Division on Visual Impairments


A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 66, Issue 2 39 L. Beth Brady, Hunter College CUNY, LBrady@hunter.cuny.edu Christopher Russell, NY Deafblind Collaborative, christopher.russell@qc.cuny.edu Gregory Santamoor, NYC DOE Educational Vision Services, gsantamoor@schools.nyc.gov Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the most prevalent visual condition among children in the U.S. and students with CVI require unique approaches to assessment and intervention (Chang & Borchert, 2021; Roman-Lantzy, 2018). The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative (NYDBC), Hunter College of CUNY, along with various vision agencies in NYC are all collaborating to identify students with CVI and to provide essential vision and rehabilitation services for them. This involves working closely with schools, families and the vision community to support students with CVI to become more independent and successful overall. In 2015, NYDBC and NYCDOE Educational Vision Services (EVS) Using a Cohort Model to Address Cortical Visual Impairment in New York City

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