Expanded Core Curriculum
Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) is the set of nine specialized instructional areas addressed by the educational team.
KSSB provides opportunities for students to gain instruction in technology. Topics covered include computers, applications for iOS, computer software for math/science, coding, and entrepreneurship.
KSSB Field Services have complied information into content specific Livebinders. Currently, the LiveBinders hold information on CVI, the FVA/LMA, or general TSVI Resources.
Kansas Instructional Resource Center is housed on the campus of KSSB. KIRC assists the Kansas local education agencies obtain materials that support instruction so students can remain and succeed in the most appropriate educational setting, whether public, private, or parochial. The Kansas Instructional Resource Center serves over 1000 students in the state of Kansas. K.I.R.C. maintains their own website. To learn more about the program go to the KIRC webpage.
The KanLovKids Project offers Low Vision Collaborative Clinics (LVCC) and Low Vision Collaborative Clinics + (LVCC+) to children from ages birth through 21 who reside in Kansas. This unique program is provided by The Kansas State School for the Blind, with support from the Kansas Lions Sight Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation, Kansas Lions, and the Kansas Optometric Association. There are 7 low vision optometrists and 2 low vision ophthalmologists, located in 11 locations throughout the state, that provide evaluations at the clinics. To learn more about this beneficial program, visit the opens in a new windowKanLovKids website.
KSSB houses the Kansas Deaf-Blind Project that is funded by an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) award. The project establishes partnerships through the state to support outcomes for students who have both a visual and hearing loss. The focus of partnerships is to increase opportunities for technical assistance, training and support for Kansas families, educators and service providers. To learn more about this project visit the Deaf-Blind Project website.
Braille Writer Repair
Members of the Telephone Pioneer Service Organization volunteer one morning a week to repair braille writers. Finding an individual who knows how to repair a Braille Writer can be challenging. James Fowler has repaired braille writers for 8 years and Robert Easterwood for 10 years. In addition to braille writer repair they build the beeper eggs for the annual KSSB Easter Egg Hunt. We are thankful to the dedicated Telephone Pioneers! To learn about the history of braille writer repair and how to access the Telephone Pioneers information view the informaiton on the Braille Writer Repair page.