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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, 
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.
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.
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 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, recorded, 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 Texas 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.
APH News N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: A monthly update regarding new products, surveys,, product information as well as learning more 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)
Attainment Company (Cost) N/A MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
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)
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)
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.'
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.
Blind Child in the Regular Preschool Program R. Ryles Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Education the General Public, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This short and concise document can serve as a handout to regular education pre-school teachers who will have a child with visual impairment in the classroom.
Braille Bug N/A 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 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 is a comprehensive, easy to use reference for those who work in any capacity with braille.
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 Professional Resources Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public
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 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.
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
book 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.
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.
brailleSC.org N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Education the General Public, 
Instructional Support, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: A fun and totally accessible website for students, family and educators promoting braille literacy and its usage in everyday life.
Bridge to Braille (Cost) C. Castellano & 
D. Kosman
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a practical step by step guide showing parents and teachers how to help blind children progress in literacy.
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: Direct and consult services are defined by activities.
Children with Disabilities, 7th 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.
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 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, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
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)
DARS Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: An explanation of the Vocational Rehabilitation or transition programs (for those over 10 years of age) is given. For Texas residents only.
DBMAT (Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
General Information
website Report a problem!
Description: Family and professional organization and advocate for all ages and cognitive levels of individuals who are deaf-blind and multihandicapped (including blind-multihandicapped and deaf-multihandicapped).
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: This article, an excerpt from Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy (Wormsley and D'Andrea, 1997), addresses difficulties involved when determining reading media for students with low vision and proposes guidelines for appropriate decision-making.
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, 
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 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: 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.
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.
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.
Family-Focused Services for Infants and Young Children with Visual Impairments Anthony et al., 
2003.
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.
Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives, 2nd. Edition (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.
Good Tactile Graphic: DVD and Booklet (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Strategies video Report a problem!
Description: This presentation helps beginner and advanced tactile graphics makers 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.
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.
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.
IEP Meeting Agenda N/A Professional Resources ARD/IEP Meetings Word document Report a problem!
Description: This resource is Texas specific. It lists the order of details to be addressed during an ARD (IEP) meeting. To download the Microsoft Word document, look under the heading ARD Information.
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 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 Resource Guide (2007) K. Blankenship, 
et. al.
Assessment, 
Professional Resources
IEP, 
IEP Prep, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Program Planning, 
Student Data
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, 
Organizations, 
Pre-Braille
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An excellent article written by a parent providing information for free braille books and other free blindness specific services.
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 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, 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 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 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 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 Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
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.
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 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, 
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 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 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.
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.
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, 
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 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 [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.
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 (Cost) 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 includes consultation visits to local school districts and information regarding students with visual impairments. Link explains resources and services available. (Texas only)
Paths to Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Professional Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Emergent Literacy Skills, 
Functional Braille, 
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. Paths to Literacy provides information, strategies, resources, and research on a full range of areas related to literacy, including math. Literacy is promoted for all ages and levels, including students with multiple impairments. A forum can also be found here.
Perkins Activity and Resource Guide:A Handbook for Teachers and Parents of Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments (Cost) C. Cuchman, 
K. Heydt, 
S. Edwards, 
M.J. Clark & 
M. Allon
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: These books are a resource for a range of professional, parents and other caregivers who work with children with visual and multiple impairments. Areas of instruction include daily living skills, functional academics and orientation and mobility.
Perkins School for the Blind - Products (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Producer of various types of instructional aids and resources for families and professionals.
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.
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.
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 is explained and examples of how it can improve program planning for students with visual impairments are given.
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.
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
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.
Role of the TVI with Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments T. Anthony Early Childhood, 
Professional Resources
Early Intervention, 
Job Descriptions
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.
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.
Seedlings, Braille Books for Children (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Play, 
Pre-Braille, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of braille books for children (available in uncontracted and contracted braille).
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 Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Hearing Related, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
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 Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Products, 
Technology, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
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 Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Low Vision Device Training, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts, 
Technology, 
Writing Skills
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers one week courses during the regular school term for intensive training in specific areas of a student's IEP. Some programs are specific to a particular subject and some programs are specific to having a visual impairment.(Texas students only)
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 Process Step-by-Step N/A Professional Resources Eligibility, 
Referrals
website Report a problem!
Description: This guide explains each step in the special education process. In each step, learn what happens, who is involved, and the timelines associated. Tips for parents are also included.
Sports Extravaganza N/A 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 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.
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.
Summer Programs Available at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Arts and Crafts, 
Camp, 
Cane Travel, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Functional Skills, 
Games, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Recreation, 
Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
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
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.
Teaching Students With Visual Impairments Dawn Kuna Professional Resources Education the General Public, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A short presentation intended for the general public that explains different types of 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. 2nd Edition (Cost) V. E. Bishop Professional Resources General Information, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
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.
Technology Products and Software Demos from APH N/A Professional Resources, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Demonstrations of APH's technology products are provided.
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 SenseAbilities Newsletter and See/Hear Archives N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
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)
Texas State Library - Talking Book Program N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
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)
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 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 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, 
Parent Resources
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 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.
Unique Educational and Services Needs of Children with Deaf-Blindness N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
General Information article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A general overview of the unique needs for students of all ages who are deafblind.
Unique Needs of the Visually Impaired Infant J. Swanson & 
J. Bernas-Pierce
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Concept Development, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Intervention, 
Education the General Public
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This handout provides a brief overview of the following areas of concern for the visually impaired infant: assessment, cognitive needs, gross and fine motor needs, vision needs, communication needs, adaptive needs and social and emotional needs.
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 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 Tech Share- To Help Share Technology Devices and Web Links Blog Created by Vision Teachers in Rural West TX Professional Resources   website Report a problem!
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.
Visual Acuity Testing/Measurement: Making Sense of the Numbers M. Wilkinson Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Family Resources, 
Low Vision, 
Parent Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources, 
Vision
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article explains how to interpret visual acuity test results and also defines so of the common terminology used during routine eye exams.
Walters Low Vision Optics (Cost) N/A Professional Resources Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products for those with low vision. It includes monoculars and telescopes, computer aids and more.
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 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: 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.
Your Eyes T.H. Chalkley Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Resources, 
Vision
  Report a problem!
Description: A great 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, 
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.