Developing a Process for an Assistive Technology Assessment for Students With Visual Impairments

March 21, 2018 - March 22, 2018




Michigan Library and Historical Center
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lake Michigan Room
Lansing, MI 48915


Start time: 8 a.m.

End time: 3:30 p.m.


Start time: 8 a.m.

End time: 2 p.m.

$75 per person

$37.50 for college students and family members of students who are BVI

Note: SCECHs and ACVREPs are available for this event.

To succeed in educational settings, students with visual impairments must learn to maximize the use of their assistive technology (AT). It is therefore important to select technology that matches each student's abilities with learning goals, which can be challenging for teachers and administrators.

This two-day workshop will explore how to effectively choose the right technology for a student who is blind or visually impaired (BVI) in the classroom, home, and community. Participants will review case studies that emphasize the importance of the selection process and learn about the AT assessment process.


  • James Duffield, assistive technology specialist and teacher of the visually impaired from Columbus City Schools
  • Ann McKay-Bacon, teacher consultant for the visually impaired (TCVI) and Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) technology team member

Cancellation Policy

Please note: Payment is required to complete your registration and secure your slot for this event. Accepted methods of payment include credit card or purchase order. MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.

If you have a question or need to cancel, call MDE-LIO at 888-760-2206 or 517-373-2887.

The registration deadline for this event has passed.