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Visual Impairment

The Special Education Component for Visually Impaired (VI) is designed to provide technical assistance, training, and other related support services to regional programs serving identified students with visual impairment ages birth to 22 years. Assistance can be provided in program planning, assessment and implementation related to students with visual impairments. This includes facilitation of regional planning, TEA VI and deafblind registration, textbook and APH materials acquisition, instructional strategies, materials modifications, and staff development.

Staff Development 

Opportunities related to visual impairments are provided to school districts, parents, university students, paraprofessionals, Braille transcribers, orientation and mobility specialists, diagnosticians, supervisors, administrators, and other personnel working with students with visual impairments are listed in the ESC 3 catalog which can be found here.


Braille Resources


Dog Guide Schools


University Training Programs for Teachers of the Visually Impaired

You can be an orientation and mobility specialist or teacher of the visually impaired in Texas


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Mary Kathryn Garcia M.Ed.

Education Specialist