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You may now listen to the articles published in our TX SenseAbilities Spring 2015 issue on your computer or mobile device!

Click each link below to listen the the articles individually or download the .zip archive containing all of the audio files in one package. These files are in .mp3 format.

  • Faces of Fitness: Blog by Bev Childress

    A Publication about Visual Impairments and Deafblindness for Families and Professionals Blog article published with permission.
    Abstract: The journey of how a woman with a visual impairment becomes a CrossFit trainer. 
    Listen to "Faces of Fitness: Blog by Bev Childress".

  • What My Parents Did Right: Recommendations for Parents of Children with Blindness

    By Patricia Walsh
    Abstract: The author discusses how her parents helped her become a competent and independent blind adult. 
    Listen to "What My Parents Did Right: Recommendations for Parents of Children with Blindness".

  • Questions? Where Do Parents Go for Answers?

    By Cyral Miller, Director, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach Program
    Abstract: The author discusses local, regional and statewide resources which can provide information and support to families with blind school aged and transition aged students with visual impairment
    Listen to "Questions? Where Do Parents Go for Answers?".

  • New to Deafblindness? Five Tips for Administrators

    By Marina McCormick, M.Ed., Region 4 Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Coordinator
    Abstract: The author discusses ways local school districts can serve students with deafblindness. She emphasizes collaboration, putting the student first, rewarding outstanding staff, and including the student as part of the local community.
    Listen to "New to Deafblindness? Five Tips for Administrators".

  • Learning About My Eye

    Submitted by Cindy Bachofer, PhD, CLVT (with thanks to Maribeth Betton & Cristi Fleming for the invitation to their classroom)
    Abstract: The author discusses ways to teach students with visual impairment about anatomy and functions of the eye, visual impairment, and eye examinations. She lends her personal perspective as a teacher and consultant with visual impairment herself.
    Listen to "Learning About My Eye".

  • General Orientation and Mobility Recommendations for Functional Programs

    By Chris Tabb, Orientation and Mobility Consultant
    Abstract: The author presents an overview of orientation and mobility instructions for students with significant disabilities in addition to visual impairment. 
    Listen to "General Orientation and Mobility Recommendations for Functional Programs".

  • Element Arrangement on a Tactile Graphic Document

    By Patrick Van Geem, TVI, Educational Consultant, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach
    Abstract: The author discusses standards and practices in tactile graphics, along with some related braille formatting including information relevant to the use of Duxbury and the Tiger embosser.
    Listen to "Element Arrangement on a Tactile Graphic Document".

  • News and Views

    Parent Companion Excerpt from Parent to Parent website Announcing Parent Companion and Eye Find Brochure details.
    Listen to the "News and Views" articles.
    Visit Parent Companion
    Download the Eye Find Brochure

  • Texas Works on Implementation Plan for Changes to the Braille Code

    By William Daugherty, Superintendent, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Abstract:  Superintendent Daugherty shares information on changes to the braille code.  He reviews the steps to make the transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to the Unified English Braille code (UEB). 
    Listen to "Texas Works on Implementation Plan for Changes to the Braille Code".

  • The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    By Scott Bowman, Interim Assistant Commissioner,Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Service – Division of Blind Services (DARS-DBS)
    Abstract: Mr. Bowman reviews the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the focus on ensuring that adults and teen with disabilities are prepared to meet the ever changing work world.
    Listen to "The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act".