TVI Portal Maryland

Welcome to your TVI portal for the state of Maryland. Here, you will find the latest information that can be useful to your practice. Newsletters, policy, curriculum and materials will be posted to this site as a way to spread communication to you. This is your site, please let us know of information that is relevant and useful to you.


Online Course for General Ed Teachers with a VI Student (1).docx

Online course for Gen ed teachers working with Blind/low vision students

FREE, online, own pace

What teachers will be asked to do:


o How Do You Use Your Vision?

o Understanding the Numbers Behind a Student’s Visual Impairment and the Use of Functional Vision

o What is Braille and How Do Students Read It?

o Who’s on My Student’s Educational Team?

o How Does the Student Use Technology in My Classroom?

Gift Cards: The first 30 teachers completing all activities (other than the interview) will receive a $20 gift card.

Teacher Spotlight

image reads: 2019 teacher of the year for excellence in Braille instruction. Nominate a TVI Today. Braille Institute

Nominate a TVI for the Teacher of the year!

Do you know an amazing TVI?

Help us recognize TVIs for their amazing work and send us your nomination for the 2019 Teacher of the Year award!

The 2019 Teacher of the Year will be nationally recognized and flown to Los Angeles to take part in the National Braille Challenge Finals on June 22, at the University of Southern California.

Any teacher of the visually impaired in the US or Canada can be nominated by peers, students, parents, or others.

Check out the TVI of the year for 2018 on the video.

Deadline to nominate someone: March 14