Welcome to the first blog post of 2018!

Welcome to the first blog post of 2018; I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season!

Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Visually Impaired

More information can be found here: http://www.perkinselearning.org/earn-credits/online-class/teaching-social-skills


SPEVI Membership News – FREE Membership Promotion

Free membership is now on offer over all categories of membership. Join SPEVI by May 30th 2018 to receive free membership to May 30th 2019.

Our goal is to realign previously staggered membership dates to enable one due membership date. All memberships will now fall on May 30th 2019.
The aim of the free membership promotion is also to strengthen SPEVI membership numbers. Important SPEVI Aims can only be fulfilled with strong SPEVI membership. We encourage new and renewing members to participate in fulfilling the SPEVI Aims. Please spread the word to all Specialist Teachers Vision Impairment, parents, students, school volunteers and school ancillary staff.

More information can be found here: http://www.spevi.net/join/


How our new technology will help blind people ‘see’ at the cinema

Read article here: http://theconversation.com/how-our-new-technology-will-help-blind-people-see-at-the-cinema-84869


Access and Inclusion through Technology

A round up of news from the world of accessible technology, topics include:

What is visual search and what might it mean for people with a disability?

How accessible is social media?

Net neutrality and disability

Future of voice first, aging and disability

Future of smart cities and those with additional needs

Google home now support a range of kitchen appliances !

And of course lots more, as always free to read, share and discuss

Read their latest newsletter here: Saturday 2nd December 2017