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May 19, 2016

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(Sign in/snacks/coffee begins at 9:30)

Location: Orientation Center for the Blind

400 Adams Street, Albany, CA 94706




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“Current Trends and Topics”

In Celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day and Featuring:

  • Yue-Ting (“Ting”) Siu, TVI, PhD (www.tplus.education), Beginning Fall 2016, Ting will be the Coordinator of the San Francisco State University TVI Program. Topic: “The What, Why, and How of Digital Multimedia Accessibility.”
  • Rob Schulenberg, MA, Ed.S, Rob currently serves as the Director of Transition Services, Junior Blind, Sacramento. Topic:  “Teaching Resiliency for Transition-Age Youth.”

  • Melisa Harris, Manager, Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Cooperative Programs Section and Tricia Leetz, Staff Services Manager, DOR Blind Field Services, Berkeley. Topic: “How DOR Blind Field Services fits into the greater DOR.”

  • Jessica Grove, MA, Interim Director, and Orientation Center for the Blind, Albany Topic: “Introduction to OCB.”

NorCal AER is pleased to offer this seminar and CE Hours at NO COST to chapter members in “good standing.” There will be a $20 charge per certificate to non-members seeking ACVREP and/or CRCC Continuing Education Hours.  No cost for attendees not seeking CE hours.


We have applied for Continuing Education Hours through ACVREP and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).


This event will feature chapter election results and the NorCal AER Bi-Annual Awards

Schedule of Events:

9:30 - 10:00am Registration, Sign-In, Snacks/Coffee
10:00 - 10:15am

Welcome, introductions, Chapter Election Results, Richard Rueda, NorCal AER President, Geoff Perel, Past President

10:15 - 10:30am

Overview of OCB, Jessica Grove, MA, Interim Administrator

10:30 - 11:45am

How DOR Blind Field Services fits into the

Greater DOR, Melisa Harris and Tricia Leetz

11:45am- 12:45pm Lunch provided by NorCal AER at no cost to all
12:45 - 2:15pm

The What, Why, and How of Digital MultimediaAccessibility,Yue-Ting “Ting” Siu, PhD

2:15 - 2:30pm Schmooze and Stretch Break
2:30 - 4:00pm

Teaching Resiliency for Transition-Age Youth,  Rob Schulenberg, MA

4:00 - 5:00pm Chapter Awards Ceremony



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Please continue to check the NorCal AERBVI website for updated information or email NorCalAER@yahoo.com




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