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Alliance of and for Visually Impaired Texans – The Alliance of and for Texans (AVIT) is trying to grow its email listserv to ensure fast notification to those interested in its upcoming legislative efforts. Many legislative actions have very short notice, so fast communication is critical. This AVIT Listserv will be the primary means of sending information related to a bill AVIT is working on requiring O&M evaluations for all students being considered for eligibility as visually impaired. Sometimes we have less than 24 hours notice that an action is about to occur.  In addition, the AVIT Listserv provides a way to communicate on a variety of issues related to consumers and professionals who are visually impaired, blind, or deafblind.

A-Z Deafblindness - A long list of listservs and other great resources.’s Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities provides a detailed look at ways those with disabilities can stretch their dollars. Discounts, services, and special offers for people with disabilities are widely available, but very few businesses will mention their willingness to help simply because the risk of offending someone is just too big to risk saying something. Managing a disability can be tough, but you don't have to handle it all by yourself. The bottom line is: if you can save money, why not do it?

Family Matters blog - TSBVI blog for families.

Finding Wheels - There is a new listserv called finding_wheels that is a discussion venue for people to talk about transportation issues for children and young adults with vision impairments and strategies to assist young people in exploring their transportation options. The listserv is an extension of the curriculum Finding Wheels which Dr. Penny Rosenblum and Dr. Anne Corn co-authored. They wanted to set up a place where people who are using Finding Wheels or working with students on transportation issues could share ideas. To join the listserv send a message to . In the message write "subscribe finding_wheels, your e-mail address First Name Last Name." If you would prefer to send a message directly to Penny at , she would be happy to sign you up for the listserv.

Jewish Guild Healthcare - This organization provides a variety of information and support to parents of children with visual impairments, but you may want to check out their tele-support (conference calls) around such topics such as Cortical visual impairment, Retinopathy of prematurity, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, Autism spectrum disorders and visual impairment, Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome, CHARGE Syndrome, and Achromatopsia.They also offer groups for high school students planning to attend college and for the sighted siblings of blind and visually impaired children. - See more at:

Lista de Correo (listserv) Encontrando Ruedas - Hay una nueva lista de correo (listserv) llamada finding_wheels (encontrando ruedas) la cual es un área de discusión para que la gente platique sobre cuestiones relacionadas con el transporte de niños y jóvenes adultos con impedimentos visuales así como estrategias para ayudar a los jóvenes a explorar sus opciones de transporte. El listserv es una extensión del plan de estudios Finding Wheels (encontrando ruedas) que escribieron las doctoras Penny Rosenbum y Anne Corn. Querían establecer un lugar donde pudiera compartir ideas la gente que está usando Finding Wheels o trabajando con alumnos cuestiones de transporte,. Para suscribirse a esta lista de correos envíe un mensaje a . En el cuerpo del mensaje escriba “subscribe finding_wheels, su dirección de correo electrónico Nombre Apellido.” Si lo prefiere puede enviar un mensaje directamente a Penny a , a ella le encantará suscribirlo a la listserv.

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Distance Learning videos - View videos on a variety of topics related to visual impairment and deafblindness.