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Fall 1998 Volume 3, Number 4

Editor's Corner

Have you noticed we've made changes in SEE/HEAR? We appreciate those of you who responded to the survey about the newsletter which appeared in the July edition. The changes you see are in response to your suggestions; we hope the rest of you like them. First of all you will see that we have four sections of the newsletter: Family, Programming, Syndromes/Conditions, and News & Views. The section markers will make it easier for you to home in on your favorite part of the newsletter. The Family section will include articles written by family members including children and adults with visual impairments and deafblindness, parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, etc. The Programming section contains articles about educational and rehabilitative programming and best practices. The Syndromes/Conditions section includes information about specific syndromes or conditions that occur with children who have visual impairments and/or deafblindness such as Usher Syndrome, retinoblastoma, cerebral palsy, ROP, etc. The News & Views section contains information on legislative issues, resources, workshops, agencies, etc. We will also continue to offer the newsletter in a range of formats: English and Spanish regular print, and English large print, braille, disk, and audio. We are also now making the full newsletter, in both English and Spanish, available on the TSBVI website at <www.tsbvi.edu>. You can also find many articles from past editions of both the English and Spanish version of SEE/HEAR archived there.

The other big change with SEE/HEAR involves the addition of several more staff members. Joining the SEE/HEAR publication committee are: Jean Robinson, Family Editor, Ann Rash, Programming Editor, Gigi Newton, Syndromes/Conditions Editor, and Jim Durkel, News & Views Editor. Returning to Deafblind Outreach this fall is one of my dear friends, Craig Axelrod; we are all so pleased to have him back with us. Craig will take over as Layout Editor. Of course, Berta Green, Production Editor and Edgenie Lindquist, TCB Editor continue to do the great work I've come to depend on in getting the newsletter out to you. I will serve as Editor-in-Chief. Once again Jim Allan, Webmaster from TSBVI, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, and Juanita Barker and Stephanie Campbell from TCB in Lubbock will lend their support to our efforts.

Please let us hear from you regarding the changes we have made. Our goal is to make the information in SEE/HEAR practical, timely, and enjoyable to read. Let us know if you think we are meeting our goal. You may contact me at TSBVI, Texas Deafblind Outreach, 1100 West 45th St., Austin, TX 78756, phone (512) 206-9224 or (800) 872-5273, or email to sheditor@tsbvi.edu.

Let me also encourage you to visit the TSBVI web page. Our web address is <www.tsbvi.edu>. If you do not have a computer at home, go to your public library. Most libraries now have Internet access. You can find the web version of our newsletter, publications from our school, plus much more. Check us out!

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Last Revision: July 30, 2002