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Practice Perspective — JVIB Abstract

Abstract: Personnel preparation for professionals in the field of visual impairment has a long history of challenges since its inception. Today, there are continued challenges, and opportunities, for both preservice and in-service leaders in the field, often due to many factors beyond their control. The personnel shortage of teachers of students with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision), orientation and mobility specialists, and vision rehabilitation therapists is an issue that seems to be ongoing. Sometimes the lack of trained professionals is related to funding, since university programs have come and gone over the years, often because of dependence on the availability of federal or state grants. Small programs may not be supported by their university when such funding ends, and sometimes programs close.


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