Updated TVI Standards for Review

Updated Draft Specialty Set Standards for Initial Licensure of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments 

Submitted to CEC for Review on March 31, 2017

Draft of TVI Standards for Initial Licensure

We are currently soliciting input from the field for content. We cannot add standards after our validation survey is submitted.  For that reason, it is critical that we identify all the standards now and that we secure input from as many colleagues as possible. We will document the responses that we receive from you as evidence to support the proposed standards. 


Approved Position Papers

The following position papers have been approved by the Executive Board of the Division for Visual Impairments and Deafblindness of CEC.  Please provide comments/suggestions by July 28, 2017 to Deborah Hatton at Deborah.Hatton@vanderbilt.edu 

DVIDB Position Paper: Family Centered Practices for Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments

DVIDB Position Paper: The Role and Function of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments


2017 DVIDB Sessions at the CEC Convention

DVIDB is excited to announce the sessions at the 2017 CEC Convention and Expo devoted to issues related to visual impairments and deafblindness. This year's offerings feature lecture and poster sessions on diverse topics such as identifying preferences, robotics, and technology.  

New Employment Opportunities Portal

A new Employment Opportunities portal has been created in the Resources section. Job postings that are relevant to the DVIDB membership will be posted here. Check back often! If you would like an opportunity to appear in the portal, please see the requirements listed on the webpage.

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