Bev Sharritt, Specialist

Specialty Areas: Blind/Low Vision, Issues Concerning AEM and AT in Indiana IEPs

Head shot of Bev Sharritt
Bev Sharritt, PATINS Specialist
Braille Display With IPad
5th grade student using a Braille display with an iPad to complete NWEA testing.
Bev Sharritt's map of the best pie in Indiana. She travels the state and seeks out diners and dives, and adds new stickers to her map.
Bev Sharritt's Pie Map for her quest for the best homemade pie as she travels the state for Patins.

  • Bev Sharritt fell into the Blind/Low vision teaching field when she shared a doughnut with her future mentor at a long ago genetics conference for biology teachers. She studied at Purdue University (biology education), Butler University (blind/low vision) and Salus University (orientation and mobility). She has worked at the Indiana School for the Blind, and as an itinerant teacher for the blind. Her focus for her students has been on independence in the NOW, and she feels privileged to see the continuing spectacular changes in technology that bring access for students with blindness, and their sighted peers—side by side. Her favorite thing is to cook a big meal for friends, family and strangers, and listen to the talk that happens around the table.

    Specialty Areas

    • Blind/Low Vision
    • Braille translation, literary, Nemeth code, and Braille music
    • Braille instruction
    • AEM and AT discussions related to the IEP
    • Electronic materials Accessibility
    • Pie


    • PATINS Specialist
    • Teacher for students with blindness and low vision, 16 years
    • Secondary science teacher, Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    • Orientation and Mobility Specialist, 4 years
    • Biology teacher
    • Digital Rights Manager

  • Services available:

    • Direct consultation for technology specific to blindness and low vision, including Braille access technology
    • Trainings for AEM (accessible educational materials) including digital textbooks, novels and readers including DRM (digital rights manager) access to ICAM materials
    • Trainings for drafting IEP's that include access to electronic media
    • Consultation for assistive technology evaluations
    • Trainings for technology specific to orientation and mobility
    • UDL classrooms that include access for visual loss; multi-sensory instructional methods. 

     2020/2021 available trainings:
    • Electronic Books for Elementary Readers
    • Close your Eyes and Imagine UDL
    • Orbit Braille Display Training
    • Using Desmos Math Tools for Students with Blindness and Low Vision
    • Virtual Learning Tools/Methods for Blindness and Low Vision

    Have a specific training need, or need a training that is at a more convenient time? Email Bev to tailor one to your needs!

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