DPI Visual Impairment Resource
Visual impairment is a low incidence condition, but it can have a high impact on student performance. Material and equipment must be carefully chosen to meet the unique needs of each student with a visual impairment. The Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has developed a Statewide System of Support for Students with Visual Impairments to help local education agencies (LEAs) understand and meet the needs of their students with visual impairments.
DPI Visual Impairment Consultants
Heather Brooks - VI Education Consultant, 919.345.4066 (Regions 7&8)
Claire Hakin - Orientation & Mobility Consultant, 919.807.3855 (State-Wide)
William Tubilleja - VI Education Consultant/APH Ex-Officio, 919.807.3988 (Region 1&2)
Vacant - VI Education Consultant, (Region 3&4)
Vacant - VI Education Consultant, (Region 5&6)
Terri Terrell - Administrative Assistant, 919.807.3983
Rebecca Scarr - IMC Systems Specialist, 919.807.3888
Sherri Vernelson - Section Chief, Sensory Support & Assistive Technology (SSAT), 919.807.3982
In an effort to support LEAs during the Unified English Braille (UEB) Transition, the EC Division will be providing ongoing technical assistance support. Along with future professional development offered by the Division, there are many resources available to staff from sources around the country that will assist in learning more about UEB. Please go to the link: Unified English Braille Resources for more information.