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Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
Braille Institute   ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation
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Braille Institute ECTS 504, WR7, Group Presentation

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A group presentation on the Braille Institute of Rancho Mirage for California State University - Palm Desert, ECTS 504, Winter Quarter 2012

A group presentation on the Braille Institute of Rancho Mirage for California State University - Palm Desert, ECTS 504, Winter Quarter 2012

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    • 1. TEAM MEMBERS: JOHN PETERS MARC SAXE CYNDI HUTCHINSON TOM DAVIS DIANE STEWART JUDY SCHURR**Judy is our WR7 author
    • 2. ADAMost Braille Instituteparticipants have aphysical disability.If the person’s disabilitysubstantially limits one ormore of a major life’sactivity, (s)he will qualifyas being disabled underthe ADA
    • 3.  Defined disability as:  IDEA A physical of mental  Focuses upon learners with impairment that substantially disabilities; limits one or more of the major life’s activities;  Educational institution must comply with the Act; A record of an impairment;  Instructors must be trained Having regarded as having about IDEA; an impairment  Redevelopment of course ADA materials;  Confidentiality
    • 4. Mission of the Institute and itsProfileMISSION AND PROFILE• Eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss• Serves all-from children to those 65 and older• Most who are served are formerly sighted females, 65 or olderPERSONAL OBSERVATIONS• Start with the building-designed so that those with or without sight could appreciate the open environment• Instructors-connected and enthusiastic• Clients that I met-confident and optimistic
    • 5. Quality of Life •Quality of Life becomes a running theme: •The Braille Institute tailors the needs of each individual. •This care and attention assures that everyone receives the necessary tools required to live the best quality of life possible despite their disability.
    • 6. Technology at BrailleInstituteClasses and Technology toAddress Clients’ Needs:• From recent deterioration to longterm blindness.•From partially impaired to totalblindTechnologies Available:• Braille Alphabet:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille• Braille Room Signage:• Braille Typewriters:• Computer Lab Software:
    • 7. Computer Lab SoftwareJaws: Talks, using a Synthesized voiceZoom Text: Large T on Screen ext Varies size –Varies View Up to 36 X Original size Has voice –Reads T & Email extGuide: Menu driven Varying Size Highly Internet ConnectedNew iPad Programs: Opening communications to Visually & Verbally Disabled
    • 8. Structure andFundingPart of a network of 5 regional centersin So. CaliforniaFunding:• 100% private donations• No government donations or subsidies• No major fundraising events• Minimal employed staff but many volunteers• All services are freeEnthusiastic Staff and volunteers:• John• Luis• Maggie• Elnora• Steve
    • 9.  Part of a collaborative network of facilities Unique, attractive and open environment Most clients have other disabilities Broad range of social and educational activities State of the art facilities and technologies Large volunteer and donor base All services are free A dynamic, enthusiastic and well qualified staff

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