2021 Conference

Conference Sessions

My Heart is Not Blind: Voices of Older Blind on September 13, 2021

September 13 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Back due to popular demand: My Heart Is Not Blind: Voices of Older Blind offers compelling accounts of survival, adaptation, and heightened perspective. Through the gift of images and presence, each eloquent voice will draw us into deeper understanding. 

Assistive Tech Resource Roundup on September 13, 2021

September 13 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

One of the most difficult topics to stay up-to-date on is assistive technology. Devices and their features are constantly being updated or replaced by a newer product or app. Program participants have different abilities to utilize assistive technology and willingness to accept new devices/apps. Additionally, resources of the program or individual may limit which items can be obtained.

C.H.A.T Your Way to Success: Be an Influential and Inspiring Communicator on September 13, 2021

September 14 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Does it feel like a struggle to get your message across? Like your messages are getting lost, overlooked, or even misunderstood? Despite your best efforts, the challenge to communicate with, influence, and inspire your colleagues, partners, and clients might seem unique and overwhelming, especially in our current reality of working remotely.

Community Outreach: Time To Be Bold Campaign Successes, Tools, and Future Plans on September 13, 2021

September 14 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

The IL OIB-TAC launched the TimeToBeBold.org public service announcement campaign in April 2021. In this session, attendees will hear about the reach and success of the PSA campaign, tools available for continued use, and strategies for moving forward and capitalizing on TimeToBeBold.

Strength-Based Leadership: The 10-80-10 Principle on September 13, 2021

September 15 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Delivered in a high energy, high content and highly humorous manner, the 10-80-10 Principle is a framework that allows you to increase your performance and results by focusing your energy and efforts on highest yielding activities. It helps individuals and teams operate at a dynamic level. 

Empower, Educate, Engage: A Lived Experience on September 13, 2021

September 16 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Whether aging as a person that is already blind or has low vision, or becoming blind as an older adult, there are life strategies and access technology that enable the senior blind to live the lives they want. Many of the strategies are learned skills passed along from other blind people.

Activity and Support Groups: Empower, Educate, and Engage with Consumers on September 13, 2021

September 16 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Adjustment to vision loss is enhanced by access to peer support. Peer support and activity groups also give older individuals access to more resources. The possibilities for people to engage in peer support have significantly increased through remote and virtual opportunities.