Tech Loan Program Description

Instructions on accessing the Tech Loan Program.


The purpose of the Technology Loan Program is to provide loan equipment to students with visual impairments, which will enable them to realize their educational potential. The Technology Loan Program was started with funding from a private foundation (Hobletzelle) grant and federal funds awarded through the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The program provides transitional equipment that will enable students to receive necessary instruction. The Educational Service Centers and TSBVI will assist children, teachers, and parents with training to ensure that the student is able to benefit from the loan device(s).


TSBVI has developed a lending library of technological devices available to all Texas students with visual impairments. Technology will be loaned for the benefit of any student in Texas eligible for services as a student with visual impairments. The function of the program is to provide specialized adaptive equipment and software that will adapt the local school district’s computer systems for access to the visually impaired or will be used exclusively by the student with visual impairments.


The Outreach Director is responsible for the accurate implementation of this procedure. All equipment loans will be made with the understanding in writing that an agency will assume responsibility for damaged or lost equipment. Equipment upgrades will be funded through the loan program. Summer loans will be limited to students who have a school or DARS assuming responsibility for the equipment.


**This section is currently being updated**

Please contact Donna Clemens ( for more information.

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