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 Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired


NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 2017

Family Social BBQ Dinner

Friday evening 5:30 - 8:00 pm, Recreation Building/Bistro (603)


Saturday 7:30 - 8:30 Quad (outside cafeteria)


7:30 - 8:30 (Cafeteria)


8:30 (Cafeteria)

Concurrent Activities

  • 9:00 - 1:00
  • Parent-Teacher Meetings (classrooms)
  • Wellness Fair (Quad) Parent Social Coffeehouse (603/Bistro)      
  • Orientation and Mobility Demonstrations 9:30 to 11:30(600/248)
  • Transition Fair 10-1:00 (covered walkways)
  • Student Art Show (602) PT/OT Open House (606/120)
  • EXIT Team Specific Activities (see schedule for details)

Picnic Lunch

11:30 - 1:00


 Carnival Activities

   11:45 – 1:50

“A Century to Celebrate” Commemorative Video & Student Performance (602/auditorium)

  2:00 - 3:30

Parents will receive an individualized schedule at registration.

Childcare will be available  8:00 - 1:00 (606/144)

Please bring your old or unused eyeglasses for our Lions Club.

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SWOMA Conference 2017

The 2017 Southwest Orientation and Mobility Association (SWOMA) Conference takes place October 20th - 21st, 2017 at Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston. Featured speakers and topics include among others:

* Linda Myers and Wendy Scheffers: Street Crossings for Travelers Who Are Visually Impaired, Part 1 and Part 2 
* Kay Clarke: Mobility Devices and Very Young Children: Clues to Making Informed Decisions 
* Ed Gervasoni: O & M Assessment & Instruction Strategies for Individuals Who Are DeafBlind or Have Combined Vision & Hearing Losses (CVHL) 
* Joe Cioffi: A model for blindness wayfinding; combining ibeacon messaging with searchable precompiled directions and pre-journey exploration. 
* Diane Brauner and Ed Summers: Hi-Tech O&M for Everyone!

Register now and get the early bird discount rates! (

Austin Community Foundation Fighting Blindness Potluck

Some of your local Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) members are hosting a community potluck with our friends at TSBVI! Join us for some scrumptious food, and a wonderful afternoon with new and old friends. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet your neighbors in the Austin area. Bring your favorite finger food item or afternoon snack to share! RSVP by Wednesday, October 25th.

Hurricane Harvey Resources

Our thoughts are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The safety of our students and staff are our priority and we encourage you to be prepared and stay safe, too.

If you need a shelter, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Si necesita un refugio, por favor llame al 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767).

For readiness tips and information, visit WHAT THE US GOVERNMENT IS DOING (Huracán Harvey - En español)

The following resources are provided by FEMA

Resources for Hurricane Harvey

Social Media Accounts to Follow

The Austin Blind Café Returns to Austin in 2017

After a series of sold out events in recent years, the Austin Blind Café is back by popular demand.

The Blind Café is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers.

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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Presents SMALL ACTORS

Directed by Robert Pierson, Small Actors is a one act play by Stephen Gregg. In the play, Emily desperately wants to play the lead in her high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Instead, she gets a one-line, four-word role. Nonetheless, she tells her parents (who will be out of town during the performance) that she got the lead, and suddenly, things spin way out of control. This outlandishly funny and very touching play is about the roles we all play—in theatre and in life.

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"White Cane Day Promotes Independence Among Blind Community"

The 2016 White Cane Day, hosted at the TSBVI campus, was huge success! "Thank you" to everyone who contributed and participated. We also made the news! Read the article written by Alex Stockwell and featured on Spectrum News.

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LONE STAR CLASSIC, a Youth Goalball Tournament

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting the LONE STAR CLASSIC, a youth Goalball tournament, the weekend of October 14th-15th, 2016, at the TSBVI campus in Austin, Texas. Nine youth advanced teams will compete in the tournament. This is an event not to be missed! Powerhouse Goalball team from Florida, Alabama, and, of course, the best teams in the state of Texas, too! Come out and support our student-athletes. GO WILDCATS!

Join the students and staff at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Thursday, February 25th, in celebrating the Unified English Braille Code.

The events will be live-streamed from TSBVI.


Program Sponsored by the TSBVI Student Council

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2:15pm to 2:45 pm

  • Welcome
  • Braille Cheer by the Cheerleaders and Pep Squad
  • UEB Q & A Dialogue by Demetria and Ta'Lia
  • History of the Braille Code by Moreblessings and Mariana
  • "We Need Braille" by Precious Perez with Power Point of students using Braille
  • Announce the winners of the UEB Contest

Refreshments will be served in the Cafeteria immediately following the program. All students and staff invited.


Student created poems, stories, artwork and more will be judged and winners announced at the end of the program. All entries should be turned into the Learning Resource Center by the end of the school day, Wednesday, February 24th.


The UEB scavenger hunt has been on-going all month with the first clue located on the bulletin board in the main instructional building, 600. All students welcome to participate. See your O&M instructor for more details and to get started.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting the LONE STAR CLASSIC, a youth Goalball tournament, the weekend of October 2th-3th, 2015, at the TSBVI campus in Austin, Texas. Ten youth advanced teams will compete in the tournament. This is an event not to be missed! Powerhouse Goalball team from Florida, Arizona, and, of course, the best teams in the state of Texas, too! Come out and support our student athletes. GO WILDCATS!

The tournament will have live video streaming on the webpage,, Saturday, October 3, 2015 (Saturday Only).

2015 Lone Star Classic Youth Goalball Tournament
Game Schedule
October 2 & 3, 2015
Friday  5:00PM-10:30PM

Round Robin format
*7 Minute HalvesBoys (Main Gym):
5:15 pm  TEXAS vs. SAN ANTONIO
DINNER at Bistro – 6:00-8:00
8:15   TEXAS vs. ARIZONA
9:45   FLORIDA vs. ARIZONAGirls (Goalball Gym):
5:15 pm  DALLAS vs. TEXAS
DINNER at Bistro – 6:00-8:00
6:00    TEXAS vs. WILDCATS
6:45    ARIZONA vs. DALLAS
8:15    FLORIDA vs. DALLAS
9:00    ARIZONA vs. TEXAS
9:45    TEXAS vs. FLORIDABoys (Main Gym):
Saturday 8:00AM-8:30PM
*7 Minute Halves8:15 am SAN ANTONIO vs. WILDCATS
9:00     FLORIDA vs. TEXAS
9:45     WILDCATS vs. ARIZONAGirls (Goalball Gym):
Saturday 8:00AM-8:30PM

*7 Minute Halves8:15 am FLORIDA vs. ARIZONA
9:45    DALLAS vs. WILDCATSSaturday 10:30AM-8:30PM
*7 Minute HalvesMain Gym
10:30 Girls #5 vs. #4
11:15 Boys #5 vs. #4
Brunch/Lunch at Bistro  – 11:00-1:00Semi-Finals in Main Gym
*10 Minute Halves12:00 Girls #2 vs. #3
1:00 Boys #2 vs. #3
2:00 Girls #1 vs. #4
3:00 Boys #1 vs. #4Medal Round in Main Gym
*10 Minute HalvesDinner at Bistro – 4:00-6:00
4:00 Girls Bronze Medal Game
5:00 Boys Bronze Medal Game
6:00 Girls Gold Medal Game
7:00 Boys Gold Medal GameAward presentations after final game