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O&M in a Virtual World: A Model for Providing Services to Deaf-Blind Adults

Online Event
Past Event

With the current pandemic Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) had to change its approach to serving Deaf-Blind adults.  This webinar will explore the process as it’s unfolding.  Join us as we explore this model together. 

Pre-requisite knowledge:   It would be best for all attendees to have a background in O&M and/or be a stakeholder within the O&M services field.   

Lesson Plan Goal:  Participants will understand how the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) has adjusted its approach to serving Deaf-Blind adults in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These adjustments include the development of a virtual model for delivery of O&M services to persons with deafblindness.  Participants will learn about how this model was developed and explore how the implementation process is unfolding.   

Learning Objectives:   

Participants will describe at least two ways in which virtual O&M instruction is meeting the needs of the DB community during COVID-19. 

Participants will describe at least two impacts of COVID-19 on the DB community 

Participants will identify at least three communication accommodations for DB consumers  

Participants will analyze at least three ways virtual O&M assessments and goals are based on the foundational knowledge of orientation and mobility instruction.

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