New CATIS Category 3 Eligibility path given final approval by ACVREP BOD
The Board of Directors of ACVREP gave final approval to CATIS Category 3 and welcomes the World Services for the Blind as the first technical education program meeting the requirements under this category.
ACVREP welcomes the World Services for the Blind ATBVI program that has met the requirements under the new CATIS Category 3 Eligibility path. Their program was reviewed in detail by the CATIS Subject Matter Expert Committee that determined that the WSB ATBVI program meets the requirements of Category 3.
Sharon Giovinazzo, President, WSB stated “World Services for the Blind is honored to be approved by ACVREP for our Assistive Technology Instructor Program. This certification will not only open the doors for future employment of people who are blind; it will also ensure the quality of instruction and transparency”.
Eric Yarberry, Director of Education and Training, WSB upon learning of the approval said, “WSB is honored to have a hand in developing the field of assistive technology instruction for the blind and visually impaired. We look forward to bringing the field of assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired closer together, providing valuable opportunities for professional development, and developing confident instructors”.
ACVREP looks forward to welcoming graduates from WSB into the CATIS family.
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