Blind/Visually Impaired


Collaborating with area districts to identify students (birth - 21) with significant visual impairments in order to address the educational needs of the student.


Services by Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired:

  • Obtaining and reviewing medical eye reports
  • Assessment
  • Provide direct/indirect service
  • Assist the team to ensure the learning environments are accessible
  • Refer students to a certified orientation and mobility specialist as needs arise
  • Educating the team about the student's needs
  • Attend vision appointments when requested
  • Refer transition age student (14 +) to State Services for the Blind


Sandy Gorham
Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired

(507) 429-3757

Terri Kersting
Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired

(507) 429-1436


Perkins Scout
AFB (American Foundation for the Blind)
Texas School for the Blind
Wonder Baby
Pacer Center
Little Bear Sees (cortical visual impairment) (National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments)
For specific questions, contact one of HVED's Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired.