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A Paraprofessional's Handbook for Working with Students Who Are Visually Impaired (Cost) C. Miller & 
N. Levack
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Paraprofessional Support book Report a problem!
Description: This book defines the paraprofessional's unique role in providing educational programming to students with visual impairments.
Academics Are Not Enough: Incorporating Life Skills in the Curriculum for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments S. Rosen Independent Living, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments, Council For Exceptional Children supporting more intensive instruction in the area of independent life skills.
ACVREP - Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Educational Professionals N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Resources website Report a problem!
Description: ACVREP is a professional organization dedicated to Certified Low Vision Therapists, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists. Subsections of the website include information about the certification process, re-certification, and continuing education opportunities.
Administrators' Toolbox for Visual Impairments: A Collection of Resources to Support Programs for Students with Visual Impairments KC Dignan & 
C. Cowan
Professional Resources Administrative Support, 
Caseload Analysis
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a resource specifically for administrators to use when hiring VI related professionals, analyzing caseloads, and evaluating programs for students with visual impairments.
AER (Association of Educators and Rehabilitators of the Blind and Visually Impaired) N/A Professional Resources Professional Contacts website Report a problem!
Description: Professional organization for educators and rehabilitation professionals of children and adults with visual impairments.
AER - Itinerant Personnel Division N/A Professional Resources Caseload Analysis, 
Professional Contacts
website Report a problem!
Description: The Itinerant Personnel Division of AER is dedicated to promoting quality itinerant education to students with visual impairments.
AER - O&M Division N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Professional Contacts, 
Professional Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: The Orientation and Mobility Division of AER is dedicated to promoting quality Orientation and Mobility instruction for students and clients with visual impairments.
AERNet Listserv N/A Professional Resources Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Intervention, 
Listserv, 
Professional Contacts, 
Professional Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a listserv available to AERBVI members for those interested in issues relating to the education of students with visual impairments.
All Blind Children of Texas N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: From their website, "All Blind Children of Texas works to assess the educational opportunities of blind students in Texas and help provide programs, services and materials that fill in the gaps in both core and expanded curricular areas."
American Foundation for the Blind Bookstore (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Professional Books website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides AFB's most current on-line catalog.
American Printing House for the Blind Accessible Textbooks Dept. (Formally ATIC) (Cost/Quota Funds) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Accessible Books, 
Large Print Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a very thorough on-line catalog of books available for purchase in the following medias: regular print, audio, braille and enlarged type.
American Printing House for the Blind Instructional Products Catalog & Parts Catalog (APH Quota) N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: APH is the premiere vendor of materials used for instructing visually impaired students.(Many items available free of charge to local school districts through federal quota funds.)
American Thermoform Corp. (ATC) (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Products, 
Tactile Graphics
website Report a problem!
Description: Manufacturer of hardware, software, thermoform machines and consumable product for the production of braille and tactual graphics. They also carry low vision products.
An Introduction to Braille Mathematics (APH Quota) H. Roberts, 
B. Krebs & 
B. Taffet
Math, 
Professional Resources
Learning Nemeth Code, 
Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book has been designed as an easily assimilated presentation of the special symbols and complex rules and procedures laid down in the Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science Notation. The homework exercises in this manual are designed to prepare certified literary braillists for the Library of Congress examination leading to certification in braille mathematics transcribing.
APH: Federal Quota and Annual Registration N/A Professional Resources Annual Registration, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
website Report a problem!
Description: The Outreach Dept. provides information and forms for the requisition and return of materials through federal quota funds. In addition, information is given on how to perform a district's annual registration of VI students. (Texas Only)
Attainment Company (Cost) N/A MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Functional Skills, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products, including assistive technology, for those with mild to severe cognitive impairments. (Not VI specific)
Auditory Impaired/Visually Impaired Memorandum of Understanding N/A Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Early Childhood Intervention website Report a problem!
Description: Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas LEAs and the Early Childhood Intervention Agency regarding the services for AI and VI children ages birth through two. (Texas only)
BANA - Braille Authority of North America N/A Professional Resources Braille Production, 
Professional Resources, 
Tactile Graphics
website Report a problem!
Description: BANA's purpose is to promote and facilitate braille production, instruction, and usage. The BANA website provides braille research, codebooks and guidelines, and position statement and fact sheets.
Benefits of Braille Instruction (English) N/A Professional Resources ARD/IEP Meetings Word document Report a problem!
Description: This handout is for the ARD/IEP committee describing the benefits of braille instruction. (Texas students only)
Benefits of Braille Instruction (Spanish) N/A Professional Resources ARD/IEP Meetings Word document Report a problem!
Description: This handout is for the ARD/IEP committee describing the benefits of braille instruction in Spanish. (Texas oriented)
Benefits of Orientation and Mobility/Bebeficios de la Orientacion y Movilidad N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Professional Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "The ability to move with confidence is critical to maximizing independence, regardless of age or existence of other disabilities. O&M helps children and adults develop and master the concepts and skills necessary to be able to safely and efficiently move within their world with confidence. Please feel free to download, print, reproduce and distribute this 1-page document. It can be shared at IEP meetings, when consulting with parents, or when working with team members."
Braille Helps C. Ovard Professional Resources Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Nemeth
website Report a problem!
Description: This webpage provides reference guides for Braille and Nemeth codes.
Braille Instruction found via the Perkins Scout N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Braille Production, 
Braille Publishers, 
Braille Writing, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a web-based collection of information for braille instructors with countless links to resources available.
Braille SuperStore N/A Professional Resources Braille/Print Books, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: A virtual bookstore that contains thousands of braille titles. Also, it sells various low vision and blindness related products such as timekeeping pieces, housewares, low vision products, and more.
Characteristics of Types of Service for Infants with Visual Impairments S. Shafer Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This webpage from TSBVI Outreach defines direct and consult services for infants with visual impairments.
Children with Disabilities, Seventh Edition (Batshaw, Children with Disabilities) Batshaw, 
Perret & 
Roisen
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Professional Books book Report a problem!
Description: Children with Disabilities is a reference book written to provide individuals who care for children with developmental disabilities information about etiologies, treatments, and outcomes of many conditions.
College and University Programs N/A Professional Resources University Preparation Programs website Report a problem!
Description: This listing indicates colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and other countries offering courses in education and rehabilitation of people who are visually impaired, deafblind, or have multiple disabilities.
Competencies, Roles, Supervision and Training Needs of Paraeducators Working with Students . . .(Cost) S. Lewis & 
A. McKenzie
Professional Resources Paraprofessional Support article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Abstract: "Paraeducators who were employed by local school districts and residential schools for students with visual impairments were surveyed to determine if there are differences in their roles, training needs, and perceptions of supervisors' competencies. The paraeducators in local schools reported more training, the provision of less direct service, and greater supervision by more competent teachers of students with visual impairments than did their residential school counterparts."
Consent for Release of Confidential Information from the Registration of Students with Visual Impairments and Students with Deafblindness N/A Professional Resources Consent Forms website Report a problem!
Description: This form is required to be included in all eligibility folders of students idenfied as visually impaired or deafblind. (Texas oriented)
Consent For Release Of Confidential Information Student With Visual Impairment N/A Professional Resources Consent Forms website Report a problem!
Description: This form is required to be included in all eligibility folders of students' identified as visually impaired.. (Texas oriented)
Considerations for Low Vision Students in a Classroom E. Rao Professional Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: Written for the general educator, this handout provides short and concise information regarding instruction of the low vision student.
Cooperative Efforts with Families in Educating Children with Visual Impairments V. Hart & 
K. Ferrell
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council For Exceptional Children defining the partnership role of families and professionals involved in the education of students with visual impairments.
Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Visual Impairments N/A Professional Resources Instructional Support, 
Job Descriptions, 
Professional Contacts
website Report a problem!
Description: This professional organization is dedicated to furthering quality education of students with disabilities. This division is for educators of students with visual impairments.
DARS - Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: DARS provides in home and family support to consumers who qualify as legally blind. (TX Residents Only)
Determining Type and Amount of Services for Infants S. Shafer Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Caseload Analysis, 
Early Childhood Intervention
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This instrument is used to determine the type and amount of service recommended for infants with visual impairments.
Dissertations in Blindness and Visual Impairment N/A Professional Resources Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides a list of dissertations in the area of education for the blind and visually impaired.
Documenting Modifications in the IEP for the Student with Deaf-Blindness R. Blaha & 
K. Moss
Deafblind, 
Professional Resources
IEP Prep article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Two leading specialists in the area of deafblindness gives suggestions for documenting modifications for students with deafblindness. Areas included are altering assignments, adapting instruction and materials, managing behavior, and managing assistive technology.
Early Intervention Listserv N/A Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Listserv
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a listserv for professionals working with young children with visual impairments and their families. Send a request to email provided in order to subscribe. E-mail: pbd@u.arizona.edu
Earning CEUs by Reading JVIB Articles N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Professional Resources website Report a problem!
Description: AFB and ACVREP have joined together to allow professionals to earn CEUs by reading articles found in the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
Educating Students with Visual Impairments in Texas: Guidelines and Standards N/A Professional Resources Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Program Planning, 
Programming, 
Reference
Word document Report a problem!
Description: "The primary purpose of this document is to provide decision-makers with a set of guidelines and standards by which they can determine the quality of their programs serving students with visual impairments."
Education of Students who are Gifted and Visually Impaired S. Omdal, 
et al.
Professional Resources CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council For Exceptional Children defining the education of the gifted visually impaired student.
Education Service Centers of Texas N/A Professional Resources Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Professional Contacts
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides the addresses and phone numbers of all 20 educational service centers in Texas. It also includes the VI Consultant for each center.
Educational Programming for Students who are Deafblind: Position Statement (Parker, McGinnity, & Bruce, 2011). R. Davidson, 
et al.
Deafblind, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council for Exceptional Children regarding the unique educational needs of students who are deafblind.
Eligibility Folders Checklist for Infants with Visual Impairments Region 13 Professional Resources Itinerant Issues, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Checklist to help a TVI set up an eligibility folder. Just the essentials. (Texas Specific)
Eligibility Folders Checklist for Students with Deafblindess Region 13 Professional Resources Itinerant Issues, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Checklist to help a TVI set up an eligibility folder. Just the essentials. (Texas Specific)
Eligibility Folders Checklist for Students with Visual Impairments Region 13 Professional Resources Itinerant Issues, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Checklist to help a TVI set up an eligibility folder. Just the essentials. (Texas Specific)
Exceptional Teaching Aids (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products specifically for teaching the visually impaired.
Expanded Core Curriculum Advocacy Forum N/A Professional Resources Instructional Support, 
Itinerant Issues, 
Program Planning, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website,"ECCadvocacy.org is a grassroots forum and a central resource and gateway to more information about the Expanded Core Curriculum, a curriculum that provides students with the foundational skills they need to access the core curriculum and achieve independence throughout their lives."
Expansion of the Role of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments: Providing for Students Who Also Have Severe/Multiple Disabilities R. Silberman & 
S. Sacks
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) explaining the role of the TVI who instructs the MIVI student.
Fork in the Road Low Vision Simulators (Cost) N/A Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Education the General Public, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Simulators
kit Report a problem!
Description: The goal of Fork in the Road is to educate the public about low vision. A wide variety of low vision simulators are available for purchase. A list of in-service ideas and suggestions are also included.
Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives (Cost) A. Corn & 
J. Erin, 
Eds.
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Strategies, 
Low Vision, 
Low Vision Device Training, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Program Planning, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Vision Efficiency Training, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
book Report a problem!
Description: The editors of this book discuss thoroughly assessment and support for persons with low vision of all ages.
Fred's Head Blog N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides tips, tutorials, articles, and information for those who are visually impaired and those who work with them.
Guidelines for Classroom Observation N/A Professional Resources Student Observation Word document Report a problem!
Description: This form is used to enter data while observing a visually impaired child. Word document 23k.
Hadley School for the Blind N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Learning Nemeth Code, 
Libraries, 
Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: Tuition free correspondent courses available to students, parents, family members, etc. for instruction in areas specific to visual impairments, including braille, independent living, and assistive technology, just to name a few.
Hearing Quick Check N/A Deafblind, 
Professional Resources
Hearing Related Word document Report a problem!
Description: Hearing Quick Check is a list of items a TVI can review to help identify students at risk for hearing loss or who currently experience hearing loss.
HOPE - Home and Family Oriented Program Essentials (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Professional Resources
Development, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Intervention, 
Hearing Related
website Report a problem!
Description: Shop online for Instructional materials for service providers and families of young children with disabilities.
Identifying Vision and Hearing Problems in Infants with Disabilities D. Chen Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Early Intervention, 
Hearing Related
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A leading professional in the area of early intervention for visually impaired infants discusses areas that should be addressed when determining the need for early intervention in the areas of hearing and vision loss.
Independent Living Aids (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Products, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products promoting independence of people with visual impairments.
Infant Assessment/IFSP/Materials Worksheet S. Shafer Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Program Planning
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A worksheet to help TVIs determine assessment tools to use, IFSP objectives and materials that will need to be used during lessons.
Infant Teacher of the Visually Impaired Roles and Responsibilities S. Shafer & 
D. Sewell
Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Early Childhood Intervention Word document Report a problem!
Description: This document lists the roles and responsibilities for TVIs when working with infants who are visually impaired.
International Journal of Orientation and Mobility N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Professional Resources website Report a problem!
Description: From their homepage, "The International Journal of Orientation & Mobility (IJOM) is a peer-reviewed journal that explores issues and contributes new knowledge to the field of Orientation & Mobility (O&M) (including Dog Guide Mobility). The IJOM seeks to strengthen dialog within the O&M field around the world and to facilitate communication among instructors and service providers from a variety of cultural backgrounds."
Itinerant Teaching: Tricks Of The Trade For Teachers Of Students With Visual Impairments J.E. Olmstead Professional Resources Documenting Progress, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Itinerant Issues
book Report a problem!
Description: This book, written by an itinerant TVI, contains tips on the challenges of working in the itinerant service model. Examples include organizing materials and times, scheduling, working in teams, traveling, negotiating varying school environments, and dealing with diverse caseloads.
Job Descriptions for VI Professionals and Paraprofessionals N/A Professional Resources Job Descriptions Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a list of job descriptions for TVIs, COMS, braillists, and paraprofessionals that can be used by school districts when creating job postings.
JVIB (Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness) Subject Index for Articles (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Instructional Support website Report a problem!
Description: This is a current list of articles available for download, indexed by subject area.
Kids Together, Inc. N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources, 
Teaming
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is dedicated to promoting inclusion in all settings and is for parents, teachers and special education teachers. (Not VI Specific)
Knowledge and Skills for Teachers of the Visually Impaired Supervising The Work of Paraeducators (Cost) S. Lewis & 
A. Mackenzie
Professional Resources Paraprofessional Support article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: From JVIB abstract: "Teachers of students with visual impairments and paraeducators who work with students with visual impairments were surveyed to determine if previous research related to the competencies needed by teachers who supervise paraeducators applied to this subset of special educators. Both groups confirmed the importance of the competencies, but identified differences in their demonstration by teachers of students with visual impairments."
Large Print Suppliers and Publishers N/A Professional Resources Accessible Books, 
Large Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a list of publishing companies that provide large print books, sell and/or enlarge books for a fee.
LEA Eligibility for Infants with Visual Impairments N/A Professional Resources Eligibility Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a list of items eligibility folders should include to meet monitoring guidelines for children served through and ECI program. (Texas oriented)
Learning Ally N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This national library provides free downloadable books to students with a qualifying print disability. Textbooks are available for Texas students.
Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process N/A Professional Resources Eligibility website Report a problem!
Description: This on-line guide for educators in Texas provides a breakdown of the rules and regulations mandated by law. (Texas Only)
Links to Vision Related Web Sites N/A Professional Resources Reference website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides countless links to sites related to visual impairments.
Low Vision Specialists in Texas N/A Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Low Vision Specialists, 
Professional Contacts
website Report a problem!
Description: An up-to-date list of Low Vision Specialists in Texas is provided.
Low Vision: Access to Print L. Gardner & 
A. Corn
Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments, Council For Exceptional Children supporting the use of standard print with low vision devices.
LRS Large Print Reproductions (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Accessible Books, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Large Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This company can enlarge books in black and white or color.
LS&S Group (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products promoting independence of people with visual impairments.
Making Evaluation Meaningful (Cost) M. Loftin Assessment, 
Professional Resources
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Parent Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: Written for the diagnostician, the TVI, and the parent, this book provides guidelines on specialized and standardized testing for students with visual impairments. Case studies are provided in areas that may be difficult to discern.
Materials in Spanish for Families of and Interventionists Serving Young Children Who are Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Spanish Language Aids article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article provides an exhaustive list of materials in Spanish for those serving deafblind and/or visually impaired students and families who speak the language.
Memo Regarding Clarification and The ARD/IEP Supplement N/A Professional Resources ARD/IEP Meetings Word document Report a problem!
Description: This question was directed to Mary Murrell, Texas Vision Consultant, concerning the correct way to respond to page 1 of the ARD Supplement under the topic "Plans and arrangements for contacts with and continuing services to the student beyond regular school hours." (Texas only)
Memo To Principals Regarding the Role of the TVI N/A Professional Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: This memo defines the needs and services that the student with visual impairments may require on the home campus.
Memo To The Classroom Teacher Regarding Students Using A Monocular N/A Professional Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: A monocular is defined and suggestions are given.
Michigan's Orientation and Mobility Severity Rating Scale N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Caseload Analysis website Report a problem!
Description: This scale defines criteria and lists guidelines for assessing a student to determine his or her O&M needs. It uses a point system to determine how many times a week a student with a visual impairment needs O&M instruction.
Modifications and Accomodations N/A Assessment, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Strategies, 
Standardized Testing
website Report a problem!
Description: Guidelines for using modifications and accomodations with special education students for instructional and testing (STARR and TAKS) purposes. (Texas Only)
Monitor Checklist for Visually Impaired N/A Professional Resources Eligibility Word document Report a problem!
Description: This checklist is handy to use while reviewing eligibility folders for monitoring purposes. (Texas oriented)
National Agenda N/A Professional Resources Programming website Report a problem!
Description: This grassroots organization has developed goals for the improvement of education of students with visual impairments in the United States.
National Braille Press (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Play, 
Pre-Braille, 
Recreational Reading, 
Sensory Training
website Report a problem!
Description: Nonprofit braille printing and publishing house. It offers a braille book-of-the-month club for children ages preschool to 2nd grade.
National Eye Institute N/A Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Education the General Public, 
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
General Information, 
Syndromes/Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: NEI's mission is, "to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind."
National Federation of the Blind, Publications N/A Professional Resources Professional Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of mazazines, articles and books written with regards to world of blindness.
New VI Professional Home Page N/A Professional Resources Scheduling Word document Report a problem!
Description: The New VI Professional Home Page includes a calendar of tasks for the new VI professional, which breaks down task to be completed by month. August is particularly helpful given the busy start of the school year.
NIMAS/NIMAC N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Accessible Books website Report a problem!
Description: The National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) is a national repository that holds electronic files converted from publishers of educational materials. It makes these NIMAS files available for the production of core instructional materials, such as textbooks, in accessible formats on behalf of eligible print-disabled students in grades K-12. Schools designate an Authorized User to retrieve.
NoIR Medical Technologies (Cost) N/A Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Low Vision Solutions website Report a problem!
Description: This company makes protective eyewear that is used by visually impaired consumers.
Notes for Itinerant Teachers About the Beginning of School E. Rao Professional Resources Itinerant Issues Word document Report a problem!
Description: This document is full of suggestions for helping the TVI stay organized with all the tasks that need to be completed before the new school year begins.
Open Library N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Audio Books, 
Ebooks, 
Libraries
website Report a problem!
Description: Open Library provides over 1 million accessible books available for download.
Ophthalmology Made Ridiculously Simple S.Goldberg Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Family Resources, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
book Report a problem!
Description: Easy to read explanation of vision and anatomy of the eyes.
Outreach Department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Professional Resources Instructional Support, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: The TSBVI Outreach Department offers services which include consultation visits to local school districts and information regarding students with visual impairments. Link explains resources and services available. (Texas only)
Physical Education for Students and Youth with Visual Impairments L. Tutt & 
B. Brasher
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments, Council for Exceptional Children supporting (sometimes adaptive) physical education for students with visual impairments
Pinterest N/A Professional Resources Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
mobile or tablet app

website
Report a problem!
Description: Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. With a simple search, one can look for endless ideas related to serving students with visual impairments collected and pinned by other TVIs and COMS and parents. Particularly useful for lesson ideas with visual examples.
Power of the Heart: A Parent Involvement Story (Cost) M. Boethel & 
D. Rudin
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
video Report a problem!
Description: Awareness and training tool for parents, service providers, and students, designed to find effective ways of working with one another, includes facilitator manual. Also available in Spanish.
Preschool Children with Visual Impairments V. Bishop Professional Resources Reference book Report a problem!
Description: Introductory guide for Early Childhood teachers who have a student with a visual impairment.
Professional Preparation and Certification of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments J. Erin, 
et al.
Professional Resources CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council for Exceptional Children upon the need for specific training for those who will teach students with visual impairments.
Program Planning and Evaluation for Blind and Visually Impaired Students: National Guidelines for Educational Excellence (Cost) J. Hazekamp & 
K.M. Huebner (Eds.)
Professional Resources Administrative Support, 
Caseload Analysis
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is designed as a tool for those involved in planning and providing services to blind and visually impaired students. It includes best practice descriptions and evaluation tool.
Publications available from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Professional Resources
Curricula, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of books, curricula and kits for professionals who serve students with visual impairments and those with additional disabilities.
Quality Programming for the Visually Impaired (QPVI) N. Toelle Professional Resources Caseload Analysis, 
Instructional Support, 
Itinerant Issues, 
Job Descriptions
website Report a problem!
Description: QPVI stands for Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments. The goal of QPVI is to improve student outcomes through the creation of high quality educational programs for each student. The website provides information about the process and examples of implementation sites.
Role and Function of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments S. Spungin & 
K. Ferrell
Professional Resources CEC, 
Itinerant Issues, 
Job Descriptions
website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council For Exceptional Children explaining the expanding role and duties of the TVI.
Role and Responsibility of the State Education Consultant for Students with Visual Impairments State Education Consultants for the Visually Impaired Professional Resources CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments, Council for Exceptional Children stating the roles and responsibilities of the state education consultant.
Role of the Orientation and Mobility Teacher in the Public Schools E. Hill O&M, 
Professional Resources
CEC, 
Job Descriptions
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Description: Position Paper from the Division On Visual Impairments, Council For Exceptional Children defining the role of the orientation and mobility specialist.
Sensory Perspectives (Cost) SKI-HI Institutute Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Hearing Related, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
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Description: Simulates different types of visual losses along with hearing loss or individually. Includes acuity, field, contrast sensitivity, processing problems and deaf blindness.
Shop Low Vision (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Products, 
Technology, 
Toys
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Description: Catalog of products promoting independence for the visually impaired consumer plus materials for the vision professional.
Short-Term Program Classes at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Professional Resources   website Report a problem!
Description: Short-Term Programs at TSBVI range from three to five days in length and offer intensive, individual, narrowly focused training for students in Expanded Core Curricular areas as well as areas designed to support students' needs in academic subjects such as math and science. (Texas specific)
SKI-HI Institute (Cost) N/A Deafblind, 
Professional Resources
Communication, 
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Sensory Training, 
Vision Efficiency Training
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Description: SKI-HI produces materials for those who serve deaf, blind, and deafblind infants and young children. Their catalog has an array of videos, books, activity sheets and parent information.
Student Assessment Division of TEA (Texas Education Agency) N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Writing Skills
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Description: Location of STARR tests for all levels and all subjects (Texas Only).
Student-Centered Educational Placement Decisions: The Meaning, Interpretation, and Application of Least Restrictive Environment K. Huebner & 
A. J. Koenig
Professional Resources CEC, 
Program Planning
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Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments, Council For Exceptional Children explaining the need for a multitude of educational placement options in order to achieve least restrictive environment.
Subject: Functionally Blind Marty Murrell MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Eligibility Word document Report a problem!
Description: Marty Murrell, TEA's former Vision Consultant, answers a teacher's question regarding the use of the term with MIVI students. (Texas Only)
Summer Programs Available at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Family Resources, 
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Description: TSBVI offers summer programs that provide students with instruction in all areas of the ECC. (Texas students only)
Sustaining Braille Proficiency (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Learning Nemeth Code
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Description: This is a self-paced independent study for TVI's to review the literary braille code. It uses the NERCVE online drill and practice brailler, which allows six-key braille entry through the computer's keyboard, and gives immediate accurate feedback. Multimedia presentations sequentially review the code, including the latest BANA updates.
Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments: A Resource Guide (Cost) M. Smith & 
N. Levack
Professional Resources Anatomy, 
Education the General Public
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Description: This book offers best practices for VI certified teachers serving students with visual and multiple impairments.
Teaching Students With Visual Impairments Dawn Kuna Professional Resources Education the General Public, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
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Description: A short presentation intended for the general public that explains different types of visual acuities. It defines blindness, functional blindness and gives tips for the general education teacher. Aimed towards a higher level classroom setting, although first few slides would apply to anyone instructing a student with a visual impairment.
Teaching Visually Impaired Children V. E. Bishop Professional Resources General Information, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Program Planning
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Description: This book is a comprehensive resource for the classroom teacher who is working with a visually impaired child as well as a systematic overview of education for the specialist in visual disabilities.
Terminology (regarding Special Education) D. Barnes Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: List of terms acronyms and definitions used with special education in the state of Texas.
Texas Deafblind Census N/A Deafblind, 
Professional Resources
Annual Registration website Report a problem!
Description: This document provides information regarding the annual registration of children with a documented or suspected hearing loss and vision loss.
Texas Deafblind Project N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
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Description: The Texas Deafblind Project is funded by a federal grant to provide information and training about deafblindness to families and the professionals that work with them.
Texas Education Agency N/A Professional Resources Resources website Report a problem!
Description: This website is home to TEA where one can find rules, regulations, forms, treads and issues in education along with issues with special education.
Texas SenseAbilities Newsletter and See/Hear Archives N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
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Description: A quarterly publication for instuctors and families of visually impaired children including those with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. It contains current and relevant information for various topics from school to community to home. (Downloadable)
Texas State Board Of Education Rules and State/Federal Law N/A Professional Resources Eligibility website Report a problem!
Description: Eligibility criteria is defined for the deafblind and visually impaired student. It also includes certification requirements for TVIs and COMS to serve students in Texas. (Texas Only)
The Black Book of Colors (Cost) M. Cottin & 
R. Farla
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille/Print Books, 
Siblings
book Report a problem!
Description: This children's book characterizes a young blind girl asking her sister, 'What color is. . .?' The siblings has some wonderful responses which help visually impaired children see color.
The Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary (Cost) A. J. Koenig & 
M. C. Holbrook
Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Reference
book Report a problem!
Description: This dictionary provides braille transcriptions for more than 29,000 English words. It also provides syllable divisions to help maximize line usage.
Tips For Scheduling Students C. Cowan Professional Resources Scheduling Word document Report a problem!
Description: This information sheet provides tips for the TVI regarding the tasks of scheduling instruction for students.
Tips for Teachers of Braille Reading Students RIM Project Professional Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: This document contains information for new general education teachers with a braille reader in their classroom.
To The Teacher of a Student with Low Vision N/A Professional Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a list of tips for having a low vision student in the general education classroom.
TSBVI's Required Information for Parents at ARD Meetings N/A Professional Resources ARD/IEP Meetings, 
Parent Resources
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Description: General information describing services provided by TSBVI is given. This information must be supplied to parents/guardians at every annual ARD/IEP meeting. (Texas Only)
VI & O&M Mentor Program N/A Professional Resources Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Description of program established to mentor TVIs and COMS with less than three years of experience. (Texas teachers only)
VI ARD(IEP) Checklist N/A Deafblind, 
Professional Resources
ARD/IEP Meetings Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a checklist of information which is needed at all ARD's, initial and 3 year re-evaluations, initial ARDs and ARDs for the deafblind.
VI Tech Share- To Help Share Technology Devices and Web Links Blog Created by Vision Teachers in Rural West TX Professional Resources Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning
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Description: The VI Tech Share houses links to a wide variety of resources. Categories include app websites, adapted books, resources for babies, curriculum for alternative teaching, resources for literacy, tactual books, social stories, homemade toy resources and play, assistive technology, books (digital, CDs, and audible), switch use, math, VI training, CVI, braille, and O&M.
Vision Listserv N/A Professional Resources Listserv website Report a problem!
Description: An open forum for discussion of issues regarding education and rehabilitation of persons with blindness and visual impairments.
Walters Low Vision Optics (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions
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Description: This is a catalog of products for those with low vision. It includes monoculars and telescopes, computer aids and more.
What You Should Know About the American Printing House for the Blind Federal Quota System N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials website Report a problem!
Description: This document provides a thorough explanation of how and why materials can be ordered from APH with quota funds for the instruction of students who are visually impaired. (Texas only)
When You Have a Visually Impaired Child in Your Classroom: Suggestions for Teachers, Second Edition (Cost) I. Torres & 
A. Corn
Professional Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This pamphlet for is intended for general education teachers. It prepares them to teach a student with a visual impairment. Items discussed are technology, legislation and literacy.
When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom: A Guide for Paraeducators (Cost) Rosotti & 
Shaw
Professional Resources Instructional Strategies, 
Paraprofessional Support
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Description: Helpful tips for paraeducators are given in this small but friendly guide.
Your Eyes (Cost) T.H. Chalkley Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Resources, 
Vision
  Report a problem!
Description: This is a great, simple resource book explaining the parts and functions of the eye. It is written for those who do not have a background in vision health.
YouTube TSBVI Video Channel N/A Math, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
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Description: This is a youtube channel specifically dedicated to TSBVI. Short videos are presented on various topics relating to the instruction of the visually impaired.
Zimmerman Low Vision Simulation Kits (Cost) N/A Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Education the General Public, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Simulators
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Description: Here is a kit for simulating various types of visual disabilities and varying degrees of vision loss. It is a great tool to use with teachers, parents and those working with students with visual impairments in order to provide for them a simulation of a particular type of vision loss.