Assistive Tech Camp for Legally Blind Youth! The Association of Blind Citizens (ABC) is sponsoring a weekend camp in Dover, NH for legally blind youth between the ages of 12-16. ABC is a not for profit, all volunteer, organization that has been providing programs and services for the blind and visually impaired community for the past 18 years. This program is an outgrowth of our experience in operating camps for blind children. Participants will spend the weekend experiencing hands-on technology demonstrations and group activities! Bring your own iPhone and/or iPad. If you do not own one, devices will be available on loan with apps fully loaded. The Assistive Technology expert trainers, Diana Petschauer and Stephen Yerardi from AT for Education (ATforED.com) will engage the students with activities to teach:
*Built-In Accessibility features to access everything from your phone or tablet (text to speech, magnification, high contrast, display accommodations, speech to text)
*Access to Digital Books and Handouts for school
*Support for Literacy, Math and Executive Function
*Instant OCR and text to speech for documents on the go such as Menus, grocery items, signs, etc.
*Money, color and product identification
*Accessible Games and Activities
*Voice Control devices (Siri versus Alexa versus Google)
*The latest innovative assistive technologies being developed and utilized currently!
For recreation, an indoor pool for swimming and adaptive games will be available. This will be a weekend of learning and fun activities and a chance to meet new friends. The program will take place the weekend of May 4-6, 2018. We will pick up attendees in Boston (Other arrangements available for NH students). If you are an administrator, counselor, teacher of the visually impaired or an orientation & mobility instructor, please inform your students’ parents or guardian about this opportunity.
If you are the parent of a blind child/student, please contact John Oliveira, President, Association of Blind Citizens at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-961-1023, if your child is interested. Registration materials will be provided at that time. This opportunity is being offered at no charge to participants. Limited Space Available! The registration deadline is April 15, 2018.