INDATA Quarterly Training Workshop Topic: Assistive Technology and Deaf/Blind



 A First in INDIANA!


A Comprehensive Assistive Technology Training on Assistive Technology for Deaf-Blind

Hosted by


(INDiana Assistive Technology Act)


What: INDATA Quarterly Workshop - Topic: Assistive Technology and Deaf-Blind


Who: This training is particularly geared for professionals working in the Deaf-Blind field who wish to learn about 1) providing technology training to Deaf-Blind consumers in their communities and 2) the latest on new technology for Deaf-Blind people.  Deaf-Blind individuals and others who are interested in learning about the latest technology are also welcome.


When: May 8, 2009             8:30am – 4:30pm


Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205


Note: Continuing Education Units will be offered at no charge via the AAC Institute (


Objective: The technology workshop will assist professionals to empower Deaf-Blind individuals to work, play and otherwise stay on par with the rapidly changing information age and the accompanying technology. This workshop is primarily designed to provide the attendee with information on the latest technology available for Deaf-Blind consumers, tools to enhance your knowledge about systematic teaching techniques when providing technology training to Deaf-Blind consumers, opportunities to network with other technology trainers who work with Deaf-Blind consumers, and to provide you with resources for sharing with other trainers, employers, and professionals working with Deaf-Blind consumers.

About our Guest Presenter:  Anindya “Bapin” Bhattacharyya is a Technology Development and Training Specialist for the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) based in Sands Point, NY. Not only does he teach, but he also helps technology companies develop new devices that allow the Deaf-Blind to navigate the seeing/hearing world.  Want to learn more about Bapin visit our website and click on Bapin Video.





8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.           Welcome and INDATA Overview – Wade Wingler


8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.         Introduction and Overview - Bapin

                                                Uniqueness of consumers with hearing/vision loss

o       Preferred mode of communication

o       Preferred mode of access

o       Personal skill level

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.       BREAK


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.       Computer Access via Braille and Speech

                                                Computer Access via Screen Magnification

                                                Braille Note takers


12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.         Lunch Break sponsored by INTRAC


1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.           Mobile Phone/Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

                                                Cell Phones


                                                Communication Gadgets

                                                Cool Gadgets


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.           BREAK


3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.           CCTV’s

                                                Miscellaneous Technology

                                                Training issues - what best fits your needs

                                                Training options offered by HKNC Technology Center

                                                Training options offered by Easter Seals Crossroads


Register at  or contact June White at ( ) at 317.466.2013 or 888.466.1314 (toll free).


Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants so log on or call today to reserve your seat today.  Deadline for registration is Friday, April 24, 2009.


For Accommodation Requests, please contact Emily Abel at or 317-466-2001x2484 or 888-466-1314.


Name Sales End Price
Assistive Technology for Deaf/Blind Ended Free

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