The University’s Blindness and Low Vison Studies (BLVS) program recently
formed an Interprofessional Steering Committee (ISC) to prepare and guide
professionals for the real world.
On the afternoon of Monday, February 5, the newly renovated, expanded and aptly renamed College of Education and Rehabilitation (CER) Lab was unveiled to the University community.
For four weeks throughout the summer, Emily Vasile, MAT, TVI, MS, CLVT, Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) instructor, packed her bags and moved into the dorms at Penn State’s main campus, along with 23 Pennsylvania high school students who have visual impairments. Each week, a different group of Salus Low Vision Rehabilitation (LVR) students arrived to work with the young adults on a variety of low vision rehabilitation skills.
Students in the Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) program had the unique opportunity to collaborate with engineering students from Penn State Abington on the creation of a new electronic travel device for those who are blind.
Blindness and Low Vision Studies chair Dr. Fabiana Perla, COMS, CLVR, recently announced the appointment of Assistant Professor Jamie Maffit, MS, COMS, CLVT, as director of the University’s Orientation and Mobility (O&M) program.