Monday, February 23, 2015

GDB Graduate Provides Disability Awareness Education and Training in Florida

GDB graduate Tiffany Baylor works for the Florida Department of Education  Division of Blind Services with her guide dog Lando. She recently provided a guide dog disability awareness training at the Museum of Florida History and at the Department of the Secretary for the State of Florida. It was a wonderful opportunity to educate the museum staff and government officials about accessibility for guide dogs and other assistance dogs.

“With my guide dog Lando’s help, I have been able to educate my community about blindness, service provision modifications for community service providers, and mobility choices, such as the use of a guide dog,” said Tiffany.

Tiffany wearing a pink dress poses with her guide dog Lando (black Lab in harness) at GDB graduation.

Below are some photos from another recent in-service opportunity to a group of occupational therapists where Tiffany was able to educate them about blindness, by having them simulate different types of vision loss using sight simulators while reading.

In a lecture room with a whiteboard in the background, Tiffany wearing a dark blazer, uses her hands to emphasize a talking point while OT students wearing blue scrubs try on different sight simulators over their eyes to simulate what it's like with different types of vision loss.


In a lecture room with a whiteboard in the background, Tiffany wearing a dark blazer, addresses several OT students wearing blue scrubs who are trying on different sight simulators over their eyes to simulate what it's like with different types of vision loss.


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