Archive for the ‘ECC’ Category

Holiday Thoughts…

Happy Holidays!  I do tend to be a bit pensive this time of year. It’s a good time to take stock of what we are doing and what challenges we need to take on. Challenges: We have a new ECC law in Texas. I see evidence that some of you are using t…

November Notes

AFB’s Family Connect website has been updated. Take a look, there are some great resources for parents:  http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.aspx WAGR SYNDROME:  WAGR syndrome/11p deletion syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome in which th…

October is rolling in…

And along with a hint of fall, the BARD App has arrived from the Library of Congress Talking Book Program! But due to the government shutdown, we will not have access to BARD for a while longer. However, the Texas Talking Book Program will not shut dow…

Back to School 2013!

Training Opportunities: Keep up-to-date with the myriad of training provided by TSBVI this year. Also, take note of all of the information that Outreach has added to the Distance Learning page:  http://distance.tsbvi.edu/ . Additionally, the Seminars…

Catching April…

All Things Tech: Bookshare Representative: Matt Sauthoff is now the Outreach Coordinator for ESC Regions 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Matt has been part of the Bookshare project since its inception in April 2011 and enjoys demonstrating the ways that t…

February Musings…

Don’t forget Black History Month! The Described and Captioned Media Program has a link to “Blindness and Black History” as well as material on their site . Sign up for their free newsletter with all the details: info@dcmp.org VIP So…

December Drum-roll…

Well, it seems hectic everywhere…now, a few items of interest: UNC students who worked on “Hark the Sound” games for young students www.harkthesound.org now have released: http://www.ifreeware.net/download-spellgate.html a spelling …

VI News

Textbooks: According to Senate Bill 6 which was passed last year, every district may use their Instructional Materials account to order from “adopted materials” or non-adopted materials (to include:  on-line materials, technology equipment…

Summertime Cool: Ideas to Enrich and Teach

From the February 2011 issues of the DCMP Newsletter: “What did you do on your summer vacation?” This was a familiar writing assignment for many people when they were growing up.  I remember, don’t you?  The end of school is around the corner a…

Leading the Way: Global Explorers

From the Fall 2010 issue of DVI Quarterly: A Life-Changing Adventure Awaits You Developed in partnership with world-renowned blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, the Global Explorers Leading the Way program joins blind, visually impaired, and sighted ind…

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