Blind/Visually Impaired Services
IU13 provides support to students who are blind or visually impaired. Instructors focus on instruction in academic and functional areas, social/emotional skills, self-advocacy, and pre-vocational experiences.
Blind/Visually Impaired Support – Itinerant Services
IU13 staff provide consultation and instruction in compensatory skills in both regular and special education settings. Instructors teach new strategies for accessing the curriculum as well as the use of specialized materials, adaptive technology, and optical devices.
Orientation and Mobility Service
Students who are blind or visually impaired are taught to travel independently in both the school environment and the community-at-large, as appropriate to student needs.
Blind/Visually Impaired Service Including Braille and Large Print Production
IU13 provides access to instructional materials for students who are unable to access standard print due to blindness or visual impairment. Braille materials are ordered or produced on-site at IU13. In addition, large-print textbooks are provided whenever necessary for classroom use.
Deaf-Blind Resource Team
In collaboration with The Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project, IU13 has developed a Deaf-Blind Resource Team (DBRT) intended to establish a system of technical assistance resources to build capacity at the state, regional, and local levels for supporting LEAs, educators, and families of students who are deaf-blind. Learn more here.
Angie shares how assistive technology helps her in class and daily life.