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100 Years and Better Than Ever

If you missed the celebration on campus last month, you may view a brief video brief video commemorating 100 years at TSBVI's permanent location in north Austin with all the exciting changes that have taken place over the years; interviews with alumni, current and former staff, and footage from the 1920's to 2017. A text transcript and mp3 audio file are also available.

2018 Texas Focus Conference: On the Move

March 1-3, 2018
Crowne Plaza Austin North Central
Austin, Texas 

This year's Texas Focus takes a broad focus on movement and the important role it plays in learning and living a healthy and happy life.

To learn more about the main conference event and two special pre-conference events visit the Texas Focus webpage.

2017 Guidelines and Standards for Educating Students with Visual Impairments

The new guidelines and standards are now available for download in PDF and DOCX formats. Spanish versions in PDF and DOCX.

Download Braille Books

From the TSBVI card catalog you can now search for books by name or braille format (contracted/uncontracted), braille translator extension (abt, brf, or dxb), or braille translator name (Braille2000 or Duxbury). And, you can search for UEB books - we will have some up by the new year. 

Go to the TSBVI card catalog and search for "dogs brf uncontracted".  Help is available at Help with braille files

Texas Surplus Textbook Redistribution

The Special Textbook Redistribution Center (STRC) will accept surplus braille and large-print instructional materials from November 6, 2017, through March 29, 2018.

Instructions for shipping surplus braille and large-print instructional materials, including out-of-adoption materials.

If you have questions concerning this process, please contact  or .

Frog Picture

Recruiting Academic Students who Want to Build Their Graphic Literacy Skills

Do you have a student who is doing math at the 5th to 7th grade level who can benefit from systematic instruction in using graphics to gather information to solve math problems? As a TVI, are you looking for strategies to teach your students so they are efficient consumers of graphics?

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The Spectacle: 2016-17

Read the latest issue of The Spectacle, a TSBVI newsletter for parents which summarizes the previous school year. The newsletter is available for download in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Team USA at the 2017 IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships in Hungary!!

Photo of Boys USA Goalball Team

Final Results

Men: 1. USA 2. Brazil 3. Russia 4. Hungary 5. Poland 6. Israel 7. Sweden 8. South Korea 9. Germany 10. Spain

Women: 1. Australia 2. Russia 3. Brazil 4. Germany 5. USA 6. Israel 7. South Korea 8. Hungary 9. Spain

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Watch Live: Goalball USA Youth Teams in Hungary for World Championships

Nine youth goalball athletes are competing at the 2017 IBSA World Youth Games, July 3 - 7th 2017.

The results so far: The Boys USA team beat Russia 12-2, and the Girls USA team won vs. Spain 7-3 !! View the current scores and schedules or watch the games Live !!

Graduation 2017

The TSBVI 2017 Graduation Ceremony will take place at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 1st in the Goodenough Auditorium, located in the Fine Arts Building, 1100 W. 45th Street. If you are not able to attend, you can watch the ceremony on our school's Live Video Stream.