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Join ISVI, IAER, APH, and HVEIO for the 2nd Annual
Illinois Summer Vision Instructional Partnership


IL School for the Visually Impaired
Monday, August 3, 2015
9:00 am-4:00 pm (Registration at 8:30 am)

Technology and Today’s Visually Impaired Student

Various technology devices will be available and explored to determine which device which might best meet the needs of your learner. Techniques for incorporating technology throughout the school day will be covered. Such devices include Chromebook, iOS and Notetakers. There will be time to share experiences and for Q and A.

Tools for Presenting and Teaching Tactile Graphics

Introducing a wide variety of products available from the American Printing House for the Blind for creating/teaching tactile graphics. Featured products designed to teach tactile skills include Teaching Touch, Setting the Stage for Tactile Understanding, and Flip-Over Concept Books. Tools available for creating tactile graphics include the Tactile Graphics Kit, Crafty Graphics, PictureMaker, and the Draftsman Tactile Drawing Board. We will also demonstrate how to use the APH Tactile Graphics Image Library, a free database of tactile graphic templates available for download to create graphics for transcribers, teachers, students, and parents.

New Products Available from APH

Introducing some of the newest products available from APH including the Orion TI-84 Talking Graphing Scientific Calculator, the Geometro Student Workbook, the DNA/RNA Kit, the Quick and Easy Expanded Core Curriculum, and the Braille Bead Kit.

Cost: FREE (lunch on your own)


Lisa Tabaka

Lisa has been working as a teacher of the visually impaired for eleven years. Currently, she is working at the Thomas Metcalf Lab School at Illinois State University. Lisa enjoys learning new technology and finding ways for her students to access the curriculum at the same rate as their sighted peers.

Monica Turner

Monica Turner has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Louisville. Monica began working at the American Printing House for the Blind in 2001, and has held positions as a Research Assistant, an Accessible Test Editor, and most recently as a Field Services Representative. Monica is also a certified Braille transcriber.


A limited hotel block available for Sunday August 2 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2501 Holliday Lane, Jacksonville, IL. Make reservation before July 10 for group rate of $79 + tax. Room block listed under ISVI. Call 217-245– 6500.

To Register or for Information:

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Illinois CPDU and ACVREP Credit