Institute of Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments (IMSVI)

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Lauren Lieberman Named Fulbright Scholar

Distinguished Service Professor and founder of Camp Abilities has received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award to extend the reach of her educational sports camp in Brazil, Ghana, and Ireland. 


About our Institute

Watch our video to learn more about who we are and what we do at the Institute of Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments (IMSVI).

Camp Abilities

Camp Abilities is a developmental sports camp for children and teens who are blind, visually impaired, and deafblind. Our video highlights the story of two children with visual impairments who grew up together at an orphanage in China and were reunited at Camp Abilities.
Student and staff member hanging from a bar in a gym


We strive to prepare future professionals for a career in adapted physical education through program development, research, writing, and presenting at conferences.
Student accepting a ward through Skype


IMSVI is supported through external government grants and donations. This support allows us to facilitate research with students and internal/external faculty. Our research findings are distributed  in publications (both nationally and internationally) and through presentations.
Students laughing and talking at Camp


We provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn how to teach, research, write, and present. IMSVI also offers professional adapted physical education training for faculty, teachers, and parents.
Campers running track and field

Programming/Service Learning

We provide camps, after school community programs and service learning opportunities for children with visual impairments or deafblindness. Through a collaboration with Brockport students and local agencies, we develop adapted physical education programs for children with visual impairments or deafblindness.

Last Updated 4/19/22