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Professional Development and Webinars

HumanWare offers a comprehensive schedule of free webinars provided by product managers and frequent guest presenters who are leaders in the assistive technology field.

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October 2010

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic - The latest News

Guest speaker: Stephanie Turner

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Stephanie Turner will be our guest speaker from Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Stephanie will be sharing the latest news to help you get off to a great school year. Learn about how you can support your students in a timely manner.

If you have any questions, please forward them to brenda.mcbride@humanware.com.


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February 2010

Bookshare’s University Partners Program:

What is available for Canadians? How to share and access accessible text.

All about Bookshare for Canadian College and University Students: Webinar February 16, 2010.

Join Brenda McBride, Product Manager at HumanWare, Viji Dilip, Manager of International Programs for Bookshare and Cherie Miller, University Program Manager at Bookshare, to learn more about creating Bookshare memberships for college and university students. Other topics include finding, downloading and reading books, using Bookshare for undergraduate research projects and more. Plus opportunities to ask question, and learn about resources.

An accessible event code will be emailed to those needing an accessible format once registration is complete. The code will be provided closer to the presentation date. Thanks If you have any questions, please forward them to brenda.mcbride@humanware.com

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Tue, Feb 16, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

To calculate the time in your time zone please use the link below.

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_CA-SK.aspx?y=2010&mo=2&d=16&h=13&mn=0

Tue, Feb 16, 2010 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST

To calculate the time in your time zone please use the link below.

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_CA-SK.aspx?y=2010&mo=2&d=16&h=18&mn=0

Cost: free

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar. If you don’t receive an email please let me know Brenda.mcbride@humanware.com .

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

BrailleNote Apex Presentations

Please join representatives, from HumanWare, as they demonstrate the exciting NEW BrailleNote Apex at a location near you.

HumanWare will be providing an open forum for those interested in seeing the BrailleNote Apex. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the newest product release from HumanWare, the BrailleNote Apex, the thinnest and lightest portable mobile solution for the blind. Damian Pickering, Kevin Hughes and Dominic Gagliano will answer all your questions regarding the Apex and other HumanWare technologies. There will be an opportunity to experience all products first hand.

Please RSVP to Damian by phone 1-800-722-3393 Ext. 219 or via email at damian.pickering@humanware.com for one of the following location dates and times:

The Vista Center – Tuesday, February 16th Noon-2 PM
2470 El Camino Real, Suite 107
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-858-0202 Ext. 123

Sacramento Society for the Blind – Wednesday, February 17th 10 AM-Noon
2750 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95818

The Lighthouse – Thursday February 18th, 1-3 PM
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

Lions Blind Center – February 23, 2010, 1:00 -3:00 PM
Lions Blind Center
3834 Opal Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Light snacks and beverages will be available at each event.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!

January 2010

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic - 2010

Guest speaker: Stephanie Turner

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Stephanie Turner will be speaking about the services that are offred by Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. We will conclude with a questions and answers session.

If you have any questions, please forward them to brenda.mcbride@humanware.com or sturner@rfbd.org  

December

ClassMate Reader 101: Where do you find content for the ClassMate Reader? Learn about different sites where you can find material and how to transfer it to your ClassMate Reader. Plus, come share your ideas and resources that others could benefit from.

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Speaker: Brenda McBride

Webinar Presentation: Share Session
Examining where to find content and how to download these files to your ClassMate Reader. Plus a share session on websites, resources and ideas around supports for the new school year.

ClassMate Reader 101: Question and Answer session on the Save as DAISY Add- in for Microsoft Word. Discussion with attendees on how to use this program to best support your students.

How to download the free Save as DAISY Add-in for WORD. Walkthrough describing the basic steps to creating accessible files using WORD and the Save as DAISY add-in. (Full Text/ Full Audio)

Guest speaker: Brenda McBride

Webinar Hands-on Presentation
Discussion will include information on how to download the Save as DAISY WORD add-in and use it to create a DAISY file which can then be copied on the ClassMate Reader.

November

  Creation of IVEO Files for Interactive Learning

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Webinar presentation
A ViewPlus Expert will demonstrate the various methods for creating files to be opened in IVEO. Instruction will include importing files to IVEO, using the IVEO Converter to create accessible documents from mainstream Windows programs, and creating custom graphics directly within IVEO. The session will last approximately 45 minutes with time for participant questions at the end.

For an accessible version of this presentation visit: http://accessibleevent.com/272266274/

 

Educational Therapist

ClassMate Reader animatedGuest Speaker: Allison Seidel, MA, BCET

Webinar Presentation
What is an educational therapist and how do you find one for your child?
What services do they provide?
How is Ms. Seidel integrating the use of assistance technology into her practice?
What are some strategies and tools you can use with your child/student?
Open discussion.

Bio:
Allison B. Seidel, MA, BCET is a board-certified educational therapist practicing in the Bay Area. She was previously an Outreach Coordinator with Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic and presents both locally and nationally on learning disabilities and assistive technology.

Understanding the Role of your Disability Service Center - Postsecondary

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Webinar Presentation

Discussion will include information on legislation and services that are provided by the Disability Resource Office. We'll take a closer look at how to access textbooks and resources in an accessible format. Answering questions regarding what colleges can do to help ensure smooth transition.

Nina Ghiselli, PsyD. is the system-wide director of disability services and adjunct faculty at Alliant International University and a psychologist in private practice. She also teaches courses at U.C. Berkeley Extension and Argosy University and consults with schools and agencies on how to make their programs more accessible to people with disabilities.

Dr. Ghiselli, who has a language-based learning disability, teaches courses on disability law, applicatin to the clinical population, effective teaching, and dirersity. Her clinical work focuses on adults with disabilities

Bookshare - Postsecondary

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Guest speaker: Cherie Miller

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
21:00 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Webinar Presentation:
Discussion will include information on services for new or returning postsecondary students, individual membership information. We will be exploring the programs and information relating to those working with or studying at the postsecondary level.

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October

  Using the Audio Graphing Calculator

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
20:00 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Webinar Presentation
A ViewPlus Expert and Product Specialist will demonstrate the basic functionality of the Audio Graphic Calculator (AGC). AGC is used to make math accessible to users of all skill levels. This workshop will include plotting data points to create accessible graphs, evaluating expressions and matrices, and performing polynomial regression. The session will last approximately 45 minutes with time for participant questions at the end.

Please send AGC questions you would like answered during the session to training@viewplus.com prior to the demonstration.

We look forward to you joining us!

After registrering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/675148825

For an accessible version of this presentation visit: http://accessibleevent.com/250134333

Parenting: how to work with "the system" to best provide services for your child.

Marion McBride<s pictureGuest speaker: Marion McBride

Thursday, October 8, 2009
21:00 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Webinar Presentation
Discussion will include information on unfamiliar terminology, ways to work with the school system before the first report card comes out, resources from the web and videos that will help you understand your child and what it is like to have a learning disability. Also discussed will be the ways to connect with the local support groups in your state or province.

If you have any questions, please forward them to brenda.mcbride@humanware.com before October 6, 2009.

Marion McBride, a mother of four grown children, has worked in public education for the past 20 years. Marion became involved with the Learning Disabilities Association when she was seeking infomation to help her young children in their academics studies. She eventually became Provincial President of the association after working several years with the local chapter. Mrs. McBride helped to organize a Branch office of LDAS, sought grant funding for adult and children's programs and volunteered in other advicacy groups. She has ofganized and presented at conferences, prepared position papers and advicated at the local and provincial governtments and University after learning how to work with her children's educators.

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Learning Disabilities Association of Canada - discussion about Canada's current legislation, rights and responsibilities concerning accessible content

Canada Flag Guest speaker: Claudette Larocque

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
21:00 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Webinar Persentation
Discussion will include terminology you should be famiiar with, current national ligistation, resources for new and returning students. Also discussed vill be the questions you need to be asking at your local libraries.

Bio
Claudette Larocque, Director of Public Policy and Programs, LDAC

Claudette has a background in social work and has worked in the disability field for the past 22 years, seventeed of them with the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada. As a parent with three adult sons with learning disabilities, Claudette has used her parental experiences as a foundation for her work as Director of Public Policy and Programs, to guide her as a member of several federal government advisory groups and national not for profit groups on policies and programs that impact individuals with learning disabilities, their families and those that support them.

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September

Bookshare - International Services

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Bookshare

Guest Speaker: Viji Dilip

Thursday, September 24, 2009
4:00 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
11 p.m. to 12 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
12 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Webinar Presentation:
Discussion will include information on services for international services offered by Bookshare: membership cost, individual membership information, programs and information relating to people living outside the United States.

If you have any questions, please forward them to Brenda.mcbride@humanware.com before September 22, 2009.

Bio
Viji Dilip serves as the International Program Manager for Bookshare.org. Viji Dilip was responsible for launching Bookshare in India in October 2008. With a deep passion for bringing education and information to the print-disabled community, Viji joined Bookshare in 2007. Her unique combination of education and work experience in both India and in the U.S. has been a great asset in launching Bookshare International. Viji has over fifteen years of experience in the financial field working at the Skoll Foundation, Hewlett Packard and Price Waterhouse in India as well as Internet startup companies. She has an MBA from San Jose State University, a CPA degree from AICPA and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Space is limited
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/267247803

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 "Education" and Dyslexic Brain - Learn the Latest

Guest Speaker: René King
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time: 23:30 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

How is the dyslexic brain different from another brain? What kind of gifts do the dyslexics have? How does technology best work persons who have dyslexia? What is the latest research and information about dyslexia?

Bio: Rene King, C.A.L.T.

Pleasant Grove INdependent School District, Texarkana, TX.

Rene King has taught in the field of dyslexia and related disorders in the capacity of teacher and therapist from Kindergarten through 12th grade and has also taught college and adult students. Currently, she is the Dyslexia Outreach Coordinator at Pleasnat Grove ISD, and author of "The Second Step, Success Through Technology". She has presented at conferences for the Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Academic Language Therapist Association, Region 10 Dyslexia Institute, Scottish Rite Hospital, Houston ISD, and Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.

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August

  Preparing for Fall 2009 - Hands on workshop

Guest speaker: Stephanie Turner
Thursday 27th, 2009
19:00 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Topics discussed will include:

  • What's new at RFB&D? AudioPlus Downloadable DAISY!
  • User Authorization - New Processes (How to)!
  • Get the most from the RFB&D Online Ordering Center

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  Transitioning to Postsecondary

Guest speaker: Nina Ghiselli, PsyD
August 20th, 2009
19:00 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Webinar Presentation
Discussion will include information on legislation and services that are provided by the Disability Resource Office. Take a closer look at how to access textbooks and resources in an accessible format. Answering questions regarding what colleges can do to help ensure smooth transition.

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  Bookshare - Transitioning

Guest speaker: Cherie Miller
August 4th 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
21:00 (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Webinar Presentation
Discussion will include information on services for returning or new postsecondary students, individual membership's information, and programs and information relating to returning to school.

video.wmv     audio.mp3    Postsecondary resource information.pdf

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July

  Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Preparing for Fall 2009

Guest speaker: Stephanie Turner

July 8, 2009

19:00  (UTC) Coordinated  Universal Time
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mountain Daylight Saving Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Webinar Presentation

Stephanie Turner will be speaking about the services that are offered by Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic as well as a sharing time from questions.

You might have Question for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic? Please forward these to Brenda.mcbride@humanware.com or sturner@rfbd.org before July 7th, 2009.

Topics during the presentation will include basic information about membership, player authorization, information about the Fall and what programs are in the works by RFBD  

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May

  Reading Made Easy Everywhere!

Presenter: Scott Marfilius
May 26, 2009 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Technology Lab
NSSEO Central Office
799 West Kensington Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL  

This half day training will review features of the Classmate Reader, Victor Reader and Victor Reader Stream. Content will include information on learning strengths and differences and structured support for reading comprehension along with proven strategies from "Classroom Instruction that Works". Strategies will be shared on how teachers can obtain or create accessible instructional materials and how teachers can implement the use of these materials in their classes. A feature match approach will be shared to introduce different aspects of the Classmate Reader.  


  Reading Comprehension

Guest speaker: Elizabeth Walcott

May 2009

Webinar Presentation

The objective of this session it to look at ways to improve reading comprehension with examples of strategies and resources designed for teachers. How do you break down the task of reading comprehension while looking at the needs of struggling readers? Featuring guest speaker Elizabeth Walcot Researcher: Educator, Tutor and Advocate. 

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April

  Postsecondary Education:  What You Need to Know about Being a Bookshare Member

Guest speakers: Cherie Miller and Kristina Cohen

April 2009

Webinar Presentation
We will look at transitioning from high school to postsecondary studies and engage in a discussion with individuals who are in the postsecondary environment. We will also take a look at what individuals will need in order to access services from Bookshare while pursuing post secondary studies.

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  Learn about: Alternative Format Book Creator - READHOWYOUWANT

Guest speakers: Tricia Roth and Sofia Malinowski

April 2009

Webinar Presentation
READHOWYOUWANT objective is to work with publishers to provide their content in accessible formats at the time of publication at a fair price. They represent a wonderful resource for accessible books. Learn about their services, online accessibility, as well as how to transfer books onto your ClassMate Reader or Stream.

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  ClassMate Reader Basics 101 - how to transfer documents onto your ClassMate Reader

Speaker: Brenda McBride

April 2009

Webinar Presentation
HumanWare is pleased to announce a focused presentation on the ClassMate Reader on how to transfer material onto our units.  We will also take a look at on line resources and valuable information on the new Companion Software.

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March

  Bookshare around the World, Accessible Books for Readers with Print Disabilities

Guest speakers: Mario Oliveros and Viji Dilip

March 2009

Webinar Presentation
The goal of this presentation is to share Bookshare's international efforts to increase access to digital books for people with print disabilities around the world. Mario and Viji will discuss Bookshare's growing international library of over 7,000 books and the benefits that come with a Bookshare membership.  

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  Learn about the services from Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Turner

March 2009

Webinar Presentation
HumanWare is pleased to have a discussion with Stephanie Turner about the services that are offered by Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Topics discussed will include basic information about membership, player authorization, services offered by RFBD and research.

  • How do you become a member of RFB&D?
  • Looking at the research supporting the use of audio books for students who are struggling with reading.

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February

  The ClassMate Reader Basics 101 with a special focus on the new 1.2 upgrade

Speaker: Brenda McBride

February 2009

Webinar Presentation
HumanWare is pleased to announce a focused presentation on the ClassMate Reader and what is new in version 1.2. We will also take a look at tutorial information and valuable resources on the website.

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November

  Bookshare.org: Books without Barriers

Guest Speaker: Mario Oliveros

November 2008

Webinar Presentation
During this presentation Mario will discuss a variety of benefits that come with a Bookshare.org membership including access to over 41,000 educational books, leisure reading, special collections, and periodicals. He will discuss the impact of Bookshare.org in schools and education and how membership is now FREE for all students of any age through an award from the U.S Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. And he will discuss how books are downloaded from the Bookshare.org library and read with assistive technology.

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October

  The Results Are in! Find out What Happens with Technology Integration - Investigate, Explore, and Learn about Best Practices in Implementation

Guest speaker: Alison Gammage

October 2008
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HumanWare is pleased to have a discussion after a year of implementation using assistive technology within a curriculum for college bound students that have severe learning disabilities.

The presentation will take an in-depth look at the lives of 30 severely learning disabled students after a year's implementation of assistive technology and it appropriate use. With this school and students not having used assistive technology support in the past, what can we learn from this experience?

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More seminars and events to come