ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-107

Date Created : 03/20/2008


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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Assistive Technology Hardware/Software for Blind/Visually Impaired

Regulatory Authority:
(IDEA) 20 U.S.C.A., Section 1400 et seq.

Contact Person:
Ms. Dawn Wilkinson, Low Vision Consultant

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will be offering professional development on topics of Assistive Technology Hardware and Software for the blind and visually impaired during the spring semester of the 2007-2008 school year. The workshops are intended for special education teachers, vision teachers, related services providers, paraprofessionals, and administrators. All workshops are designed to address student performance in classroom and testing situations by providing attendees with adaptive strategies and tools to further accommodate students with visual impairments. Topics for Spring 2008 include: “Transitioning Students Virtually To The Real World,” “21st Century Literacy For The Visually Impaired,” and “Tactile Graphics From Concepts To Calculus.” The format for each workshop is hands-on application based, cooperative learning, and demonstration. Seating is limited. There is a $50 per person fee for the half-day trainings and a $75 per person fee for the full-day trainings. All workshops will be conducted at the Outpatient Building, Easter Seals Arkansas, 3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock, AR 72212.

For further information, contact Dawn Wilkinson, Low Vision Consultant with the Technology & Curriculum Access Center (TCC) at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone: 501-227-3610, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, Registration materials are available on-line at or in the attachment.


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