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Visual Impairment, including Blindness

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Tanni Anthony will be offering Sound Bites sessionsa Virtual Monthly Professional Learning /Conversations this Fall.


Sound Bites are 2022-23 opportunities for personnel trained to work with learners with visual impairment, including blindness to gather once a month for professional learning and conversations on improving educational assessment and programmatic practices. Some sessions will be restricted to teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs).

All participants must register no later than two weeks in advance for each training/conversation event.


To join, please register for Sound Bites


The dates are as follows from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.

  • February 1, 2023 - Tactual Math Strategies with Dr. Derrick Smith
  • February 15, 2023 - Cortical Visual Impairment: Considerations for Augmentative & Alternative Communication Development with Chris Russell
  • March 15, 2023 - Ask the Doc: Low Vision Evaluation, Tools, and Anything Else on Your Mind with Dr. Tom Theune
  • April 19, 2023 - Dyslexia and Visual Impairment with Kelly Bevis and Amie Davenport
  • May 17, 2023 - Assessment Considerations for Learners with Blindness/Visual Impairment with Cara Johnson and Tanni Anthony

Definition: A child with a Visual Impairment, including Blindness, shall include a child with an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects the child's educational performance. Through appropriate evaluation, there should be evidence of the child’s need for specially designed instruction provided by a special education service provider.

Children and youth with visual impairment, including blindness in Colorado have access to a range of services for their education and social support. The majority of students with visual impairment, including blindness attend a public school in Colorado. Close to 60 students are served at the Colorado School for the Blind, which is located on the campus of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind in Colorado Springs. Almost every Colorado administrative unit has employed or has contract access to a teacher of students with visual impairment (TVI) and a certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. These individuals work with other educational team members to ensure that the students with visual impairment, including blindness, have access to the general education curriculum and the related services that are identified on their Individualized Education Programs.

ECEA Rule - Visual Impairment, Including Blindness

Activities / Careers

  • Activities / Careers
    • Regional Low Vision Evaluations
    • Keeping in Touch Newsletter
    • Professional Learning
    • Education Careers

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  • Resources
    • Info and Resources for Families
    • Scholarship Information
    • Websites for families and educators

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For more information on Visual Impairment including Blindness, please contact:

Tanni Anthony, Blindness/Visual Impairment Specialist
Phone:  303-503-4647
Email Tanni Anthony


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