Welcome to Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) serves as a special public school in the continuum of statewide placements for students who have a visual impairment. Students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus. It is also a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.
The other major divisions of TSBVI are: School and Student Services (student admissions and records); the Business, Operations and Technology Division (budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll, supply warehouse, maintenance, food service, security, transportation, duplication and technology); and Executive Administration (superintendent's office, human resources, curriculum, legal, internal audit and risk management).
You are invited!
Students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired fall in and out of love in the northern mythical town of Almost, Maine. In this romantic comedy, 6 actors play 19 different characters in a hilarious look at matters of the heart. “Almost, Main” by John Cariani, will be presented at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 30th and at 7:30 PM on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd in the school auditorium. The three performances are free and open to all. To assure a seat, tickets can be reserved through Eventbrite. Visit the play’s event page on Facebook .
The three performances are free and open to all.
DATES: Thursday, April 30th at 1:00 PM; Friday, May 1st at 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM.
Announcements & Current Events
- 03/20/15 UPDATED: TSVIS Wanted to Share Experiences with Students Who Use Print and Braille
- 02/26/15 Carnegie Mellon University is seeking research subjects who are blind or visually impaired to participate in a short survey investigating human-robotic interaction specific to mobility.
- 02/03/15 Registration open for Summer Engineering Experience for Students with Visual Impairments or Blindness to be held July 19-24, 2015 at North Carolina State University.
- 01/15/15 President Obama has signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act to provide financial support to people with disabilities and their families.
New Additions to the Site
- 02/03/15 ECC Webinar for Administrators
- 01/26/15 Updated (Originally Posted 9/19/2014) Q&A: ECC instruction and O&M evaluations
- 01/09/15 News about 2015 Federal Quota Funds - New materials to be ordered in May, 2015.
- 12/04/14 2013-14 TSBVI Annual Report PDF and DOC
- 10/07/14 Functional Vision Evaluation Checklist for Preverbal and Nonverbal Children - (DOC 143KB)
- 2014 Educating Students with Visual Impairments in Texas: Guidelines and Standard
- 2014 La Educación de Estudiantes con Impedimentos Visuales en Texas: Guías y Normas
TSBVI in the News
- Is Braille Obsolete? This story, produced by Ryan Kailath with input from TSBVI student Demetria Ober, Superintendent Bill Daugherty, and staffers Kay Pruett, Robert Pierson, Kodie Montgomery, and Carrie Clark, addresses smartphones and technology changing life in the blind and blind education community. It was broadcast on New York NPR station WNYC twice on March 25, 2015. http://www.wnyc.org/story/
- TSBVI Alumni, Fred Lowery, is the subject of a story featured in the Winter 2015 Texas Music magazine.