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Teacher of the Visually Impaired


Teachers of the visually impaired provide educational services needed by students who are blind or visually impaired. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing and evaluating educational strengths and needs including educational functional vision assessments.

  • Recommending appropriate service delivery plans.

  • Providing training in the use of adapted materials and devices.

  • Providing instruction and training in the use of computer and other adaptive technology.

  • Providing Instruction in the reading and writing of Braille.  During the winter of 2010 the Sunday New York Times discussed the issue of Braille Literacy. You may view this article online at this link <Listening to Braille> or dowload a pdf copy from our site at this link NYT Listening to Braille.pdf

  • Consulting with classroom teachers and parents regarding the impact of visual impairment on development and learning.

Image of the word literacy magnified with a lense.
Graphic of a human hand reading a page in Braille.

Teachers of the visually impaired (TVI's) provide instruction in a variety of educational settings which include early intervention or preschools, public school classrooms, resource rooms, specialized schools, or the home. For additional details on the role and responsibilities of a Teacher of the Visually Impaired you may download our detailed description as a pdf file at the following link:

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