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About Access Academy

Access Academy (formerly #AtHomeWithAPH) is your one-stop resource for the meaningful education and training webinars you need to get the most out of APH products and services. From tutorials on new products and hacks on how to get the most from your beloved tech, to information on resources, services, and programs: our goal is to give you the info you need for home, the classroom, and the workplace.

The majority of Access Academy webinars also provide Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) credit. Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.

Upcoming Access Academy Webinars

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  • Title of Webinar
    Make Math with PixBlaster
    Date
    04/14/2021
    Time
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Description
    Join us to learn how to learn how to make math content for PixBlaster™ using Duxbury, Tiger Software Suite, and BrailleBlaster.
    Instructor
    Dan Gardner, CEO at ViewPlus
    William Freeman, Tactile Technology Product Manager at APH
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Math, Braille, Accessibility
    Target Audience
    Teachers, Paraprofessional
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    Basic braille and math knowledge
    Lesson Plan Goal
    Participants will learn how to make math for their PixBlaster regardless of the software available to them.
    Learning Objectives
    Participants will learn how to create UEB with Nemeth math equations using BrailleBlaster, Duxbury, and Tiger Software Suite, specifically with linear algebra and quadratic equation examples.
    Participants will learn how to leverage MathType and MathPix for creating the math equations.
    Participants will learn how to make number lines, matrices, and spatial equations using BrailleBlaster.
    Materials Needed
    An internet connected computer to access webinar.
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Make Math with PixBlaster webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    MATT Connect: Much More than an Electronic Magnifier
    Date
    04/16/2021
    Time
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Duration
    1 hour
    Description
    Every student with low vision needs more than an electronic magnifier to complete their schoolwork: they need something to annotate, read aloud, calculate, research, and turn small text into big text. Join Eric Beauchamp of HumanWare and discover how the MATT Connect can address all of your student’s needs.
    Instructor
    Eric Beauchamp, Director of Product Management at HumanWare
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    Teachers, Assistive Technology Specialist, Parents, Students
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participant will learn how to use the MATT Connect paperless.
    Learning Objectives
    The participants will learn three ways to edit a worksheet directly on the MATT Connect screen.
    The participant will learn two ways to read a document on their MATT Connect.
    The participants will identify at least two ways to share their work with others.
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for MATT Connect: Much More than an Electronic Magnifier webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Getting Started with Tactile Algebra Tiles
    Date
    04/16/2021
    Time
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Description
    Tactile Algebra Tiles provides students with exciting opportunities to explore basic algebraic techniques with a hands-on approach. Tactile Algebra Tiles helps to take a shift from an abstract to concrete concepts. Come join us as we unbox Tactile Algebra Tiles and work with our students on demonstrating basic algebraic skills.
    Instructor
    Nabiha Mujahid, VI Regional Support Specialist at LA-AEM
    Robin King, LIMC Director at Louisiana Instructional Materials
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Mathematics
    Target Audience
    Educators utilizing Tactile Algebra Tiles for instruction
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    Tactile Algebra Tiles is an effective tool for learning math concepts.
    Learning Objectives
    The participants will learn the basics of using Tactile Algebra Tiles to represent numbers and variables.
    The participants will learn how to implement adding, subtracting, and multiplying integers.
    The participants will learn how to solve linear equations by using Tactile Algebra Tiles.
    Materials Needed
    Tactile Algebra Tiles kit
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Getting Started with Tactile Algebra Tiles webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    JAWS and Text Analyzer: Do You Hear What I Hear?
    Date
    04/20/2021
    Time
    11:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Duration
    1.5 hours
    Description
    As the school year comes to an end, students are polishing their portfolios and drafting their dissertations. Help your students pinpoint errors in their papers with JAWS Text Analyzer. Our presenter Elizabeth Whitaker will show you how a sound or spoken message can alert proofreaders to inconsistencies and make editing easier. As an added bonus, you’ll also learn about JAWS speech and sound schemes, which enable you to identify specific information using voices, spoken text, or sounds. Easily locate font and color changes, web page elements, and headings in documents with this powerful feature. You can even create your own scheme for added customization!
    Instructor
    Elizabeth Whitaker, Technical Writer at Vispero
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    Students, Teachers, Assistive Technology Specialist, Parents
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participant will learn how to use Text Analyzer on JAWS.
    Learning Objectives
    The participant will identify two benefits of using Text Analyzer.
    The participant will review three types of errors identified by Text Analyzer.
    The participant will identify the four options for analyzing text.
    The participant will review six steps for selecting an option in Text Analyzer.
    The participant will identify one keyboard command to navigate through inconsistencies in text or on a web page.
    The participant will identify three steps for selecting a JAWS speech and sounds scheme.
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for JAWS and Text Analyzer: Do You Hear What I Hear? webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Code Jumper: Jumping into Basic Lessons—Algorithms and Sequences
    Date
    04/21/2021
    Time
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    1.5 hours
    Description
    Code Jumper engages all learners from elementary to middle school in block coding instruction. Join this webinar and learn how Code Jumper ignites interest in computer science activities. We will unpack the Code Jumper kit, demonstrate the pods and app, and dig into Lesson 2: Sequencing and Algorithms to enable you and your students to start coding.
    Instructor
    Joe Hodge, Technical Innovations Product Manager at APH
    Jim Sullivan,  Director of Social Enterprise at APH
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    Teachers – Visually Impaired, STEAM and STEM Teachers, Assistive Technology Instructors
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participant will explain how Code Jumper can be used in both individual and group instruction.
    Learning Objectives
    The participant will describe at least 3 ways Code Jumper can engage students in learning block coding.
    The participant will list at least 3 ways students can express their understanding of block coding concepts using Code Jumper.
    The participant will list two ways the lesson, Algorithms and Sequences can be used in group and individual instructional settings.
    Materials Needed
    Code Jumper Lesson 2: Lesson 2 HTML, Lesson 2 PDF
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Code Jumper: Jumping into Basic Lessons—Algorithms and Sequences webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Learning is Fun with the Braille Trail Reader
    Date
    04/23/2021
    Time
    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Description
    Learning braille is fun with the Braille Trail Reader, a 14 cell refreshable braille display ideal for students. Learn from our expert panelists how this small-but-mighty device can help students practice reading, writing, tracking, and sharing their work. Participants will leave will three instructional games to encourage students to practice their braille skills while having fun!

    Spotlight on Braille Trail Reader:

    • One Handed Mode
    • Ability to switch between Local and Terminal Modes
    • Sync Function

    Games that can be played in BTR:

    • Monster Maker
    • Mad Libs- BAH
    • Tracking- WF

    Additional Tools:

    • BrailleBlaster App
    • Examples in BrailleBlaster Format
    • Steps and Example
    Instructor
    William Freeman, Tactile Technology Product Manager at APH
    Joe Hodge, Technical Innovations Product Manager at APH
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    Teachers, Assistive Technology Specialist, Parents, Students
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participant will identify how the Braille Trail Reader can be used to teach important braille literacy skills.
    Learning Objectives
    The participant will list three unique features of the Braille Trail Reader.
    The participant will compare the use of Braille Trail Reader in two-handed and one-handed mode.
    The participant will describe how to sync the contents of the device for mobile and desktop use.
    The participant will examine three fun instructional activities to take back to their classroom.
    Materials Needed
    None
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Learning is Fun with the Braille Trail Reader webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Introduction to Dramatic Writing: Get Inspired by Audiojack
    Date
    04/28/2021
    Time
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    1.5 hours
    Description
    Every screenwriter or playwright has to start somewhere. But where to begin? Learn the basics of dramatic writing and get your creative juices flowing with Audiojack, audio-based movies with no words to mindfully engage your imagination. David Tobin, founder of Audiojack, will join APH’s Betsy Anne Huggins on this webinar that explores the creative writing process. Teachers and writers will walk away with strategies and techniques to begin on the path to dramatic writing.
    Instructor
    David Tobin, Founder, Audiojack
    Betsy Anne Huggins,  Education and Training Specialist at APH
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    Teachers, Parents, Curriculum Specialists
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participant will identify how Audiojack can be used to inspire a Monologue.
    Learning Objectives
    The participant will review the basics of Dramatic Writing.
    The participant will identify the 5 key elements of a monologue.
    The participant will write a monologue based on a Audiojack.
    The participant will evaluate how Audiojack can be used in educational and recreational settings.
    Materials Needed
    none
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Introduction to Dramatic Writing: Get Inspired by Audiojack webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Introducing Juno: Prepare to Explore a Galaxy of Possibilities
    Date
    04/29/2021
    Time
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Duration
    1 hour
    Description
    It’s time for blast off! APH is excited to introduce Juno, a handheld video magnifier with OCR, a barrel camera that rotates 180 degrees, and more! Indoors and outside, from the kitchen table to the classroom, this powerful and pocket-sized device will equip you for journeys close to home and out of this world. Get to know Juno as it prepares to launch!
    Instructor
    Greg Stilson, Director of Global Innovation at APH
    Justine Taylor, Product Manager, Educational Product Innovation at APH
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    Teachers, Assistive Technology Specialist, Parents, Students
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participant will learn about the Juno.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Introduction to Juno a powerful handheld video magnifier with OCR and touch.
    2. Explore and demo at least three features of the Juno.
      • Live magnification
      • Using the camera for near magnification, distance, hobby & handwriting, and self-view
      • Using OCR to capture a document
    3. Learn how to use Juno in different settings.
    Materials Needed
    None
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Introducing Juno webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Adapting ZoomText to Meet Student Needs
    Date
    04/30/2021
    Time
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Duration
    1 hour
    Description
    As students move between computer applications to work on a classroom assignment, their eye condition, lighting, app user interface, and other factors may impact their ability to stay on task and complete their studies. Access Academy welcomes Justine Taylor of APH and Ben Knolles of the Paciello Group to highlight how the Functional Vision Learning Media Assessment can give you the tools to adapt ZoomText to meet your student’s needs.
    Instructor
    Ben Knolles, Assistive Technology Engineer at Vispero
    Justine Taylor, Low Vision Product Manager at APH
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    Teachers, Students, Parents, Assistive Technology Specialists
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participants will identify how the Functional Vision Learning Media Assessment can provide necessary information for customizing ZoomText.
    Learning Objectives
    The participant will summarize the Functional Vision Learning Media Assessment outcomes that inform the team how best to modify ZoomText.
    The participant will identify 3 benefits of customizing the general settings in ZoomText.
    The participant will list the steps to modify ZoomText settings in a specific computer application.
    Materials Needed
    None
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Adapting ZoomText to Meet Student Needs webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    The Road Ahead: Career Readiness for Preschool Students
    Date
    04/30/2021
    Time
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Duration
    1 hour
    Description
    The employment rate for individuals with visual impairments is approximately 37% and remains relatively unchanged for decades. The Road Ahead webinar series guides educators to move beyond triaged transition planning with the goal of changing the trajectory for all students. Attend this webinar to better understand what is meant by career readiness skills for preschool age students, shared responsibilities, and how embed age appropriate skills within educational programming and routines-based learning.
    Instructor
    Erika Fundelius, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist, doctoral student at Florida State University
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Career Education
    Target Audience
    Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment, IEP team members
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    Participants will discuss importance of career readiness skills for preschool students and describe how to embed skills within educational programming and routines-based learning.
    Learning Objectives
    Define what career readiness means for young children.
    Identify age-appropriate activities to embed career readiness using all areas of the ECC into everyday routines.
    Correlate the importance of everyday activities with career readiness.
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for The Road Ahead: Career Readiness for Preschool Students webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Using Accessible Media with Students who are Blind or Low Vision
    Date
    05/03/2021
    Time
    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Description
    Research has shown that the use of multimedia is beneficial to all students.  However, it is not always easy to find educational media with high-quality description.  The Described and Captioned Media Program is a federally funded program, which provides accessible educational media and much more. Learn about this free resource.  We’ll discuss how described media can enhance learning and the classroom experience.
    Instructor
    Cindy Camp, Marketing and Communication Specialist at Described and Captioned Media Program
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    science, social studies, English, language arts, compensatory skills
    Target Audience
    teachers of students with visual impairments, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, college professors of teacher preparation programs
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Learning Objectives
    Participants will learn how description benefit all students.
    Participants will explore how to evaluate the quality of description.
    Participants will discuss uses for video in the classroom.
    Participants will be able to find DCMP media and match titles to classroom learning objectives.
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Using Accessible Media with Students who are Blind or Low Vision webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Teaching Screen Readers the Fun Way with Cody LaPlante: Part 1 of 4
    Date
    05/04/2021
    Time
    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Description
    For decades, professionals, and students alike, have dreaded lessons on JAWS, NVDA, and Chromevox. In this session, participants will learn teaching strategies that will make their next screen reader lesson fun, engaging, and effective. Join Cody M. Laplante, founder of eye.t and certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments, for this four-part series that will explore how to make screen reader lessons exciting and impactful.
    Instructor
    Cody LaPlante, Founder of eye.t, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    TVIs, General Education, Parents, Students
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participant will discover new strategies to introduce Screen Readers to students in this four-part series.
    Learning Objectives
    The participant will identify the four guiding principles of screen reader instruction.
    The participant will identify the five major components of a screen reader lesson.
    The participant will differentiate between an instructional and personalized objective.
    The participant will navigate tools and resources to decide what to teach next.
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Teaching Screen Readers the Fun Way webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Building Accessible Word Documents
    Date
    05/05/2021
    Time
    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Description
    “But I used Microsoft Word, so it is accessible, right?” Truth is, not necessarily. Word documents by Microsoft are one of the most popular tools used to create worksheets, handouts and tests in the educational setting. This webinar will walk through the steps to make Word documents accessible for people with low or no vision.
    Instructor
    Leanne Grillot, National Director of Outreach Services at APH
    Tai Tomasi, Director of Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion at APH
    Target Audience
    Vision professionals of any area, general education teachers, special education teachers, professionals who wish to present with APH
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    General knowledge of how to write a Word document
    Learning Objectives
    Learners will identify which fonts, colors and spacing in Word documents are best for people with low vision.​
    Learners will distinguish between headings and styles and experiment with modifying a given document to be accessible for someone using a screen reader.
    Learners will identify what type of structure is needed to make a Word document accessible and how to add structure to documents.​
    Learners will create accessible hyperlinks, tables and graphics placed in a Word document.​
    Learners will identify how to check Word documents for accessibility and how to export them to PDF while keeping the accessibility.
    Materials Needed
    Microsoft Word
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Building Accessible Word Documents webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Collaborative Psychoeducational Assessments: Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Evaluators Working Together
    Date
    05/10/2021
    Time
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Description
    Children with visual impairments are often referred for psychoeducational evaluations with varying degrees of collaboration and participation from teachers of the visually impaired (TVI). Psychologists, speech language pathologists, and other evaluators may have little to no experience with children with visual impairments, let alone knowledge of how a TVI may be helpful in conducting assessments. This webinar seeks to demystify the role a TVI plays as well as provide psychologists and other examiners with important considerations when conducting these evaluations.
    Instructor
    Terese Pawletko, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist, Private Practice/Consultant
    Carol Evans, Ph.D., Certified School Psychologist, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Retired School Psychologist; Consultant TVISP – University of Utah
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Psychoeducational Assessment
    Target Audience
    Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Psychologists, Parents
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    None
    Lesson Plan Goal
    To develop an understanding of the concept of collaborative assessment for children with visual impairments.
    Learning Objectives
    Describe the role of a teacher of the visually impaired as it relates to psychoeducational assessment.
    Discuss familiar with issues and caveats associated with conducting psychoeducational evaluations.
    Identify contributions that teacher of the visually impaired makes within the context of a psychoeducational assessment.
    Materials Needed
    None
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Collaborative Psychoeducational Assessments webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    MATT Connect: Learning Together When We’re Apart
    Date
    05/14/2021
    Time
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Duration
    1 hour
    Description
    In a year lived partially online, virtual meeting platforms have become indispensable for school, work and social connection. In this webinar, Eric Beauchamp will share how to optimize the MATT Connect for virtual learning with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet. From setting up the device to submitting schoolwork, we’ll explore how the MATT Connect has become an indispensable tool for distance learning.
    Instructor
    Eric Beauchamp, Director of Product Management at HumanWare
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    Teachers, Assistive Technology Specialist, Parents, Students
    Pre-requisite knowledge
    none
    Lesson Plan Goal
    The participant will learn how to use the MATT Connect for Virtual Learning.
    Learning Objectives
    The participants will demonstrate how to rapidly switch between applications.
    The participants will learn how to set up and use three video conference applications.
    The participants will learn two ways to share schoolwork with other classmates or the teacher.
    Materials Needed
    none
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for MATT Connect: Learning Together When We’re Apart webinar
  • Title of Webinar
    Summer in the City: TMAPs will get you moving!
    Date
    04/24/2021
    Time
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Description
    Whether your summer plans include a vacation to a favorite destination or a staycation in your town, it’s time to get navigating with tactile maps! Hear from Greg Kehret, Director of Media and Accessible Design Laboratory at San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, as he introduces TMAP, a tool to generate tactile maps. Experts from APH will share how to use the PixBlaster to print TMAPS and will also explore ways to create and embellish tactile graphics using low-tech products.
    Instructor
    Greg Kehret, Director of Media and Accessible Design Laboratory at San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind
    Karen Poppe, Product Manager, Educational Product Innovation at APH
    William Freeman, Tactile Technology Product Manager at APH
    Primary Core or ECC Area
    Assistive Technology
    Target Audience
    O&M
    Learning Objectives
    The participant will describe how to use the TMAP app to create tactile street maps.
    The participant will describe how to use the PixBlaster to print TMAPs and other tactile graphics.
    The participant will identify 3 APH tools to improve student proficiency in using tactile maps.
    The participant will list 3 ways to augment and embellish tactile graphics.
    Materials Needed
    None
    Collect ACVREP Credit
    Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.
    Registration Link
    Register for Summer in the City: TMAPs will get you moving! webinar

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