How's It Working for You? AFB Launches Communications and Video Technology Surveys
Unless you live entirely off the proverbial grid, you are likely a user of mobile phone, TV programming, cable/satellite, personal computer, office phone, apps, land line, and/or any other related communications and video technologies. If you, your family members and/or friends are also blind or visually impaired, then you know all too well that the accessibility and usability of these technologies is a mixed bag. With your help, we can tell a more complete story about these technologies and how successfully, or unsuccessfully, they are being used by people with vision loss. Read the full article or start taking surveys.
Goodbye to a Friend - Floyd Gerke (1936-2016)
Floyd Gerke, 79, former student and staff member of TSBVI, passed away on June 18, 2016. Floyd attended the School for the Blind from 1944 at age 8 until he graduated. While a student at TSBVI he was on the wrestling team and a campus leader. After moving to Idaho he worked at the Idaho School for the Blind and Deaf for 13 years, supervising the boys’ dorm, teaching mobility and using his TSBVI experience to coach the wrestling team. While there, he met and married his wife, Annie.
Meet Me in St. Louis, Gateway to the West (October 27-29, 2016) - The National Braille Association Professional Development Conference
Registration is now open! The National Braille Association is pleased to announce that we will be heading to St. Louis, Missouri for our 2016 professional development conference.
T-TESS companion documents are now available for administrators and VI professionals.
The T-TESS was specifically designed for classroom teachers, therefore, a committee of VI professionals developed companion documents to assist administrators in completing evaluations for VI professionals who serve students through an itinerant service delivery model. These documents are intended to be a companion to the T-TESS rubric, not to replace it.
"Web For All 2016 TPG Web Accessibility Challenge Judges Award"
Online Nemeth Braille Input / Output Using Content MathML, by Samuel S. Dooley, Susan Osterhaus, Dan Brown, Edgar Lozano and Su H. Park, won the Web For All 2016 TPG Web Accessibility Challenge Judges Award! Congratulations, team!
The Texas Unified English Braille Transition Plan has been released. (Posted 08/25/15)
The current English Braille American Edition (EBAE) code will be changing beginning January 2016. Students across the United States will start learning Unified English Braille (UEB), a new code to facilitate braille compatibility with new and emerging literacy needs and current technology.