Visually Impaired Services


We offer training and support for educators, including consultants to address a student's needs, a lending library of hardware, software and other tools, and a network of resources in all areas of resources for students with visual impairments. Please visit our lending library for the visually impaired.

Mission

It is the mission of the Kent ISD Visually Impaired staff to expand the knowledge and use of adaptive instruction and assistive technology (AT) within the local districts so all students can learn in a manner which best meets their needs and abilities. Our purpose is to collaborate on teaching and learning, build district capacity and local staff skills, and address students' needs in a timely and cost effective manner.

Who We Are

A team including six Teacher Consultants for the Visually Impaired, four Orientation & Mobility Specialists and a Media Specialist from Kent ISD who work with instructional teams from all local area districts.

Who We Serve

Special Education students with visual impairments in local districts throughout Kent ISD, who require adaptive instructional methods and materials to achieve their educational goals.

 

Contact Info

Media Specialist
  Maria Jimenez
616.365.2393
  
Orientation & Mobility Specialists
  Michelle Cameron616.364.1333 x.2516 
  Sue Fink616.364.1333 x.2517 
  Jana Kim616.364.1333 x.2514 
  Carol Lillie-Dausman       616.364.1333 x.2515 
  
Teacher Consultants for the Visually Impaired     
  Cynthia Brown616.364.1333 x.2513
  Nancy Calvi616.364.1333 x.4216
  Colleen Klesmith616.364.1333 x.2512
  Nancy Ozinga616.364.1333 x.2522
  Shannon Spettel616.364.1333 x.2511 
  Mary West616.364.1333 x.2521