Our Vision:

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.

Enjoying a beautiful fall day at the pumpkin patch near Gardner, KS.

We are already gearing up for the 2017 Regional Braille Challenge. This year, we'll have TWO locations: Kansas City (February 10th) and Wichita (February 25th).



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Boys Weekend Fall 2017

posted Oct 21, 2016, 7:48 AM by Jon Harding

Here's the lineup of activities for the fall Boys Weekend. We're anticipating a great event and will have pictures on our Facebook page.

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 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 ]

Deafblind parent meet-up in Wichita

posted Mar 3, 2016, 7:21 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 3:15 PM ]

Registration now closed!


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

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