For students with blindness and visual impairments, achieving outstanding academic grades will not ensure access to post secondary education or employment unless the child has mastered the blindness specific compensatory skills, commonly referred to as the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).
Active Learning Conference
Given the opportunity, any child can learn! Active learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen has reshaped educational programming. Motivating and empowering those with multiple special needs to be engaged by their environment, instead of being controlled by
Low Vision Conference
Attend the Low Vision Conference in Austin, TX, May 11, 2017
Behavior issues in children with visual impairments and blindess
As a parent, guardian, or caregiver, you have hopes and dreams for your child who is blind or visually impaired. However, these hopes and dreams may not be realized if your child cannot overcome behavioral issues. Help your child to
Know your rights
When a child has a visual impairment, his or her learning and development may need help along the way. To help your child, know your rights. Read more.
Schools and agencies for the blind in each state
Here’s a list of COSB schools and agencies who serve children who are blind or visually impaired. Alabama Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Arizona Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Arkansas Arkansas School for the Visually Impaired
Apps for VI
There are so many apps available now, that it can be very overwhelming and time consuming to find just the right app for your student. Read more.
Expanded Core Curriculum
The Expanded Core Curriculum addresses the knowledge and skills needed by students with visual impairments due to their unique disability and specific needs. Read more.
Students who are blind or visually impaired will typically need adaptations to access printed information that will allow the student to access all areas of the curriculum. Read more.