Focus on Priscilla Rogers, VisionAware Program Manager
Areas of Expertise:
Aging and vision loss
Rehabilitation and independent living
Priscilla Rogers (better known as Pris) is the Program Manager for VisionAware™, AFB and Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation's free, easy-to-use informational website for adults with vision loss, their families, caregivers, healthcare providers, and social service professionals. She has also served AFB as eLearning Director and Senior Site Program Manager.
She is the former director of the Adjustment Training Program for Older Blind at the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind. In addition, she has served as director of Channel Markers for the Blind (now the Pinellas Lighthouse for the Blind), and Bureau Chief of Client Services for the Florida Division of Blind Services. She also served as Commissioner of the Department for the Blind in Kentucky
Pris has authored several articles on vision and aging and was co-author of Aging and Vision Loss: A Handbook for Families. Her other works include Self-Advocacy Skills Training for Older Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired, Solutions for Success: A Training Manual for Working with Older People Who Are Visually Impaired, and the video Solutions for Everyday Living for Older People with Visual Impairments.
She received her BA from Eckerd College in 1971 and completed her MA in gerontology at the University of South Florida in 1975 with an emphasis on vision and ageing. She then received her Ph.D from Florida State University in 1998 in special education with an emphasis in vision and aging.