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Virtual Programs on Diabetes, Low Vision, Apprenticeships, and More

Diabetes and Your Health Webinar: November 16, 2022

Participants who tune into the “Diabetes and Your Eye Health” webinar on November 16, 2022 at 1 pm ET (Eastern Time) will learn how diabetes impacts eye health. The program will cover diabetic eye diseases and what practices can help to protect eye health. It is being presented by Dr. Sherrol Reynolds, member of the planning group of NEHEP [the National Eye Health Education Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Eye Institute (NEI)] in collaboration with the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. and the National Optometric Association. Visit the NEI webpage on National Diabetes Month to Learn how diabetes impacts your eye health and register here for the webinar on Diabetes and Your Health.

Living Well with Low Vision: Website and Webinar on November 16, 2022

If you, a family member, or loved one are living with vision loss and blindness, or work with individuals with vision loss, join Prevent Blindness on November 16, 2022 from 6 to 6:45 pm ET for a free webinar on the new “Living Well with Low Vision Resource.” The program will provide information on what low vision is and about resources that can “ease the burden of vision loss.” Participants will gain knowledge about the Living Well With Low Vision website, a resource for people living with vision loss as well as those providing care, including the accessibilty features of this new offering. Speakers will be Tracy Williams, OD, FAAO, executive director, Spectrios Institute and clinical professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Loyola University, who will also serve as moderator; Virginia A. Jacko, president and CEO, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visualy Impaired; Ken West, senior director of Communications, Prevent Blindness; and Dan Roberts, editor, Living Well With Low Vision and patient advocate with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).  For more information, visit the web listing for the: Webinar: Introducing a New Low Vision Resource from Prevent Blindness. And register here for this virtual event.

Apprenticeship Intermediary Webinar: November 15, 2022

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, which goes from November 14 to 20, 2022, the Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth (CAPE-Youth) will host a webinar on November 15, 2022 at 4 pm ET with “apprenticeship intermediaries,” which are organizations that have the “capacity, expertise, and network to help businesses successfully create, launch, and expand apprenticeship programs.” This year marks the 85th anniversary of the passing of the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937, which created the Registered Apprenticeship Program. During the webinar, the participating organizations will review the evolution of apprenticeships generally, and, specifically, for people with disabilities. The discussion will include inclusive apprenticeships, with speakers describing their efforts to advance these efforts and “best practices to ensure apprenticeships are inclusive of youth and young adults with disabilities.” Learn more from the OFA (Office of Family Assistance) Peer TA (Technical Assistance) website here about the Apprenticeship Intermediary Webinar and visit The Council of State Governments listing and register here for the Zoom webinar.

An Evening with Disability Justice Advocate and Human Rights Lawyer Haben Girma: November 17, 2022

Haben Girma, lawyer, disability rights advocate, and author of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, will discuss accessibility, diversity, and leadership on November 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm ET at a program being held virtually and at Lighthouse Guild in New York City. Her work was cited in the March 11, 2022 Bulletin and her memoir has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and the TODAY Show. Visit the Lighthouse Guild website to register for An Evening with Haben Girma.

Guide to Accessible Holiday Gift Options: A Webinar on November 17, 2022
As the holiday gift-giving season approaches, APH (American Printing House for the Blind) staff and guest presenters will talk about accessible options for family, friends, or colleagues who are blind or have low vision at a webinar on November 17, 2022 from 7 to 8 pm ET. Gifting choices for children and adults will be discussed. Find out more and register here for Gift Giving for the Holidays.