5 Points Music Sanctuary hosted a program for Radford University students put on by the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI).
DBVI “is committed to providing quality services to assist Virginia’s citizens who are blind, deafblind or vision impaired in achieving their desired level of employment, education, and personal independence. The department provides an array of specialized services to blind Virginians of all ages to assist them in attaining the skills, confidence, and positive outlook that are critical to independence.”
Students from Radford University’s Occupational Therapy program got a chance to speak with and learn from different DBVI employees about what DBVI does and how their work is relevant to someone studying occupational therapy.
Students learned about the services offered by DBVI, including:
- Education Services
- Rehabilitation Teaching
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Orientation and Mobility
- Deaf-Blind Services
- And more
Students also heard from our accessibility coordinator about the mission behind 5 Points Music Foundation and the importance of working with organizations like DBVI and Radford University to create a more inclusive and accessible world for everyone. Following the speech was a brief demo of 5 Points’ SUBPAC devices with an explanation of how they work as both a way to offer disability accommodations and to start a conversation about the different ways people can experience the power of sound at a 5 Points Music Sanctuary concert.
You can learn more about DBVI and Radford University’s Occupational Therapy program by following the links below.