Children's Low Vision Project of BC (CLVP-BC)

Photo of a student watching as the robot mouse they programmed successfully reaches cheese at the end of a maze.

On November 22 and 23, PRCVI and SET-BC hosted the Children’s Low Vision Project of BC (CLVP-BC) Lower Mainland clinic.

CLVP consists of a series of assessment stations that students move through. They are able to be seen by an optometrist, educational specialist, orientation and mobility specialist, assistive technology specialist, and ophthalmologist.

In recent years, PRCVI has also been a part of the CLVP clinics by providing a station where teams can learn about available educational resources and community services. Students and their teams can test out some of their low vision devices with games and toys, relax and have a snack, and socialize while waiting.

About 20 children with visual impairments, as well as their parents, teachers, and school teams, had the opportunity to visit this Lower Mainland clinic. A hit at the PRCVI station was the accessible Code & Go robot coding kit.

It’s always a pleasure to work with the CLVP team.

About the author

Jen Jesso

I have worked in various roles in the field of visual impairment since 2007. In addition to working as a teacher of students with visual impairments, I recently completed coursework to become an orientation and mobility specialist. I have been fortunate to work with the fantastic team at PRCVI since 2014.

I enjoy many aspects of my role at PRCVI, but highlights include working with teachers of students with visual impairments and their students on outreach visits and working on PRCVI initiatives and projects.

Outside of work, my interests include reading, computer programming, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.

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