OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: April 18, 2024

OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: April 18, 2024

Weekly brief OIB-TAC.

OIB-TAC April Webinar: Making Documents More Accessible

Join OIB-TAC tomorrow, April 19, 2024, for our next webinar on making documents more accessible. Whether you’re preparing information for staff, community partners, or the individuals you serve, you don’t need to be an accessibility expert to make your documents more accessible to readers of all abilities. Join Steve Kelley as we explore some of the simple ways to make documents more user-friendly and where to find additional guides and resources for taking the next steps.


Zoom Registration Link for April Webinar


In-Home O&M at Leader Dog!

Did you know Leader Dogs for the Blind offer's FREE in-home orientation and mobility (O&M)?


Our comprehensive in-home O&M program is designed to empower individuals with vision loss to navigate their living spaces with ease and efficiency using a long white cane.

In-home O&M might be ideal for someone who:

  • Cannot travel to the Leader Dog campus due to health concerns.

  • Has work or familial obligations and can't be away from home for an extended period of time.

  • Lives in a complex environment.

For an in-depth look into in-home orientation and mobility check out our blog, On the Road with Barry! Barry Stafford is one of our certified orientation and mobility specialists traveling across the US and Canada to provide in-home O&M!

Apply for the free orientation and mobility program today!


The National Council on Aging has $30 Billion of Unused Financial Assistance

Food. Medication. Utilities. Housing. Transportation. There are benefit programs out there to help older adults afford just about every necessity, but millions of eligible people never use them.


NCOA leads the charge to close the benefits gap. Through our national network of Benefits Enrollment Centers, 90 community-based organizations work one-on-one with older adults, so they get the help they deserve. Millions more find help through Benefits Check Up, our free and comprehensive online tool that lets people find benefits and check their eligibility. For those who want more help, we have knowledgeable staff available through our Benefits Helpline, 1-800-794-6559.


APH ConnectCenter VisionAware Seeks Feedback

We are looking to update our Getting Started Guide, available in English and Spanish. We want to refresh the material and need your help! Please browse the guide then answer the following questions. Thank you for helping shape the future of this free resource. The survey link is: https://forms.office.com/r/wFh5bJcett.


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