceived needs by professionals in the field of visual impairments, parents and partners of persons who are visually impaired. Your participation in this study will hopefully steer university personnel preparation programs, consumer groups and professional associations in the directions identified by you!
Click here to begin the survey: https://niu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mr0HKXr4EBgF7f