Webinars

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...
Effective and Accurate FVAs and LMAs for All Students with Visual Impairments that Help Drive Instruction Programming: Part 1 of 3 Webinar | Approximately one hour       This multi-part webinar series discusses how to administer effective functional vision and learning media assessments for students with visual impairments and students with visual and multiple...
Effective and Accurate FVAs and LMAs for All Students with Visual Impairments that Help Drive Instruction Programming: Part 2 of 3 Webinar | Approximately one hour       This multi-part webinar series discusses how to administer effective functional vision and learning media assessments for students with visual impairments and students with visual and multiple...
Effective and Accurate FVAs and LMAs for All Students with Visual Impairments that Help Drive Instruction Programming: Part 3 of 3 Webinar | Approximately one hour This multi-part webinar series discusses how to administer effective functional vision and learning media assessments for students with visual impairments and students with visual and multiple...
Ellen Mazel discusses UMass Boston's Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) courses Webinar | Approximately one hour   With the growing demand for service to students with CVI, there remains too few well trained TVIs to serve students with this brain based visual impairment. There are few educational visual...
Expanded Core Curriculum: A Team Approach Webinar | Approximately one hour Finding it difficult to get buy-in from your student's educational team, family/caregivers, clinical providers, and school administrators? This one-hour presentation by ECC Coordinator Robbin Keating...
From Hospital to Home: Using Early Visual Functioning to Support Families Webinar | Approximately one hour Early visual skills in pre-term and full-term infants are an early sensory system to develop to support the infant’s learning potential.  Anchor Center for Blind Children, a non-profit organization...
Functional Curriculum Webinar | Approximately one hour A student's "functional curriculum" addresses functional skills for independent living, through developmentally appropriate goals and activities that offer opportunities to practice such skills...
FVA for Students with CVI Webinar | Approximately one hour Performing a functional vision assessment (FVA) has long been the job of the teacher of students with a visual impairment (TVI) as well as in some districts, a collaborative effort with the...
FVA for Students with Multiple Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach Across Disciplines Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar focuses on Functional Vision Assessment for students with multiple disabilities. In this presentation, Rajiv K. Panikkar and Joanne Szabo, provide answers to common FVA questions, such...
Getting in Touch with Distance Learning: Considerations for Braille Readers Webinar | Approximately one hour   The transition to distance learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has uniquely impacted students who use braille as their primary learning medium. The adoption of a variety of digital...
Getting to 1M: Understanding Magnification and Print Size Webinar | Approximately one hour This is one-hour webinar explores considerations when determining appropriate print/symbol size, use of a near visual acuity chart as a tool to determine print size and information about various...
Global Positioning Systems and the Traveler with a Visual Impairment: "Who?" "What?" "Where?" "Why?" and "How?" Webinar | Approximately one hour This session covers the parameters of GPS for the traveler with a visual impairment, examples of how to effectively use the information to nurture the development of travel confidence and...
HumanWare Communication Solutions for People who are Deaf-Blind Webinar | Approximately 30 minutes Dominic and Greg demonstrate the features and benefits of the Deaf-Blind Communicator (DBC) along with alternative communication packages that integrate iOS devices with HumanWare Braille products...
iExploration: Using an iPad for Vision Stimulation Webinar | Approximately one hour This one-hour webinar presents an in-depth view of how the iPad can be used to provide vision stimulation to young children with varying degrees of visual impairments, including those with...
Infusing the Expanded Core Curriculum into Physical Education Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar covers: The purpose and specific components of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Goals and strategies for infusing the components of the ECC into physical education. Download...
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...
iOS Accessibility for Users Who Are Visually Impaired Webinar | Approximately one hour In this webinar, Jim Denham gives an overview of the accessibility options and demonstrate how to activate them. In addition, he will demonstrate VoiceOver options. Jim will also talk about braille...
Join the Conversation: Flatten Inaccessibility Report, American Foundation of the Blind Webinar | Approximately one hour The American Foundation of the Blind (AFB) has released their Flatten Inaccessibility report, an examination of the systemic issues and challenges related to COVID-19 on adults with visual...
Leisure through Technology for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Webinar | Approximately 30 minutes In this presentation, Lindsey Lush and Jessica Erlich, of Perkins School for the Blind, focuses on the Recreation and Leisure area of the Expanded Core Curriculum through the use of common technology...

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