Assistive Technology for Learners with CVI

An approach to assistive technology evaluation using the SETT framework and unique considerations for students with CVI.

This course will provide an overview of how to approach making assistive technology decisions for learners with CVI.  Participants will gain an understanding of what constitutes assistive technology and the role of assistive technology in the IEP.  We will also cover an approach to assistive technology evaluation using the SETT framework and unique considerations for students with CVI.  Participants will also learn about the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services and how those can be used by teams to help evaluate the effectiveness of their assistive technology.

ACVREP has approved this course for Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists  for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS).

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss how the SETT framework can be used as a tool for guiding team collaboration around assistive technology assessment.
  • Describe how at least three characteristics of CVI impact access to classroom technology
  • Articulate modifications that can be made to mainstream technology to make them more accessible to a student with CVI
  • Identify what the quality indicators for assistive technology services are
  • Utilize QIAT matrices to evaluate aspects of assistive technology programming
  • Articulate how providers can ensure high quality in implementation of assistive technology services for children with CVI.
  • Articulate the importance of centering the voices of people with CVI in decision making.

Required Text

This course will use a chapter from Lueck, Amanda & Dutton, Gordon N., (2015). Vision and the Brain: Understanding Cerebral Vision Impairment in Children. New York: APH Press, which will be provided within the course, with permission from American Printing House.

The full text of Vision and the Brain is available through APH Press and

Withdraw without Refund

Due to the high demand for this course, we are unable to refund fees to participants who withdraw after the course start date.  Please review the schedule and syllabus for this course to be sure that you will be able to participate fully.

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July 8, 2024 - July 28, 2024
Multiple weeks
1 Graduate
$250 - Regular Price