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1 EU Montenegro Inclusive Education Services Project (EU - MIESP) An European Union funded project managed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by S.I.C.I. Dominus Consortium Resource Center for blind/visually impaired

2 EU Montenegro Inclusive Education Services Project (EU - MIESP) An European Union funded project managed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by S.I.C.I. Dominus Consortium The difficult thing isn’t living with other people, it’s understanding them.

3 EU Montenegro Inclusive Education Services Project (EU - MIESP) 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision. About 90% of the world's visually impaired live in developing countries. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of visual impairment; cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries. The number of people visually impaired from infectious diseases has greatly reduced in the last 20 years. 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured. *The information above are taken from world health organization. An European Union funded project managed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by S.I.C.I. Dominus Consortium

4 EU Montenegro Inclusive Education Services Project (EU - MIESP) - An estimated 7.9 million persons (age 6 and older) have difficulty seeing words and letters in ordinary newspaper print, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses (McNeil, 2001). - Approximately 8.3 million persons of all ages (3.1%) are "blind in one or both eyes or report some other trouble seeing" (Adams, Hendershot, & Marano, 1999). An European Union funded project managed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by S.I.C.I. Dominus Consortium

5 EU Montenegro Inclusive Education Services Project (EU - MIESP) Resource Center is dedicated to the idea that blind/visually impaired children can grow up to become productive, fully functioning, independent members of society. To do this, they need normal expectations for their development, high quality training in the skills of blindness, and exposure to healthy, positive attitudes about blindness and the abilities of blind/visually impaired people. We provide ideas, assistance, and information that will help blind children. We wants parents and teachers to learn how blind people accomplish tasks without or with limited eyesight; how blind children can use simple adaptations to become full participants at home, at school, and in the community; and how we can create stimulating environments that encourage children to be active participants in the world. An European Union funded project managed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by S.I.C.I. Dominus Consortium

6 EU Montenegro Inclusive Education Services Project (EU - MIESP) Resource Center is provides information and referral services for visually impaired students of all ages, their parents and teachers, learning opportunities for blind students headed to college, and maintains a network of visually impaired musicians willing to share their expertise in braille music, technology and coping strategies. The Resource Center is best known for its Summer Institute for Blind College-bound Musicians, a residential program which brings together students from several states, who are studying music at the college level. Other activities of the resource Center include development of programs for blind children in Connecticut and teacher training. An European Union funded project managed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by S.I.C.I. Dominus Consortium

7 EU Montenegro Inclusive Education Services Project (EU - MIESP) Resource Center is provide information, resources, and step-by-step daily living techniques that can increase independence and enhance quality of life for individuals with vision loss. We are also committed to increasing the visibility of organizations and resources that address the unmet needs of people who are blind, visually impaired, or have low vision. An European Union funded project managed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by S.I.C.I. Dominus Consortium

8 EU Montenegro Inclusive Education Services Project (EU - MIESP) th October is World Sight Day An European Union funded project managed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by S.I.C.I. Dominus Consortium


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