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Check Out the Latest International Lion Club Magazine's Shout Out TSBVI!

The May 1, 2017, issue of the International Lion Club Magazine contains a 6-page article on TSBVI that is sent to all members of Lions Clubs around the world! Read the full story here.

We are pleased to announce that H-E-B has begun offering talking prescription labels at four of its pharmacies for customers who are blind or visually impaired. H-E-B is working with Disability Rights Texas and American Council of the Blind of Texas to offer this service and will also be working with these organizations on future plans for this technology.

Up-to-date listing of all participating pharmacies

The talking labels are currently being offered at the following HEB locations:

San Antonio Locations

Austin Locations

H-E-B is using the ScripTalk talking label system manufactured by En-Vision America.

WEST Austin Studio Tour

"We, the Fine Arts students of Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, intend to inform and entertain the public with our many diverse abilities and unique perspectives through artwork and performance arts. Our multimedia artwork reflects our experiences in the world as curious, expressive human beings who desire open communication with those around us."

The students of TSBVI are proudly participating in the WEST Austin Studio Tour this year. The public is invited to visit our "I Can't Hear You, It's Too Dark In Here" exhibition on May 13th and 21st from 11am - 6pm at the TSBVI Fine Arts Gallery, Building #602, on our campus. 

For more information, contact Gretchen Bettes at 512-206-9142.

The College Success Program at the Perkins School for the Blind

Descriptor: A college preparatory program for students who will have
graduated high school by August, 2017, and who are in the process of
applying to college.

Contact:  or 617-972-7573 
Website: www.Perkins.org/College

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In Remembrance of Ms. Eddie Langdon

Services for legendary TSBVI teacher Ms. Eddie Langdon, 103 years old, will
be on February 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM at King Tears, 1300 East 12th Street,
Austin, Texas.

2017 Chapter Presentation and VisionWalk Kickoff!

Join us for our second Chapter Presentation, and first VisionWalk Kickoff
in Austin! Learn about some of the latest research and clinical trial
updates for retinal diseases, and discover the resources available to you
in Austin. Additional presenters and details will be added after the
holidays.

Congratulations to the 2017 TSBVI Outstanding Direct Care Staff Members

The outstanding staff members will be recognized for their excellent work at the next board meeting​.

Farewell to Our Friend, Sue Schultheis (1954-2016)

With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to beloved TSBVI Payroll Officer Sue Schultheis. Sue was an amazing example of strength and grace to all of us. Her presence in the Business Office will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society, local Humane Society or a charity of choice. Marietta Times' Obituary

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In Memory of Jay Howard Stitely (1954-2016)

With great sadness we share the loss of Mr. Jay Stiteley, a beloved friend to many at TSBVI and in the disability community. Jay served as the City of Houston's primary advocate for the disability community, working closely with city officials, the Houston Commission on Disabilities and partner agencies to ensure the delivery of essential services, including legal clinics, financial empowerment workshops, tax preparation assistance and job and health fairs. He introduced “disability etiquette” workshops for local professionals who serve people with disabilities, stressing appropriate interaction and the importance of treating people with dignity and respect.

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How's It Working for You? AFB Launches Communications and Video Technology Surveys

Unless you live entirely off the proverbial grid, you are likely a user of mobile phone, TV programming, cable/satellite, personal computer, office phone, apps, land line, and/or any other related communications and video technologies. If you, your family members and/or friends are also blind or visually impaired, then you know all too well that the accessibility and usability of these technologies is a mixed bag. With your help, we can tell a more complete story about these technologies and how successfully, or unsuccessfully, they are being used by people with vision loss. Read the full article or start taking surveys.