Using Backlighting for Calendar System

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This student with CVI came to our program with a calendar system. The problem was that she wasn’t looking at the photographs or icons at all!  We enlarged the icons and made them translucent. We presented all icons for her calendar system on the lightbox. We standardized our salient feature language (Roman-Lantzy) for each presentation so that each icon was described exactly the same by all staff. The student immediately visually located the icon against the backlighting and sustained gaze during the salient feature language descriptions. This student now has visual access supported by auditory information to build understanding.

(The photograph is modified to protect this student’s identity.)

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