Upcoming CPD Events

The OMAA Professional Development Committee has approved through ACVREP several events as CPD COMS professional learning courses for this year:

  1. Understanding Charge Syndrome free online course from: http://charge.magicmooc.org/
  2. O&M Masterclass Series 2020 starting on 23 March 2020 ($250 one price for all five webinars). Webinar series on technology for orientation and mobility, intended to provide the Orientation and Mobility Specialist (OMS) with resources for working with an array of age groups across the life span. This is held periodically over the year starting in March. More information available at O&M Masterclass Series 2020
  3. Karen Wolffe Workshop, 19-20 March 2020. Two days workshop with Karen Wolffe ($300 for full registration and $250 for remote access). More information available at Social Skill Development: Physical and Mental Well-Being for Life. What’s Not to Like about Being Engaged with Others?    
  4. Usher in Focus, 14-18 September 2020. A week of webinars to educate, support and connect the Australian Usher Community. The final program has been released and registrations are open; $95.00 AU for family members and $175.00 AU for professionals. More information available at the Usher Kids Australia website.  Attendees are eligible for 12 CPD credits towards their COMS recertification.
  5. OMAA Online Symposium, 22 September 2020. Full details available at the symposium webpageAttendees are eligible for 6 CPD credits towards their COMS recertification. 


Here are other CPD opportunities that will also contribute towards ACVREP recertification credits:

  • HumanWare Live Webinar Series: interesting back-to-school topics that focus on the use of braille devices or smart magnification tools. Their sessions are free of charge and allow you to earn one-hour of continuing education credit for each session. A range of upcoming webinar dates throughout September and October 2020 are available, as well as access to recordings of previous webinars.
  • AER Member Webinars: a range of topics available to AER members (Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired) with upcoming dates throughout September and October 2020.
  • Perkins School for the Blind eLearning: a large range of courses available, with some spanning several weeks and others a self-paced style of one hour.


Here are some other O&M/vision specific online professional development opportunities:


There is also a range of Australian focused disability related learning opportunities. These will not provide ACVREP credits, but may have relevance to your professional practice.