Webinar Sessions

Meaningful Access program at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 18, 2022

June 17 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This webinar covers the Meaningful Access program at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), which distributes iBill currency readers and provides free mobile applications. The BEP provides currency readers, free of charge, to all eligible blind and visually impaired U.S. citizens and national residents.

Who is a Qualified Professional? on March 17, 2022

April 13 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

What is the difference between a vision rehabilitation therapist, a living skills instructor, a rehabilitation teacher, and an independent living specialist? During this webinar, you will meet several Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (CVRTs) and one Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind (NCRTB). Join us to learn about the field of vision rehabilitation and the education and training required for qualified professionals.

Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind on February 10, 2022

March 18 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind is a comprehensive, home delivery pharmacy service specializing in the needs of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and have low vision. They are the only provider of their kind and the largest blind-owned healthcare company in the country. They provide free accessible support, home delivery, accessible packaging and accessible labeling, including braille & various technologies, and help patients manage their medication and diabetes.

Eldercare Locator and Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) on January 31, 2022

February 18 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

During this webinar, Sara Tribe Clark will discuss two national call centers, the Eldercare Locator and the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) and how they can be used for making appropriate and accurate referrals to both the aging and disability networks. The webinar will also cover key elements of the Aging Network and what callers can expect from referrals to our most frequently referred services and supports: Area Agencies on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, and Centers for Independent Living, among others!

Culturally Competent Service Delivery on December 1, 2021

January 21 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Flourishing diverse populations across the country require service providers to gain an increased awareness of cultural competency. In this webinar, Melodye May will share strategies for providing respectful and culturally aware services to clients. This helps by improving relationships and service outcomes.

Taking Control of the Bus: From Passive Passengers to Adventurous Advocates on October 14, 2021

October 15 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This one-hour webinar provides blindness professionals with an overview of the $80 billion transportation industry with a focus on how public transit is regulated, funded, managed, and delivered.

Keeping Current: Assistive Devices and Technologies in the Kitchen on July 29, 2021

July 16 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Do you struggle to stay on top of the newest gadgets and technology designed to help individuals with vision loss? New devices and features are added constantly. This webinar featured two videos from the OIB-TAC Community of Practice: In the Kitchen and Assistive Technology and Voice-Activated Devices.

Partnering with Senior Service Providers to Reach Low Vision Consumers on April 26, 2021

June 18 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This webinar detailed how Minnesota has drawn on a wide variety of senior service providers across Minnesota in a partnership to reach and serve seniors who are newly experiencing vision loss. The presenter, Ed Lecher, described the funding mechanisms, coordination, partner recruitment, client tracking, and outcomes. Ed Lecher is the Minnesota Older Blind Manager.