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Jan Barron (CO '98)


Woodmen Center
Colorado Springs, CO

Subject(s) taught: Vision Specialist

At the time of the Award, Jan Barron was:

Vision Specialist/Consultant
Academy International Elementary School
Colorado Springs, CO

Biographical Information

Jan Barron, vision specialist and consultant at Academy District 20 in Colorado Springs, is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable vision teachers in the state. Ms. Barron established the district's original vision program and was a member of the committee that developed the state's first Braille competency test for teachers of the visually impaired. She uses her expertise in vision technology to adapt standard software programs to enable visually impaired students to receive the same classroom information as sighted students. A member of several committees on education and vision, Ms. Barron served for two years as president of the Colorado Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Additional Information


1964 Boston University, B.A.