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State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment Education

Event Date

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 -
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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Event Description

The State Superintendent's Advisory Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment Education:

• advises the state superintendent on statewide activities to benefit students who are blind or visually impaired;
• makes recommendations for improvements in services provided by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI);
• and proposes ways to improve the preparation of teachers and staff and coordination between the department and other agencies that offer services to the visually impaired.
The Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Subcommittee was formed by the above council to address O&M shortages in Wisconsin and to recommend solutions.
• Public Input and Comments, Introductions
• Create plan to gather data on current vacancies, caseload determination tools, strategies for recruitment: Review Survey to be sent to O&Ms in WI
• Review Teacher Shortage documents and past O&M shortage report
• Review questions brought to the attention of the advisory council
• Plan for next meetings
• Adjourn


Via Zoom – Email for meeting information.


You may provide input to the meeting via letter, email, phone, or in person. Please RSVP to Jacklynne Ramirez if you plan to attend the meeting at

Written input can be sent to the above email address or to: State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Blindness & Visual Impairment Education/O&M Subcommittee attn: Jacklynne Ramirez, 1700 West State Street, Janesville, WI 53546.

Advisory Council Chairperson and O&M subcommittee lead: Julie Hapeman,

DPI Liaison: Dan Wenzel, WCBVI Center Director,