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Accessible Books and Literacy: Supporting and Encouraging a Love for Literacy Webinar | Approximately one hour Sandy Kenrick is the mother of two young boys. Liam, her six-year old son, became deafblind at the age of two and a half after an illness. In this webinar, she describes how she helps develop her...
Accessible Technology Options for the Blind and Visually Impaired Reader Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Brian Charlson, Technology Director at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, MA. demonstrates a variety of devices that provide the capability of accessing books via speech, large print, or...
Assessment That Informs Instruction: Don't Just Guess - Assess! Webinar | Approximately one hour This one-hour webinar explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction, both as a collaborator with the general classroom teacher and as a...
Audio Supported Reading (ASR) Instructional Strategies Webinar | Approximately one hour Audio Supported Reading (ASR) is a technology-based approach to teaching reading that enhances a student’s access to the text, whether reading in print or in braille. In this webinar, Karen Narvol...
Brushing Teeth Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Ira demonstrates a tactile book she has created for her students on the topic of brushing teeth.  In this video, Ira talks about the importance of using a simple visual presentation to meet the needs...
Christmas Sequence Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this Christmas Sequence video, Christa demonstrates the use of an adapted book that she made for her classroom.  It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school. ...
Dual Media Learners: Instructional Strategies and Assessment Webinar | Approximately one hour For some children who are visually impaired, the decision around learning media is not as simple as choosing braille or print. These children may benefit from instruction in both braille and print (...
Early Literacy for Students with Multiple Disabilities or Deafblindness Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Students with multiple disabilities, including deafblindness face many learning challenges. They do not learn literacy in typical ways. Often they do not have exposure to books and literacy based...
Effective Access to Communication and Literacy for Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar with TVI Faye Gonzalez looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for students with multiple disabilities during classroom activities. Special...
Introducing the Perkins SMART Brailler Webinar | Approximately one hour This session provides an overview of the development of the SMART Brailler including the concepts behind its develoment and the mission of this product. Laura Calder demonstrates the core features...
Itsy Bitsy Spider Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes The "Itsy Bitsy Spider" adapted book was created by Marguerite Bilm for her preschool students. In this video, Marguerite shares information about the adaptations she has used to make the book and...
Listening to Learn Webinar | This webinar covered the concept of "Listening" in an educational context, specifically in the development of literacy skills. Participants discussed how the Listening strand of the Common Core...
Literacy Adaptations for Students who are Deafblind Webinar | Approximately one hour This presentation focuses on the various literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind. Sectioned off into four categories, the presenters...
Multi-Step Object Calendar System Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes This Teachable Moment provides a brief overview of the use of a multi-step object system for students who are ready to move on from a single object system. Megan demonstrates several adaptations to...
Object Schedule Systems Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Marguerite Bilms presents Object Schedule Systems which can be developed and used at home or at school. She describes the benefits of schedule systems as developing literacy skills, concepts, memory...
Partial and Tactile Calendar System Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Sharon Stelzer demonstrates a full-day calendar system that she developed for a 14 year old student. Sharon talks about how the student demonstrated readiness to transition from a half...
Partial Object Calendar Systems Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Ira Padhye presents a calendar system developed for one of her students with low vision. Ira discusses the transition from whole to partial objects as well as the construction of the...
Paths to Literacy: Introducing an Online Hub Webinar | Approximately one hour This presentation provides an introduction to Paths to Literacy, a new online resource for information about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional...
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carl Adapted by Marguerite Bilms In this short video, Marguerite Bilms, a teacher in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind describes...
Schedules and Calendars Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes This Teachable Moment provides a brief overview of the use of a multi-step object system for students who are ready to move on from a single object system. Hillary demonstrates several adaptations to...

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