Blumberg Center for
Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

promoting achievement for students with sensory loss (PASS)

Blind, low Vision, or deafblind

conferences and workshops

 


 


Patins tech expo

April 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Wyndham Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Lunch and parking are at NO cost to you.
Lots of door prizes will be up for grabs!

Attendee Registration

Vendor & Not for Profit registration

 

Come experience AT with vendors from all of the U.S.

We hope you can join us for this well-attended event!




UEB Ready? A Supported Independent Study Summer Session

The PASS Project in conjunction with Indiana State University is offering a 13-week training program via distance education utilizing Blackboard. Participants in the program will use Ashcroft’s Programmed Instruction: Unified English Braille (API-UEB) as a guide to learning UEB. Throughout the course, the instructor will be available to answer questions and offer support. Participants will be expected to complete checkpoint quizzes every three weeks. Following each quiz, feedback will be provided in order to promote mastery prior to the proficiency exam taken at the end of the program. Participants who successfully pass the exam will earn a Certificate of Proficiency reflecting 30 Professional Growth Points (PGP).

This training will take place from May 11 – August 7. Please note that the course is intended to be an independent study. Participants can complete checkpoint quizzes and the proficiency exam at their own pace; however, all work must be complete by August 7 at 11:59 pm.

If you are currently working in an Indiana school system, there is no cost to participate.
To register, follow the link - https://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4GFB8dVMyRVaibP

(Please register early as space is limited)

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bonnie Bunch.


 

 designing programs for Communication and literacy for students with complex needs including cortical visual impairment and deaf-blindness

Presenter: Betsy Flener
May 21, 2015
Check-In: 7:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana Deaf-Blind Services Project and the PASS Project are providing a workshop on Designing Programs for Communication and Literacy for Students with Complex Needs Including Cortical Visual Impairment and Deaf-Blindness.
For more details and registration information, download the flier.


 ipad accessibility, accessories and applications, and the use of tactile overlays for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities

Presenter: Betsy Flener
May 22, 2015
Check-In: 7:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana Deaf-Blind Services Project and the PASS Project are providing a workshop on iPad Accessibility, Accessories and Applications, and the Use of Tactile Overlays for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities. This hands-on workshop includes a make-it, take-it activity. Registration is limited to 25.

For more details and registration information, download the flier.

(4/16/15) This training is currently full.  If you are interested in attending, please register and you will be placed on a wait list.


 ipad accessibility boot camp for teachers of the visually impaired - Part 2

Presenters: Diane Brauner and Ed Summers
June 18-19, 2015
Check-In: 8:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN

This two-day hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the accessibility features of iOS8 and helps Teachers of the Visually Impaired learn how to use the VoiceOver screen reader using gestures, a Bluetooth keyboard, and a refreshable braille display. Registration is limited to 25.

For more details and registration information, download the flier.


 pack more power in your program!  Implementing the ECC within a standards-based curriculum

Presenter: Sandy Lewis
July 9-10, 2015
Check-In: 8:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN

Attentive TVIs struggle with their often-contradictory roles of (a) supporting students in the general and special education classes in which they are placed and (b) with teaching the expanded core curriculum. In this session, the presenter will facilitate a discussion of these two roles and assist participants to consider the levels to which the roles naturally overlap and align and what options they might have when these responsibilities truly diverge. Tools that TVIs can use to plan for embedding ECC into instruction into academic support activities will be introduced and reviewed and participants will be given the opportunity to use these tools for planning instructional units for students.

For more details and registration information, download the flier.



UEB Ready? Introduction to Unified English Braille Webinar

If you were unable to attend the UEB Ready? Introduction to Unified English Braille (UEB) Regional Trainings in November, please view the UEB Ready? Videos using the link below.  The training videos were compiled to create a webinar.

 

http://dgmpresentations.pbworks.com/w/page/90921945/UEB%20Intro%20Videos

 

The webinar is both informational and experiential. A comparison of English Braille American Edition (EBAE) and UEB is provided.  Participants are able to partake in a variety of exercises specific to UEB. Answer keys are provided to check work.  Additional documents referenced throughout the webinar are available to download.

 

This webinar is intended to educate and prepare teachers and staff to facilitate a smooth transition from EBAE to UEB.