Webinar Sessions

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.

Innovative Solutions for Remote and Virtual Training Webinar on November 30, 2020

March 30 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Sylvia Perez and Kendra Farrow, both CVRT’s, provided a basic overview of ideas for getting started with remote training with older individuals with visual impairments. The focus was on using a telephone or a video conference platform, such as Zoom, to provide individual and group training.