VISION: "The right help, at the right time, in the right location for students with visual impairments"
MISSION: "KSSB is a catalyst and leader in the development of exemplary programs and practices in vision services in Kansas.  We build local capacity throughout the state via strategic partnerships to ensure learners with visual impairments are able to assume responsible roles in society and lead fulfilling lives."

Important Dates:
  • June 5            Vocational Program begins (ESY)
  • June 12           K-SEE Program begins (ESY)
  • June 23           Transition Fair for parents @ KSSB
  • June 30          Last day of ESY; On-campus celebration 12-3; 
  • August 13       Enrollment day for 2017-2018 school year; 1st day for staff
  • August 14      Classes begin

KSSB is offering FREE MEALS this summer to children in our area again this summer as part of the Summer Food Service Program.  Learn more here:

KSSB would like to thank First National Bank for their generous contribution, in the amount of $20,000.00, to our Blind All-Stars Foundation for our Vocational and Independent Living Programs! The grant will allow us to expand our services and programs to ensure that students with visual impairments have opportunities to work, live, and recreate as full participants in their chosen communities. First National Bank awarded a total of $1,840,000 in community development grants in 2016 to organizations across its seven-state service area, and KSSB, via the Blind-All Stars, is grateful to be selected. We will provide examples of how this grant is making a difference on our Facebook page.

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May 2016 Eagle Newsletter

posted Jun 8, 2016, 2:02 PM by Jon Harding

Checking out the Orcam

posted Mar 11, 2016, 9:25 AM by Jon Harding   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 11:23 AM ]

The Orcam is An intuitive wearable device with a smart camera designed to assist people who are visually impaired. We tried it out today at our Low Vision Clinic. Thanks to Dr. Jeffry Gerson for sharing!  More information here and here

View the Storify about KSBOE's morning visit to KSSB

posted Mar 9, 2016, 11:45 AM by Jon Harding   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 6:43 AM ]

Hands-On at the WWI museum

posted Feb 22, 2016, 6:07 PM by Jon Harding

Secondary students exploring artifacts from a special exhibit at the National WWI Museum. 

Regional Braille Challenge in the books for 2016

posted Feb 3, 2016, 6:22 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Feb 13, 2016, 6:43 AM ]

 Thank you to everyone for a fun and successful 2016 Sunflower Regional Braille Challenge competition! Check out more pictures from the event on our Facebook page!

World Braille Day

posted Jan 3, 2016, 6:05 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Jan 3, 2016, 6:06 PM ]

Monday, January 4th,  is particularly significant because it's the effective date of the nationwide implementation of the Unified English Braille (UEB) code that has been adopted by the Braille Authority of North America. Find more information here: 

White Cane Day!

posted Oct 15, 2015, 7:31 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Oct 26, 2015, 10:17 AM ]

Yes, we celebrated White Can Day @ KSSB this year!  National White Cane Safety Day is observed annually on October 15.

Since 1964, White Cane Safety Day has been a national observance in the United States.  This day has been set aside to celebrate all of thachievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.A joint resolution of the United States Congress H.R. 753 was signed into law as Pub.L.88-628 on October 6, 1964 and codified at 36 USC § 142 .   It was this resolution that authorized the President of the United States to proclaim October 15 of each year as “White Cane Safety Day”.Within hours of the passage of the joint resolution President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the first White Cane Safety Day proclamation.White Cane Safety Day was also named Blind Americans Equality Day, in 2011, by President Barack Obama. For more information regarding White Cane Safety Day from the National Federation of the Blind, see:

KSSB will be hosting the 2016 Regional Braille Challenge. Will you join us?

posted Sep 24, 2015, 7:36 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 8:04 PM ]

Boys Weekend

posted Sep 24, 2015, 9:28 AM by Jon Harding   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 7:41 PM ]

KSSB is offering another opportunity this weekend for boys with visual impairments the opportunity to socialize and explore new adventures in a safe, supervised setting.  The agenda for the boys' weekend that begins this Friday (Sept. 25th) and ends Sunday (Sept 27th) is attached.

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