California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired

CTEBVI is a unique organization of transcribers, educators, parents, students, paraeducators, 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.

The CTEBVI Expanding Access Conference logo, with the words: Together Again, Expanding Access, 2023 CTEBVI Conference. The letter X is an illustration of two paths converging.

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April 20-23, 2023

California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) will be in person for our 63rd Annual Conference, April 20-23, 2023, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.

Register for Conference.
January 4—February 12: Members $275, Non-members $325
February 13—March 19: Members $300, Non-members $350
March 20—April 16: Members $325, Non-members $375

Book your hotel room at the group rate of $190. The last day to book at this rate is Wednesday, March 22, 2023 and our room block is limited. You can also book your room by phone at (650) 692-9100 using the code CTER.

Register for the Youth Institute. The Youth Institute will run from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 22. It is open free of charge for all blind or low vision students in the K-12 school system as well as our transition age college students under the age of 22.

Register for the Parent Institute. The Parent Institute will run from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 22. It is open free of charge for any parent or legal guardian of a child who is blind or visually impaired.

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 a California prison.

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