The NC DPI Visual Impairment Outreach Team

Visual impairment is a low incidence condition, but it can have a high impact on student performance. Material and equipment must be carefully chosen to meet the unique needs of each student with a visual impairment. The Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has developed a Statewide System of Support for Students with Visual Impairments (Visual Impairment, or VI, Outreach Team) to help local education agencies (LEAs) understand and meet the needs of their students with visual impairments.
A map of North Carolina shows the 8 DPI districts in various colors.

Team Members

NC DPI Visual Impairment Outreach Team
Each name is linked with their corresponding email address

Sherri Vernelson
Section Chief, Sensory Support & Assistive Technology (SSAT)

Terri Terrell
Administrative Assistant
APH Assistant

Amy Campbell
VI Consultant, Regions 1-4
APH Ex Officio Trustee
VI Listserv Administrator

Crystal Patrick
VI Consultant, Regions 5-8

NC VI Policy Spotlight Information from January 24, 2018


Clicking on the links below will open a new window.

NC VI Listserv

To join the North Carolina listserv for education professionals working in the area of visual impairment, send an email to Amy Campbell



  • FVA LMA Resources

Expanded Core Curriculum links

  • ECC - AFB
  • ECC - Finding the Time - TSBVI
  • WV ECC Book in PDF


  • Accountability/Testing
  • Testing Students with Disabilities
  • Essential Assessment Rubric

Neurological Visual Impairments

  • Texas School for the Blind's CVI page

Distance Learning, Demonstration Videos
  • Pekins Watch & Learn Videos

Organization aids for TVIs

  • Michigan Vision Severity Rating Scale
  • QPVI Caseload Analysis (from A Guide to Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments)
  • Iowa Caseload Size for Itinerant Teachers
  • The AER Itinerant Personnel Division or APSEA Guidelines for Determining Caseload Size for Teachers of the Visually Impaired
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(clicking here will automatically download the excel form)


  • APH Position Statement on Intelligence Testing and Visual Impairment
  • Joint Statement from Pediatrics and Ophthalmology

Comments or Questions

Please email your questions or comments to your regional consultant.

Regions 1-4 Amy Campbell Regions 5-8 Crystal Patrick