Learning Across a Lifetime
The 137th Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
October 13-15, 2005
Annual Meeting Session Recordings
The 137th APH Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests was held October 13-15, 2005. Many of the conference sessions were recorded to be made available through the APH Information and Training Podcast.
- Keynote Address: Meeting Student’s Needs in a Changing Environment
Dr. J. Elton Moore
This presentation features a brief overview of issues facing the blindness field and stresses the need for greater collaboration between education and rehabilitation professionals.
Teaching Skills and Knowledge to Professionals Working with Students with Deafblindness
Dr. Jan Van Dijk
This session highlights a CD Rom, a product now available from APH, that uses video clips to demonstrate child guided techniques for assessing children who are deafblind. During the presentation, part of the CD Rom "Child-guided Strategies for Assessing Children who are Deafblind or Have Multiple Disabilities" is demonstrated and Dr. van Dijk, answers questions from the audience.
- Making Test Items Accessible
Debbie Willis,Barbara Henderson, Kris Scott, and Monica Coffey
An overview of key issues involved in making print test items accessible in alternate media is presented. Discussion time for test issues and questions is included.
- CVI Perspectives
Christine Roman Lantzy
This presentation offers a preview of the new APH informational DVD, CVI Perspectives. The DVD offers information from medical, educational and family viewpoints and provides content regarding the medical causes of CVI, an explanation of the unique characteristics associated with CVI, and interviews with parents who have children with CVI.
- Recreational Approaches to Building Early Tactile Skills
Karen J. Poppe
This presentation focuses on recent APH products that encourage the development of tactile skills within a recreational context. Some of the products showcased include Web Chase and SQUID: Tactile Activities Magazine. Audience input is requested on the design features for a new tactile game under development, as well as general feedback about products needed in the "recreational" area for tactile skills development.
- Sherlock, LumiTest and Miniguide US: Tiny Tools Do Major Tasks
This presentation tells the full story and offers the audience hands-on experience with these new, innovative tools from APH. Sherlock provides a portable, affordable talking labeling system for clothes, food, CDs, books, and more! LumiTest shows you if the porch light is burned out and where to sign a letter. Miniguide US helps cane users and dog guide handlers find landmarks, desired environmental features, and openings in crowds.
- Louis Search Tips
Julia Myers and Nicole Gaines
This session offers tips and advice on how to search the Louis database, with special emphasis on product and book searches.