About TX SenseAbilities

TX SenseAbilities is an online magazine published bi-annually for professionals and families of students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. It is a collaboration with TSBVI, the Texas Health and Human Services Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program, and the TWC.

Published Two Times a Year in the Fall and Spring

TX SenseAbilities is a collaboration of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and Texas Health and Human Services (HHS). We currently publish twice a year, in the fall and in the spring, and provide this newsletter in English, Spanish and audio. The audio version is provided by Learning Ally, Austin, TX. We are partially funded with federal funds.

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We welcome submissions to our newsletter and would love to hear your ideas and suggestions. If you would like to submit an article for publication, please contact one of the Section Editors below.

Statement of Diversity and Accessibility for TX SenseAbiliities

TX SenseAbilities is a publication in which the individual identities and needs of people are valued. That is why we strive to make our content accessible to all users by always following WCAG web accessibility standards, and providing Spanish language and audio-only versions of our articles.

Our communications are regularly improved through the use of person-first language, except in instances where an individual author has expressed their preferred statements of identity.

Publication Staff

  • Ann Adkins – Editor-in-Chief
  • Cyral Miller – Editor
  • Suzanne Becker – Photo and Content Editor
  • Melanie Schacht – Assistant to the Editor
  • Kathi Garza – Family Wisdom Editor
  • Sara Kitchen – Effective Practices Editor
  • Adam Graves – Effective Practices Editor
  • Juanita Barker – News & Views Editor
  • Julie Johnson – News & Views Editor
  • Steven Landry – Website Production

Special Thanks

  • The audio version of TX SenseAbilities is provided by Learning Ally, Austin, TX.
  • This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
  • The Outreach Programs are funded in part by IDEA-B Formula and IDEA-D Deaf-Blind Federal grants.
  • Federal funds are administered through the Texas Education Agency, Division of Special Education, to the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.

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