Dr Sandra Newcomb

Dr. Newcomb works at the University of Maryland, College Park as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. She has 30+ years of experience teaching children with disabilities, including 12 years providing technical assistance to young children with deaf-blindness, their families, and service providers through Connections Beyond Sight […]

Moira Hickman

Moira has over 20 years experience as an early childhood teacher. Initially working in mainstream child care centres and preschools, her interest in working with children with disabilities led her to employment with Connect Child and Family Services. Here she worked as an Inclusion Support Professional, supporting the inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream […]

Josie Howse PSM

Josie Howse (PSM) is the Manager of the Braille & Large Print Service within Disability, Learning and Support, NSW Department of Education. The team provides all texts and examinations in braille, large print and e-text to students with vision impairment in the government sector and is the largest producer of alternate format student textbooks and […]

Dr Frances Gentle

Dr Frances Gentle is Co-President of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI); President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI); and Executive Member of the World Blind Union. She is a lecturer with the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s Renwick Centre (Australia) and holds conjoint positions […]

Robbie Blaha

Robbie Blaha, M.Ed. has 45 years’ experience in the field of deafblindness as a classroom teacher, itinerant teacher and consultant. Robbie currently works on the Texas Deafblind Projects at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, Tx. She is the author of Calendars for Students With Multiple Impairments Including Deafblindness and the […]

Dr Dayse Tavora

Dr Dayse Tavora completed her PhD on cochlear implant, unilateral deafness and brain plasticity at the School of Surgery, University of Western Australia (WA) and obtained her Doctorate at the University of Florida, USA. Dayse has over 10 years of experience across three continents in the areas of diagnostic audiology and hearing implant.  She is the Audiology […]

Sharon Barrey Grassick

Sharon has been actively involved in the field of sensory disabilities for over 30 years.  Originally from New York State, Sharon was recipient of a Rotary International Award (1980), to study at Macquarie University in Sydney as Research Assistant at North Rocks Deaf and Blind Children’s Centre.  Here she developed a passion for building communication […]

Dr Robyn Cantle Moore

Robyn Cantle Moore has over 20 years experience as an educator in the fields of hearing impairment and sensory disability with appointments including: Conjoint Lecturer (University of Newcastle), Research Fellow (RIDBC Renwick Centre), Senior Teacher of the Deaf / Consultant, RIDBC Early Learning Program and Specialist consultant, RIDBC Assessment and Resource Team. As a full-time […]

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Manager of Auditory Rehabilitation, Education MED-EL Michael is a speech-language pathologist and a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. He received his BA in speech-language pathology in 1994 and an MA in 1996 from the University of North Texas. He received his certification in auditory-verbal therapy in 2002. He has focused […]

Lisa Jacobs

Lisa A. Jacobs has been a teacher of children who are deafblind for over 30 years. She received her undergraduate from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania in elementary and special education and her master’s degree in Deafblind/Multihandicapped Education from Boston College. Lisa designed and created a resource room at Elwyn Institutes and taught adult education courses. […]