A National Webinar Co-Sponsored by NCDB, HKNC, & NFADB

CLiK would like to share information on this webinar being provided on the Impact of Technology in the Life of a Person who is Deaf-Blind:

A National Webinar Co-Sponsored by NCDB, HKNC, & NFADB

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 3pm EST

In celebration of Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, (June 22nd – 28th), the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) and the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) are co-sponsoring a national webinar to highlight the importance of technology in the lives of individuals who are deaf-blind.

This webinar will be an interactive conversation among three panelists, each of whom will offer their unique perspectives and experiences with technology:

Maricar Marquez, who is the Support Service Provider (SSP)/Volunteer Coordinator at HKNC, is deaf-blind and will share how technology has become an integral part of her life. She has presented on an array of deaf-blind issues. Skydiving, rock climbing, parasailing, competing in triathlons, and the NYC Marathon are just some of the activities that Maricar has enjoyed over the years.

Dinell Stuckey is the mother of three children, including a wonderful seventeen year old daughter who is deaf-blind. She is the Family Specialist for the Kansas State Deaf-Blind Project as well as a member of the KS Assistive Technology Statewide Task Force. Assistive technology plays an important role in her daughter’s life.

Betsy McGinnity is the Director of Training & Educational Resources Program at Perkins, in Watertown, MA. In addition to overseeing the Perkins Training Center, Betsy coordinates the national iCanConnect program funded by the Federal Communications Commission’s National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Joe McNulty, former Executive Director of the Helen Keller National Center.

This webinar will be available in various formats.

  • American Sign Language.*
  • Voice
  • Closed captioned
  • Video recorded
  • Screen readable HTML transcript will be available on NCDB website after the webinar.

* For those who prefer to use a Video Relay Service (VRS) provider, the call-in number and participant code are listed below.

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No registration is required. This webinar will be closed captioned and recorded.

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Prior to the meeting:
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http://hknc.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

On the day of the meeting:

HKNC
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
www.hknc.org

iCanConnect
http://www.icanconnect.org
Telephone: 800.825.4595/ TTY 888.320.2656

NFADB
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050

Telephone 800.255.0411
Fax 516.883.9060
NFADB@aol.com

 



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