BBC Scotland CVI Documentary (Video Link Included)


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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 uses the term Cerebral Visual Impairment, which many individuals and organizations use interchangeably with Cortical Visual Impairment, while others debate whether or not “cortical” is a subset of a broader “cerebral” visual impairment.

What does this mean?? In short: people in different parts of the world might use different terminology, but “cortical” and “cerebral” are both used to describe a neurological-based vision impairment. I use the word “cortical” and the documentary uses “cerebral,” but it would be acceptable to simply refer to CVI as “Cortical/Cerebral 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.

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