PRCVI Connections - March/April, 2019

New Resources

Interesting in what new resources are available at PRCVI? Find out what's new in our Recently Added to the PRCVI Library section.

PRCVI Forum

The PRCVI Forum, an opportunity for teachers of students with visual impairments and orientation and mobility specialists from across the province to call in and chat with PRCVI outreach staff, started earlier this year and has been a great success! Visit our new PRCVI Forum page for information as well as a list of some of the topics discussed so far.

New #Outreaching Posts

Our #Outreaching blog gets updated regularly with posts about what the PRCVI outreach team has been up to as well as interesting news and features. If you've fallen behind and need to catch up, here are some of our recent posts:

Links and Resources

  • Flip-Over Faces is a new, free iOS app (for iPhone and iPad) available from APH. The app allows students with low vision to explore and create facial expressions by manipulating a variety of facial features.
  • Interested in learning more about using JAWS with Excel? Freedom Scientific has two free webinars on this topic coming in June: Microsoft Excel with JAWS on June 6 at 12pm EST and Improving JAWS Skills in Excel on June 20 at 12pm EST. Visit the Freedom Scientific Free Webinars page for more information about these and other webinars.
  • Like listening to podcasts? Perkins has a new podcast called Perkins eLearning to Go. Topics covered so far have included active learning, parents of students with multiple disabilities, and cortical visual impairments. You can subscribe to this podcast through iTunes or any other podcast app you may use.
  • UEBOnline, which has offered a free course in UEB for several years (great for review!) now also offers second self-paced course in UEB mathematics.
  • AMI has produced a great documentary, called Sea School, about the Marine Science Camp 2019 that was held earlier this month.

About the author

Jen Jesso

I have worked in various roles in the field of visual impairment since 2007. In addition to working as a teacher of students with visual impairments, I recently completed coursework to become an orientation and mobility specialist. I have been fortunate to work with the fantastic team at PRCVI since 2014.

I enjoy many aspects of my role at PRCVI, but highlights include working with teachers of students with visual impairments and their students on outreach visits and working on PRCVI initiatives and projects.

Outside of work, my interests include reading, computer programming, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.

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