2014 The Impact of Technology in the Life of a Person who is Deaf-Blind

by NCDB on Jun 24, 2014
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June 24, 2014

In celebration of Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, (June 22nd - 28th), the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) and the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) co-sponsored a national webinar to highlight the importance of technology in the lives of individuals who are deaf-blind.

This webinar was an interactive conversation among three panelists, each of whom offered their unique perspectives and experiences with technology:

  • Maricar Marquez, who is the Support Service Provider (SSP)/Volunteer Coordinator at HKNC, is deaf-blind and will share how technology has become an integral part of her life. She has presented on an array of deaf-blind issues. Skydiving, rock climbing, parasailing, competing in triathlons, and the NYC Marathon are just some of the activities that Maricar has enjoyed over the years.
  • Dinell Smith is the mother of three children, including a wonderful seventeen year old daughter who is deaf-blind. She is the Family Specialist for the Kansas State Deaf-Blind Project as well as a member of the KS Assistive Technology Statewide Task Force. Assistive technology plays an important role in her daughter’s life.
  • Marcia Brooks national project manager for NDBEDP/iCanConnect from Perkins School for the Blind

The panel discussion was moderated by Joe McNulty, former Executive Director of the Helen Keller National Center.

This webinar was presented using various formats.
  • American Sign Language
  • Voice
  • Closed captioned
  • Video recorded
  • Screen readable HTML transcript

Recorded Webinar (90min)


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