Schools and agencies need a plethora of resources to support students with blindness and visual impairment. Click on the conference or workshop to learn more and to register.

 

 

Project INSPIRE is a 5 year training grant to support braille literacy for professionals and students to build their skills and knowledge in the braille codes for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses.

Through this grant, you can take two free courses:
  • Introduction to Nemeth Code Symbols and Instruction for Grades 2-5 
  • Nemeth Code Symbols for Fractions and Spatial Problems, Instructional Tools, Materials, and Technology
Take advantage of this opportunity to further develop your professional toolkit.
 

 





Access Academy

Access Academy (formerly #AtHomeWithAPH) is your one-stop resource for the meaningful education and training webinars you need to get the most out of APH products and services. From tutorials on new products and hacks on how to get the most from your beloved tech, to information on resources, services, and programs – our goal is to give you the info you need for home, the classroom, and the workplace.

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STEM Education and Employment Storywork Conversations Among Young Adults with Visual Impairments and Blindness: A Focus Group Project

Looking to recruit participants who meet the following inclusion criteria: 
 
(a) be between the ages of 13-23 years old
(b) live within the United States
(c) have a visual impairment 
(d) has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in middle or high school
(e) participated in a STEM program for students with visual impairments within the last five years (October 2015 – October 2020) 
(f) participated in a STEM program for students with visual impairments for at least two days or 16 clock hours 
(g) are willing to participate in approximately 10 hours of focus group meetings across 6-8 weeks
 
Each participant will receive a $75.00 gift card as a token of our appreciation for their time and effort to take part in this project. 

If you would like additional information about the project or might be interested in participating, please use the following survey link: 
https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQficXQvZeVu7hr.  

 

 

Free course on beginning braille
offered by the California School for the Blind

Beginning Braille isa 6 part webinar series for parents, caregivers, and paraprofessionals. Participants will learn alphabetic braille, numbers, basic punctuation, alphabetic word signs, and some of the most common short form words and initial letter contractions. Each lesson includes a description, examples, and independent practices with answers. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

AFB 100 logo

AFB is celebrating 100 years with a series of curated webinars focused on the most pressing issues and topics affecting the blind and low vision communities, pairing prominent speakers with younger voices.

  • Dinner and Music for a Historic Celebration—Febraury 11, 2021
  • Blind and Visually Impaired Women in Leadership—March 25, 2021
  • The Inclusive Power of Music—April 22, 2021
  • Gratitude, Courage, and Joy—May 27, 2021
  • Inclusion, Intersectionality, and the Future of Work—June 24, 2021
  • Making Money Work: Including Disability in the Financial Equation—July 22, 2021

Read more at afb.org

 

Education First SEL in Action Awards

Application deadline is April 9, 2021

The SEL in Action Awards, a partnership of the NoVo Foundation with Education First and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, aims to seed projects that foster social and emotional competencies in students in grades pre-K-12. 

Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded for educator-led projects, and up to $25,000 for district-level projects. All grantees will receive ongoing educator support for the duration of their grant. 

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Orientation and Mobility for those who have Multiple Health Impairments

Orientation and mobility services are essential for individuals who are blind or have severely reduced vision. When individuals also have coexisting co-morbidities or are older, some professionals wonder if these individuals can benefit from orientation and mobility services. This course reviews what orientation and mobility services are and describes how they can benefit individuals who face additional mobility impairments like those who need to use a walker, support cane, wheelchair, or have limited strength or stamina (1.25-hours CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB).

Read more and register