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Visual Impairment, including Blindness

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Tanni Anthony will be providing Sound Bites for the 2023-2024 school year.  Sound Bites provides opportunities for personnel trained to work with learners with visual impairments, 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).

  • September 13, 2023 - Update for Eligibility Criteria for Visual Impairment, Including Blindness (Tanni Anthony)
  • October 4 - Nemeth and UEB Math Strategies (Dr. Tina Herzberg)
  • November 8 - Middle School Students with BVI Accessing Technology (Anitha Muthukumaran)
  • December 13 - Supporting Students in Building Their Graphic Literacy Skills (Dr. Penny Rosenblum)

  • January 24, 2024 - Executive Functioning Needs for Students with BVI 
  • February 21 -College Prep Considerations for Students with BVI (Dr. Penny Rosenblum)
  • March 13 - Magnifiers and How to Use Them 
  • April 10 Resiliency Within Families of Students with Low Vision (Debbie Mendoza)

Register for Sounds Bites

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


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 in 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

Support Documents


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

Related Links

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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