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Working with Students who are Visually Impaired

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The NRTC, along with the University of Southern Mississippi, the Mississippi Deafblind Project, and the Mississippi School for the Blind, received a grant from the Mississippi Department of Education to provide 9 workshops around the state. These workshops are designed for administrators, teachers, and para-professionals in Mississippi working with students who have visual impairments. Some, including the most recent, have been held at the T.K. Martin Center on the campus of Mississippi State University. From September 24-25, Help2! There is a Blind Student in my Class this Fall, introduced professional educators from around the state to topics such as classroom accommodations, learning media assessments, acquiring accessible media, and braille. Presenters included: B.J. LeJeune, Trudy Klemm, Cindy Nugent, Casey Robertson, and Doug Bedsaul.

For information on upcoming teacher workshops, or to receive materials for past workshops, you may contact B.J. LeJeune at or 662-325-2694.