Welcome to Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) serves as a special public school in the continuum of statewide placements for students who have a visual impairment. Students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus. It is also a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.
The other major divisions of TSBVI are: School and Student Services (student admissions and records); the Business, Operations and Technology Division (budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll, supply warehouse, maintenance, food service, security, transportation, duplication and technology); and Executive Administration (superintendent's office, human resources, curriculum, legal, internal audit and risk management).
Announcements & Current Events
- 03/20/15 UPDATED: TSVIS Wanted to Share Experiences with Students Who Use Print and Braille
- 02/26/15 Carnegie Mellon University is seeking research subjects who are blind or visually impaired to participate in a short survey investigating human-robotic interaction specific to mobility.
- 02/03/15 Registration open for Summer Engineering Experience for Students with Visual Impairments or Blindness to be held July 19-24, 2015 at North Carolina State University.
- 01/26/15 The National Braille Association Spring Professional Development Conference Spring Professional Development Conference will be held in Austin, TX, April 16-18, 2015.
- 01/15/15 President Obama has signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act to provide financial support to people with disabilities and their families.
- 01/06/15 College Scholarship Opportunity: Lighthouse Guild Vision + Health will award several $10,000 college scholarships to selected legally blind applicants. Application deadline: March 31, 2015
- 12/02/14 Save the Date: April 14-15, 2015 - National POSB Math / Science Institute. Download information and registration.
New Additions to the Site
- 02/03/15 ECC Webinar for Administrators
- 01/26/15 Updated (Originally Posted 9/19/2014) Q&A: ECC instruction and O&M evaluations
- 01/09/15 News about 2015 Federal Quota Funds - New materials to be ordered in May, 2015.
- 12/04/14 2013-14 TSBVI Annual ReportPDF and DOC
- 10/07/14 Functional Vision Evaluation Checklist for Preverbal and Nonverbal Children - (DOC 143KB)
- 2014 Educating Students with Visual Impairments in Texas: Guidelines and Standard
- 2014 La Educación de Estudiantes con Impedimentos Visuales en Texas: Guías y Normas
TSBVI in the News
- Is Braille Obsolete? This story, produced by Ryan Kailath with input from TSBVI student Demetria Ober, Superintendent Bill Daugherty, and staffers Kay Pruett, Robert Pierson, Kodie Montgomery, and Carrie Clark, addresses smartphones and technology changing life in the blind and blind education community. It was broadcast on New York NPR station WNYC twice on March 25, 2015. http://www.wnyc.org/story/
- TSBVI Alumni, Fred Lowery, is the subject of a story featured in the Winter 2015 Texas Music magazine.