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 Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Workshops on Teaching B/VI Students

Demonstrating one piece of assistive technology

Teachers from around the state of Mississippi came together recently on Mississippi State University’s campus to participate in a two-day workshop entitled, "Help! There's a Student with a Visual Impairment in my class!" On the first day, B.J. LeJeune, NRTC Training Supervisor, presented the Teachers from around the state of Mississippi came together recently on Mississippi State University’s campus to participate in a two-day workshop entitled, "Help! There's a Student with a Visual Impairment in my class!" On the first day, B.J. LeJeune, NRTC Training Supervisor, presented the basics of working with a student who is blind or visually impaired in the classroom. On the second day, Freedom Scientific, a leading manufacturer of assistive technology, provided training on a variety of assistive technology products that are designed to aid students with visual impairments and blindness in classroom settings.

This and other workshops are funded through a grant from the Mississippi Department of Education. The next workshop, covering various eye conditions and their implications for education, will be held June 13. It will be held at the T.K. Martin Center on Mississippi State University’s campus from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Those interested in registering can contact Toni Hollingsworth at hollingsworth.toni@gmail.com or Angela Shelton at ashelton@colled.msstate.edu.