Vision Department

Welcome to the Fort Zumwalt Vision Department!

Teachers of the Visually Impaired: Karen Carl and Rachel Doherty
Early Childhood TVI: Debbie Head
O&M Instructor: T.J. Hunt

Missouri Regional Braille Challenge Results are in!!

The annual Regional Braille Challenge took place Feb. 14 at Missouri School for the Blind. Fort Zumwalt had three students participating as well as two former students we were excited to see! At the Sophomore level, Anna Koepke won 4th place and Hannah Tracy won second place! At the Varsity level, Alexis Kaibel won 3rd place. Great job! We are very proud of them!



Free Low Vision Clinic: Eye Report and Devices


Comprehensive Low Vision Project                  

The Comprehensive Low Vision Project (CLVP) is a year-round program that provides students with low vision with clinical low vision evaluations, prescribed optical devices, and training in the use of those devices. This program serves the state of Missouri. Some exceptions apply in and around Kansas City. 



Students, ages 2 - 21, that have been identified as visually impaired according to Missouri’s guidelines for eligibility for special education.  Applicants for the program are also considered based on their ability to benefit from prescribed optical devices.


Students will receive, at no cost to their families, a comprehensive low vision evaluation, a complete written report with recommendations for appropriate low vision devices, any devices prescribed and instruction in the use of those devices in the student’s school, home, or community until he or she is proficient in using his or her new tools. The services provided by CLVP do not take the place of regular visits to the student’s primary eye care provider, such as his or her ophthalmologist or optometrist.



Students, ages 2 - 21, who meet Missouri's eligibility criteria as a child with a visual impairment, which is visual acuity of 20/70 in the better eye after correction and who have good potential to benefit from low vision devices. Students are able to participate in this clinic yearly if needed.


Jennifer Coy

Program Director

Phone: 573-579-4359