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.


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Dakotas AER Work It! Conference will be hybrid this year, which means you can obtain world-class continuing education in the vision field from NDVS/SB’s newly remodeled gym in Grand Forks, ND, or from the comfort of your own couch. We will cover topics related to transition and employment and reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for those with vision loss. Please join us for this exciting conference and Work It! with friends and colleagues from across North and South Dakota.


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SciAccess 2021 Conference
November 12th and 13th
The SciAccess 2021 Conference will be dedicated to promoting disability inclusion, diversity, and equity in STEM.
SciAccess is also seeking conference speakers until September 24th. All accepted speakers will receive free registration to the conference. Please note that we will not be able to accept all proposals. Applicants will hear back regarding their submission prior to the early bird registration date (October 11). If you are interested in sharing any work, ideas, experiences, or best practices related to accessible STEM, we strongly encourage you to apply!


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. 


Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation Grant
Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation is committed to providing support that directly improves the lives of blind and visually-impaired individuals, helping them realize their full potential in society.  To this end, we would like you to be aware of our grant-making initiatives.  If your organization is working to help blind and visually impaired individuals realize their maximum potential, we can help you make a difference.

Grants are generally made for program start-up or improvement, but in some cases, general operating support is provided. Actual grant amounts, if approved, will vary according to the need and scope of the recipients’ requests. Although exceptions are made, first-time grant recipients generally receive $5,000 to $25,000

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.


Looking for professional development and educational opportunities? Envision University is an approved and registered provider of a variety of continuing education offerings. No matter where you are or what you want to learn, you can take advantage of their array of continuing education options through online courses, live events, publications, and more. Visit the Online Course Information page.

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.