CSB outreach programs are offered through the California Education Resource Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CERCBVI), whose mission is to provide no cost consultation, assessment, training, and technical assistance for educational teams and families of visually impaired students throughout California.
Select the links below for more information as well as how to contact the Assessment, Assistive Technology and Low Vision departments.
The Assessment Program at CSB is a statewide resource of professionals who have specific expertise in the education of children and young adults who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. The assessment team provides parent and staff consultation, professional development, and two models of student assessment. Structured assessments are conducted for students who can respond to formal testing on the CSB campus; observation and consultation are provided for students whose strengths and needs are best demonstrated through interactions within their familiar home and school environments. A collaborative conference with parents and educational professionals is followed by a written report.
The Assistive Technology Center provides individual student assessment to determine assistive technology needs. In addition, technical assistance and trainings/staff developments are provided to students, families, and school professionals.
In partnership with the University of California School of Optometry the CSB low vision clinic provides low vision exams to individual students at no cost to families or districts. Optical devices are also provided as needed. Consultation and staff development opportunities are offered.
- 2023 Braille Challenge
Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 8:30am-4:00pm
- "Anything is PAWsible", Dogs and Daily Living Skills Workshop for Students and Parents
Join us at this workshop!
- CTEBVI Scholarships
Check out some scholarship opportunities sponsored by the California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) conference.
- Summer Academies
Starting June 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2023
- Fall Registration Forms 2022-23