Le mercredi 8 juillet

Book of abstracts
Book of abstracts (accessible e-Text version)

07:45 – 08:45  / Workshop

07:45-08:45 / Workshop 4

Moving with the body in space: The use of yoga and dance to enhance the sensorimotor development of children with severe visual impairments

09:00 – 10:00 / Plenary Presentation


Chair: Jacques Gresset, École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Perceptual-cognitive processing of dynamic visual scenes in different populations: Requirements and impact of training
Jocelyn Faubert, PhD, School of Optometry, Université de Montréal; NSERC-Essilor Research Chair on Presbyopia and Visual Perception, CRIR Researcher, Montreal, QC, Canada

10:00 – 10:30 / Coffee Break


10:30 – 12:10 / Concurrent Session 5.1 – Infant/Children


Chair: Jamie Maffit, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA, United States

10:30 / CS5.1.1
Opening up the world: Early childhood Orientation and Mobility intervention as perceived by young children who are blind, their parents, and vision education teachers
Bronwen Scott
Independent Options for Mobility, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia

10:50 / CS5.1.2
Teaching Orientation and Mobility skills for students with autism and visual impairment in public schools: A data-based study
Nora Griffin-Shirley1; Devender Banda2
1Texas Tech University, Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research & Education in Sensory Disabilities, Lubbock, TX, United States; 2Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States

11:10 / CS5.1.3
O&M training to children with cortical visual impairment: Left, right, help, where to go
Marten van Doorn
Bartiméus Education Centre, Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands

11:30 / CS5.1.4
Orientation and Mobility in a South African special school
Salome Ntsoelengoe
South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

11:50 / CS5.1.5
On your way, a project about Orientation and Mobility for young children (0-6 years): How to develop a training program together with parents and professionals
Jolanda Kremer1; Irene Vogel2; Alies Aarts3
1Royal Dutch Visio, Dordrecht, Netherlands; 2Royal Dutch Visio, Den Haag, Netherlands; 3Royal Dutch Visio, Leiden, Netherlands

10:30 – 12:10 / Concurrent Session 5.2 – Accessibility


Chair: Robert Wall Emerson, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

10:30 / CS5.2.1
Queen Street Mall braille trail talking signs: Trial of a pedestrian activated audio-wayfinding device in Brisbane, Queensland
Bashir Ebrahim
Guide Dogs Queensland, Bald Hills, Queensland, Australia

10:50 / CS5.2.2
Characteristics of the neighborhood environment associated with mobility and social participation in older adults: Results from a scoping study
Mélanie Levasseur1; Mélissa Généreux1; Jean-François Bruneau1; Alain Vanasse1; Éric Chabot2; Claude Beaulac3; Marie-Michèle Bédard1
1Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada; 2Transportation consultant, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada;3Ordre des urbanistes du Québec, Montréal, QC, Canada

11:10 / CS5.2.3
I have wheels and I want to travel: Advocacy in action
Christa Jakob
Vision Australia, Coorparoo, QLD, Australia

11:30 / CS5.2.4
Partnering to support participation in accessible and inclusive environments using a Living Lab approach
Bonnie Swaine1; Eva Kehayia2; Delphine Labbé3; Tiiu Poldma1; Joyce Fung2; Philippe Archambault2; Dahlia Kairy1; Anouk Lamontagne2; Guylaine Le Dorze1; Helene Lefebvre1; Sara Ahmed2
1Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; 3Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation, UQAM, Montreal, QC, Canada

11:50 / CS5.2.5
Difficulties and strategies of visually impaired persons in multimodal transport hubs
Caroline Pigeon1; Céline Grange Faivre2; Claude Marin-Lamellet1
1Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports et de l’Aménagement des Réseaux, Bron, France; 2Ergoptim, Bron, France

10:30 – 12:10/ Concurrent Session 5.3 – Interdisciplinary


Chair: Sylvie Bilodeau, Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada

10:30 / CS5.3.1
Effective mobility framework: Designing O&M research which measures what matters to clients
Lil Deverell1; Shane McSweeney1; Sharon Bentley2; Lauren Ayton1; Jill Keeffe3
1Centre for Eye Research Australia, East Melbourne, Vic, Australia; 2Australian College of Optometry, Carlton, Australia; 3LV Prasad, Hyderabad, India

10:50 / CS5.3.2
Interdisciplinarity in the integration of a new optical aid in rehabilitation service for individuals with hemianopsia
Mathieu Carignan1,2; Roger Dufour1; Linda Forgues1; Julie Lemay1; AndréAnne Mailhot1; Vincent Moore1; Réal Perreault1; Hélène Sauvageau1; Maxine Sawyer1; Sylvie Auclair1; Martine Vincent1
1Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada; 2 Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR), Montréal, QC, Canada

11:10 / CS5.3.3
Do peer support programs provide valuable support and information to vision impaired people?
Karen Stitt; Bashir Ebrahim
Guide Dogs Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

11:30 / CS5.3.4
Bioptic driving program: An innovative way to develop compensatory skills including the use of a driving simulator
Annik GemmeVincent Moore; Simon Bélanger; Roger Dufour; François Dutrisac; Julie Landry; Barbara Martin
Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada

11:50 / CS5.3.5
The ground visual field assessment: Development of a new assessment tool for adults with peripheral vision loss
Ludivine Desbordes1; Monique Véronat2; Frédéric Lafleur2; Isabelle Travade1; Grégoire Guillot3; Céline Giorgi-Chavanne4; Pascale Mercier5; Jacques Zaninetti6; Jean-Christophe Daviet7; Pierre-Yves Robert7; Mélanie Gauthier8
1Hôpital de jour Baudin, Limoges, France; 2Clinique ARAMAV, Nîmes, France; 3École de chiens-guides d’aveugles, Coubert, France; 4SIAM 78, Guyancourt, France; 5IMPro Association Valentin Haüy, Chilly-Mazarin, France; 6École National Supérieure d’Ingenieurs de Limoges, Limoges, France; 7Le centre hospitalier et universitaire de Limoges, Limoges, France; 8SAAAIS 38, Grenoble, France

10:30 – 12:10 / Concurrent Session 5.4 – Deaf-blind


Chair: Walter Wittich, School of Optometry, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

10:30 / CS5.4.1
Cochlear implants: Speech comprehension options and safety of street crossing for deafblind pedestrians
Valérie Martel1; Michel Bradette2; Daniel Beaudoin3
1Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec, Québec, QC, Canada; 2Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada; 3Institut Raymond-Dewar, Montréal, QC, Canada

10:50 / CS5.4.2
Auditory localization evaluation protocol for individuals who are visually and hearing impaired-simplified version
Julie Dufour1,4; Agathe Ratelle2,4; Tony Leroux3,4
1Institut Raymond-Dewar, Montréal, QC, Canada; 2Université de Montréal, École d’optométrie, Montréal, QC, Canada; 3École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada; 4Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR), Montréal, QC, Canada

11:10 / CS5.4.3
Early stage Orientation and Mobility in deafblind children with motor impairments
Marie-Claude Lavoie
Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada

11:30 / CS5.4.4
Orientation and Mobility for clients with dual sensory impairments from birth to adulthood
Loreta Martinez-Cargo
New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Albuquerque, NM, United States

11:50 / CS5.4.5
Optimizing cochlear implant parameters to improve Orientation and Mobility
Daniel Beaudoin1; Julie Dufour1; Marie-Claude Lavoie2; Maxime Maheu3; François Champoux3
1Institut Raymond-Dewar, Montréal, QC, Canada; 2Institut Nazareth-et-Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada;3École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

12:15 – 13:30 / Lunch

13:30-17:30 / Workshops and Technical Visits

13:30-17:00 / Workshop 3b
Overview and field practice using a GPS to create routes and establish a position in space
Registration Area

13:15-17:15 / Workshop 5
Orientation and mobility practice with manual and motorized mobility aids
Registration Area

13:30-16:30 / Workshop 6
Improving mobility techniques through proprioceptive facilitation

13:30-16:30 / Workshop 7
Preparing students for uncontrolled crossings – simulation and group lessons

13:30-16:30 / Workshop 8
Geocaching-Lessons for O&M: A practical, hands-on introduction to using Geocaching tools and lesson planning for O&M for students with visual impairment and blindness

Must pre-register onsite for Technical Visits. Visits depart at 13:30. Please meet 10 minutes prior to departure at the registration desk for scanning of badges.

13:30-17:00 / Technical Visit 1
Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB)
Registration Area

13:30-17:00 / Technical Visit 2
MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Center (MMRC)
Registration Area

13:30-17:00 / Technical Visit 3
Mira Foundation
Registration Area

13:30-17:00 / Technical Visit 4
School of Optometry, Université de Montréal
Registration Area

18:30 – 23:00 / Special Evening Gala Dinner and Suterko-Cory Award