Schools and agencies need a plethora of resources to support students with blindness and visual impairment. Click on the conference or workshop to learn more and to register.



Texas AER Conference
March 23-25, 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Denton Convention Center
Denton, Texas

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2023 AFB Leadership Conference

Join leaders and other collaborators at the 2023 American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference (AFBLC). The 2023 AFBLC will focus on Empowering Digital Inclusion. We will discuss innovative ways to create true inclusion and create a world of no limits for people who are blind.

The 2023 AFBLC will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport (2799 Richmond Highway Arlington, VA 22202).




COSB Outreach Forum

May 3 – 6 , 2023
Salt Lake City, UT

A great time to collaborate and network with people who are passionate about serving students who are blind and have low vision to give them the best chance for success in the home, school, and community.






Are you a nonprofit professional looking for new career opportunities? Are you a nonprofit leader looking to fill a position at your organization? If you answered yes to either of these questions, NonProfit Times CareerMatch may just help you to achieve your goals. This tool enables nonprofit organizations to post job openings and connects job seekers to opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

Virtual Teacher Job Fair
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
Are you a Teacher of the Deaf/HH or a Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired? Participate in our virtual teacher job fair and see if VSDB is the right fit for you! Meet with the Superintendent, Principal, Director of Instruction and Director of Student Life to ask questions and find out more about VSDB’s available opportunities.

Contact (540)332-9000 or to reserve your session.


Tech Grants for COSB Members

The Inspiration Foundation in partnership with VisionServe Alliance has created a fund to assist VSA member organizations to purchase assistive technology equipment for classrooms. The Inspiration Foundation’s Board believes strongly that successful job placement and retention depends on strong technology skills, and that independent living skills are augmented by technology. They also recognize how difficult it is for smaller nonprofit organizations to keep their technology class rooms up to date.

Because COSB is a VSA partner, any COSB member can apply for the grant. Send applications to


Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation Grant
Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation is committed to providing support that directly improves the lives of blind and visually-impaired individuals, helping them realize their full potential in society.  To this end, we would like you to be aware of our grant-making initiatives.  If your organization is working to help blind and visually impaired individuals realize their maximum potential, we can help you make a difference.

Grants are generally made for program start-up or improvement, but in some cases, general operating support is provided. Actual grant amounts, if approved, will vary according to the need and scope of the recipients’ requests. Although exceptions are made, first-time grant recipients generally receive $5,000 to $25,000


Access Academy

Access Academy (formerly #AtHomeWithAPH) is your one-stop resource for the meaningful education and training webinars you need to get the most out of APH products and services. From tutorials on new products and hacks on how to get the most from your beloved tech, to information on resources, services, and programs – our goal is to give you the info you need for home, the classroom, and the workplace.


Free course on beginning braille
offered by the California School for the Blind

Beginning Braille is a 6 part webinar series for parents, caregivers, and paraprofessionals. Participants will learn alphabetic braille, numbers, basic punctuation, alphabetic word signs, and some of the most common short form words and initial letter contractions. Each lesson includes a description, examples, and independent practices with answers. 

Project INSPIRE is a 5 year training grant to support braille literacy for professionals and students to build their skills and knowledge in the braille codes for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses.
Through this grant, you can take two free courses:
  • Introduction to Nemeth Code Symbols and Instruction for Grades 2-5 
  • Nemeth Code Symbols for Fractions and Spatial Problems, Instructional Tools, Materials, and Technology
Take advantage of this opportunity to further develop your professional toolkit.




Looking for professional development and educational opportunities? Envision University is an approved and registered provider of a variety of continuing education offerings. No matter where you are or what you want to learn, you can take advantage of their array of continuing education options through online courses, live events, publications, and more. Visit the Online Course Information page.