Creating inclusion for vision loss


The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) reports the unemployment rate for people with vision loss is three times that of the sighted population. 

 Anu Pala is an entrepreneur, a disability awareness advocate and a student in our Bachelor of Arts in in Professional Communication program. In a recent workshop, she shared her thoughts on how Royal Roads can be a more inclusive learning environment for students with vision loss.

 The workshop delved into some of the common challenges faced by students with vision loss, and examined ways to foster inclusion and to provide practical tools to support students online and in the classroom, as well as reviewed a variety of assistive technologies and apps used by blind and partially sighted people.

Topics discussed:

  • Common myths and stereotypes about people living with vision loss
  • Common challenges students with vision loss experience online and on campus
  • Tips on providing a positive experience for the professor and the student
  • Sighted guide technique
  • Popular assistive technologies and apps

Watch or listen to the recorded workshop here.