ERIC Number: ED426519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Commission for the Blind Strategic Plan 1999-2003.
Texas State Commission for the Blind, Austin.
This strategic plan begins by outlining the philosophy, mission, statutory basis, structure, programs, and resources of the Texas Commission for the Blind. The plan discusses the growing incidence of blindness in Texas and the need for training to keep individuals with blindness active and independent. The challenges faced by the Commission and ways to meet these challenges are described, including: (1) encouraging informed decision making by consumers through improved accessibility to a broader array of information; (2) making the maximum use of information received from consumers serving on the agency's twelve Regional Advisory Committees and the statewide Consumer Advisory Committee; (3) staying on the cutting edge of technology that saves and creates jobs and getting it into the hands of consumers as quickly as possible; (4) placing resources in local communities to move essential services as close to consumers as possible; (5) concentrating on building staff proficiency in elements essential to the development of the consumers' skills and confidence in their abilities; (6) reducing processes and procedures to the minimum while maintaining accountability and effectiveness; and (7) building an efficient information resource system to enhance service delivery, management information, and exchange of data between state agencies. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Blindness, Incidence, Independent Living, Information Transfer, Long Range Planning, Mission Statements, Personal Autonomy, Program Administration, Strategic Planning, Visual Impairments
Texas Commission for the Blind, Administrative Building, 4800 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78756; P.O. Box 12866, Austin, TX 78711; Tel/TDD: 512-459-2500; Fax: 512-459-2685.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Commission for the Blind, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas