Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 67.1 Winter 2022

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 67 Issue 1 Jeff Schwartz, American Printing House for the Blind (APH), jschwartz@aph.org Target Audience: TVIs, Special Education Teachers, Administrators of Special Programs For my 20+ years in the field of visual impairments, one of my more obvious but critical roles as a teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) has been to assure that my students have access to the wealth of information presented in their school day and life beyond. For some students, this was in the form of direct instruction and provision of accommodations, sometimes daily. For other students, my efforts were in collaboration with teachers, families, and other service providers to assure that my students had access to the general curriculum or whatever programmatic content was being used at that time. Sometimes a single student may require all or most of these models to assure necessary access for participation and success. So how does a TVI determine goals and objectives, appropriate accommodations, and track and monitor critical academic and life skills; especially with large caseloads, time restrictions and changing student needs? Functional Vision/Learning Media Assessments for ALL

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