Archive for the ‘Visual Impairments’ Category

Recruiting Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Do you worry about being able to hire VI teachers? Do you have to search high and low to fill vacancies?  If so… It’s the time of the year to recruit teachers of the visually impaired!  To address the shortage of VI teachers and the needs of a growing number of students with visual impairments, […]

Annual VI Registry

SUBJECT:   Registration of Students With Visual Impairment in Texas and Texas Deafblind Child Count.. The Annual Registration of Students with a Visual Impairment and the Annual Texas Deafblind Child Count of students who are deafblind  is conducted by Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired under the direction of the Texas Education Agency and in coordination […]

Meaningful Performance Evaluations for Visually Impaired Professionals

Completing meaningful performance evaluations for Visually Impaired (VI) professionals  is a challenge. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has worked with administrators and VI professionals to develop documents to help administrators understand how to interpret the PDAS for VI professionals. These companion documents are intended to help administrators, not take the place of […]

Information on VI and O&M Certification

Visually impaired (VI) and orientation and mobility (O&M) certification to work with students with visual impairments is available, regardless of where you live in Texas.  Training is provided through Texas Tech University and/or  Stephen F. Austin State University. The VI and O&M Preparation Newsletter includes information related to the courses that are required for certification in these […]

Services to Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

The Texas Education Agency has posted a document regarding appropriate services for students with visual impairments at: Scroll down the page to State Guidance and follow the link – Educating Students with Visual Impairments in Texas: Guidelines and Standards. For more information, contact Debra Leff at or 512.919.5354.

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