Assistive Technology Webinars for Education Professionals

Live Webinar Series for Professionals working with students with vision impairmentsEarn ACVREP or CPDU credits while learning about the latest assistive technology solutions for students who are blind or visually impaired to help them excel in the classroom.

This two-part webinar is presented by leading professionals in assistive technology and low vision care and is geared towards professionals working with students with vision impairments.

This webinar is focused on assistive technology for students who are blind or are non-print readers.

Course Description:

Assistive Technology: Choosing the Right Tools Part 2
Presented by The Chicago Lighthouse

Course Date:
December 1, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CST
Via ZOOM

Course Credit Hours Available: 1.5 hours of ACVREP or CPDU credits

Instructors: Low vision optometrists, researchers, and assistive technology professionals from The Chicago Lighthouse, a leader in comprehensive low vision care, rehabilitation, and research.

Who is this course for? Teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs), students studying to become TVIs, orientation and mobility instructors, school administrators, rehabilitation therapists, and professionals in the field.

What You’ll Learn: In this second part of the series, you’ll learn how assistive technology enables greater independence for people who are blind or are non-print readers. There is a wide-range of devices available that are designed to meet many needs in all areas of life. This course will provide an overview of the latest assistive technology available from leading professionals in the field.

Key Takeaways:

  • Best practices for performing assistive technology evaluations
  • The latest assistive technology devices geared towards students, encompassing braille displays, braille notes, tactile graphic displays, accessibility features of mobile technology, and devices that read aloud
  • Research on sensory substitution technology in the school environment
  • The Illinois Instructional Materials Center’s (IIMC) role in providing educational materials to schools

Bonus Materials

A link to the video recording of the course will be available so you can go back and refresh your knowledge or reference as needed.

Register by Friday, November 27 at 11:30 p.m. CST
Registrants will receive an email containing the webinar link a few days prior to November 16th.