Abstract - Social use of gaze has long been a subject of interest in research on Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, a substantial body of work suggests that vision differences in ASD extend beyond social contexts to basic oculomotor control and visual information processing. Vision differences are observed clinically in ASD, but rarely addressed in early intervention for a number of reasons, leading to downstream consequences for motor skills and general ability. In this colloquium, we will discuss the potential mechanisms underlying visual system differences in ASD, their functional consequences, and potential avenues for assessment and intervention.
Improving Zoom accessibility for people with hearing impairments People with hearing impairments often use lipreading and speechreading to improve speech comprehension. This approach is helpful but only works if the speaker’s face and mouth are clearly visible. For the benefit of people with hearing impairments on Zoom calls, please enable your device’s camera whenever you are speaking on Zoom, and face the camera while you speak. (Feel free to disable your camera when you aren’t speaking.)