Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI)

Learners who are blind or visually impaired have unique educational needs. The goal is to help these students to reach their academic potential within the regular education setting given accommodations, tools, and instruction to allow access to visual information. The vision program facilitates student literacy, organizational and functional skills, and safe independent travel in all educational settings.The Teacher of the Visually Impaired works as a team member with students, families, and teachers to implement individual education plans for each student's educational process from birth to age 21 or high school graduation.

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Educator Resources

Minnesota Special Education Visual Impairment Criteria
Common Eye Report Abbreviations
MDE Link to BVI

Parent Resources

Minnesota Special Education Visual Impairment Criteria
Common Eye Report Abbreviations
Wonderbaby.org

Transition for BVI

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
MN State Service for the Blind
Lighthouse Center for the Visually Impaired

General BVI Resources

Free Audio and Braille Books

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