BBC Scotland CVI Documentary (Video Link Included)

YOU GUYS! Y’ALL!

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I am SO EXCITED to share that BBC Scotland recently aired a 30-minute documentary on CVI called “Not In Plain Sight.” It is now available on Vimeo to viewers in any country!

BBC Scotland Documentary Not In Plain Sight from CVI Scotland on Vimeo.

Personally, I love that it highlights the issue of individuals with CVI commonly being misdiagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the positive change an accurate diagnosis can make in an individual’s confidence and independence, the beneficial difference early diagnosis and intervention strategies can make, and more.

It is worth noting that *CORTICAL visual impairment is a type of brain-based vision impairment to which specific criteria can be applied. This documentary is about the broader term of CEREBRAL visual impairment, which refers to any type of disordered vision caused by damage to the visual pathways of the brain (although some individuals, organizations, or places frequently use the terms interchangeably).

What does this mean?? In short: not every individual with Cerebral Visual Impairment necessarily has Cortical Visual Impairment, but every individual with Cortical Visual Impairment (obviously!) has Cerebral Visual Impairment. And this documentary is RELEVANT to those of us involved in the Cortical Visual Impairment community, even if some of the examples do not appear to perfectly match the 10 characteristics of Cortical Visual Impairment.

“Not In Plain Sight” is an excellent introduction for anyone who has no idea what CVI is and/or how it impacts an individual’s life on an everyday basis. Please watch and share!

For more information on the similarities and differences between Autism Spectrum Disorders and CVI, check out Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy’s newly-published book, Cortical Visual Impairment: Advanced Principles.

*Please note that Everyday CVI is a blog about everyday CORTICAL visual impairment adaptations, so all usage of the term “CVI” refers exclusively to CORTICAL visual impairment unless otherwise noted.

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