Northern Illinois University

General Information

Northern Illinois University
Department of Special and Early Education
Visual Disabilities Program
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753 8459

Brief Description

Northern Illinois University has been active since 1954, making it one of the oldest training programs in the blindness field in the country.


Gaylen Kapperman, Coordinator/Professor, Visual Disabilities Program,, 815 753 8453

Jodi Sticken, Director, Orientation and Mobility Program, Visual Disabilities Program,, 815 753 8456

William Penrod, Associate Professor,

Mary Kate Carroll,

Services Offered

  • Personnel Preparation
    • Undergraduate and graduate programs for teachers of visually impaired and multiply disabled children, for rehabilitation teachers, and for orientation and mobility instructors.