Webinars

These are convenient, accessible and can be accessed at anytime.
These sessions are presented by RIDBC staff and external experts in the field.
All of these sessions also can be used for accreditation purposes. Each course will clearly state what accreditation is available for each course.

 

Education Access and Engagement for student’s with vision impairment

This webinar will focus on the components of an equitable quality education system. The presentation by Dr Frances Gentle will go into depth discussing the class as an ecosystem and look at the following components: student factors, teacher factors, physical setting and curriculum and resource factors.

Interpreting Bjerrum and Goldmann Visual Fields

This webinar explores the concepts, testing and reporting of visual fields when the Bjerrum Tangent Screen and Goldmann Perimeter have been used in assessment. Examples of typical visual field loss are provided, with a comparison between the two test types, to further the viewer’s understanding of visual fields.

Understanding Functional Vision

This webinar presents a model to explain the complexities of visual function and highlights the similarities and differences between the clinical assessment and the functional assessment of vision. An overview of an approach to functional vision assessment is presented, with suggestions made for maximising the use of vision during assessment and in a person’s everyday life.

Assessment of Visual Function: Near Vision

This presentation explores near vision, and how it is assessed clinically and functionally. The outcome of this assessment is applied to the low vision situation, with suggestions made for adaptations that minimise the impact of vision impairment on reading and writing.

Assessment of Visual Fields

This webinar explores the concept of visual fields at an introductory level. The common types of clinical assessment of visual fields are explained. The eye and vision conditions that cause visual field loss are also reviewed, with examples of typical visual field loss provided.

Understanding Vision Reports

This webinar compares and contrasts reporting from clinical vision assessment and functional vision assessment. Two case studies highlight the role both forms of assessment have in building a comprehensive picture of a person’s true visual function.

Assessment of Visual Function: Visual Acuity

This presentation explores visual acuity and how it is assessed clinically. The different types of visual acuity tests used to assess vision according to the individual’s age, and ability to participate will be featured within this webinar. This webinar also provides a brief tour through the anatomy of the visual system and the parts of the brain involved in vision.