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."

Superintendent Search: Update (3/26)
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  • Stakeholder meetings have now ended. The search committee will meet this week to make a recommendation to the Commissioner and State Board of Education for their consideration.  The State BOE is tasked with making a final decision. The Board next meets on May 9th and 10th.
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Eagle Update
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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.

Kansas Deaf-Blind Project Assistive Technology Workshop
@ KSSB
AT FLYER

 KSSB SPRING CONCERT

The Spring Concert will be held in the gymnasium on:

Thursday, April 20th at 6:00pm

Kansas State School for the Blind would like to invite you to our Spring Concert featuring pianists, vocalists, rock bands, guitarists and dancers. Other features include slideshows, photography, videos, snacks and fundraiser items for sale. Come be part of a science journey to face an Oppugner and enjoy the vibrant musical talent at KSSB and cheer on your loved ones and their friends.


For questions, please contact:  Jenny Karnes at jkarnes@kssdb.org or 913-305-3036





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May 2016 Eagle Newsletter

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

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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 http://www.orcam.com/ and here http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/science/israeli-start-up-gives-visually-impaired-a-way-to-read.html?_r=0

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: https://nfb.org/white-cane-safety-day


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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