Workshops & Meetings


Working with the TECHSperts: Assistive Technology

April 23-24, 2020 |
Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches 
1710 Tiffany Dr E.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Come learn from some of Florida’s technology experts!  Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist, will be presenting many of the workshop sessions. This bring your own technology workshop will provide opportunities to learn about navigating Windows with keyboard shortcuts, using a screen reader in a Windows environment, built-in accessibility in mainstream operating systems, and APH technology, and there will be many opportunities to network and learn from each other. 

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A special hotel rate is available at the
Holiday Inn Express West Palm Beach Metrocentre
2485 Metrocentre Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Call the hotel directly at (561) 472-7020 or central reservations at 1 (877) 666-3243 and reference the group code WWE/Working With the Experts to receive the room rate of $115. This hotel includes complimentary breakfast, in room wi-fi, and self-parking. Reservations must be cancelled by 6pm one day prior to check-in to avoid a fee.

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Conferences Worth Attending:

March 26-27, 2020 | American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference in Arlington, VA

April 2-4, 2020 | Visual Aid Volunteers of Florida Conference in Jacksonville, FL

June 5-7, 2020 | The Annual Family Café Conference in Orlando, FL

July 22-26, 2020 | AER International Conference 2020 in St. Louis, MO

December 12-15, 2020 | Southeastern Orientation & Mobility Association Conference in Tampa, FL



Finding Wheels with Dr. Penny Rosenblum

September 17, 2019 | Manhattan Center, 4210 W Bay Villa Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
Join us for a one-day workshop addressing this updated and revised orientation and mobility curriculum.  Dr. Rosenblum will focus on the wide array of skills needed for O&M, such as using technology during travel, bicycling with low vision, safety during travel, and using rideshare services.  Throughout this session she will share scenarios of travelers, content, activities, and vignettes. Videos, discussion, and small group activities will be used to increase participation and understanding of the material.

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2019-2020 Florida Vision and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Joint District Contacts Meeting

October 24-25, 2019 | Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 San Marco Ave, Wilson Music Building, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
The Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) will host a meeting specifically for district contacts responsible for the programs for students who are deaf/hard of hearing and programs for students who are visually impaired. It is recommended that the district contact person for the deaf/hard of hearing program AND the person responsible for the vision program attend this meeting to network and discuss initiatives specific to your district’s students who are deaf/hard of hearing or visually impaired.

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Working with the Experts: Braille for Math and Science

December 5-6, 2019 |
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on the Ocean,
930 N. Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Join FIMC-VI for this two-day workshop on Unified English Braille (UEB) for math and science related materials.  Dr. Frances Mary D’Andrea will be presenting on both UEB for technical materials and Nemeth within UEB context.

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