Position Papers

Position Papers

The following position papers have been approved by the Division of Visual Impairments and Deafblindness since 2010:

The Role of the Orientation and Mobility Instructor in Public Schools(Cmar, Griffin-Shirley, Kelley, & Lawrence, 2015)

The Need for Targeted Instruction in Independent Living Skills in the Curriculum of Students with Visual Impairments (Lewis, 2012)

Physical Education for Children with Visual Impairments (Tutt, Lieberman, & Brasher, 2012)

Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments (Smith, Kelly, & Kapperman, 2011)

Educational Programming for Students Who are Deafblind: Position Statement (Parker, McGinnity, & Bruce, 2011)

Facilitating Visual Efficiency and Access to Learning for Students with Low Vision (Luck, Erin, Corn, & Sacks, 2011)

Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students with Low Vision to Promote Academic and Social Success (Sacks, Luck, Corn, & Erin, 2011)


Position Papers that have been developed and approved by membership between 1990 and 2009:

The Role and Function of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments for web 11-14-13.doc

Student-Centered Educational Placement Decisions 11-14-13.doc

Professional Preparation and Certification of Teachers of Students w VI 11-14-13.doc

Family-Centered Practices - DVI Position 11-14-13.doc

Cooperative Efforts with Families in Educating Children with Visual Impairments 11-14-13.docx

Education of Students who are Gifted and Visually Impaired 11-14-13.docx

Low Vision- Access to Print 11-14-13.docx

Expansion of the Role of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments 11-14-13.doc