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TSBVI Outreach Virtual Consultation

If you are a teacher, family member, or work in other ways with a student in Texas who has a visual impairment or is deafblind and would like to connect with one of our Outreach providers in a timely manner, please use the rapid response form.

Through sharing information, we may be able to offer suggestions and/or resources that would address whatever questions you may have related to your student.

Due to the ongoing restrictions implemented to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are unable to offer our full range of consultative services at this time. Please use this form to request a consultation with one of our team members via phone, email, or video conference.

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SAVE the DATE!
2021 Texas Deafblind Education Symposium

March 4th–6th, 2021

Planning for the future is difficult at this time. With great optimism, the Texas Deafblind Project has reserved dates for the 2021 Texas Deafblind Education Symposium.

Mark your calendar for March 4th–6th, 2021, and prepare for a 3-day symposium event at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock, Texas.

As always, educators and family members of school-aged children and youth who are deafblind will be able to network with one another as they learn from experts from around Texas, the nation, and the world.

Registration will open in Fall, 2020. A call for papers is open now. Stay tuned for updates!

Our 2021 Symposium will be done in coordination with partners, including:

  • the Texas Sensory Support Network (TxSSN),
  • the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB),
  • our great Texas family support organizations,
  • and the Deafblind International (DbI) Network of the Americas.

If we can gather once again as a group, we hope to see you in 2021!

Texas Families Together—A weekly online discussion for families only!

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Families with children who are visually impaired or deafblind, let’s gather during this COVID-19 time! Join for an hour of sharing, connecting, and encouraging as only families can do with each other. This is YOUR time, so settle your kiddos in an activity where they can be safely entertained, grab a snack and a drink, and give yourself this hour!

Find Texas Families Together Session Information here https://www.tsbvi.edu/tx-families-together

TSBVI Outreach Coffee Hour

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Find information about the TSBVI Coffe Hour sessions and links to webinar transcripts, videos, presentations, and resources. https://www.tsbvi.edu/coffeehour

Social Distancing with TSBVI Outreach Programs

Social distancing can be tough... Educators, would you like to expand your knowledge and skills during your time away from the classroom? Parents and family, would you also like to learn more? Check out our free resources! We have archived webinars, e-learning courses, short videos, MP3 recordings, podcasts, publications, and more!

Update for TSBVI Low Vision Conference 2020:

The theme for Low Vision Conference 2020 is Accessing 21st Century Tech:  What’s Applicable, Available, and Affordable. Considering the changes that COVID-19 has caused, the full-day face-to-face conference has been postponed until the 2020-2021 school year. 

Archived Webinars

Most of our archived webinars are available for SBEC and ACVREP credit. You can find a complete list under the Past Recorded Webinars (By Topic) drop-down menu on the left side menu of our Online Learning page. You do not need to register to view them. However, if you would like to receive CEU credit, then please be sure to read and follow our instructions on how to apply. Also, please be aware that we still have live webinars scheduled on our calendar. Sign up today and join in on these unique and interactive online experiences!


Want to know about TSBVI Outreach Programs services?

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TSBVI Outreach Programs provide information, training and support to families, professionals in education and rehabilitation, and community members involved in the lives of individuals with visual impairments or deafblindness, who range in age from birth through twenty-two years old. Our focus is on students and programs in local communities throughout Texas. We bring most of our services directly to you.

What Services Do We Provide?

We provide a variety of services! Outreach assistance is available at little or no charge. Choose the program you need to support family members and professionals involved with students with visual impairments or deafblindness:

  • Individualized local consultations to families, schools, and other related agencies or community organizations
  • Training for families, professionals and paraprofessionals through face-to-face workshops and conferences around the state, video-conferencing, and web-based technologies
  • Resources on visual impairments and deafblindness such as articles, on-line videos, a newsletter, American Printing House for the Blind (APH) materials, and assistive technology on loan
  • Partnering with local, state and national agencies and organizations to help build quality local programs for students with visual impairments and deafblindness

How Do You Make a Request for Our Services?

Select "Request a Service" from the drop-down menu on the top left of the screen to request consultation or training. Select "APH Materials" or "Technology Loan Program" from the menu on the left to request materials or technology.

You may also contact the Outreach Director, Kate Borg, at  or by calling 512-206-9242 with general feedback, ideas, or issues related to the services we provide.