Matt Tietjen wearing glasses and smiling

Matt Tietjen, M.Ed., CTVI

Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and State Education Consultant


Matt Tietjen is an education consultant and teacher of students with visual impairments in Connecticut. Matt earned his special education certification from Southern Connecticut State University. He received his certification in teaching students with visual impairments from UMASS Boston, where he also earned his Master’s in Education.

Matt specializes in working with children who have cortical/cerebral visual impairment. He developed the What’s the Complexity Framework out of his conviction that children with CVI deserve a visually accessible school day.  As part of that tool, Matt created a CVI Image Assessment in order to determine the best form accessibility media for student’s two dimensional learning. Matt also partnered with experts in Math to create the CVI Math Study Group to focus on the teaching and learning of math skills for children with CVI. Matt is passionate about teaching families and educators about CVI and partnering with them to create CVI-driven educational programs.

Matt lectures nationally on the What’s the Complexity Framework and the CVI Image Assessment as well as lecturing on other related topics around CVI. His work is recognized nationally and internationally.


Disclosures for Perkins CVI: Collaboration for Change
Matt Tietjen is not being paid for his presentation, but his registration fees are being waived.

Matt Tietjen does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose.