OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: February 22, 2024

OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: February 22, 2024

Weekly brief OIB-TAC.

OIB-TAC March Webinar: Establishing Support Groups

Join OIB-TAC on March 15, 2024, for our next webinar on establishing support groups. Whether support groups are peer-lead and community-based, agency lead and hosted, virtual or in-person, educational or social, vision rehabilitation professionals value the role of the vision loss support group in aiding the adjustment process for the individuals they serve.  The challenge is to create new groups to serve the ever-growing population of people living with vision loss who are seeking a way to thrive. Join Polly Abbott, CVRT, as she highlights some important factors to consider before starting a new group and gives practical suggestions for finding locations for groups along with finding and supporting group leaders. 

Meeting Registration - Zoom


New Course from OIB-TAC: Teaching Braille to Adults

OIB-TAC is excited to share that we have a new course available, Teaching Braille to Adults.

Adults of all ages who are blind or have low vision may benefit from learning braille. This course provides strategies and suggestions for instructors of adult learners on how to approach braille learning, use assessment and instructional strategies for reading and writing braille, and keep adults motivated during the learning process. Additionally, course participants will learn how to customize instruction for individuals who are deaf-blind, speak English as a second language, and have other comorbidities. Note that this course is for professionals who already know the braille code and provide braille instruction to adults.

Course Objectives:

1.  Identify strategies, resources, and tools for instruction in reading and writing braille.

2.  Recognize approaches for providing individualized learning opportunities that are meaningful and relevant to the adult braille learner.

3.  Increase confidence in conducting assessments and planning instruction for adults with all levels of ability.

Course Instructors:

The course material was originally produced by Hadley and updated by Dr. Natalina Martiniello, Kendra Farrow, Polly Abbott, and Jennifer Ottowitz, all certified vision rehabilitation therapists.

This course is available for 6 ACVREP and NBPCB credits.

Click here to learn more or enroll in the course!


VisionServe Alliance's Focused on the Future 2024 Leadership Conference

Help shape the future of our field! Join us at VisionServe Alliance's Focused on the Future 2024 Leadership Conference, April 14-17, 2024, at the InterContinental Kansas City, Missouri. Leaders and their teams are attending this conference to help chart the course for our field. The powerful Open Space format allows you and your team to help set the agenda in real time and collaborate during multiple breakout sessions

throughout the day – each focused on one of the most pressing strategic issues facing the BVI community. The Open Space format expands participation, maximizes team building, strengthens leadership skills, and provides invaluable networking opportunities.

Visit VisionServe Alliance’s conference registration website to learn more and register by March 15th. Enjoy a discounted group registration rate for you and your team and special room rate.

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