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AER International Conference

I would like to thank everyone that attended the OIB-TAC Presentations and our Booth at the AER Conference in Reno, NV last week. If you attended, the OIB-TAC would love to know what your favoriate parts of the conference were.

Confident Living Program Oct. 22-26, 2018

Helen Keller National Center is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Confident Living Program for Senior Adults Who are Hard-of-Hearing and blind or have low vision. This is an exceptional hands-on opportunity for consumers to learn from the fantastic staff at HKNC. October 22-26, 2018

Best Practices documents

Please note that we have posted the Executive Summary and full report of Best Practice in the Administration of the OIB Program on the Best Practices section of this website. We urge you to read and comment here on these documents as we view them as a step to improve the overall effectiveness and impact of the OIB program.

Social Media?

In Minnesota, we were fortunate to have a small pot of money to do some social media advertising for our OIB services. The analytics of the response were quite good. The way it worked was; if someone searched on low vision or macular degeneration, the next time they opened their Facebook or Twitter page, they would get a banner ad promoting our OIB program.

CCTV Lease/Loan Program

South Dakota has had a lease/loan program in place for a number of years which has made CCTVs (digital video magnification) available to consumers of the OIB program. Eventually, the program participants IL record is closed with the CCTV remaining with the individual.

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