CVI Resources

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is a form of visual impairment caused by problems in the brain rather than in the eyes. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States and many other countries. These resources provide details for parents, individuals, teachers, practitioners, and others who want to learn more about CVI and best practices.

Written by an Occupational Therapist (OT), this 80-page document includes an overview of CVI, and information on the evaluation and education of children with CVI.

A project developed between Penrickton Center for the Blind in Michigan, Perkins School for the Blind, and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides resources and a community of practice around the work of Dr. Lilli Nielsen and Active Learning. The site includes discussion of Active Learning principles, assessment, implementation, materials, equipment, and other events and resources. Active Learning is most effective for those with significant multiple disabilities and in the 0-48 month developmental level. 

Information and resources on CVI, including videos, online classes, and information on the CVI Endorsement.

Source: Perkins eLearning

This three-part multimedia presentation covers an introduction to CVI, case studies, and intervention strategies.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Information on all aspects of cortical visual impairment (CVI), including introductory materials, CVI products, research, and resources.

Source: American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

NCDB is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for information about deafblindness. While most resources focus on the needs of children and youth, there is wealth of information here in the Adult Services section.

Numerous tips, activities, and resources to adapt books and literacy materials for children with CVI.

Source: Paths to Literacy

This research lab focuses on issues of vision impairment and neuroplasticity. Check out the site for reports on current research done by the lab on topics including visual impairment, CVI, spatial cognition, and related topics. 

Source: The Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity