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