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KSSB is proud to offer online classes that not only address academic needs, but provide an opportunity for a student to learn from a teacher who is certified in both a content area and teacher of students who have a visual impairment.

Courses offered online by KSSB include:

Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Braille Music

There is NO tuition fee. 

Register Early – Seats are limited

Algebra 1

The Algebra 1 course provides the basic foundation of algebraic skills such as: operations with rational and real numbers; simplifying expressions; and interpreting linear models. In addition, this course includes manipulating, solving, and graphing equations and systems of equations. Linear, exponential, and quadratic functions and descriptive statistics are also explored.

Student’s School will provide

  • Laptop (PC running Windows 10)
  • Perky Duck software from
  • Braille display (if needed)
  • Braille Textbook (if needed) ISBN: 9780785435433 or APH Catalog #A-B0525-00, 21 vol., $1,130.
  • Orion TI-84 Silver Edition calculator, APH # 1-07340-00
  • Manipulatives and other consumable materials
  • Webcam or use computer camera.
  • Telephone or use computer microphone/speakers
  • Internet Connection with
  • Staff person to assist student during class time.
  • Quiet location free of background noise.

Instructor: Sandra Craig

Schedule: Monday – Friday

Textbook: Pacemaker Algebra 1, Pearson

Method: Zoom with email and phone support

Sandra’s blog posts at Perkins Learning

TSVI – Select the Registration Button to apply for the online Algebra 1 course for your student(s).

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the concepts covered in Algebra 1, such as solving quadratic equations, factoring, completing the square, and graphing. Algebra 2 also introduces trigonometry and exponential functions—vital concepts for real world applications.

Student’s School will provide

  • Laptop (PC running Windows 10)
  • Perky Duck software from
  • Braille display (if needed)
  • Braille textbook (if needed) ISBN# 9780130236388 or APH #A-B0191-00
  • Orion TI-84 Silver Edition calculator, APH # 1-07340-00
  • Manipulatives and other consumable materials
  • Webcam or use computer camera.
  • Telephone or use computer microphone/speakers
  • Internet Connection with
  • Staff person to assist student during class time.
  • Quiet location free of background noise.

Instructor: Sandra Craig

Schedule: Monday – Friday

Textbook: Algebra 2, Pearson/AGS Publisher – ISBN: 9780785435433 OR APH Catalog #A-B0525-00, 21 vol.

Method: Zoom with email and phone support

TSVI – Select the Registration Button to apply for the online Algebra 1 course for your student(s).

Braille Music

In 2017 the KSSB Music Department took on a goal: To provide Braille Music instruction, delivered online, for students who have a visual impairment across the state of Kansas. That goal became a reality, and now KSSB offers the ONLY Course for Music Braille literacy of its kind in the United States.

Since its launch, the word spread and the music department is growing in numbers!

Take advantage of this unique opportunity and join other students in Kansas as we improve braille literacy and music literacy skills.

Class size is limited to about five students and the times slots are set when registration is completed. The music program works with your school to find a time that will work for everyone.

Student’s School will provide:

  • Computer with Perky Duck software and Zoom meeting
  • Textbook
  • Piano or keyboard
  • Staff person to assist during class time (music teacher and/or TVI preferred)

Note: For the first month, it is beneficial for the music teacher and/or TVI to attend class or to watch the recordings in order to learn the basic notes, rhythms and structure of Music Braille so that when the student asks a question or the teacher would like the student to find something, they are better able to do so.

Braille Music 1

This beginning braille music course provides the basic foundation for Music Braille. Music symbols and rhythms will be introduced, as well as other basic elements of music. Recognizing and recalling musical notation will be included, as well as an exploration of writing basic music.

Instructor: Jenny Eichner

Schedule: Monday – Friday

Textbook: Introduction to Music for the Blind Student, A Course in Braille Music Reading, Part 1 – by Richard Taesch

Cost: $249.00 for full set (3 print & 4 braille volumes)

Source: Dancing Dots

Method: Zoom with email and phone support

TSVI – Select the Registration Button to apply for the online Algebra 1 course for your student(s).

Braille Music 2

The Advanced Braille Music Course provides a basic foundation for music braille. Music symbols and rhythms will be introduced, as well as other basic elements of music. Recognizing and recalled music notation will be included as well as an exploration of writing basic music.

Instructor: Jenny Eichner

Schedule: Monday – Friday

Textbook: Introduction to Music for the Blind Student, A Course in Braille Music Reading, Part II – by Richard Taesch

Cost: $179.00 for full set (2 print & 4 braille volumes)

Source: Dancing Dots

Method: Zoom with email and phone support

TSVI – Select the Registration Button to apply for the online Algebra 1 course for your student(s).

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