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Performance Benchmark Questions on February 12, 2018

Results from questions relating to gaining, maintaining, or losing confidence related to performance benchmark questions are not reliable. Many of the clients seem to be answering these questions not based on satisfaction with service delivery, but rather on the fact that they have lost more functioning primarily related to progressive physical conditions.

Definition of Assistive Technology on February 12, 2018

Some still believe that the definition of “assistive technology and assistive technology services” is too broad to be meaningful. There is a significant cost and training differential for example, in giving a client a bump dot for a microwave or training the client to use a computer with adaptive software. How can this be addressed?

What is a Support Service Provider on January 22, 2018

What is a Support Service Provider (SSP)? An SSP serves as the eyes and ears of a person with combined vision and hearing loss. SSPs provide visual and environmental information necessary so the participant can access information in order to make decisions independently. The support provided varies depending on the needs of the individual.

Training Opportunity for OIB Program Manager or Staff on January 22, 2018

Who: Helen Keller National Center Confident Living Program What: Train-the-Trainer, Hands-on opportunity for ILOB Program Managers or their state designee from the Older Blind Program during a Confident Living Program. When: The 2018 Confident Living Programs are May 21-May 25 and Oct 22 –Oct 26. Where: Helen Keller National Center, Sands Point, NY.

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