TVI-COMS Experience at Summer Academy: Assistive Technology, and Independent Living Skills

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Session Dates

Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday July 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday July 19, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

This is an intensive hands-on training for teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) and certified orientation and mobility specialists (COMS). Participants will deepen their knowledge in Assistive Technology, and Independent Living Skills strategies and resources for students who are blind/visually impaired, including application for post-secondary instruction. Multiple opportunities to observe students at The Summer Academy for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, as well as other related ECC areas, will be provided.


Participants will:
1. List two ways to teach students with visual impairments how to label clothing for identification.
2. Describe the correct adaptive technique used for cutting foods.
3. Identify the difference between Be my eyes and BeSpecular.

Target Audience

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments
Orientation and Mobility Specialists

Topics Covered: Visual Impairment/Blind

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Shelley Rhodes, Becky Knaub, Doug Williams

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer

Additional Info

Last day to register: July 11, 2019

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.