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Congratulations, TSBVI Class of 2018!

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"Web For All 2016 TPG Web Accessibility Challenge Judges Award"

Online Nemeth Braille Input / Output Using Content MathML, by Samuel S. Dooley, Susan Osterhaus, Dan Brown, Edgar Lozano and Su H. Park, won the Web For All 2016 TPG Web Accessibility Challenge Judges Award! Congratulations, team!

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Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) Registration is OPEN!

SCIVIS is a week long camp that takes place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It is coordinated by teachers of the visually impaired and is accessible! Computers used my students in the Space Camp Programs have been adapted for speech and large print output; materials and equipment used during missions are available in braille and large print. Students participate fully. Each student is screened based on their eye medical condition and limitations may be placed on some.

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Información de Sordoceguera en Español de el siteo Pinterest

Hay muchos recursos buenos en el siteo Pinterest. 

Búsqueda de " sordoceguera " para encontrar juegos, lecciones , consejos y más.

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The BEP is providing currency readers, free of charge, to eligible blind and visually impaired individuals. 

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has asked TSBVI to spread the word about their U.S. Currency Reader Program. 

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Persons with disabilities can receive access to free Web and Digital Accessibility Courses from Deque University for one year!

If you are interested in web or application design and development and have a disability, this is an offer that you will not want to miss.

On Aug 21, 2015 12:46 PM, "Timony, James (DCPL)" <> wrote:

NLS is investigating the feasibility of developing and distributing a braille display for reading its electronic braille books and magazines. They are seeking experienced braille display users to participate in a focus group to provide input. Topics to be discussed include: your experiences using a braille display to read books and magazines; your preferences regarding physical factors of an ideal braille display for reading braille materials from the library; and your thoughts about the best ways to navigate such materials. The focus group will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 10:00-noon in the Learning Lab, room 215 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, Washington DC, 20001. The Library is between Gallery Place and Metro Center. There is no public parking at the library.

If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to Judy Dixon, or call her at 202-707-0722 and provide your name and a brief description of your past experiences with braille displays.


James Patrick Timony
Librarian, Adaptive Technology
DC Public Library

Attention Texas Advocates and Parents: Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act Information!

Are you concerned about the education of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind students?

Would you like to learn more about a proposal to improve educational outcomes for these children?

Join our information call to learn about the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act and to discuss how Texas families and advocates can reach out to lawmakers and help secure their support!

When: May 11, 7:30 Central time/8:30 Eastern time

To join the teleconference, dial 866-939-3921 or 678-302-3550. When prompted, enter the access code: 3151839. Please dial in ten minutes prior to the 7:30pm CT start time for this call.

What: This call will summarize the goals and language of this proposal, as well as strategies to have it introduced in Congress

Who should attend this call: Texas parents and advocates for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind children.

Who will lead this call: Mark Richert, American Foundation for the Blind, and Barbara Raimondo, Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf. An operator will facilitate the flow of the communication.

Please rsvp to Barbara Raimondo by May 11, noon Central time.

About the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires schools to evaluate students with disabilities to determine their educational needs, provide services and settings based on those needs, and be accountable for their academic outcomes. Despite these efforts, the educational outcomes of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind students have not been commensurate with their abilities. These students require specialized services to meet their unique, diverse needs, services that often are not available in today's schools. The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act will shine a light on the needs of these students and enhance accountability for the services they require, thereby leading to improved outcomes.

03/20/2015 UPDATE

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments,

Several weeks ago we opened an online survey to gather information about the experiences of TSVIs who work with students who are dual media users. We have been very pleased with the response to our survey but feel by gathering more responses we'll be able to better inform the field about strategies used to assess and instruct students who use both print and braille as their literacy mediums.

If you have completed the survey, thank you! If you have not, please consider doing so. Also, attached is a flyer about our survey. Please share it with other TSVIs in the US and Canada.

The survey will remain open until April 30, 2015. Please follow this link to read the consent form and if you choose to complete the survey:

Original Information provided by: 

L. Penny Rosenblum, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
Office: 520-621-1223

Original Opportunity Posting Follows:

We are interested in learning about your experiences as a TSVI working with students who use print and braille as their literacy medium.  If you are a TSVI in the United States or Canada who has worked/is working with a student who uses both print and braille during the 2012-2013, 2013-2014 or 2014-2015 school year we invite you to take part in an online survey.  The online survey will remain open until April 30, 2015.

Please follow this link to read the consent form and if you choose to complete the survey:

This study has been approved by the IRB at University of South Carolina Upstate.  If you have any questions about this study please contact either:

Dr. Tina Herzberg                        Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum


We are conducting a study to understand how an assistive robot can introduce itself in a helpful manner to visually impaired people. This study is part of a larger endeavor to enhance human-robot interaction for robots assisting visually impaired people in tasks related to urban navigation.

We are looking for participants who are visually impaired and 18 years old and older to complete an online survey (approximately 15 minutes):

Your responses and the responses of other participants will help us to design better interaction techniques that will lead to more capable robots that can assist you and others in a variety of tasks. The Carnegie Mellon University Institutional Review Board has approved this study (HS13-317).

This study is part of a research project conducted by the TechBridgeWorld research group ( at Carnegie Mellon University and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation National Robotics Initiative. For more information, please visit our project website:

Thank you for your interest and for your time.


Ermine Teves and Byung-Cheol Min ()

Ermine Teves, TSB ’08, HNZ ‘14 | Project Manager at TechBridgeWorld

Carnegie Mellon University | | +1-412-268-1289