Kansas State School for the Blind is a network of services.

Field Services

Regional specialists facilitate Community of Practice meetings, provide technical assistance, professional development, and offer assessment services to TSVIs and COMSs throughout Kansas.


Kansas Instructional Resource Center is housed on the campus of KSSB. KIRC assists the Kansas local education agencies to obtain materials that support instruction so students can remain and succeed in the most appropriate educational setting, whether public, private, or parochial.


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. There are 7 low vision optometrists and 2 low vision ophthalmologists, located in 11 locations throughout the state, that provide evaluations at the clinics.

Deaf-Blind Project

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 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.

Braillewriter 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 braillewriter can be challenging. James Fowler has repaired braille writers for 9 years. In addition to braillewriter repair, he builds the beeper eggs for the annual KSSB Easter Egg Hunt.  We are thankful for the dedicated Telephone Pioneers!

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