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NRTC Attends MAER Conference

Kendra Farrow welcomes attendees to the fall MAER conference

Kendra Farrow, NRTC research and training associate, welcomed attendees to the Mississippi Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (MAER) fall conference held at the Mississippi School for the Blind in Jackson, MS. As president of the MAER state chapter, Kendra also serves on the AER Council of Chapter Presidents.

The conference theme was “Together We Can Do So Much,” as a number of field experts presented on topics to expand knowledge and share resources with professionals who serve those who are blind and visually impaired. Keynote speaker, Dr. Cary Supalo, research developer for Educational Testing Service and owner of Independence Science, discussed inclusive assessment design for test takers with disabilities. Other presentation topics included technology updates, such as mobile apps, device accessibility, and online tools, and medical perspectives, such as working with children with cortical visual impairment and diabetes self-management techniques.

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