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NOTE: The information in these videos may be out of date. Please refer to the newest videos on our YouTube playlist: Google Classroom and JAWS.


The following videos represent the content in the course Google Classroom and JAWS Distance Learning Course offered by Short-term Programs. TVIs may want to view this content prior to or as a follow-up to their student taking the course.  The course is for students who use JAWS and Google Classroom in their home district who would like to learn more about navigating Google Classroom with JAWS.Please note that if you have students interested in this course they must register through Short-Term Programs

Google Classroom and JAWS Introduction Video

Video 1: Google Classroom Student Dashboard and JAWS

Video 2: Google Classroom Student Interface and JAWS

Video 3: Google Classroom Student STREAM and JAWS

Student Practive Activity 1: Video Access and Short Answer Questions

Student Practice Activity 2: Web links and Multiple Choice Questions

Student Practice Activity 3: Google Docs Assignments

Student Practice Activity 4: Google Forms - Quiz or Survey

NOTE: The information in these videos may be out of date. Please refer to the newest videos on our YouTube playlist: Google Classroom and VoiceOver.


These videos make up the content of the Google Classroom and VoiceOver Distance Learning Course for students on the use VoiceOver on a Apple Computer (not an iOS device). TVIs may want to view this content prior to their student taking this course or as a follow-up to their student taking this course. Please note that if you have students  interested in this course they must register through Short-term Programs

Google Classroom and VoiceOver Introduction

Video 1: Google Classroom Student Dashboard & VoiceOver

Video 2: Google Classroom Student Interface and VoiceOver

Video 3: Google Classroom Student STREAM and VoiceOver

Student Practice Activity 1: Video Access and Short Answer Questions

Student Practice Activity 2: Web links and Multiple Choice Questions

Student Practice Activity 3: Google Doc Assignments

Student Practice Activity 4: Google Forms - Quiz or Survey

For Credit Indicates content that is available for ACVREP or SBEC credit.
You must register for each event prior to submitting the Delayed Viewing Request in order to obtain continuing education credit.

Index

 Accessible Instructional Materials: What TVIs Need to KnowFor Credit

 Low Vision Solutions for Computer TasksFor Credit

For Credit Creating Accessible Documents: An Introduction

For Credit Navigating the Web with Screen Readers: It's More than Arrow and Tab Keys


Accessible Instructional Materials: What TVIs Need to Know

Original webcast date: 1/10/2019
Description: Learn about the importance of accessible instructional materials for students with visual impairments. Use a process and decision-making tools to ensure that educational and classroom materials are accessible and usable for every student on your caseload. Resources, including promising practices, will be shared.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handouts (zip)

Low Vision Solutions for Computer Tasks

Original webcast date: 09/06/2017
Description: Options for computer access for users with low vision continue to increase in the digital age. Numerous features to customize your screen view are now available along with the more familiar screen enlarging software. A comparison of easily available choices for a range of computer and web-based tasks will be highlighted.

Low Vision Solutions for Computer Tasks

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Creating Accessible Documents: An Introduction

Original webcast date: 11/03/2015
Description: It’s easy to create documents that are visually appealing and accessible using the styling and formatting tools built into Microsoft Word or other word processors. TSBVI Accessibility Coordinator, Jim Allan shows you how to add the essential structure to make a Word document accessible; one that can be read and searched with a screen reader, such as JAWS, converted into braille or a PDF, or posted to the web in html format.

Creating Accessible Documents: An Introduction

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handouts (zip)

Navigating the Web with Screen Readers: It's More than Arrow and Tab Keys

Original webcast date: 2/2/2016
Description: Learn the basics of navigating webpages with Jaws, NVDA, and Safari. Its more than arrow and tab keys!

Navigating the Web with Screen Readers: It's More than Arrow and Tab Keys

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Handout (pdf) Audio (mp3)

One of the requirements of a teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) working in an itinerant service delivery model is to recommend the type and amount of TVI service for each student. This decision is often made in a variety of ways, but this recommendation is critical in ensuring student success. There are two types of service provided to students with visual impairments:

  • Direct instruction from the TVI, and
  • Support for others on the educational team, including other special education and general education teachers, paraeducators, family members, related service providers, other school personnel, and community partners (Pogrund, Darst, & Munro, 2015).

Evaluation, instruction, and collaboration in the ECC are the primary roles for TVIs. Therefore, the VISSIT was developed around the nine areas of the ECC. Evaluation for students with visual impairments includes all relevant evaluations in the nine areas of the ECC and current versions of the student's functional vision evaluation and learning media assessment (Pogrund, Darst, & Munro, 2015). 

Based on evaluation results, a TVI will use the VISSIT to determine the recommended amount and frequency of TVI services. 

VISSIT

VISSIT - How to webinar

Original webcast date: 10/09/2014
Description: This webinar is a brief overview and demonstration of the Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas (VISSIT). The VISSIT is designed to guide teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) in determining the type and amount of itinerant TVI services to recommend for students on their caseloads. Dr. Rona Pogrund, Texas Tech University describes the design and testing of the VISSIT. Chrissy Cowan, Statewide Mentor Coordinator for TSBVI Outreach shows where to find the VISSIT online and additional resources; and Cyral Miller, TSBVI Outreach Director demonstrates how to complete the document, using data from a real-world student scenario.

VISSIT - How to webinar
Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

One of the areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum, Assistive Technology is a critical area of learning for individuals with visual impairments and deafblindness.


For Credit Indicates content that is available for ACVREP or SBEC credit.
You must register for each event prior to submitting the Delayed Viewing Request in order to obtain continuing education credit.

Index

 Consideration of Assistive Technology for Young Braille LearnersFor Credit

 APH Products- What's Available for Students with Visual ImpairmentsFor Credit

 Preparation of Assistive Technology for a Successful School YearFor Credit

 The ECC: Webinar #4 - Assistive TechnologyFor Credit

 Using iPads to Increase Access for Students with Low VisionFor Credit


Consideration of Assistive Technology for Young Braille Learners

Original webcast date: 02-04-2020
Description: Do you ever wonder when and how to introduce assistive technology (AT) to young braille students? Learn to use data to plan for the instruction of necessary skills that will lead to the learning of AT. Tips, strategies and resources will be shared during this webinar.Learning Objectives: Participants will deepen their knowledge of active learning assessment, planning, and instruction. Learning Objectives: • Participants will identify the necessary skills for young Braille learners to begin learning about assistive technology (AT). • Participants will use data to plan for the instruction of AT. • Participants will receive tips, strategies and resources.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

APH Products- What's Available for Students with Visual Impairments

Original webcast date: 11-14-2019
Description: Attend this webinar to learn about instructional materials and other products available from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). View new and existing products that support students' learning of the core curricula and Expanded Core Curriculum. Materials available on Federal Quota will be addressed as well.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Preparation of Assistive Technology for a Successful School Year

Original webcast date: 9/6/2018
Description: Create a successful start of the school year for your students with visual impairment. Learn tips and strategies on the preparation of assistive technology (AT), including how students may access instructional/classroom materials or use AT throughout the school day. View sample forms and checklists, and customize them for use with your students.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

For CreditThe ECC: Webinar #4 - Assistive Technology

Original webcast date: 12/04/2014
Description: Sharon Nichols, Assistive Technology Consultant for TSBVI Outreach Programs, details how the ECC "focuses on the knowledge and skills that are essential to learning, how to use technology to access all aspects of daily living, whether at school, at work, at play or at rest."

The ECC: Webinar #4 - Assistive Technology

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

For CreditUsing iPads to Increase Access for Students with Low Vision

Original webcast date: 03/10/2015
Description: An overview of iPad apps that can increase access to learning media, collaboration, and assessment for students with low vision. Presented by Sharon Nichols, Adpative Technology Specialist and Chrissy Cowan, Educational Consultant with the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach Programs.

Using iPads to Increase Access 
for Students with Low Vision

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Handouts (zip) Audio (mp3)

Individuals with visual impairments and deafblindness use other sensory channels to support access to information. These senses can include hearing, taste, touch, smell and proprioception.  Instruction is frequently provided or at least supported through touch and tactile information.  Learn more about how to use other sensory channels to support learning.


Touch and the Development of the Tactile Sense

This is a short tutorial on the importance of developing the tactile sense in children with visual impairments and deafblindness.  To view this tutorial go to http://www.tsbvi.edu/touch.


Sensory Learning Kits Webinars

Millie Smith, a master teacher specializing in instruction for students with visual impairments who have significant additional disabilities, developed this kit for American Printing House for the Blind.  This kit is for use in the development of skills for learners with the most significant challenges. Is an extensive set of sensory items and written materials that help the most significantly challenged learners increase their curiosity and develop specific skills. Tools in this kit may be used to help create daily schedules, lesson plans, and alternative assessments for play or functional routines.  Among other things included in this kit is the SLK Guidebook and Assessment Forms.  

2014-15 SLK Study Groups

In the 2014-15 school-year Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, both teachers of students with visual impairments and Outreach Programs consultants, conducted a study group to learn more about administration of the assessment included in the SLK. There is no handout for some of these webinars; all the information can be found in the SLK Guidebook and Assessment Forms.

For Credit Indicates content that is available for ACVREP or SBEC credit.
You must register for each event prior to submitting the Delayed Viewing Request in order to obtain continuing education credit.

Index

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 1For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 2For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 3For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 4For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 5For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 6For Credit

SLK Study Group 2014-15


Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 1

Original webcast date: 09/22/2014
Description: SLK Study Group is a forum for professional education staff to learn and discuss how to use the Sensory Learning Kit to assess and develop instructional routines for students with visual and multiple impairments. The study group is hosted by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, TVIs and Educational Consultants for Outreach at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Webinar #1 gives an overview of the purpose and structure of, both, the Study Group and the Sensory Learning Kit.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 2

Original webcast date: 10/27/2014
Description: The second study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program Click the Chapters button above to view individual segments: - Welcome & Goals - Sensory Learning Summary - Questions - Final Comments Click the Resources button for a transcript (txt) and/or audio recording (mp3).

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 3

Original webcast date: 11/17/2014
Description: The third study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 4

Original webcast date: 12/15/2014
Description: The fourth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar discusses the Arousal State Profile, the Sensory Response Record and the Appetite Aversion List.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 5

Original webcast date: 01/26/2015
Description: The fifth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar participants review some video and scoring from a Sensory Response Record.

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Downloads: Audio (mp3) Handouts (zip) Transcript (txt)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 6

Original webcast date: 03/30/2015
Description: The sixth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar participants review video and scoring from an Arousal State Profile.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handouts (zip)

Tomás and the Case of the Mysterious Missing Dog

Original webcast date: 5/9/2019
Description: Tomás and the Case of the Mysterious Missing Dog is a book for encouraging and empowering students with low vision. Inspired by the book, Monocular Mac created by Dr. Anne Corn in the 1970’s, this book is an illustrated story intended to inspire students with low vision to explore the many possibilities in which their equipment and strategies can be helpful, not only in the classroom, but in real-life situations as well. Intended for elementary readers, the tale relates the adventures of Tomás and his friends as they search for his beloved dog. The book will be available for free download in digital format, both in black and white. During this webinar, the book will be presented in its entirety, showing all illustrations and a dramatic reading.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Fun, Low Budget Activities for Teaching Kids to Use Monocular Telescopes

Original webcast date: 11/13/2017
Description: This webinar will propose the idea that monocular training can incorporate games and activities that are highly motivating to students with low vision in the elementary and early middle school grades. We will share our ideas and materials for engaging your students, and you! And, if YOU have a favorite activity, please share it with us during this webinar.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

What's a Bioptic? How can COMS support potential drivers?

Original webcast date: 10/4/2017
Description: “Can I be a driver?” is an emotion packed question for a teenager who has low vision. As part of travel skills, a COMS is likely to hear this question asked by a student or curious adults. What is the COMS role in regards to pre-driver training, use of the bioptic, or student driver instruction? The presenters will answer these questions in addition to previewing a one-day workshop that focuses on the driving question for students and parents.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Optical Devices for Individuals with Low Vision

Students with low vision benefit greatly from the use of a wide range of optical devices that include monoculars, telescopes, bioptics, hand-held magnifiers, prisms and so forth.  A good low vision exam done by a low vision specialist is done to determine exactly how the individual can use his or her vision and what devices may work best for the individual.

You may also wish to download the following information sheets:

Optical Device Training Forms

Goals and Objectives for Magnifier Training (Word or PDF)

Goals and Objectives for Telescope Training (Word or PDF)

Information for General Education Teachers (Word or PDF)

Lesson Progression for Copying - Telescope (Word or PDF)

Magnifier Lessons (Word or PDF)

Optical Device Use, Part 1: Instruction in the Use of Optical Devices

Description: Chrissy Cowan, TVI, and Cynthia Bachofer, TVI, CLVT from the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired give an overview of the range of optical devices typically prescribed in clinical setting and the skills needed to access near and distance targets. They discuss the specific skills needed to use magnifiers and monocular telescopes and strategies for teaching students, ages 3 through 21. This program was produced in collaboration with the Lions Clubs International Foundation, Kansas Lions, Kansas School for the Blind, and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Optical Device Use, Part 1: Instruction in the Use of Optical Devices
Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Optical Device Use, Part 2: Visual Access In a Range of Environments

Description: Chrissy Cowan, TVI, and Cynthia Bachofer, TVI, CLVT from the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired give an overview of the range of optical devices typically prescribed in clinical setting and the skills needed to access near and distance targets. They discuss the specific skills needed to use magnifiers and monocular telescopes and strategies for teaching students, ages 3 through 21. This program was produced in collaboration with the Lions Clubs International Foundation, Kansas Lions, Kansas School for the Blind, and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Optical Device Use, Part 2: Visual Access In a Range of Environments
Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Optical Device Use, Part 3: Selling Optical Device Use to the Tough Customer

Description: Selling Optical Device Use to the Tough Customer is presented by Chrissy Cowan, TVI, and Cynthia Bachofer, TVI, CLVT from the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Outreach Program. This video addresses factors that lead to rejection of optical devices, hooks to capture student buy-in, and incorporating fun activities into both distance and near visual instruction. This program was produced in collaboration with the Lions Clubs International Foundation, Kansas Lions, Kansas School for the Blind, and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Optical Device Use, Part 3: Selling Optical Device Use to the Tough Customer
Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

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