DbI Webinars


1st DbI Webinar Series, June 22-26, 2020

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.

DbI’s 1st DbI webinar series is held on Zoom from 22-26 June 2020 around the theme “Living with Deafblindness in a New Reality”. Here is the overview of the program. And if you are looking for Zoom tips, you can find them here.

Please find below summaries to all the sessions per day.

The video of each day can be viewed as soon as possible via YouTube link. Closed captioning can be added by all viewers – it could not be provided during the sessions and not be generated automatically afterwards. There are more shortcomings. The videos cannot show continuously the IS interpreter. When the presenter uses slides you will see those slides instead of the interpreter. We apologize for all of that and will try to find a better solution and more funds for our next webinar.

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

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6am  Getting connected: Accessible technology only the first step to inclusive remote meeting for people with deafblindness

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7am  Establishing contact-less communication for Deafblind

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8am  Untouchable, new outside world

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9am Citizen Engagement in Deafblindness Research: Possibilities in Changing Realities

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10am Making Online Communication Accessible for the Deafblind Community

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Tuesday June 23, 2020

6am Deafblind Service Providers in Australia during COVID-19

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7am COVID-19 Impact on Persons with Deafblindness in India

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8am How Speech and Language Therapy input changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support those who are deafblind

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9am The (new) role of an intervenor during COVID-19

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10am Rise, Collaborate, Enrich

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11am The New Reality of Living a Pandemic Life

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Wednesday June 24, 2020

6am A time of change

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7am Adapting our Services during a Global Pandemic

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8am The Sense GOT Group Virtual Activities Programme

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9am Organization and Intervenor Resiliency through the COVID-19 Pandemic

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10am Creating Home-Based Routines: A Framework for Supporting Families and Caregivers of Children who are Deafblind During COVID-19

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Thursday June 25, 2020

6am Research in times of Corona

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7am Online support for parents of children with congenital deafblindness

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8am Norway in a nutshell: providing services during the pandemic

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9am Where do we go from here? Essential Service and the impact on the Deafblind community

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10am Deafblindness in times of pandemic: reflecting on experiences

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Friday June 26, 2020

6am Everyday life and access to information in the COVID-19 pandemic, stories from adults with deafblindness living in Sweden

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7am Analysis of some recommendations to prevent and treat respiratory tract infections in people with deafblindness

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8am Distantly Connected While Physically Distant

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9am Understanding hearing impaired, deaf and deafblind people and their confrontation with social detachment

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10am Fostering a diverse and inclusive world: no one left behind

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Talking about (re-)connecting, since DbI is all about connecting in deafblindness: Interested in becoming an individual member of Deafblind International for free?  Visit the corresponding page to learn more.


And these are your webinar hosts: Meet the Co-Chairs of the Scientific Committee.

Saskia Damen, PhD

Saskia Damen, PhD

Saskia Damen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Inclusive & Special Needs Education/Deafblindness, University of Groningen, Senior Researcher, Royal Dutch Kentalis, The Netherlands

Walter Wittich, PhD FAAO CLVT

Walter Wittich, PhD FAAO CLVT

Walter Wittich, PhD FAAO CLVT

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry – Professeur adjoint, École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal, Canada

Supporters:

Supported in part by Tanne, Swiss Foundation for Congenital Deafblindness

https://www.tanne.ch

 

Supported in part by the FRQ-S Québec Vision Health Research Network

http://visionnetwork.ca/