Day: July 28, 2015

Color Highlighting for Increased Visual Access

This young teenager with CVI has developed strong compensatory skills to supplement her visual skills. She received this new toy with a very small activation button that was less than 1/8” in diameter.


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Swinging her head back and forth, she struggled to activate the guitar at first as she used only tactile skills to find the button to play her favorite Johnny Cash song.

not using vision

I highlighted the button, surrounding it with red duct tape.

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She immediately held it up, using her vision to find the button and push it.

using vision

She was able to find it quickly and activate it herself. She does not always need to use her vision to turn it on but the visual supports helped build her independence for this leisure activity.