A&M-Commerce Professor Set to Lead Advocacy Group’s Division of Visual Impairment and Deafblindness

A&M-Commerce faculty Dr. Beth Jones was recently elected president-elect for the Council for Exceptional Children's Division of Visual Impairment and Deafblindness (DVIDB). She will serve two years as president-elect, two years as president, and two years as past president.

DVIDB's mission is to improve the lives of children, students and consumers with visual impairments and/or deafblindness by:

  • Promoting a professional community of educators in the fields of visual impairments and deafblindness, including defining and promoting professional standards and recruiting and retaining professionals;
  • Encouraging research about, and disseminating information related to interventions for individuals with visual impairments or deafblindness;
  • Fostering collaboration among special educators, general educators, vision/hearing professionals, and families; and
  • Advocating for the rights of individuals with visual impairments and deafblindness.

Jones is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Special Education. Her research explores collaboration with families, visual impairments, assistive technology and learning disabilities.