OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: January 5, 2024

OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: January 5, 2024

Weekly brief OIB-TAC.

OIB-TAC January Webinar: Braille and Beyond!

Please join OIB-TAC and Alice O’Reilly, Chief of the Collections Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), for a fun and informative conversation. With so many new and exciting things happening at NLS, it’s a great time to get to know what’s going on at the nation’s free library for people with visual and print disabilities, along with how it might be a great resource for your clients. Alice will give an overview of what NLS has to offer in audio and braille, as well as how to enroll with the NLS cooperating library in your state or territory, and share some book lists to get your clients started!

Date: Friday, January 19th, 2024, at 2:00 PM Central

Click here to register for the webinar!

Featured Continuing Education Course on Teaching VoiceOver for iPhone

OIB-TAC is pleased to share a continuing education course titled VoiceOver on the iPhone: Where Do I Start? This course is directed to professionals teaching VoiceOver accessibility features of the iPhone.

Share your knowledge of VoiceOver by increasing your effectiveness as an instructor with this course. Learn how to assess when the client is appropriate for VoiceOver and develop a plan to know what to teach first. Develop strategies for successful lessons with older adults, who may be learning to perform iPhone gestures for the first time. Motivate your clients towards further mastery of the iPhone by first giving them independence with the top tasks for daily use.

This course is available for 1 hour of ACVREP and NBPCB credit.

Course Instructor: Tim Richard

“Let’s Talk Low Vision” from the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) monthly series “Let’s Talk Low Vision” is recorded as a live Zoom call and available in many formats. The next live presentation is scheduled for February 1, 2024, at 8:00 PM Eastern. Please join Marja Byers and Mary Lee Turner from The Hull Foundation and Learning Center. The Hull Foundation and Learning Center provides facilities, programs and services including social, educational, and recreational activities for people who are blind or visually impaired.

They offer programs including:

  • Online Daily Living Zoom Workshops
  • Retreats
  • Living with Sight Loss Seminars

To register for the event, email CCLVIWebmaster@gmail.com.

Click here for more information on the CCLVI website!

Assistive Technology Workshops from the Braille Institute

January is Assistive Technology Month, and the Braille Institute is offering a series of workshops featuring technology including AI, accessible gaming, job access technology, and more!

Click here to access the full schedule of workshops!