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© TSBVI 2008 - Order #47801OME (English) or 47801OMS (Spanish)

TSBVI is pleased to announce their new O&M brochure available in English and in Spanish: Learn to Move and Aprender a Moverse.  The brochure was especially written with and for parents.  The Learn to Move/Aprender a Moverse brochure provides parents basic information about orientation and mobility in an easy to access format. 

The brochure includes many images of children of all ages and disabilities, traveling with a cane and other mobility devices in an array of settings.  The Learn to Move/ Aprender a Moverse brochure provides parents information about what O&M specialists do, and how their child may be able to benefit from O&M skills.  The Learn to Move/ Aprender a Moverse brochure acknowledges that not all children need O&M at all times, and encourages parents to request an evaluation.
The Learn to Move and Aprender a Moverse brochures are packaged in sets of 25 brochures and are free (Shipping fees plus a $2.50 handling fee apply).  You can order by downloading the form and either mailing or faxing it back to TSBVI.

Learn to Move - Front. The picture is a flap that opens...

revealing the inside....

close the flap and turn it over...

In Spanish...

By Dr. Phil Hatlen  (2009)
248 pp. - Order # 59400HATL  or text file Order # 59400HATL

Dr. Hatlen recounts his personal journey in the field of education of students with visual impairments. In this insightful book, the reader gets a first-hand look at his life's work and the core convictions that drove his professional career. He shares his viewpoints on various topics that we face each day in working with students with blindness and visual impairments. In addition, he gives an historical account of the events that have shaped our field, and he leaves us with issues to consider for our future.

Some of the areas Dr. Hatlen discusses are:

  • Educational Needs of Blind and Visually Impaired Children
  • Placement
  • The Expanded Core Curriculum
  • Braille
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Students with Multiple Impairments
  • Mentors and Peers


Books purchased from TSBVI may be returned for credit or a refund subject to the following conditions:

  • Any book(s) returned must be in new and sellable condition. Books returned with stamps, marks, stickers, etc., in/on the book will not be accepted for credit or refund.
  • There will be a 25% restocking fee on all returns.
  • Credit or refunds will be made to the customer in the form of the original payment method within thirty-days for books in re-sellable condition.
  • A return authorization number is no longer necessary for book returns.
  • A packing slip, sales receipt or invoice referencing the original order must accompany the returns.
  • It is the customer’s responsibility to wrap and pack the book(s) in a protective manner.
  • Shipping costs and tracking are the responsibility of the customer.
  • Books must be returned by an insured, traceable carrier (e.g., UPS, FedEX, DHL). The customer is responsible for the return shipment until we receive it.  Books damaged in transit are not the responsibility of TSBVI.


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Austin, TX 78756

Customer Satisfaction Statement:

If you are dissatisfied with your book for any reason we will refund the cost, less the 25% restocking fee, providing it is in its original condition. We will only refund shipping costs if the return is a result of our error.


 EFFECTIVE February 25, 2013

Selected Anomolies and Diseases of the Eye

Table of Contents

This collection of eye diseases and anomalies was prepared for the Teacher of the Visually [Impaired], who may need a rapid reference for consultative and interpretive purposes. This is a web-based reference work. Each page includes related websites for additional information. If you would like a personal copy (without related websites), please see attachments below.

Most of the conditions will be found in school age or preschool children and youth. A few exceptions were included, since they occur commonly in the visually impaired population (e.g., diabetic retinopathy and presbyopia).

Every effort has been made to be accurate, concise and objective, however, it is recognized that there may be a variety of opinions among educators and eye specialists (particularly concerning treatment and implications). Each visually impaired individual is unique, and should be viewed as such; treatments and educational considerations must be designed to meet individual needs.

This Manual should not be considered a complete information guide. There is no substitute for a detailed ophthalmological textbook, and every Teacher of the Visually [Impaired] should own at least one. A reference list is included at the end.

Since medical technology and knowledge is constantly being expanded, several blank pages have been included in the back of this Manual. The user is encouraged to add notes or references as needed.

It is hoped that this Manual will serve the needs of Teachers of the Visually [Impaired] as it was intended. These persons are often the facilitators of success for visually impaired children and youth, and have historically been liaison agents between educators and the eye care professions. Perhaps this Manual will enhance those functions.

© 1990 Virginia E. Bishop, Ph.D.