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Blind/Low Vision (BLV)


PATINS Specialists

Bev Sharritt

Bev Sharritt smiling.Bev Sharritt is available for all of your training and consultation needs for blind and low vision assistive technology and classroom integration. She has 26 years of experience in BLV teaching in both the residential and itinerant settings. She is also a part time flower farmer and Indiana pie connoisseur.

Specialty Areas:

  • AT Team Development
  • Blind/Low Vision

Contact:

Twitter: @BevSharritt

Genevieve Barnes

Genevieve Barnes smiling.Genevieve has a B.A in Communication Disorders and M.A. in Special Education, licensed in Intense Interventions and Mathematics. She is experienced in tactile symbol communication and calendar systems. She is an enthusiastic ASL signer and UEB braillist, specializing in accessibility for children with deafblindness.

Specialty Areas:

  • AAC
  • Apple Accessibility & Integration
  • Blind/Low Vision

Contact:

Email: gbarnes@patinsproject.org
Phone: 317-340-3005


Resources

Professional Learning Community for Indiana Teachers for the Blind and Low Vision

Are you interested in connecting with other BLV teacher throughout the state? Register for email reminders for virtual gatherings to share ideas, strategies and experiences with other teachers.

AAC Consultations for Students with Blindness and Low Vision

Does a student on your caseload struggle with communcation? Do they need tactile support? Complete our AAC Consultation Form to schedule a no cost session with your student's team.


Training

You can find additional training sessions provided by the PATINS team on our Professional Development Guide.

Specific Device Training

Email Bev or Genevieve for individual and team training for your student with a braille or low vision device. We will use the SETT framework to match your indivdual needs to the capabilities of the device.

Upcoming Statewide Trainings

17 Apr
Consult: Level 3 AEM Support Clark Pleasant
Date 04.17.2024 8:00 am - 8:30 am
17 Apr
17 Apr
18 Apr

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