O&M Masterclass Series 2020

This series on technology for orientation and mobility is intended to provide the Orientation and Mobility Specialist (OMS) with resources for working with an array of age groups across the life span, as well as providing resources to carry out other professional functions that support direct instruction with learners (e.g. consultation with other providers, paperwork, remote work locations, cloud systems, etc.).

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Course Code:   CPE20MC-OM

Course Information

This series on technology for orientation and mobility is intended to provide the Orientation and Mobility Specialist (OMS) with resources for working with an array of age groups across the life span, as well as providing resources to carry out other professional functions that support direct instruction with learners (e.g. consultation with other providers, paperwork, remote work locations, cloud systems, etc.). The options that exist today are continuing to expand and develop at an advancing rate. More apps, more devices, more equipment, all translate to more for professionals providing service to know about so they can share them with the learners they work with. The series will provide a starting place to begin your own learning experience so you will have the ability to share with learners you work with, as well as learn with them for new application of the skills as they progress in their abilities.

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Introduction of Apps and Technology (for Preschool through Adult) for Accessibility

    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Apps
    • Crowd Sourced Apps
    • Text to Speech Apps
    • CCTV or Magnification Apps
    • Currency Readers
    • QR Code Readers
    • Digital Readers
    • Apps for CVI

 

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Navigation and GPS Apps

    • Built in Map Programs
    • Accessible GPS Apps (Designed for those with Blindness and Vision Loss)
    • Mainstream GPS Apps
    • Transportation and Route Planning Apps
    • Local Transit Agency Apps
    • Third Party Transit Apps
    • Transportation Network Company (TNC) Apps (e.g. Uber, Lyft, etc.)

 

RECORDED- New registrations will receive a copy!
Accessibility Features of Smartphones

    • VoiceOver on iOS
    • Settings menu
    • Rotor
    • Gestures
    • Practice Activities
    • TalkBack on Android
    • Settings menu
    • Control menu
    • Gestures
    • Practice Activities
    • Low Vision Accessibility

 

20 July 2020
Managing Orientation and Mobility Caseloads/Workloads

    • Creating Communication Tools for Teams
    • Cloud Options
      • Video sharing
      • Remote conferencing
      • Note sharing across platforms
    • Creating LiveBinders
    • Scanning tools
    • Mileage tracking
    • Billing tools and time tracking

 

17 August 2020
Teaching O&M Clients How to Use Apps

    • Determining User Needs
    • Creating Maps
    • Having Maps Produced
    • Developing Map Skills
    • Accessible Maps
    • Types of Accessible Maps
    • Special Concepts and Apps for CVI

 

12 October 2020
Deep Dive into GPS

    • Understanding GPS
    • What it can do
    • What it cannot do
    • Understanding Coordinates
    • Converting Coordinates
    • Blind Square
    • Nearby Explorer
    • Seeing Eye GPS
    • Lazarillo
    • Stand Alone Units (i.e. HumanWare Victor Reader Trek)
    • Special Section on GPS for Pre-School through Elementary
    • Searching
    • Virtual Exploration
    • Creating Landmarks
    • User Options
    • GPS and Beacons
      • Understanding the basics
      • Proximity versus Geocoordinates
      • Where are the found?

 

This webinar series will contribute 5 hours towards COMS recertification with ACRVEP as it addresses the Core Domains of the OMAA O&M Framework.

Presenter

  • Chris Tabb
    Chris Tabb is an Orientation and Mobility Specialist working to advance the independence of students and clients, provide training opportunities and knowledge exchange for professionals and families, and bring accessible information to the community. He is presently employed at Maryland School for the Blind as the Orientation and Mobility Supervisor. Chris has worked as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas, and Maryland, providing services in residential programs, as an itinerant, an outreach specialist providing technical assistance, and as a private contractor. He enjoys working with all age groups, including infants and toddlers, school age students, adults, and senior populations. Chris’ greatest professional interests are all things Orientation and Mobility, as well as Assistive Technology.

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These are accessible and convenient to be viewed at any time. These sessions are presented by local staff at RIDBC, as well as national and international experts. If a course or webinar is accredited through either The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), formerly known as BOSTES, AG Bell or Audiology Australia, it will be indicated within the description of the webinar. If you are unsure and would like further information regarding accreditation, please contact Carla Silveira, Events and Administration Coordinator (carla.silveira@ridbc.org.au).

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