California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired

CTEBVI is a unique organization of transcribers, educators, parents, students, paraprofessionals, librarians, product designers, and other advocates for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Members share their expertise through the resources on this site, in the pages of the CTEBVI JOURNAL, at our annual conference, and through special workshops held throughout the year. Professional connections develop into lasting friendships in a vibrant community dedicated to the exchange of information, techniques, and resources.

CTEBVI highlights:


The CTEBVI JOURNAL is published three times per year to our membership. The JOURNAL features informative articles, directories of specialists, and much more. You can become a member to read the latest issue, or browse past issues without a membership.
Annual Conference

Each April, CTEBVI hosts over 500 attendees for a four-day conference featuring workshops, an exhibit hall, youth programming, and countless opportunities to make connections. Visit our conference page to learn more.
Scholarships and Initiatives

CTEBVI sponsors two annual scholarships to support both students and professionals, as well as the West Coast Reentry Initiative, providing equipment and software to braille program participants leaving California prison.

news & announcements

  • Tuesday November 30, 2021 is #GivingTuesday. Please follow this link between now and December 31st to help us meet our funding goal!
  • The Call for Workshops for our 2022 Conference is posted on our conference page. The Workshop Submission Deadline is December 20, 2021
  • The 2021 Slate of Nominations for the CTEBVI Board of Directors has been approved by unanimous vote of those current members who participated. The proposed Bylaw ammendments have been approved by majority vote.
  • Thanks to all the CTEBVI members, presenters, exhibitors, and visitors who made our 61st Annual Conference a success!
  • Join the CTEBVI community year round on Slack.

from the virtual exhibit hall

A photo of a girl from Camp GDB sitting next to a grinning yellow Lab guide dog on the left side; on the right are the words Learn more about our programs for youth and blindness professionals at guidedogs.com! and our logo set in white against a blue background.
An embroidered picture of a girl in a dress happily raising her arms in the air and the following words in a cursive, embroidery-style font: Braille Wear, Custom Embroidery with Braille and Print, Visit Our Virtual Booth, Raffle to Win Free Items
A young student types on a Brailliant BI 40X braille display and we can read the text Brailliant BI 40X, think smart, think Brailliant, by HumanWare.
Playopolis toys written in playful blue and red primary colors, set against a white background forms the PlayopolisToys logo. Below the logo is the text: 10% Discount + Free Shipping On Orders of $61.00 or More, Use Coupon Code CTEBVI2021, valid through 30 April 2021.
A gesture drawing of a green leaf sprouts out of the letter I in the Irie AT logo. White text on a green background reads Visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall Booth.

support our organization

Help support our mission of ensuring ongoing high quality professional development, enriching the community, and meeting the evolving education needs of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.