Vision Grant and Mentorship Program

The vision grant program is a partnership involving the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington Sensory Disability Services (WSDS), the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) and Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Since 2017, our program has offered yearly grants and mentor support to Washington State teachers who wish to add a vision endorsement to their certificate. Over this time we have added nearly 40 new vision professionals throughout the state to assist in meeting the needs of this ever-growing field.

Webinar: An introduction to ChatGPT

Webinar is over however if you'd like a copy of the recording, please contact Joe Dlugo at

The massive impact of ChatGPT is being felt in industries across the globe, including education.  Stay on the cutting edge by learning about ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies in this one hour webinar hosted by Joe Dlugo.  We'll explore AI in historical and current contexts, demonstrate ChatGPT, discuss benefits and risks, and share some ways you can use it with your students right now.  It is open to all but has a focus on educators of students with blindness and low vision.  It has been approved for one Washington State STEM clock hour.  We will record the webinar for those who cannot be there live. 

Powerpoint slides for webinar(pptx)