Education Beyond High School Fair
CSDB's outreach services are designed to benefit school district staff, non-CSDB students and their families throughout Colorado. A variety of services for students who have a vision loss and students who have a hearing loss are provided.
For more information, contact Dr. Laura Douglas, Director of Outreach Services and Programs, 719-578-2110.
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
Thirteen APH Ex Officio Trustees gathered at APH May 15–18 to learn just exactly what it means to be an Ex Officio Trustee. The eleven new EOTs were joined by “seasoned” Ex Officio Trustees Marie Piquion-Leach (NC) and Jim Olson (CO) to hear about the history of APH, learn more about the Federal Quota Census, meet key APH staff, tour the facility, learn from each other and more. Highlights of their time at APH included the factory tour, presentations from Research Department Project Leaders, demonstrations of the APH website, databases, Tactile Graphics Image Library, and more. Dr. Karen Blankenship, of Vanderbilt University, presented information on blindness and visual impairment for the special group.
These eager learners included Jim Adams (OK), Erika Arbogast (PA), John Davis (MN), Barb Engelbrecht (WY), Olive Isa’ako (AS), Carolyn Lasater (UT), Craig Meador (WA), Martin Monson (TN), Hollie Murdock, (UT), Kim Stiles (NH), and Margie Ortgiesen (IA), our newest Trustee at only two weeks on the job! The group learned a lot in the short time they were here – and they taught us a lot, as well. We hope to see them all again at Annual Meeting in the fall!