Webinar Sessions

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.

Independent & Daily Living Skills Training from Hadley- Best Practices in Online Education for the Visually Impaired on April 15, 2021

May 21 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This presentation focused on Hadley resources focused on helping people live independently and improving their daily living skills.  We discussed Hadley’s history, recent research and testing, and best education practices for the visually impaired.  There was a great demo of Hadley’s website, which focused on how to engage resources for your blind and low visio

Helping Clients Connect with Crafts on March 19, 2021

April 16 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Individuals who are blind or vision impaired can successfully do many different types of crafts. Learn about common adaptations that are used for adapting a variety of crafts. Our panelists represent the NFB Krafters Division, ACB Crafters, Mitzy Kits, and Hadley. Each of them shared information their programs and products.

Cultivating Resilience on January 8, 2021

February 19 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

In this webinar, Becky Andrews discussed resilience and how we can proactively cultivate it in our lives. Becky Andrews is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and owner of Resilient Solutions, Inc, established in 2006.  She is the Clinical Director serving individuals, families, and communities throughout the country.

Everything Old Is New Again! Welcome to the New APH ConnectCenter on January 5, 2021

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

The APH ConnectCenter offers curated advice and resources to assist children, parents, adults, job seekers who are blind or visually impaired, and their associated professionals, leading to greater independence and success in their lives.

Audio Description: If Your Eyes Could Speak on November 19, 2020

November 20 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Audio description provides a verbal version of the visual. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, describers convey the visual image that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population and not fully realized by the rest of us--the rest of us, sighted folks who see but who may not observe.

Aging Consequences of Vision Loss: Taking the Long View on Visual Impairment Webinar on October 9, 2020

October 16 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Dr. Swenor discussed her research examining the interrelationship between vision loss and aging, including how visual impairment affects cognitive functioning and risk of dementia, as well as describe potential interventions and future work needed to maximize the health, functioning, and well-being of individuals with visual impairments.

Hadley: An Overview of Research and Best Practices in Online Education on November 30, 2020

August 21 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

In this presentation, Kirby Lindgren reviewed the research Hadley has done over the past two years. He discussed best practices in online education for the visually impaired. He gave a brief demo of Hadley's newly developed website with creative accessibility features and exciting new content – including new innovative, interactive Braille workshops.

National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program on November 30, 2020

June 19 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The iCanConnect program was authorized by Congress to provide funding for equipment and training to help individuals of all ages who are deafblind to be able to communicate. This presentation from Friday, June 19, gives an overview of the program, how to refer individuals, case studies of how the program has helped, and more.