Input Requested on Initial Licensure Standards

Requested by November 1, 2016

TVI Specialty Set Draft 

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. 

Please provide suggestions/edits using track changes and send to Deborah Hatton at Deborah.Hatton@vanderbilt.edu before November 1, 2016.  The revision committee will review all suggestions.  We plan to share an updated version by Nov. 30, 2016.

Webinar #7 - RESCHEDULED

Where to Start When Working with Students who have Visual Impairments/Multiple Disabilities and Deafblindness

This webinar will provide participants with useful background information on working with students with deafblindness. Topics that will be covered in this webinar include; defining and determining students' eligibility for deafblind related services, the importance of touch to the deafblind child, and basic instructional strategies and techniques to consider when working with a student with deafblindness.
Presented by:

Adam Graves is a certified teacher of students with visual impairments with over 10 years of experience working in classrooms with students who are deafblind and have multiple disabilities.  For the past 2 years Adam has provided technical assistance and educational support for teachers, students and administrators through the Texas DeafBlind Project. He also serves as a member of the review board for the National Intervener Certification E-portfolio (NICE) and is a doctoral student at the Texas Tech University College of Education.




The Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness is seeking nominations and applications for the 2017 awards. Award recipients will be honored at the CEC 2017 Convention and Expo to be held in Boston April 19-22, 2017. For nomination guidelines for each award click here.  Please submit complete application packets to Diane Pevsner at dpevsner@uab.edu

All nominations are due by January 2, 2017



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.

DVIDB Elections

DVIDB will be accepting nominations for the following positions for the upcoming election cycle thru November 11, 2016:


4 Directors


If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone else for one of the following positions, please email a small bio for the ballot to Diane Pevsner at dpevsner@uab.edu

The powers and duties of the treasurer:

1. To serve as custodian of the funds of the Division;

2. To pay expenses approved by the Board of Directors and on authorization of the president;

3. To make an annual report of the financial status of the Division to the Board of Directors and at the annual business meeting;

4. To prepare and submit an annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors at the annual business meeting;

5. To transfer all money and records to the new treasurer within 30 days after installation.

6. To chair the Finance Committee;

7. To represent the Division at IDC meetings, upon request.

The powers and duties of the directors:

1. To serve on at least one standing committee as designated by the president.

2. To serve as an alternate representative when necessary.

 The powers and duties of the representative:

1. To represent the Division at meetings of the CEC Representative Assembly and to participate in balloting, and other activities necessary to the functioning of the CEC Representative Assembly. 

2. To report regularly to the Division's Board of Directors and general membership on activities of the Representative Assembly and CEC.

3. To communicate issues and concerns from the Division to the CEC Representative Assembly.

4. To inform the Division about the disposition of the Representative Assembly issues and advice forwarded to the CEC Board of Directors.

5. To represent the Division at IDC meetings, upon request.

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