Vision Instruction


GCISD offers a variety of services to assist and serve our students with visual impairments.  The TVI's primary responsibility is to provide specialized instruction and services required to meet the unique educational needs of GCISD students with visual impairments. This is done through both direct services with students as well as consultation time with the students' special and general education teachers. 
The TVI also ensures that large-type or Braille texts, supplementary materials, educational aids, and equipment needed by students with visual impairments, as well as by the students' classroom teachers, are provided in a timely manner to facilitate maximum participation in all classroom activities.

Additionally, the TVI provides instruction in the development and maintenance of skills to meet each student's unique educational needs in the following areas, as indicated in his/her IEP:

  • low vision and visual efficiency skills,
  • concept development & academic skills,
  • daily living skills,
  • career and vocational education skills,
  • communication skills (these skills include braille reading and writing as appropriate),
  • social/emotional skills and abilities, and
  • sensory motor skills

Laura Cabrera-Garcia
 Teacher of the Visually Impaired
(817) 251-6888 ext. 2941

Lighthouse for the Blind Fort Worth

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

DARS- Division for Blind Services
The DARS Division for Blind Services (DBS) assists blind or visually impaired individuals and their families. Depending upon their goals and needs, DBS offers services to help regain independence or find a job.

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Orientation & Mobility Services


Orientation and Mobility (O&M) is a related service specific to blindness and low vision that teaches safe, efficient, and effective travel skills to people of all ages:
  • "Orientation" refers to the ability to know where you are and where you want to go, whether you're moving from one room to another or walking downtown for a shopping trip.
  • "Mobility" refers to the ability to move safely, efficiently, and effectively from one place to another, such as being able to walk without tripping or falling, cross streets, and use public transportation.
  • O&M instruction is usually conducted on a one-to-one basis, and can take place either in the school setting or in the community.

The ability to move with confidence is critical to maximizing independence, regardless of age or existence of other disabilities.  Orientation and mobility (O&M) helps children and adults develop and master the concepts and skills necessary to be able to safely and efficiently move within their world with confidence.


Sarah Moore
Certified Teacher of Orientation & Mobility
(817) 251-6888 x 2938