Visually Impaired Program

Learners birth through age 21 who are blind/visually impaired are served in member districts through this program.  Blind/visually impaired-licensed teachers serving these learners are a part of a comprehensive team and are responsible to:

  • conduct evaluations

  • identify needs

  • ensure appropriate placement

  • implement adaptations both to curriculum and the environment

  • recommend and facilitate the use of assistive technology and other adaptive material and equipment

  • provide inservice to other staff as appropriate  


Certified orientation and mobility instructors provide training in community travel skills as appropriate


Supervisor and Contact Information

Brooke Peterson, Ph.D.

Phone: 952-707-3091

Email: brooke.peterson@isd917.k12.mn.us