Technology Trainer Certification
Whereas, to be competitive in today’s job market, people who are blind or visually impaired must be competent in the use of assistive technology; and
Whereas, there is currently no nationally recognized professional credential to be obtained for the assistive technology specialist or trainer profession; and
Whereas, in many places around the country, assistive technology trainers are presumed to be competent simply because of their visual impairment and their informal reputation or self-proclaimed experience using assistive technology; and
Whereas, national standards and professional credentials for other vision rehabilitation and education professionals are well established;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled on the 9th day of July, 2015, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, that this organization call upon the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) to promptly develop and establish standards to ensure the threshold competence of assistive technology trainers.
Ray Campbell, Secretary