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Free conference to help blind or visually impaired high school students prepare for next steps in life set for April 14-15 in Louisville
Free conference to help blind or visually impaired high school students prepare for next steps in life set for April 14-15 in Louisville

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The Kentucky Office for the Blind (OFB) is hosting its first Transition Conference April 14-15 to help blind or visually impaired high school students plan for life after high school. The conference at the Louisville Marriott East is free of charge, but registration is required by April 7.

The conference, themed “Beyond All Limits,” is designed to increase knowledge and provide current information on transition services for blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind high school students, family members, teachers, professionals in the field and employers.

The conference will feature Luis Pérez, a nationally known expert in the field of assistive technology. Pérez helps educators create a more inclusive learning environment for all students. He earned a master’s in education in instructional technology and a doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida. While at USF, Pérez worked with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology to develop Tech Ease for All, a collection of free assistive technology and Web accessibility tutorials for teachers.

Other presenters at the conference include Chris Groeber, chief executive officer of Key Assets, a provider of therapeutic foster care, employment and support community-based services; and Allison Fleming, assistant professor in the rehabilitation counseling program at the University of Kentucky. In addition, there will be breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

The free-of-charge conference is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration and open to the public.

For more information, contact Cora McNabb at 502-564-4754 or cora.mcnabb@ky.gov. Additional information and online registration can be found on the OFB website at www.blind.ky.gov.