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Low Vision on the Road: Middle School Low Vision Advocacy

Event Description

This interactive event is designed for middle school age students (5th-9th grade) with low vision to:

  • Interact with other students of similar age with low vision
  • Learn more about the visual system and how it is impacted by specific diseases
  • Explore handheld optical devices that can increase access and efficiency
  • Learn and practice basic orientation and mobility, social interaction, self-determination and advocacy skills

9:30-9:45       Welcome, introductions, schedule check

9:45-10:15     Giant eye

10:15-11:15   Learning Centers: Near Devices, Distance Devices, My Eyes, Advocacy 101

11:15-11:30   “I Can” statements and prep for afternoon

11:30-12:00   Boxed lunches (provided)

12:00-12:30   Walk to the Capitol Visitor’s Center

12:30-2:00    Capitol Building exploration and interactions

Students 4th grade and up with any level of visual impairment are invited to join the Capitol Exploration and Advocacy event in the afternoon. The Capitol Exploration activity will be focused on exploring the capitol building and interacting with legislators and officials to bring awareness to accessibility and education for persons with all levels of visual impairment.  One adult for every 4 students (minimum) is requested. Once your registration is received, you will receive detailed information regarding parking, dress code, preparation activities, etc. You may register a group with multiple student and adult names on one registration form. We need student names in order to have professional name tags prepared in advance. Students will need to have eaten lunch BEFORE arriving at the capitol building.

Two options for registration:

Click the image below to register for the full day Kansas Low Vision on the Road – Middle School Event – Registration deadline is February 24!

Girl wearing glasses and pink hoodie using a magnifier to look at fur of an animal skin

Click the image below to register for the Capitol Exploration and Advocacy Event only – Registration deadline is March 1st!

Event Details

Date: March 7, 2023

Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

KSDE, Landon Office Building Conference Room 509 900 SW Jackson St. Topeka, KS 66612

Registration Required? No

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