Webcasts

Successful Inclusion in the Public School Science Curriculum for Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, TVI Barbara Gillmeister talks about the strategies she uses to support students who are visually impaired/blind in the public school classroom. Barbara talks about the importance of...
Tangible Symbols Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Elizabeth Torrey talks about the use of "tangible symbols," a term originally coined by Charity Rowland, Ph.D. and Philip D. Schweigert, M.Ed, to support the development of...
Teaching Braille Reading & Writing Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Lucia Hasty, a well known lecturer and expert of teaching braille, discusses the importance of early literacy, language and concept development for children who are blind and the...
Teaching Math to Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Susan Osterhaus from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired shares her insights related to instructional strategies and resources for teaching math to students who are...
Teaching Tactile Graphics Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Graphics provide so much information to a sighted reader, and symbols conveying what a story is about or what’s being displayed can be really important and meaningful to a braille reader as well. In...
The Communications Portfolio Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes The Communication Portfolio is a tool that brings together visual images to demonstrate what a child can do, and how that child is communicating in daily activities. Susan DeCaluwe explores how the...
The Education for All Initiative Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast Larry Campbell discusses the "Education for All Initiative". The Education for All Children with Visual Impairment (EFA-VI) is a global campaign and program of the International...
The Impact of Deafblindness on the Family Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Marlin Minkin,M.S. addresses the issues that families struggle with related to raising children who are deafblind. Marlin is a psychologist with extensive national and international...
The NICU Experience Webcast | 1 day Presented by: Dr. Al Lantzy, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Temple University Dr. Christine Roman, Educator in Vision...
The Parent Professional Relationship Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Steve Perreault discusses the often sensitive issue of the relationship between the parents of a child with disabilities and the professionals who serve and educate the child....
The Role and Value of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Marla Runyan, Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and Olympic athlete walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the TVI in her education. As a TVI...
The Role of the Emotional Brain Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes We are pleased to release our second webcast featuring Dr. Jan van Dijk as he presents his research and ideas related to the brain, the limbic system and the impact on teaching and learning for...
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast presents an overview of the work of the convention and the challenges faced in ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities. In this webcast Dr. Penny Hartin, CEO of the World Blind...
To Live, To Love, To Work, To Play: Blending Quality of Life Into the Curriculum Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Dr. McLetchie and Dr. Zatta discuss the critical importance of blending “Quality of Life” into the curriculum. Students with significant disabilities must be specifically taught the...
Top Ten Technology Tips Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Yue-Ting Siu shares a range of tips related to building a community of practice, identifying resources in the field and staying calm in the face of technology issues! Ting talks...
Transition for All Ages Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast Dorinda Rife, CLVT, COMS, describes the importance of long-term planning and instruction to prepare students with visual impairments for the future by beginning in the early years and...
Transitioning from Early Intervention to Pre-School Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Lacey Smith a parent of a three year old girl with CVI talks about the challenges she experiences in transitioning her daughter from early childhood services to preschool. Smith...
Transitioning from High School to College Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast is presented by Mary Alexander and Betsy Brint, both parents of college students who are visually impaired. In their presentation, Mary and Betsy present information that can help...
Transitioning to Pre-School Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Bhavina Hirapara, a parent of a 3 year old talks about the transition from in home services to preschool services. She provides insight on the challenges of finding and accessing...
Unified English Braille: Perspectives from Braille Users Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Kim Charlson and Joanne Becker discuss the roll out of the Unified English Braille (UEB) Code which occurred on January 4th in conjunction with Louis Braille’s birthday. Kim and...

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