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#AtHomeWithAPH Webinars

It’s our priority to create access to the information you need to keep learning and working during this time of social distancing and quarantine. As part of #AtHomeWithAPH we’ll be releasing webinars covering some of our favorite classroom and workplace tools so you can get the most out of your tech. We’re working with our partners to answer all your questions. Join us!

APH Webinars

Below is a list of upcoming APH webinars including webinars with our partners. 


a girl playing a recorder. text reads "Feel the beat of braille music. Linda Washburn and Laura Zierer #AtHomeWithAPH Webinar"

  • Feel the Beat of Braille Music

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 12-1 PM ET

Description: Learn the basics of braille music:  what it looks like, where to find it and create it, and why and how to teach it to your students.  A basic knowledge of how to read print music may be helpful.

Instructor: Linda Washburn, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Texas; Laura Zierer, Project Leader at APH

Primary Core or ECC Area: Music Literacy, Compensatory Skills

Target Audience: Teachers / Parents / Students

Pre-requisite knowledge: None

Lesson Plan Goal: To provide TVIs with an understanding of the braille music code and its importance in a student’s education.

Learning Objectives: To be exposed to the basics of the braille music code; To discover resources for how to find or create it; To understand why braille music should be taught; To learn about products you can use to teach braille music

Materials Needed: No Materials Needed

Collect CEUs: CEUs are only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect CEUs, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and send these, along with your first and last name, to outreach@aph.org and a certificate will be emailed to you the following week.

Zoom: https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kGOzchV8Q6WWjgY30-501g


image of a girl in glasses using a refreshable braille device. Text reads "Family Connect. Connecting your families at home to the resources they need to thrive"

  • Connecting your Families at Home with the Resources They Need to Thrive

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 2-3:30 PM ET

Description: Presented by the APH ConnectCenter, this webinar will focus on three parents of visually impaired children as they navigate their lives through the COVID-19 era as parents, teachers, employees, entertainers, physical educators, and social committees. What challenges have they faced transitioning to both working from home and teaching their kids? How are they meeting the accessibility needs of a child with a visual impairment? What techniques have they used to incorporate learning at home with physical ed., Orientation and mobility, and socialization? What resources have they used to ensure that their child’s accessibility needs are being met? And in what areas do they continue to struggle? What products and services are you missing that are hard to come by or remain unattainable? We will ask these questions and more while also taking questions from our audience. Teachers are invited!

Instructor: Alan Lovell, Information and Referral Services Coordinator  at APH

Moderator: Robin Lowell, TVI, Curriculum Developer at Insights 2 Execution (i2e), and consultant for Microsoft.

Panelists: Our panelists include Brittany Clarkson, Mother to Addie who attends the Kentucky School for the Blind. Brittany is also studying to become a TVI. Kelli Shubert, Mother to Claire, who is low-vision and uses accommodations like video magnifiers. Darren Lewis, Father to Joshua, who is a visually impaired 10 year old who has taken a keen interest in coding.

COLLECT CEUs: Not at this time

ZOOM: https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a3qKwd9zQYaRnjSQw7GYkg


a classroom of students at desks, one student has a MATT Connect on their desk. text reads "MATT Connect: Configuring for Classroom Activities. Eric Beauchamp. #AtHomeWithAPH Webinars"

  • MATT Connect: Configuring for Classroom Activities

Date and Time: June 5th, 2020 from 12-1 PM ET

Description: Today’s classroom presents students with low-vision with both challenges and opportunities. They must access online content, complete web-based assessments, and participate in classroom activities. The Matt Connect is a compact all-in-one magnifier, distance viewer, and educational Android tablet. This webinar will illustrate how students with low-vision can maximize their participation in the classroom with this device.

Instructor:  Eric Beauchamp, Director Project Management at HumanWare

Primary Core or ECC Area: Assistive Technology

Target Audience: Teachers / Assistive Technology Specialists / Parents

Pre-requisite knowledge: Basic understand of MATT Connect.

Lesson Plan Goal: Provide strategies for adapting the MATT Connect to align with testing and classroom needs.

Learning Objectives: The participant will learn to setup and use the MATT Connect to securely take an assessment; The participant will learn how to isolate the calculator, book, or distance app for the purpose of taking an assessment; The participant will learn at least 3 ways to setup the MATT Connect to view or connect to an interactive white board.

Materials Needed: No material is needed. However, participants can follow along if they have access to a MATT Connect.

Collect CEUs: CEUs are only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect CEUs, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and send these, along with your first and last name, to outreach@aph.org and a certificate will be emailed to you the following week.

Zoom: https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GvfMAxTxQFKWUszjsp27xQ


a boy sitting in a bean bag chair wearing headphones and holding a tablet. text reads "Accessible Game Apps from APH #AtHomeWithAPH Webinar"

  • Accessible Game Apps from APH

Date and Time: June 10th from 12-1 PM ET

Description: Join Joe Hodge of APH’s Technology Product Research Group to learn more about accessible games designed by APH for persons who are blind and visually impaired.  Joe will dive into the setup and navigation of APH’s Crossword Puzzle and Slapstack Math applications. He will also lead a discussion about resources for students, teachers, and parents about where information about accessible games and gaming for persons of all ages can be found.

Instructor:  Joe Hodge, Software Quality Assurance Analyst at APH

Primary Core or ECC Area: Assistive Technology

Target Audience: Students – Teachers – Parents

Pre-requisite knowledge: Ability to listen to presented materials

Lesson Plan Goal: Provide participants with information about accessible game applications and where accessible games information can be found

Learning Objectives: No Learning Objectives as this is not for ACVREP

Materials Needed: No materials needed

Collect CEUs: Not at this time

Zoom: https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G_go7W0PTdiU_E99PkkhTw


External Webinars

These may not be APH specific, but they are definitely great resources you should check out!

  • ATIA is offering a series of free webinars on AT
  • HumanWare is hosting a great webinar series on their exciting tech
  • Get a virtual pass for Mobility Matters and earn ACVREP credits! Registration closes June 10 so sign up today

We’re working hard to build more resources, and will be adding to our #AtHomeWithAPH webinar page on a regular basis (be sure to bookmark it).


For more resources please check out our #AtHomeWithAPH resource list for free and accessible activities, tips, webinars, and more from APH, our partners, and the field at large. Have a free and accessible resource you would like us to include? Email us at communications@aph.org to tell us about it!

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