ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-035

Date Created : 09/08/2008


Co-op Directors
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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 the Blind/VI

Regulatory Authority:
20 U.S.C.A. Section 1400 et seq.

Contact Person:
Dawn Wilkinson, TCC, Easter Seals AR

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center (TCC), in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), will be offering professional development on topics on assistive technology hardware and software for the blind and visually impaired during the fall semester of the 2008-2009 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 assessment situations by providing attendees with adaptive strategies and tools to further accommodate students with visual impairments. Topics for Fall 2008 include: “The Mountbatten Made Easy,” “System Access: Allowing Computers To Talk For Free,” and “Braille: It’s A Blast.” 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, Assistive Technology Consultant with the TCC at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3612, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, Registration materials are available on-line at or in the attachment. The Technology and Curriculum Access Center is a program operated by Easter Seals Arkansas in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit.


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