Dr. Rosenblum is a Research Professor in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona where she joined the faculty in August 1999. Until Fall 2016 she prepared teachers to work with children with visual impairments (TVIs) and coordinated teacher preparation programs in Arizona and Nevada. In July 2016 Dr. Rosenblum became the Project Director for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) federal project, AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy. The aim of this project is to assist students with visual impairments learning pre-algebra concepts in building their skills at interpreting information presented in images (e.g., bar graphs, maps, diagrams). Previously she was the Project Director for the IES funded AnimalWatch Vi Suite.
As a person with low vision, Dr. Rosenblum is able to share first-hand information with future teachers about the impact of a visual impairment on the lives of children and adults. Dr. Rosenblum has been a teacher of children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities for more than 30 years. She is especially interested graphics literacy, nondriving, braille literacy, and in the social aspects of having a disability.
She is the co-author of the 2000 Finding Wheels with Dr. Anne Corn. This curriculum is designed to assist adolescents with visual impairments to explore their options as nondrivers. Her and Dr. Corn are working on a much needed updated of this book that will be written for the traveler (those in high school or their early 20s) that will be available in late 2019 through the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. With staff at the American Printing House for the Blind she produced the video Reclaiming Independence: Staying in the Driver’s Seat When You No Longer Drive and wrote the accompanying resource guide. She has published in journals, has written book chapters and curricula. Dr. Rosenblum has presented workshops in many states, several Canadian provinces, and at an early intervention conference in Doha, Qatar in April 2011. In May 2014, she traveled to Australia where she presented workshops in three cities on a variety of topics including nondriving, supporting braille literacy of beginning and struggling braille readers, and social skills