Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Log in


You are here: Home / Disability Resources / Visual Impairments

Visual Impairments

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

- Section Chief, Sensory Support & Assistive Technology (SSAT), 919.807.3982
- VI Education Consultant/APH Ex-Officio (Region 1, 2, 3 & 4), 919.807.3265
VI Education Consultant (Regions 5, 6, 7 & 8), 704.614.3185
- Data Specialist/APH Ex-Officio Assistant, 919.807.4066

VI Outreach Wiki Space

Teacher Preparation Programs for Visual Impairment
Attached is the most updated information on national teaching training programs within the field of visual impairment, which includes some grant information. If you are looking to "grow your own" Teachers of the Visually Impaired or would like to recruit graduates for your LEA, please review this document. If you are a Teacher desiring more coursework this document may be helpful to you as well.

VI Schools and Programs

Neurological Visual Impairment Guidance Document
Questions and concerns have been received by the Exceptional Children Division recently in light of increased attention to CVI in the state and across the nation. The guidance document is a step to provide initial guidance and support. Exceptional Children Division Consultants for Vision Impairment and the Consultant for Deaf-blind will stay abreast of information and issues, updating the field as necessary.

Guidance Doc

Guidance Memo

UEB Transition
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. 

North Carolina UEB Transition Timeline

UEB Flyer

NC's Transition to the Unified English Braille


NCVI Listserv
To be added to the ncvi listserv, please contact Amy Campbell,

NCVI Listserv Guidelines


VI Statewide Support

Orientation and Mobility

The Expanded Core Curriculum and the National Agenda


Calendar / Schedule of Events

    Document Actions