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1st Deafblind International Webinar Series

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DbI Webinars offer new opportunities for participation around the world. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, webinars are THE opportunity to share knowledge, learn from each other and (re-)connect. The 1st DbI webinar series will be held on Zoom from 22-26 June 2020 around the theme Living with Deafblindness in a New Reality.

  • How can we explain to people with deafblindness what is happening?
  • What are our existing tools and insights that can influence our next steps?
  • How can we deal with social distancing when we need to communicate tactually?
  • How can we use online tools for assessment, intervention and staff training?
  • What topics do we need to reflect on to prepare for the future?
  • What does this crisis mean to us as a community?

 

Each webinar will consist of 1-hour presentations that have the goal of increasing our understanding of living with deafblindness. Presentations will be held around the clock in order to accommodate global time zones.

Monday June 22, 2020        All Times Listed in Eastern Daylight Time (Canada)

6am  Getting connected: Accessible technology only the first step to Inclusive remote meeting for people with deafblindness www.eventbrite.ca/e/108761957944

7 am  Establishing contact-less communication for Deafblind   www.eventbrite.ca/e/108763783404

8am  Untouchable, new outside world  www.eventbrite.ca/e/108764292928

9am Citizen Engagement in Deafblindness Research: Possibilities in Changing Realities www.eventbrite.ca/e/108767390192

10am Making Online Communication Accessible for the Deafblind Community www.eventbrite.ca/e/108768964902

 

Tuesday June 23, 2020

6am Deafblind Service Providers in Australia during COVID-19 www.eventbrite.ca/e/108769612840

7am COVID-19 Impact on Persons with Deafblindness in India www.eventbrite.ca/e/108770976920

8am How Speech and Language Therapy input changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support those who are deafblindwww.eventbrite.ca/e/108772200580

9am The (new) role of an intervenor during COVID-19 www.eventbrite.ca/e/108773402174

10am Rise, Collaborate, Enrich www.eventbrite.ca/e/108773693044

11am The New Reality of Living a Pandemic Life www.eventbrite.ca/e/108774132358

 

Wednesday June 24, 2020

6am A time of change www.eventbrite.ca/e/108774738170

7am Adapting our Services during a Global Pandemic www.eventbrite.ca/e/108774892632

8am The Sense GOT Group Virtual Activities Programme www.eventbrite.ca/e/108775243682

9am Organization and Intervenor Resiliency through the COVID-19 Pandemic www.eventbrite.ca/e/108776056112

10am Creating Home-Based Routines: A Framework for Supporting Families and Caregivers of Children who are Deafblind During COVID-19www.eventbrite.ca/e/108776302850

 

Thursday June 25, 2020

6am Research in times of Corona www.eventbrite.ca/e/108777851482

7am Online support for parents of children with congenital deafblindness www.eventbrite.ca/e/108778597714

8am Norway in a nutshell: providing services during the pandemic www.eventbrite.ca/e/108779225592

9am Where do we go from here? Essential Service and the impact on the Deafblind community www.eventbrite.ca/e/108779424186

10am Deafblindness in times of pandemic: reflecting on experiences www.eventbrite.ca/e/108779773230

 

Friday June 26, 2020

6am Everyday life and access to information in the COVID-19 pandemic, stories from adults with deafblindness living in Swedenwww.eventbrite.ca/e/108780150358

7am Analysis of some recommendations to prevent and treat respiratory tract infections in people with deafblindnesswww.eventbrite.ca/e/108780585660

8am Distantly Connected While Physically Distant www.eventbrite.ca/e/108780868506

9am Understanding hearing impaired, deaf and deafblind people and their confrontation with social detachment www.eventbrite.ca/e/108781586654

10am Fostering a diverse and inclusive world: no one left behind www.eventbrite.ca/e/108782517438

 

Event Date: 

Jun 22, 2020 to Jun 26, 2020