Houston chapter

In Houston, the BELL program will be held from June 16 through June 20, 2014, at the Lighthouse of Houston Activity Center, 3602 West Dallas, Houston, TX 77019.

For details specific to the Houston BELL program contact Louis Maher, the BELL coordinator for Houston.

06/16/2014 - 06/20/2014
10/26/2013
TPOBC Fall Festival 2013 (TOM BASS PARK, 15108 Cullen, Houston, Texas 77047)

What: Fall Family Fun Day
Who: Blind and Visually Impaired Children, Students, Adults and Their Families
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: TOM BASS PARK, 15108 Cullen, Houston, Texas 77047
PAVILLION #3
How much: FREE!!

Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite costumes. Prizes will be awarded!

Come and Enjoy:

  • Hot dogs, chips and drinks
  • Moonwalk
  • Games
  • Races
  • Piñatas

RSVP to Lety Castillo at 713.299.5071 or Kim Cunningham at 713.501.9659

Today was the last day of our Houston BELL program. This morning the students and staff went on a field trip to the arboretum. Then we had Dominos pizza for lunch.

Our guest reader is a medical interpreter for hospitals around Houston, and is also the president of the Houston chapter of the NFB of Texas.

Next the children had a music lesson. They learned about different music notes. They sang some songs and played some percussion instruments.

06/14/2013

Today our students began by playing braille twister. This is like the original twister, but instead of the boards being arranged in order of colors, the board has different materials representing each dot in a braille cell. They used their bodies to create different letters. They really enjoyed this.

In the technology station, students were able to practice more with JAWS and VoiceOver.

In nonvisual, they learned how to spread cream cheese on a bagel.
In reading, students practiced forming words with braille letters.

06/13/2013

Today was the third day of the Houston BELL program. The students are still full of energy, and they are doing a great job. This morning during the blindness lesson, they heard a skit called Captain Whozit Saves the Day. It is about a girl who learns how important a cane is and that it is okay to be blind.

In the reading station, students played a game to learn more braille letters and to help improve their reading skills.

In nonvisual class, the students learned how to identify coins and dollar bills. They used an audible identifier for the bills.

06/12/2013

Day two of our Houston BELL program started off with lots of excitement once again. In our blindness lesson, the children listened to a story and discussed ways of being an independent blind person.

In the writing station, students were able to experiment and make patterns on the braille writer.

In reading, they played a game called Frogs Do Jump High. This is a game that helps them learn the letters D, F, H, and J in braille.

06/11/2013

Today was the first day of the Houston BELL program. To start the day off students learned about public attitudes towards blindness. Each student had an opportunity to write things they would like people to know about being a blind person.

In the writing station students learned about the parts of a braille writer and a slate and stylus. They were able to practice putting paper in the brailler or slate to practice writing. They received a free NFB cane and wrote their name on braille labels for their new canes.

06/10/2013
06/15/201306/22/2013
CHANGE Youth Leadership Seminar (San Antonio, TX and Houston TX)

Our third Project CHANGE event will happen in two cities over two weekends. On the weekend of the 15th we will be in San Antonio and the 22nd we will be in Houston.

In Houston, the BELL program will be held from June 10 through June 14, 2013, at the Houston Metropolitan Multi-Service Adaptive Sports and Recreation Center, 1475 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019.

For details specific to the Houston BELL program contact Louis Maher, the BELL coordinator for Houston.

06/10/2013
06/11/2013
06/12/2013
06/13/2013
06/14/2013