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for students who are blind or visually impaired

Parent Insights on Remote Learning with Blind Students: A Panel Discussion

Close up picture of a desk top surface. The student's hands are on a refreshable braille display, and there is a laptop computer on the desk.In this free virtual panel discussion, four parents will share insights on remote learning with children who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired.

About this Event

As preK-12 schools continue to grapple with unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to learn from parents about remote learning with students who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired.

Join this panel discussion featuring the insights of parents as we all think about and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that we will face with remote learning in the upcoming school year.

Panelists will discuss some of the challenges and unexpected opportunities, share strategies for effective remote learning, and talk about collaboration with educators.


Tuesday, August 25, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EDT


  • Arleen & Ric Flores- Arleen and Ric live in California and are parents to 1st grade deafblind twins and a sighted preK student
  • Allison Hilliker- Allison lives in the Phoenix area and is a blind mother to two low vision preschoolers
  • Amnata Saffa- Amnata lives in New Jersey and is the mother of a blind kindergartner and sighted 9th grader.
  • Michelle Spano- Michelle lives in New Jersey and is the mother of a low vision 6th grader and a blind 8th grader



Megan Dausch- Megan lives in NY and mentors blind/vi students in Learning Ally’s College Success Program. Megan is an Access Technology instructor and a volunteer responder with the National Homework Hotline for Blind/VI Students.

Upon registration, you will receive confirmation of your ticket. Information on how to access the virtual panel discussion will be sent a week prior to the event.

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Event Date: 

Aug 25, 2020