Presentation Description: We're very pleased to welcome presenters Maureen Strainge and Madison Near from New York State's Commission for the Blind. A special introduction will be given by Maria Dibble, Executive Director of the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC) and Julie Hovey, Associate Commissioner of the New York State Commission for the Blind.

This webinar cover the following topics:

• To share knowledge with you (and dispel misinformation):
• The history of braille
• What braille is and what it isn’t
• Common terminology and introduction to braille letters
• Who teaches braille and who are the students
• Everyday uses for braille
• To encourage you to share information about braille and making the decisions about pursuing braille instruction
• Share ways to “plant seeds” with potential learners

Date: 8/31/2022 

Presenters: 

  • Maureen Strainge, Instructor for the Blind, New York State Commission for the Blind.

  • Madison Near, Senior Vision Rehabilitation Instructor, New York State Commission for the Blind.

Presentation Recording: 

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Presentation Description: 

An overview of New York State Human Rights Law and filing complaints related to public accommodation (disability access). 

If you experienced discrimination as a customer or client of any establishment offering goods or services to the public (for example: stores, theatres, restaurants, transportation services, public buildings, salons, medical offices, day care services, parks, fitness and recreation facilities, etc., including any such facilities owned or operated by a governmental entity) you are covered by NYS Human Rights Law. 
 

Date: 5/25/2022 

Presenter: 

  •  John Herrion, Director of Disability Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights.

Presentation Recording: 

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Presentation Description: 

Michelle West, has served in marketing leadership roles in the Independent Living movement since January 2015. When she presented at the 2019 National Council on Independent Living's conference on the topic of marketing, person after person told her they didn’t have the marketing skills to get the word out about their services, let alone that their CIL even exists!
 

Date: 4/28/2022 

Presenter: 

  •  Michelle West, Founder and Principal, Aprosae.

Presentation Recording: 

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