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Visually Impaired Resources

Texas Sensory Support Network

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
The TSBVI web site is a worldwide resource on visual impairments. TSBVI offers residential and short term educational programs, and the Outreach Department is an invaluable source of information to professionals, parents, and students. Its teaching curriculum and its website serve most countries around the world and is recognized as the leading resource in visual impairment education.

Texas Deafblind Project
The Texas Deafblind Project website contains information and resources on deafblindness.   

2020 Guidelines and Standards for Educating Students with Visual Impairments in Texas
The primary purpose of this document is to provide school administrators, educational staff, family members, and other decision makers with a set of guidelines and standards to evaluate the quality of their programs for students with visual impairments.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Vocational Rehabilitation Services serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind (SALB)
The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind (SALB) creates opportunities for individual independence by providing rehabilitation programs and employment opportunities that measurably improve the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals.

ESC-20 Braille Services
Education Service Center, Region 20 assists businesses and other agencies in complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements to assist visually impaired clients. Since 1988 the trained and certified employees of the Braille Services Department at ESC-20 have provided transcription and production of quality Braille materials.

Education Service Center, Region 18 (ESC-18)
Region 18 provides statewide leadership for the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Process in Texas for the Division of IDEA Coordination at the Texas Education Agency. The resource page provides access to documents that are used in the special education process. The framework is a template in electronic format that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic, including requirements for eligibility, assessment, and what must be included in an individualized education program (IEP) for a student with a visual impairment

Texas Talking Book Program
This is a free library service for people unable to read standard print because of a visual, physical, or reading disability.  It is a division of the Texas State Library.  To access services, complete an application on the web site, www.TexasTalkingBooks.org.  For assistance, call toll-free 1-800-252-9605 or email tbp.services@tsl.state.tx.us

AER Vision Therapy Task Force Position Paper Draft