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Hadley Webinars Explore Mobility for Non-Drivers & Unified English Braille

By January 21, 2013

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Seminars@Hadley offers two new courses

Seminars@Hadley is a webinar series sponsored by the Hadley School for the Blind covering topics of interest -- including assistive technology -- to persons who are blind and visually impaired.

There are two webinars this week:

  1. The Keys to Successful Non-driving (Wednesday, January 23rd at 10:00 CST)
  2. UEB & You: What You Need to Know About Unified English Braille (Thursday, January 24th at 10:00 CST)


Keys to Successful Non-driving will cover creative strategies for getting around without a driver's license in our car-oriented society. Topics will include: evaluating options in your community, travel budgeting, effective use of commuting time, and contingency plans.

Hadley senior vice president Dawn Turco, also a non-driver, moderates 60-minute seminar and subsequent Q&A. Professional and personal non-driver perspectives will be provided by two guests: University of Arizona associate professor L. Penny Rosenblum and Arizona State University student Bryan Duarte.

UEB & You explores Unified English Braille -- a code the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) recently adopted (no implementation date as yet)for the United States. In addition to presenting information on UEB's background, development, and code characteristics, the webinar will also discuss the impact of code changes to electronic braille and back-translation, transcription, and education.

Doug Anzlovar, Hadley's Dean of Educational Programs and Instruction, will moderate this 60-minute seminar and Q&A with guest Frances Mary D'Andrea, who chairs BANA.

Both seminars are free, but space is limited.

March 3, 2013 at 12:52 am
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