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Calendar of activities

Upcoming Presentations

July 2010

National Federation of the Blind

July 3 - 8

American Council of the Blind

July 10 - 15

Washington Special Education Summer Institute

July 12 - 14


July 13 - 17


July 20 - 25

Sacramento ADA conference

July 27

KS SPED Administrator Leadership Conference

July 29

August 2010

Council of NY Special Education Administrators

August 4 - 6

October 2010

Alabama Assistive Technology Expo & Conference

October 7-8, 2010 University Student Center in Auburn, Alabama.

Past Presentations

May 2010

Learn how to share files from the Intel Reader to the ClassMate Reader

Join us for a Webinar on May 17

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Bookshare -VR STREAM Download Training 102

May 12 2010

Live presentation: video.m4v video.wmv audio.mp3

Nuts and Bolts Part II Finding and Organizing Online Books

May 11 2010

Live presentation: video.m4v video.wmv audio.mp3

Basics on how to use the ReadHowYouWant- Free Chapter download Program

May 10, 2010

Live presentation: video.m4v video.wmv audio.mp3

MYDreamClassroom Webinar

May 6 2010

Live presentation: video.wmv audio.mp3

CLassMate Reader 101 - Basics and where to find content

May 4 2010

Live presentation: video.wmv

Breeze 1.2: More information, more confidence, more travel!

Webinar Registration

Join us to discover the amazing advantages of Trekker Breeze latest, free software version 1.2. The highly popular, all-in-one Breeze talking GPS provides easy and simple orientation.

It helps people living with visual impairement to discover or even rediscover and enjoy their surroundings with greater independance and confidence.

Everyone is welcome attend and learn from this refreshing webinar. Especially those who think that using a GPS is complicated - as it no longer is... It's a Breeze!

Live presentation: video.wmv

April 2010

RFBD Exploring the new website

April 22 2010

Live presentation: video.m4v video.wmv audio.mp3

Parent Education Network

April 17, 2010  San Francisco California


Free Evening presentation

April 19, 2010 Oakland California

Finding Success through Assistive Technology for individuals with Learning Disabilities presented by Brenda McBride and Nina Ghiselli, PsyD

Cosponsored by Northern California Learning Disabilities Association and BANANS

Come on a journey that explores what it has been like for two individuals who were diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) in grade school. Brenda and Nina will discuss the importance of early identification of LD, alliance building between teachers, professionals, parents and students, and free resources.

When: Monday, April 19, 2010
Time: 7-9 PM
Where: Bananas, Inc. Building
5232 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
Near the corner of Telegraph and Claremont
Workshop will be held on the second floor, entrance is in the back of the building.

About the Presenters:

Brenda McBride comes to us from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and she is one of North America’s preeminent experts on assistive technology. She is also a person who uses assistive technology to address her learning disability.  Since the emergence of assistive technology more than 15 years ago, it has become an intricate part of her life. She has worked ten years with adults, children and professionals within the learning disability community, overseeing the office and development programs to help individuals who have fallen through the cracks. Brenda has been involved on the international, national, provincial and local levels to address the needs of individuals with disabilities. She has spoken at CSUN, ATIA, Closing the Gap, TRLD, IDA, LDAC, Springboard and LDA America etc. Brenda brings a wealth of personal and professional experience involving the world of learning disabilities. She shares her experiences with individuals she meets at conferences, presentations, webinars and workshops. She will also share how, as an adult, she uses technology to accommodate her own learning difficulties.

Nina Ghiselli, PsyD, is the system-wide director of disability services and adjunct faculty at Alliant International University and a psychologist in private practice in Hayward, California. 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 teaches courses on disability law, application the clinical population, effective teaching, and diversity. Her clinical work focuses on adults with disabilities.