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'Presenting Information to the General Public'. In Foundations of Education, 2nd Ed. Vol.2 (Cost) K. Holbrook, 
J. E. Croft & 
C. Kline
Professional Resources Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public
book Report a problem!
Description: This chapter provides tips and strategies for the professional who will educate the general public about visual impairments and educating those with visual impairments.
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.
A Teacher's Guide to the Special Educational Needs of Blind and Visually Handicapped Children (Cost) Sally Mangold Assessment, 
Deafblind, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Concept Development, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Sexuality, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
book Report a problem!
Description: Designed for students who are between the ages of 6 and 22 who have visual impairments combined with other disabilities, such as hearing impairments or dual sensory impairments and/or severe developmental delays.
Academics Are Not Enough: Incorporating Life Skills in the Curriculum for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments S. Rosen Independent Living, 
Professional Resources, 
Self Determination
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 non-profit organization which provides continuing education opportunities in all areas of service delivery. Web site dedicated to the professional providing services to the visually impaired. Includes sections pertaining to O&M such as code of ethics, body of knowledge and history of O&M certification.
Administrators' Toolbox for Visual Impairments: A collection of resources to support programs for student 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.
Adobe Acrobat XI (Cost) N/A Professional Resources, 
Technology
Braille Production, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: Adobe Acrobat XI can be used to unlock PDFs to obtain text for braille production. You can also convert documents between PDF and MS Word format and copy and edit text within PDF documents.
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 rehabilitators of visually impaired children and adults.
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.
AERBVI O&M Division N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Professional Contacts, 
Professional Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: The Orientation and Mobility Division of AERBVI is dedicated to promoting quality Orientation and Mobility education to 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 Printing House for the Blind Instructional Products Catalog & Parts Catalog (APH Quota) N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
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 Texas quota funds.)
APH News N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Subscribe to APH News (email newsletter) to receive updates from APH on new products as well as learning about research and services.
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)
ARD Meeting Agenda N/A Professional Resources ARD/IEP Meetings Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a list of the order and details to be addressed during the meeting. (Texas oriented. Note: In Texas 'ARD' = 'IEP')
BANA - Braille Authority of North America N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Production, 
Professional Resources, 
Tactile Graphics
website Report a problem!
Description: BANA's purpose is to promote braille literacy through position papers, guidesheets and opinions by providing rules in useage of the code which includes tactile graphics.
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)
Blind Babies Foundation, Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheets N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Anatomy, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators
website Report a problem!
Description: Information sheets available to parents and teachers describing eye conditions.
Braille Bug N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This site is devoted to public awareness about braille for children, includes on-line games and riddles.
Braille Fact Sheet N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Education the General Public Word document Report a problem!
Description: Information about Braille is given in handout form.
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 is Beautiful (Cost) B. Zaborowski Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
kit Report a problem!
Description: A kit and curriculum for sighted school aged children promoting braille literacy and social acceptance of visually impaired people. 
Braille Shop (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
Braille/Print Books, 
Games, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
website Report a problem!
Description: This company is dedicated to selling high quality braille products at reasonable prices. Items sold are tactile graphics including maps, braille teaching supplies, technology products and puzzles and games.
Braille Writer Repair Information N/A Professional Resources Professional Contacts website Report a problem!
Description: This is a list of independent braille writer service repairmen.
Brl Contraction Lookup Dictionary N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides website Report a problem!
Description: Just type in the word you want, click submit,and it displays the word in braille. It's a great help when one is trying to remember which contraction takes precedence in troublesome words.
Characteristics of Types of Service for Infants with Visual Impairments S. Shafer Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Caseload Analysis, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Direct and consult services are defined by activities.
Children with Disabilities, Sixth Edition (Cost) Batshaw, 
Perret & 
Roisen
MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Professional Books book Report a problem!
Description: This reference book provides a wealth of information on many disabilities diagnosed at birth and through childhood.
Children's Vision Concerns: Look Beyond the Eyes! (Cost) L. Harrell Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Professional Books
book Report a problem!
Description: A guidebook for those who work with visually impaired infants and young children. Available through: Lois Harrell Productions PO Box 2385 Placerville, CA 95667 1-800-832-1007
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.
Consent For Release Of Confidential Information Student With Deaf Blindness N/A Deafblind, 
Professional Resources
Consent Forms website Report a problem!
Description: This form is required to be included in all eligibility folders of students' idenfied as 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 the furtherment of quality education of students with disabilities. This division is for educators of visually impaired students.
DARS - Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Instructional Support, 
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)
DEC's (District Effectiveness and Compliance) Requirements Regarding O&M Reports D. Barnes O&M, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: Information that should be documented and available in a student's eligibility folder regarding O&M. (TEXAS STUDENTS)
Determining the Reading Medium for Students with Visual Impairments A. Koenig, 
M. J. Sunscreen & 
M. C. Holbrook
Assessment, 
Professional Resources
CEC, 
Learning Media Assessment
website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments, Council For Exceptional Children supporting an individualized assessment to determine the most appropriate reading medium for students with visual impairments.
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 for determining how much time should be spent serving infants.
Dissertations in Blindness and Visual Impairment N/A Professional Resources Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Dissertations in the area of educating those with blindness and visual impairment are provided.
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 Blindess'
ECI -- Early Childhood Intervention N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Early Childhood Intervention website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides basic information regarding the services that ECI programs provide to children with developmental delays and/or impairments birth through two. (Texas only)
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 Family Resources, 
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 Individuals with Deaf-Blindness 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 education obligations for those with deafblindness.
Eligibility Folders Checklist for Infants with Visual Impairments Region 13 Professional Resources Itinerant Issues, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Nice checklist to help a TVI set up an eligibility folder. Just the essentials.
Eligibility Folders Checklist for Students with Deafblindess Region 13 Professional Resources Itinerant Issues, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Nice checklist to help a TVI set up an eligibility folder. Just the essentials.
Eligibility Folders Checklist for Students with Visual Impairments Region 13 Professional Resources Itinerant Issues, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Nice checklist to help a TVI set up an eligibility folder. Just the essentials.
Expanded Core Curriculum Advocacy Forum N/A Family Resources, 
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.
Family-Focused Services for Infants and Young Children with Visual Impairments Participants of the XIVth International Seminar on Preschool Blind Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council For Exceptional Children explaining basic factors of early childhood education services for students with visual impairments.
Fork in the Road Low Vision Simulators (Cost) N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Education the General Public, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Simulators
kit Report a problem!
Description: Here is a kit for simulating various types of visual disabilities and varying degrees of vision loss.
Foundations of Education, Vol 1 & Vol. 2, Second Edition (Cost) A. Koenig & 
K. Holbrook (Eds.)
Professional Resources Instructional Support book Report a problem!
Description: This two volume set is considered to be the most thorough and comprehensive source available regarding the teachings of blind and visually impaired students.
Fred's Head Blog N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Support, 
Training and Tutorials
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.
Good Tactile Graphic: A Two-Tape Video Presentation and Booklet (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Strategies video Report a problem!
Description: This presentation helps beginners and advanced tactile graphics makers to increase their skills.
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.
Guidelines for Requesting an Orientation and Mobility Evaluation N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Referrals Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a sample form requesting an O&M evaluation.
Handbook for Itinerant and Resource Teachers and Visually Impaired Students (Cost) D. M. Willoughby & 
S. L Duffy
Professional Resources Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides practical, comprehensive and creative advice about the education of blind students who have varying interests, backgrounds and abilities.
Hearing Quick Check N/A MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Hearing Related Word document Report a problem!
Description: Here is a list of items a TVI can review to ensure a student's hearing is reviewed.
Infant Assessment/IFSP/Materials Worksheet S. Shafer 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 Guide Dog 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.'
Iowa Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Resource Guide K. Blankenship, 
et. al.
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Auditory Skills, 
Documenting Progress, 
Eligibility, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
IEP, 
IEP Prep, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Program Planning, 
Student Data, 
Student Observation
Word document Report a problem!
Description: An incredibly thorough tool written for TVIs and COMS to help instruct, assess, plan and evaluate in all areas of the ECC.
It's Free! L. Weber Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Pre-Braille
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An excellent article written by a parent providing information for free braille books and services to braille learners.
Itinerant Teaching: Tricks of the Trade for Teachers and Visually Impaired Students, Second Edition (Cost) 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 countless practical suggestions that can be used by itinerant teachers.
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, braille transcriber, intervenors and paraprofessionals.
Joseph's Coat: People Teaming in Transdisciplinary Ways M. Smith Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Teaming Word document Report a problem!
Description: The author, a leader in the area of teaching the multi-impaired, discusses the importance of teaming among different service providers to better help the education of the multi-impaired student.
JVIB (Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness) Subject Index for Articles (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
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.'
LEA Eligibility for Infants with Visual Impairments N/A Early Childhood, 
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)
Learn to Move/Aprender a Moverse Brochure (Cost) N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Parent Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: This brochure provides parents basic information about orientation and mobility in an easy to access format. (Available in Spanish also.)
Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process N/A Professional Resources Eligibility website Report a problem!
Description: This on-line guide to educators in Texas provides a breakdown of the rules and regulations mandated by law. (Texas Only)
Links to Information on Other Disabilities N/A MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Reference website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides a list of links for specific disabilities and conditions.
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.
Loving Me: A Guide to Creating and Presenting Workshops on Self-Esteem (APH Quota) B. Brookshire Professional Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Instructional Support, 
Self-Awareness
book Report a problem!
Description: Written by an expert in the field of visual impairment and blindness, this guide gives professionals and families ideas and training tips on teaching those with visual impairments how to create a healthy self-esteem.
Low Vision Gateway N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Accessible Books, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Low Vision Specialists, 
Technology, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Transportation, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
website Report a problem!
Description: This site offers information about low vision and the many aspects of having low vision. It is for parents, family members and educators.
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, 
Sensory Efficiency
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.
Making a Tactile Map in Microsoft Word P. Van Geem Professional Resources, 
Social Studies
Tactile Maps Word document Report a problem!
Description: This presentation shows a user how simple it is to make a tactile map using Microsoft Word.
Making Evaluation Meaningful (Cost) M. Loftin Assessment, 
Family Resources, 
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, 
MIVI, 
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.
MedlinePlus N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free."
Memo Regarding Clarification and The ARD/IEP Supplement N/A Professional Resources ARD/IEP Meetings Word document Report a problem!
Description: This question to directed to Mary Murrell, Texas Vision Consultant, concerning the correct way to respond to the 'Plans and arrangements. . .' statement. (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 Deafblind N/A Deafblind, 
Professional Resources
Eligibility Word document Report a problem!
Description: This checklist is to use while reviewing eligibility folder for monitoring purposes for a student who is deafblind. (Texas oriented)
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)
Monthly Schedule For Itinerant Staff Northside ISD Professional Resources Scheduling Word document Report a problem!
Description: A grid of time slots for the TVI and or COMS to use for scheduling purposes.
National Dissimination Center for Children with Disabilities N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Reference
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website: "NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability."
National Eye Institute N/A Family Resources, 
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.
Nemeth Code Made Easy C. Weaver Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Professional Resources
Nemeth Word document Report a problem!
Description: This text gives a very basic overview of how Nemeth Code is written. An excellent source for those creating transcribing math for students.
NIMAS/NIMAC N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
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 Family Resources, 
O&M, 
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.
O&M Issues for Administrators N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Administrative Support Word document Report a problem!
Description: A ppt written for administrators, explaining the scope of O&M services in Texas. (Texas specific)
O&M Listserv N/A O&M, 
Professional Resources
Listserv, 
Professional Contacts
website Report a problem!
Description: A listserv available to those interested in Orientation and Mobililty issues.
O&M Referral Process D. Barnes O&M, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: Suggestions for the COMS to make the referral process more smooth.
O&M [Screening] Checklist for VI Teacher D. Barnes O&M, 
Professional Resources
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This document gives activities that a Teacher of the Visually Impaired can do with a student to screen for O&M services.
O&M's Twelve Step Program D. Barnes O&M, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: This document shows 12 factors that occur when serving a student through O&M.
Paths to Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Emergent Literacy Skills, 
Functional Braille, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Pre-Braille, 
Writing Skills
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a joint website created by the Perkins School for the Blind and TSBVI to promote literacy among those students with visual impairments. Literacy is promoted for all ages, levels and includes strategies for those with multiple disabilities. A forum can also be found here.
Performance Indicators N/A Professional Resources Documenting Progress, 
Intervention
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Grouped according to subject and skill, these forms help determine areas to be assessed and instructed. Word document 415k.
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 Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Reference, 
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.
Planning Meeting Notes N/A Professional Resources Teaming Word document Report a problem!
Description: This form is to use when teaming occurs. It sets time limits and outlines discussion.
Pop-Up IEPs - Blindness and Visual Impairment Version N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Program Planning, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: Pop-Up IEPs are '(interactive fact sheets) that parents [and professionals] can use to counter stumbling blocks when discussing Individualized Education Programs with public school officials.'
Pop-Up IEPs - Significant Support Need Version N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Parent Resources, 
Program Planning, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: From the NCSSD website, 'The Significant Support Need version provides information specifically intended to help parents, teachers, and administrators deal with the issues specific to students who have some highly debilitating disabilities.'
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.
Preparing Math Materials Using DBT and Scientific Notebook N/A Math, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
Nemeth, 
Technology
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This document provides step-by-step directions to help you get started using Scientific Notebook, Duxbury Braille Translator, and Quick Tac to produce correctly formatted Nemeth Braille materials. E-mail: amfierro7@gmail.com
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.
Promoting Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities D. Test Professional Resources, 
Self Determination
Instructional Support website Report a problem!
Description: From the Perkins website, "This Power Point presentation is comprised of 46 slides and provides an introduction to self-determination, including information about a student-directed transition planning process, person centered planning, and the role of families. The presentation is also offered in an abbreviated format with 27 slides." (Not VI Specific)
Publications available from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
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 is explained and examples of how it can improve program planning for students with visual impairments are given.
Re-inventing the Role of Paraprofessionals Who Assist Students Who Are Blind and Have Additional Learning Challenges . . . D. McNear Professional Resources Paraprofessional Support article/periodical

Word document
Report a problem!
Description: The author discusses the need for appropriate training and support in order for the most successful outcomes to happen with students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Referral for Services for Visually Impaired N/A Professional Resources Referrals Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a sample form for the referral of a student with a suspected visual impairment.
Report Format Orientation and Mobility D. Barnes O&M, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: This form is a protocol of a O&M evaluation in report form. Word document 19k.
Resources for Preparing Quality Tactile Graphics N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Social Studies
Tactile Graphics Word document Report a problem!
Description: List of companies who make tactile graphic materials.
Screening Students for O&M Training Needs R.A. Marsh Assessment, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources
Referrals Word document Report a problem!
Description: This article provides information regarding the screening of a student with a visual impairment and his orientation and mobility instructional needs.
Seeing Eye to Eye: An Administrator's Guide to Students with Low Vision (Cost) S. Lewis & 
C B. Allman (F.M. D'Andrea, 
Consulting Ed)
O&M, 
Professional Resources
Administrative Support book Report a problem!
Description: This guide provides information to administrators who have students on their campuses with low vision. It provides definitions of eye conditions, explanations of services and job duties for those involved.
Sensory Perspectives (Cost) SKI-HI Institutute Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Hearing Related, 
Parent Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources, 
Vision
video Report a problem!
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 Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products promoting independence for the visually impaired consumer plus materials for the vision professional.
Sighted Guide Techniques - YouTube Video N/A Family Resources, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources
Sighted Guide website Report a problem!
Description: A YouTube video of correctly performing sighted guide techniques with the visually impaired.
Small Victories: Conversations About Prematurity, Disability, Vision Loss, and Success (Cost) M. L. Dickerson Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides insightful conversations with parents of premature infants.
Special Education 6-Week form & 9-Week Progress Report Form N/A Professional Resources Documenting Progress Word document Report a problem!
Description: These are progress report forms for documentation purposes of a special education student.
Special Education Monitoring (Texas Only) N/A Professional Resources Eligibility, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: This guide includes sections for the purposes of monitoring the eligibility folder of visually impaired students. (Texas only)
Sports Extravaganza N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Recreation
website Report a problem!
Description: Annual sporting event held every fall in Irving, Texas for blind and visually impaired children and youth ages 0-22. (Texas students only)
Student Assessment Division of TEA (Texas Education Agency) N/A Assessment, 
Math, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Social Studies
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Writing Skills
website Report a problem!
Description: Location of Release TAKS Test for all levels and all subjects(Texas Only).
Student Information Form N/A Professional Resources Student Data Word document Report a problem!
Description: This form is for TVIs and COMS to use to collect student data.
Student-Centered Educational Placement Decisions: The Meaning, Interpretation, and Application of Least Restrictive Environment K. Huebner & 
A. J. Koenig
Professional Resources CEC, 
Program Planning
website Report a problem!
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.
Students with Visual Impairments Data Sheet N/A Professional Resources Student Data Word document Report a problem!
Description: This form is for TVIs or COMS to use to collect student data.
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)
Suggestions for Working with Braille Students in a Regular Classroom E. Rao Professional Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: Written for the general educator, this document provides a good overview of working with a braille student.
Sustaining Braille Proficiency (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Learning Nemeth Code
website Report a problem!
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.
Tactile Graphics Resource List J. Piscitello, 
M. Rieger & 
T. Maggiore
Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Social Studies
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a nice compilation of resources one can use when creating tactile graphics.
Teaching Students With Visual Impairments Dawn Kuna Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Short presentation that explains different types of acuities, blindness defined, functional blindness, teacher tips and the classroom setting. Aimed towards a higher level classroom setting, although first few slides would apply to any student with a visual impairment.
Teaching Visually Impaired Children. 2nd Edition (Cost) V. E. Bishop Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction
General Information, 
Instructional Support, 
Program Planning
book Report a problem!
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
website Report a problem!
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 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)
Texas State Library - Talking Book Program¬† N/A Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Family Resources, 
Large Print Books, 
Music, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: The TSL program allows visually and physically impaired patrons to choose free books from a national library system in braille, large type or audio format. (Texas students only)
The Benefits of Orientation and Mobility/Bebeficios de la Orientacion y Movilidad N/A Family Resources, 
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.'
The Bookstore at the American Foundation for the Blind (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Professional Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides AFB's most current on-line catalog.
The Braille Trail Parent/Teacher Guide (Cost) F. M. D'Andrea & 
A. Swenson
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
kit Report a problem!
Description: This books offers students, parents, and teachers, a delightful and fascinating introduction to braille. It is designed to teach sighted children about braille and to encourage literacy among all children.
The 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.'
The Essential Characteristics of Large Print Maps APH Focus Group Professional Resources, 
Social Studies
Low Vision Solutions article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This document provides excellent information as to the essential elements of a large print map. Topics discussed include guiding principles, symbols and patterns, lines and bodies and colors.
The Information Share Packet L. Harrell Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
Education the General Public, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators
kit Report a problem!
Description: Fourteen handouts for teachers and parents to give to others regarding a student/child with a visual impairment. Available from: Lois Harrell Productions PO Box 2385 Placerville, CA 95667 916-642-8555 E-mail: lois@el-doroado.ca.us
The 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.
The Outreach Department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
Instructional Support, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: The TSBVI Outreach Department offers services which includes consultation visits to local school districts and information regarding students with visual impairments. Link explains resources and services available. (Texas only)
The Role and Function of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments S. Spungin & 
K. Ferrell
Professional Resources CEC 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.
The 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.
The Role of the Orientation and Mobility Teacher in the Public Schools E. Hill O&M, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division On Visual Impairments, Council For Exceptional Children defining the role of the orientation and mobility specialist.
The Role of the TVI with Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments T. Anthony Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Early Intervention, 
Positioning, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This presentation, written for the new TVI, gives great advice for working with young children with visual impairments and their families. The author includes information regarding prevalent eye conditions with young children and also includes a section regarding medications and how they can affect vision.
Timelines and the Child-Centered Educational Process N/A Professional Resources Eligibility, 
Referrals
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A timeline used to explain the process of referral for special education services. (Texas Oriented)
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 is a list of suggestions for use with a braille reader in the classroom.
Tips For Working With Blind Students C. Cowan Professional Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: This is a list of information for the regular education teacher who has a blind student in his/her class.
To Be VI or Not? J. Rodriguez Professional Resources Eligibility article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Question directed to Mary Murrell, State Vision Consultant, concerning the correct process of the functional vision evaluation. (Texas Only)
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.
Transition in Texas N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
College, 
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: "The purpose of this website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their postsecondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators and agency resources." (Not VI Specific)
TSBVI Sponsored Workshops and Conferences N/A Professional Resources Training and Tutorials website Report a problem!
Description: Training and events sponsored by TSBVI is listed.
TSBVI's Required Information for Parents at ARD Meetings N/A Professional Resources ARD/IEP Meetings website Report a problem!
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)
Understanding Braille Literacy (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources, 
Resources
video Report a problem!
Description: This video provides an overview of a successful braille literacy program.  Good for use with general education teachers, administrators and parents
Understanding Low Vision (Cost) R. Jose (Ed.) Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Low Vision, 
Low Vision Specialists, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics
website Report a problem!
Description: A thorough compilation of information regarding the education and rehabilitation of those with low vision.
VI & O&M Mentor Program N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
Resources book 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 Guide N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Technology
book Report a problem!
Description: A website providing links to resources about visual impairments for parents and teachers.
VI Staff Caseload Profile N/A Professional Resources Caseload Analysis, 
Student Data
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This form is for TVIs or COMS to use to document hours dedicated to students.
VI Staff Schedule N/A Professional Resources Scheduling Word document Report a problem!
Description: A grid of time slots for the TVI and or COMS to use for consideration of scheduling.
VI Tech Share- To Help Share Technology Devices and Web Links Blog Created by Vision Teachers in Rural West TX Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Accessible Books, 
Active Learning, 
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Arts and Crafts, 
Audio Books, 
Basic Information, 
Beginning Reading, 
Caseload Analysis, 
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Early Intervention, 
Elementary, 
Emergent Literacy Skills, 
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Games, 
General Information, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
IEP, 
IEP Prep, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Instructional Planning, 
Music, 
Parent Resources, 
Play, 
Positioning, 
Recreational Reading, 
Syndromes/Diseases, 
Tactual Related, 
Tactual Sensitivities, 
Technology, 
Toys, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: Resources for Babies;Resources for Literacy; Curriculum for Alternative Teaching;Tactual Books;CVI;VI Resources; Resources for VI Teachers; Goals and Objectives;Helpful sites about Eyes;Home made toy resources and play; Visual Perception;AT;Switch Use;Math;Social Stories;Link Share;Books - digital,CDs,audible;Adapted Books;Screen Readers;Text Readers;Games/Movies;word prediction software;Braille;O & M;Modules/Webcasts for VI Trainings.
ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Reference, 
Resources
mobile or tablet app Report a problem!
Description: A fully accessible app for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help identify apps that are useful for adults and children who are blind or have low vision, including those with additional disabilities. Users can easily sort through the apps in the App Store and locate those that were built specifically for, or provide functionality to the user with a visual impairment."
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.
Ways To Provide O&M Services D. Barnes O&M, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: Direct and consultation services are defined in the document.
What is Self-Determination? S. Field et al Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Self Determination
Resources website Report a problem!
Description: This is an excellent one-page explanation of self-determination and the characteristics of one who possesses those skills. An excellent handout for parents and teachers.
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 Should An O&M Evaluation or Re-evaluation Be Considered? D. Barnes Assessment, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: The author lists times when she believes an O&M evaluation should be recommended.
When You Have a Visually Handicapped 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: Pamphlet for general education teachers that help orient them to having a visually impaired student in their class. 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
book Report a problem!
Description: Helpful tips for paraeducators are given in this small but friendly guide.
YouTube TSBVI Video Channel N/A Math, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
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 O&M, 
Professional Resources
Education the General Public, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Simulators
kit Report a problem!
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.