The Long Saga of OPVIC Advocating for Reform to the Training  of Teachers of the Visually Impaired, and the Need for Far More TVIs to Be Available to Students with Vision Loss in Ontario

June 1st, 2022

Since early January 2018, OPVIC, earlier operating under the name Views, tried valiantly to get the Ontario Government and the Ontario College of Teachers to reform and strengthen the training requirements for teachers of the visually impaired, and to increase the number of TVIs and orientation and mobility specialists available in Ontario. It has been […]

VIEWS Brief to Ontario Ministry of Education on Educating for Students with Vision Loss

May 31st, 2022

Brief to the Ministry of Education Calling for a Ministry Review of Services in Ontario for Students Who are Blind, Low Vision or Deaf-blind Attention: Martyn Beckett, Assistant Deputy Minister of Education for Special Education Email: Cathy Montreuil, Assistant Deputy Minister of Education for the Student Achievement Division Email: CC: Mitzie Hunter, Minister […]

CNIB Letter to Education Minister Endorsing Views Brief

May 31st, 2022

January 31, 2018 by email and mail The Hon. Mitzie Hunter Minister of Advanced Education & Skills Development Government of Ontario 3rd Floor, Mowat Block 900 Bay Street Toronto, ON  M7A 1N3 Dear Minister Hunter, RE:   CNIB support for VIEWS for the Visually Impaired brief to the Ministry of Education. The recommendations identified […]

David Lepofsky Email to Ministry of Education on Views March 1 2018 Meeting

May 31st, 2022

Text of the March 2, 2018 email from Views board member David Lepofsky  to Ontario Assistant Deputy Ministers of Education Martyn Beckett and Shirley Kendrick Thank you so much for meeting with representatives from Views for the Visually Impaired and CNIB on March 1, 2018, to discuss the call for new action to substantially improve […]