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Most Recent Seminars

We've reorganized our past seminar list. The most recent 5 seminars are listed chronologically. Additional seminars are organized by topic for your convenience.

1. iFocus 8: What's New in iOS 8? (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)

iFocus 8: What's New in iOS 8? Audio

2. The Value of Braille in the Educational Toolbox (Wednesday, November 12, 2014)

The Value of Braille in the Educational Toolbox Audio

3. The Quest for QuickBooks (Wednesday, November 05, 2014)

The Quest for QuickBooks Audio

4. Braille Exchange: Braille for the Holidays (Thursday, October 30, 2014)

Braille Exchange: Braille for the Holidays Audio
Braille Exchange: Braille for the Holidays Resources List

5. In Celebration of White Cane Safety Day (Wednesday, October 15, 2014)

In Celebration of White Cane Safety Day Audio
In Celebration of White Cane Safety Day Resources List

Seminar Topics

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Accessibility and Technology


iFocus 8: What's New in iOS 8?

iFocus 7: Tips on Using the Vision Accessibility Features in iOS 7

Audiobooks, Apps and Assistance: A Library of Possibilities from the National Library Service

An Overview of the NVDA Screen Reader

iFocus 6: Tips On Using the Vision Accessibility Features in iOS 7

Exploring the SAMNet Socializer

iFocus 5: Tips on Using the Vision Accessibility Features in iOS 7

What's New at Bookshare?

Online Shopping - Tips from Online Shopaholics

iFocus 4: Tips on Using the Accessbility Features in iOS 7

Going PC Free with the New BARD Mobile App

iFocus 3: Tips on Using the Vision Accessibility Features in iOS

The New Victor Reader Stream - Smaller, Smarter, Simpler

LinkedIn-New Look, New Features

iFocus: Spring Tips and Training for the iDevice User

Simplifying Internet Searching

iFocus: A New Quarterly Series Focusing on Tips and Training for iDevice Users

Travel Applications on iDevices

iDevices: What’s New?

Surfing the Web with SAMNet

iReading on the iPad and iPhone Using the Bookshare Read2go App

Is the iPhone/iPad the Right Technology for Today’s Veterans and Seniors?

Tuning in with BookPort Plus

A Brailliant Way to Stay Social

Movies and More on the Apex

NLS/BARD: Downloading Done Easy

The Keys to NLS/BARD

Preparing Powerful PowerPoint 2010 Presentations for Blind Users (Part 2)

Preparing Powerful PowerPoint 2010 Presentations for Blind Users (Part 1)

Blindness on the Job

Horizons for the Blind and the INNOVATIVE directionsforme.org!

Office 2010 Suite for Blind Users

Access to Mathematics & Science for Blind Students

HumanWare: Reading Solutions for Education and Recreation

Staying Connected with NFB-Newsline®

Accessible GPS Overview and Comparison

Staying Safe Online

Sharing Experiences: High and Low Tech Solutions that Help Make My Day

Surfing the Web with Zoomtext

Features of the PAC Mate Omni Accessible Pocket PC

Bookshare.org, Hadley's Virtual Library

Accessible Technology from HumanWare

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Braille Literacy


The Value of Braille in the Educational Toolbox

Braille Exchange: Braille for the Holidays

Audiobooks, Apps and Assistance: A Library of Possibilities from the National Library Service

Braille Exchange: Enhancing Independence: Integrating Modern Technology and Braille

Toolbox for Braille Presentations

Braille Exchange: It's Never Too Late to Learn Braille

Braille Exchange: Drawing Pictures Using the Braillewriter

Fun with Braille

UEB & You: What You Need to Know About Unified English Braille

Braille Literacy - Hadley Style

The Keys to NLS/BARD

The Slate and Stylus: Braille Media's Pen and Paper

Braille Music Technology

All About APH

Braille Exchange

The Braille Literacy Crisis

Connecting the Dots: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Braille

Braille: Every Day, Every Way

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Business, Employment and Vocational Skills


The Quest for QuickBooks

The Portfolio Career: A Fresh Approach to Employment

First Steps to a Financial Plan

Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part II

Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part I

The Three Magic Bullets of Marketing

Job Searching: The Importance of Personal Contact

Insights on Employment: Part Two

Insights on Employment: Part One

Addressing the White Elephant in the Room: When and How to Disclose During a Job Interview

The New Victor Reader Stream - Smaller, Smarter, Simpler

LinkedIn-New Look, New Features

Do You Have the Right Personality to be an Entrepreneur?

Ensuring Your Success at Work: An Inside Look at the Hiring Process

The Logistics of eBay: Getting Products to Buyers

How to Start a Non-Profit

iReading on the iPad and iPhone Using the Bookshare Read2go App

Blind Vendors: Understanding the Randolph Sheppard Program

People Sense

Who’s on 1st? The Importance of Strong Communication Skills

Networking with Facebook Part 2

Networking with Facebook Part 1

Selling on eBay

Networking with Twitter Part 2

Teamwork: Skills and Characteristics of an Effective Team Leader

Networking with Twitter Part 1

Networking with LinkedIn Part 2

Networking with LinkedIn Part 1

Business Roundtable with Urban Miyares: Inventions

Business Roundtable with Urban Miyares: Self-Promotion

Business Roundtable with Urban Miyares: Partnering with Friends and Family

Blindness on the Job

The Secrets of Writing Attention-Getting Resumes

The Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship Is Here for You!

Home-Based Self-Employment

Self-Employment: Practice Before You Jump In

Career Opportunities for Youth with Visual Impairments

The Secrets of Successful Job Interviews

What Research Tells Us About Obstacles for Blind Job Seekers & How They Overcome Them

Time Management and Personal Effectiveness

The Art of Professionalism

Sharing Solutions: Strategies for Effective Socializing Whether at Work or Play

Self-Employment and Working from Home

The Customer Service Frame of Mind

Seven Important Ideas for Positive Life Change

Successful Business Ownership

Focus on Employment

What Color is Your Parachute? Conversations with the Author

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Cooking and Entertaining


Backyard Grilling Basics

Have a Great Thyme With Herbs

Use Your Noodle

Catching Up with MasterChef Christine Ha

Casserole Concoctions

Kitchen and Food Safety First!

Semi-Homemade Cooking: Convenience Personalized

MasterChef Winner Christine Ha: My Delicious Experience

Microwave Magic

Soup's On

Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies!

NO COOK Cooking!

Comfort Foods Made Easy

Chocolate Chatter: Chips, Truffles, Mousse and More!

Easy Mexican Sizzling "Off the Plate" Dishes

A Round Table Discussion All About Cooking

Crockpots: Slow and Easy Cooking

Holiday Baking: Stirring it up in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Backyard Entertaining

Talking Turkey: Blind and Low Vision Cooks Share Tips, Techniques and Accessible Resources

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Family Oriented


All in the Family: How Their Reactions Impact Our Ability to Cope

Parenting Blind: Tips and Techniques from the Trenches

Focus on the Family

Understanding Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

All About Albinism

Hope: The Perfect Gift for the Holidays

Let's Talk: Raising a Child with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

The Grandparent-Grandchild Connection

The Braille Literacy Crisis

Aging and Low Vision

Challenges of a Parent Who is Visually Impaired

Kids in the Kitchen

Braille: Every Day, Every Way

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Health and Medical


Diabetes and Your Vision

Non-24-Hour Disorder: From the Lab to Real Life

An Overview of Deaf-Blindness

Stress Management

Reducing Risk of Diabetes Complications

How Diabetes Saved My Life

PTSD, Depression and Success

Understanding Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

Sleep, Light and Your Body Clock

Living Well With Diabetes & Visual Impairment

Dog Guides for Multiply Disabled People

SSDI, SSI, & You

All About Albinism

Hope: The Perfect Gift for the Holidays

Age Related Macular Degeneration: Current Research and Treatments

Getting Healthy With Yoga

Managing Diabetes with a Healthy Diet

Harvest the Benefits of Gardening

Healthy Eating: Easy to "Digest" Information We Can All Use

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Independent Living


Blogging: 10 Tips to Get You Started

Discovering Enchanting India: A Unique Experience

An Insider's Overview of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Volunteering in Your Community

Get Ready, Get Set, Study!

First Steps to a Financial Plan

Beyond the Working Years: Developing a Retirement Plan for Your Dog Guide

Age-Related Low Vision: the Emotional Impact of Vision Loss Later in Life

Bullying: Why Does it Happen And What Can We Do to Minimize its Impact?

Behind the Scenes at the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

Geography: Talking Travel: Cruising

Geography: Talking Travel - UK and Ireland

Low Vision: What It Is and Maintaining Independence

The Ladies Lounge 3

Underground Guide to Making College and Vocational Rehab Work for You

Blinded Veterans' Guide to the Military Justice System

Geography: Talking Travel

All in the Family: How Their Reactions Impact Our Ability to Cope

The Ladies Lounge 2

The Men's Locker Room - For Men Only!

Veterans Benefits: An Overview

The Ladies Lounge

Perfectionism in Relationships

Blueprint for Seamless Services: Building Blocks of Vision Rehabilitation

The Keys to Successful Nondriving

The Independent Airport Traveler

Decorating with Nature's Bounty: Ideas for Using Natural Elements for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Older Blinded Veterans and the Future

Transitioning From the Military to Society

iReading on the iPad and iPhone Using the Bookshare Read2go App

Parenting Blind: Tips and Techniques from the Trenches

Reducing Risk of Diabetes Complications

Orientation & Mobility: The Basics

People Sense

Where Did I Put It?

Have You Looked in the Kitchen Drawer? (A Process/Sensory Approach to Rehabilitation)

Confidence You Can Count On

All About APH

Sleep, Light and Your Body Clock

Jumpstarting Your Social Life

Living Well With Diabetes & Visual Impairment

Horizons for the Blind and the INNOVATIVE directionsforme.org!

Dog Guides for Multiply Disabled People

SSDI, SSI, & You

Shopping Without Dropping

Dog Guide Tales

Yes You Can: Harry Cordellos Tells How!

The Straight Skinny About Self-Esteem

Choosing A Rehabilitation Center

Two Kinds of Light: Friend and Foe

College Bound: Are you Ready?

Sharing Solutions: Strategies for Effective Socializing Whether at Work or Play

Surviving: Strategies and Techniques for Self Defense

On the Road Again: Travel Planning, Techniques and Tips

Aging and Low Vision

Dating - the Basics and Beyond

Challenges of a Parent Who is Visually Impaired

Seven Important Ideas for Positive Life Change

Interior Design and Organization

Is a Guide Dog for Me?

Backyard Entertaining

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Survival

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Low Vision


Diabetes and Your Vision

Audiobooks, Apps and Assistance: A Library of Possibilities from the National Library Service

Low Vision: What It Is and Maintaining Independence

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Professional Development


Empowering Paraprofessionals in the Classroom: Confidentiality for Students with Disabilities

Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part II

Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part I

Underground Guide to Making College and Vocational Rehab Work for You

Blueprint for Seamless Services: Building Blocks of Vision Rehabilitation

Have You Looked in the Kitchen Drawer? (A Process/Sensory Approach to Rehabilitation)

The Slate and Stylus: Braille Media's Pen and Paper

Understanding Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

Home-Based Self-Employment

Jumpstarting Your Social Life

Living Well With Diabetes & Visual Impairment

Dog Guides for Multiply Disabled People

All About Albinism

Shopping Without Dropping

The Straight Skinny About Self-Esteem

Access to Mathematics & Science for Blind Students

Career Opportunities for Youth with Visual Impairments

What Research Tells Us About Obstacles for Blind Job Seekers & How They Overcome Them

Time Management and Personal Effectiveness

Two Kinds of Light: Friend and Foe

The Braille Literacy Crisis

Age Related Macular Degeneration: Current Research and Treatments

Accessible GPS Overview and Comparison

The Customer Service Frame of Mind

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Recreation and Leisure


Braille Exchange: Braille for the Holidays

Getting in the Game: Athletics for People with Visual Impairments

Have a Great Thyme With Herbs

Geography: Talking Travel: Cruising

Crafting with Vision Loss

Geography: Talking Travel - UK and Ireland

Sports for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Geography: Talking Travel

Judo for Recreation and Self-Defense

Five Fishing Techniques Proven to Make Sure You Feel the Bite!

Blind Woodworkers Workshop

The Paralympics Experience

iReading on the iPad and iPhone Using the Bookshare Read2go App

Woodworking Roundtable

Sailing for Summer Fun

Everything Recreation

Fishing: Don't Let the Big Ones Get Away!

Operation Mission Vision - A Return to Normalcy through Sports and Physical Activity

Braille Music Technology

Ted Hull & The Wonder Years

Sports, Recreation and Physical Activities for People who are Blind and Visually Impaired

Holiday Crafts from Creation to Presentation

Fishing with Lawrence Euteneier on the Blind Fishing Boat

Skiing the fun and safe way

Woodworking Techniques- Selecting and Using Routers and Router Tables

Sawdust 101 - Adaptive Techniques for Blind Woodworkers

Harvest the Benefits of Gardening

Recreation from Watching T.V. to Mountain Climbing

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About Hadley


The Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship Is Here for You!

Hadley Overview

High School Discussion: Hadley's Diploma Program

Bookshare.org, Hadley's Virtual Library

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And More


Hadley Celebrates Constitution Day!

Operation Mission Vision - A Return to Normalcy through Sports and Physical Activity

The World Blind Union Today

The Story of Thunder Dog

The U.S. Experience from a Chinese Perspective

Visit China Online - Vision Impairment and China

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Archive


Accessing the Printed Word with DocuScan Plus

Accessing Facebook on Your iPhone

Cloud Computing Basics - DropBox and Apple iCloud

Skype Me! Using Skype From Your PC and Mobile Device

Going Ape for Apps - Hot New Accessible Apps for Your iDevice

Everything i

Yahoo! for Web Accessibility

FYI on PDAs: Considerations When Choosing a PDA/Note Taking Device

Using Apple's iPhone and iTouch

Connect and Network with Facebook and LinkedIn Using Access Technology

Office 2007, Windows 7 and Window-Eyes

The Features of the Victor Reader Stream

Mobile Access and Your Adaptive Technology

Experts in JAWS and MAGic

Digital Accessibility in the Workplace

Online Shopping

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