Resource Center Library:Blind/Visually Impaired
The Minnesota Resource Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) was the result of legislative action that occurred during the 1987-88 session. The BVI Resource Center is a statewide technical assistance resource addressing special education and services for students who are blind or visually impaired.
The main goal of the Resource Center is to function as a statewide resource center for all children and youth who are blind/visually impaired, their parents and educational service providers. We do this by engaging in activities which promote the individual talents and capabilities of students who are blind/visually impaired, increase their independence, and foster interaction and mutual understanding between these students and other members of their present and future communities.
We identify and disseminate information on innovative educational programs and best practices as they relate to identification, assessment, program planning, curriculum, instruction, transition, blindness and low vision. In addition, we strive to increase training opportunities for professionals and parents throughout the state on topics related to special education and services for students who are blind/visually impaired.