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Upcoming Webinars: on Adult Learning Theory, Research, and Touch Tag Accessibility

On October 20, 2023 at 2 pm CST (3 pm ET), “Putting Adult Learning Theory into Practice” will explore new ways to incorporate principles of adult learning into “assessment, goal setting, and instruction.” Intended for service providers at all levels of experience, the program aims to add new professional tools for working with adults. It is sponsored by OIB-TAC (the Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center) at the Mississippi State University National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision. Learn more and register here for Putting Adult Learning Theory into Practice.

On October 31, 2023 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm ET, “Research Doesn’t Have to Be Scary will introduce the Research Articles Collection (RAC), a free curated and searchable tool containing links to “peer-reviewed publications” focused on aging and vision loss. RAC, a collaboration among OIB-TAC, the Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition, and VisionServe Alliance (VSA), created this database to facilitate access to research that can help in program design, advocacy efforts, and funding strategies. This webinar will showcase RAC and explain how to use it. Learn more on the VSA website and register here for “Research Doesn’t Have to be Scary!”.

On November 9, 2023 at 2 pm ET, “Meet Touch Tags by CyR.U.S.” will highlight a technique for consumers to “take accessibility into (their) own hands.” Touch Tags by CyR.U.S. provide the first “Raised Universal Symbol System,” employing the power of touch to make it easier and safer to identify and use skincare, self-care, and home care products. Find additional details and register here for the VisionServe Alliance “CyR.U.S. Meet Touch Tags Accessibility” Webinar.