Missouri State University has been selected as a Blindness Skills Specialist (BSS) site to coordinate services for students with low vision or blindness, assist families and school districts in the Southwest Missouri Region. The BSS office assist in identifying eligible students, coordination of services, and consult with districts and families.
Eligible Students have one of the following (These are verified through an updated eye report from an eye care doctor):
- 20/70 or worse vision in the better eye with best correction.
- A 20-degree field loss in the better eye with best correction.
- Other disabilities along with a visual impairment.
- Andrayah Shermer, Blindness Skills Specialist, Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
The BSS is under the direction of Dr. Tamara Arthaud in the Department of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education at Missouri State University . Andrayah Shermer is the project coordinator and contact person at Missouri State.
Contact the office at:
Aundrayah Shermer, Blindness Skills Specialist
Missouri State University - PCOB 130
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65897