DVIDB Distinguished Service Award
The DVIDB Distinguished Service Award is to recognize exemplary leadership and commitment to the field of education and rehabilitation of students with visual impairments and deafblindness.
DVIDB Exemplary Advocate Award
The DVIDB Exemplary Advocate Award is to recognize exemplary leadership and commitment to the field of education and rehabilitation of students with visual impairments and deafblindness.
Virginia M. Sowell Student of the Year Award
The DVIDB Virginia M. Sowell Student of the Year Award recognizes a student who demonstrates a commitment to the education and/or rehabilitation of individuals with visual impairments and deafblindness. The award was named after Dr. Virginia Sowell whose lifetime contributions to the profession impacted the lives of numerous educators and countless children and adults with visual impairments and deafblindness.
Deborah D. Hatton Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award
The Deborah D. Hatton Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award is to recognize a DVIDB member who makes a significant contribution to the field through extensive study and research in their summative doctoral dissertation.
OSEP Listening Session
Accessible Virtual Field Trips: Participatory Approaches to Inclusion and Student Leadership
DVIDB Teacher of the Year Award
The DVIDB Teacher of the Year Award honors a person who is exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and a skilled certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments or Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist in any state approved or accredited day or specialized school, who serves students who are visually impaired, ages birth through 21, with or without additional disabilities.
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
APH is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in everything we do. These core values are fundamental to the way we work, and are foundational to both the physical products we create and the intangible services and experiences we provide. Universal design is design and composition that can be accessed, understood, and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age or abilities. This is our goal when working to serve the needs of those with no vision, low vision, deafblindess, and CVI.
From tools for the home and classroom, to resources for educators
APH ConnectCenter offers three targeted websites – FamilyConnect: focused on the developmental and educational needs of children; APH CareerConnect: focused on career exploration, transition to college, career, and community, and maintaining employment; and VisonAware: focused on adjustment to vison loss through the stories of adults successfully living with blindness and low vison. The APH ConnectCenter websites offer a wide variety of blogs, articles, webinars and recordings about thriving with blindness and low vision across all ages and stages. In addition to the websites, the APH