AER members create position papers on topics specific to the association’s interest-specific divisions. These thoughtful documents provide guidance to professionals serving those who are blind and visually impaired.
Low Vision Division (Div. 7)
- Facilitating Visual Efficiency and Access to Learning for Students with Low Vision
- Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students With Low Vision to Promote Academic and Social Success
- Literacy Media Decisions for Students with Visual Impairments
- The Role and Training of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment (TSVIs) as a Special Educator and Why TSVIs Do Not Provide Vision Therapy Services
- Appropriate Prescribing Practices for Optical Device Use in Students with Low Vision.
- Facilitating Visual Efficiency, Successful Employment, and Quality of Life of Working Age Adults with Low Vision
- The Needs of Older Persons with Low Vision: The Need to Respond
Orientation & Mobility (Div. 9)
- Use of Visual Occlusion in Orientation and Mobility Instruction
- University Personnel Preparation of Orientation and Mobility Specialists
- The Orientation and Mobility Specialist’s Role in Low Vision Driving
- Teaching Street Crossing at Streets and Lanes Where There Is No Traffic Control
- Teaching Street Crossing at Signalized Intersections
- Teaching Orientation and Mobility Through Individual and Group Lessons
- Remote Instruction for Orientation and Mobility
- Orientation and Mobility in Natural Environments
- Orientation and Mobility Assessments for Students in Education and Life Skills Settings
- Orientation and Mobility Specialist Roles, Responsibilities, and Qualifications
- Orientation and Mobility Specialists and the Provision of Travel Instruction to Individuals with Nonvisual Disabilities
- Use of Visual Occlusion in Orientation & Mobility Instruction
Itinerant Personnel Division (Div. 16)
- Caseload Analysis: A Critical Component of Quality Services For Students with Visual Impairments.
- Caseloads Based on Students’ Assessed Needs
Neurological Visual Impairment Division (Div. 20)
Position Paper Process
AER Division members create position papers that reflect the consensus of the membership. In order to be an approved position paper, the following procedure must be followed:
- Prepare a draft of the position paper and publish it in a Division newsletter and/or other appropriate publication that reaches all Division members. Because of the importance of comments from Division members, no position paper may be considered for acceptance by the Division unless a draft has had prior publication in a Division newsletter or another appropriate publication.
- Invite comments, criticisms, and suggestions from the Division members and revise the position paper accordingly.
- Accept final draft of the position paper with a two-thirds majority vote at an international meeting or through mail ballot voting of the Division membership.
- Distribute and publicize approved position papers.