ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-110

Date Created : 01/21/2010


Co-op Directors
other: Principals
Special Ed Teachers
Vision Consultants
Vision Teachers
Related Services

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

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

Contact Person:
Dawn Wilkinson

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center (TCC), in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, will offer professional development on topics of Assistive Technology Hardware and Software for the blind and visually impaired during the Spring of 2010. These 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 those students with visual impairments. Topics for Spring 2010 include: “Transition To Post Secondary Through Technology,” Feb. 3, 2010; “Braille: From Pictures To Paper to a Display,” Feb. 18, 2010; and “Putting The World Within Reach: Teaching Location Literacy,” March 4, 2010.

The format for each workshop is hands-on application based cooperative learning and demonstration. Seating is limited. There is a $100 per person fee for the all 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 501-227-3604, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, Registration materials and detailed workshop descriptions 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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