Webinar Sessions

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.

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.