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Statewide Activities

Regional Low Vision Evaluation Clinics

Five regional clinics are sponsored, through IDEA funds, in the western, southern, metro, and northern areas of the state. These clinics are available to Colorado public school students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who qualify under the eligibility category of “visual impairment, including blindness.”

Paperwork for the LVE Clinic include:

To help students and their parents prepare for a Colorado Low Vision Clinic, the CSDB Outreach Program has created a video entitled An Introduction to a Colorado Low Vision Evaluation Clinic.

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Professional Learning (Blindness/Visual Impairment)

2022 STATE CONFERENCE ON BLINDNESS/VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Tools and Techniques for Teaching Mathematics to Students with Blindness/Visual Impairment

Dates: October 13-14, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on both days

LOCATION: Lowry Conference Center - 1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230

The training will focus on concrete instructional strategies for TVIs to support students in the general education mathematics classroom. Sessions will include exploration and review of:

  • tools to support mathematics instruction
  • tactile graphics and the implications of teaching tactile graphicacy (tactile graphic literacy) to support their STEM education.
  • accessible math instructional strategies
  • unique math instruction needs of students with blindness/visual impairments

The workshop will cover the breadth of grades (PK to 12th) and math content with a highly visual component.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to use tools from various vendors to teach essential mathematical concepts;
  • Explain the importance of access to high-quality graphics (tactile or print);
  • Synthesize the most common general education mathematical practices and convert them to accessible practices for students with VI; and,
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of a TVI to support and/or teach mathematics

Registration

When registering please indicate if you require any accommodation(s). All accommodations must be requested no later than two weeks prior to the event. Requests made after this time cannot be guaranteed.

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BVI State Conference


Education Careers Working with Students

Braillist

 

Braille Textbook Transcriber

 

Licensed and Endorsed Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired/Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI)

 

Licensed and Endorsed School Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)

 

Licensure information in Colorado

 

University

 


For more information on state-wide activities, Education Careers or Professional Development for Visual Impairment including Blindness, please contact:

Tanni Anthony, Blindness/Low Vision Specialist
Phone:  303-866-6681
Email Tanni Anthony

 

 

 


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