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Monday July 17th, 2017 1:00PM — 8:45PM
Tuesday July 18th, 2017 8:00AM — 5:00PM
Wednesday July 19th, 2017 8:00AM — 5:00PM
Thursday July 20th, 2017 8:00AM — 12:00PM
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CANCELLED TVI-COMS Summer Academy Experience: Assistive Technology, Adaptive Daily Living Skills, and STEM

Pennsylvania State University-Atherton Hall  Map »

Event Type: Inservices/workshops Inservices/workshops

Credit Type: Act 48 Clock Hour (8 hours) ACVREP

Registration Contact: Kristi Simpson, ksimpson@pattan.net, 800-441-3215x7241

Content Contact: Jennifer Edgar, jedgar@pattan.net, 800-441-3215 x 7218


This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

This training is an exciting opportunity to learn about the valuable experience the Summer Academy (SA) and the STEM Extension program provides to High School students who are blind or visual impaired. During the week, Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) will observe various content areas, learn new adaptive strategies, and assist with group instruction. In addition, TVi & COMS will join other educational professionals to expand their knowledge in Assistive Technology, Daily Living Skills, and STEM during specific targeted, hands-on training´s. (Each week’s training will correspond with the Summer Academy Schedule.


Participants will:

  • List three assistive technology (AT) devices and/or apps that can be utilized by students with visual impairments
  • Demonstrate the ability to access the accessibility features on a computer and/or iOS device
  • Demonstrate two adaptive techniques in the area of vision rehabilitation therapy adaptive daily living skills
  • List two adaptive techniques and or tools that could be utilized for labeling or object identification

Target Audience

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Orientation and Mobility Specialists

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Blindness/Visual Impairment


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Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this training. Contact: Kristi Simpson, at 610-878-7241, or ksimpson@pattan.net.

Additional Information

Registration will close: April 28, 2017

The Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services will provide lodging and meals; and reimbursement for travel to and from the event. Directions for submitting receipts will be included in your packet upon arrival at Summer Academy.