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.

A child's hands on a braille book.

Educator Resources   Parent Resources

Free training for General Education teachers on Visual Impairment
PathsToLiteracy - a great website devoted to literacy for the blind and VI.
Central MN BVI Resources
MDE Link to BVI



Wonderbaby.org
Balls and Balloons - A parent's resource as she navigates having a child with VI
Cerebral Visual Impairment - Perkins 
Cerebral Visual Impairment - Little Bear Sees 
American Council of the Blind -Extensive list of Organizations, Publications and Toys for BVI children

 Transition for BVI  General BVI Resources

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

Common Eye Report Abbreviations - Just get a report? Trouble decoding the abbrev? Click this link!
Common Eye Conditions
Free Books - Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Free Books- Seedings
Free Books-American Action Fund


Our BVI team has collected a lot of great ideas in this ironic visual collection of BVI ideas.
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