LIVE Webinar Series

Join a LIVE webinar today to learn more about products that interest you!

Join us to learn about new devices and software for blind and low vision people, and to receive free training on using those products. Whether you are simply curious about new magnification & speech software, reading machines and video magnifiers; or you need intense training on STEM support for blind students, there is a session for you.

Check out IRIE’s free webinar training schedule below.

If you have any questions or would like to request a specific topic for our next webinar please contact info@irie-at.com

Dolphin SuperNova Magnifier & Speech – for remote learning

Thursday, July 9th – 10AM PST
Presenter(s): Cody Mitchell

SuperNova 19 now includes access to Google Docs and has other features that make it the ideal software for distance learning. The webinar will focus on elements of the SuperNova software that are relevant for remote learning, including the Connect & View feature that turns your computer into a live magnifier with speech, just by adding an inexpensive webcam.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Find out how SuperNova works with Google Docs, MS Office and Chrome to provide speech and magnification for classroom materials, even from remote locations
  2. Learn to use SuperNova for magnification of print documents and scanning text that is read back aloud
  3. See how to use the split screen feature of SuperNova to view instructional materials and take notes simultaneously – ideal for distance learning

Tactile Graphics: Using TactileView for STEM

Tuesday, July 14th – 10AM PST

The presenter will demonstrate the latest version of the TactileView tactile graphics design software, showing tricks to cut time and increase the quality of your tactile graphics, focusing on STEM graphics.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how TactileView can be utilized for creating complex tactile graphics
  2. See an assortment of products used in conjunction to save time in making tactile graphics
  3. Discover new technology that helps augment the effectiveness of TactileView.
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New in Low Vision: CloverBook 12 FHD w/ OCR

Thursday, July 30th – 10AM PST

See the brand new CloverBook 12; 12.5-inch FHD, portable, foldable, video magnifier w/ OCR in action.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about a new portable magnification device for low vision students and professionals that – compared with other options – is either more powerful, more affordable, or both.
  2. See how CloverBook 12 can be used in split-screen mode (with single and dual screens) to view the desk/take notes while simultaneously viewing a presenter/instructor.
  3. Discover how CloverBook 12 can replace the function of multiple low vision devices, in one light and portable package.

SuperNova Connect & Learn - Adaptable for Low Vision Distance-Learning

Thursday August 6th – 10AM PST
Presenters: Cody Mitchell (Lead), Jeff Gardner

The presenter will show the new Connect & Learn system; a small, portable and affordable system for low-vision computer, classroom and print access, demonstrating the usefulness of each in providing complete classroom access on a budget, even when students need to access the classroom remotely.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Find out how Connect & Learn works with Google Docs and MS Office to provide speech and magnification to classroom materials, wherever you are
  2. Learn to use Connect & Learn for magnification of print documents and scanning text that is read aloud
  3. See how to use the split screen feature of Connect & Learn to view instructional materials and take notes simultaneously – ideal for distance learning

New in Low Vision: GuideConnect: magnificaton & speech, simplified, for PC

Tuesday August 11th – 10AM PST
Presenters: Cody Mitchell (Lead), Jeff Gardner

See the new Dolphin GuideConnect software, that simplifies your entire PC and makes everything accessible with magnification, contrast modes and speech feedback.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about a new software that makes Windows accessible for visually-impaired, while also simplifying the computer interface.
  2. See how GuideConnect can be used with a keyboard, Dolphin Remote and/or touchscreen.
  3. Discover additional features of GuideConnect, like using the software with a webcam to magnify printed documents and scan them to be read back aloud.

Tactile Graphics: TactileView Hardware Training

Thursday August 27th – 10AM PST
Presenter(s): Jeff Gardner

This training will cover the basics of using the hardware accessories for the TactileView Design Software. The presenter will first cover the TactiPad, tactile drawing tablet, which permits inert tactile drawing and digital drawing, simultaneously. Also demonstrated, will be the Motorized Drawing Arm (MDA). MDA is a new tactile graphics plotter that draws images from TactileView and from the MDA app. Participants will learn how the MDA and TactiPad greatly augment the features and accessibility of TactileView for blind users.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how TactileView hardware accessories can be utilized with the TactileView Design Suite software
  2. See the new MDA Tactile Graphics Plotter and learn how it functions
  3. Discover new methods for blind people to draw tactile, inert drawings, that are captured digitally within the TactileView software.

New in Low Vision: New Reading Machines

Thursday September 10th – 10AM PST
Presenters: Cody Mitchell (Lead), Jeff Gardner

See the new Rehan i-Reader 2 and VisionAid International ReadEasy Evolve; new options for quick and accurate text-to-speech from printed documents.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about new reading machines that are now available in the USA.
  2. See how ReadEasy Evolve can be used with a touchscreen to read aloud and zoom in/zoom out.
  3. Find out more about a new, fully-featured reading machine for those on a budget.

SuperNova Magnifier & Speech – Explore Advanced Features

Thursday September 24th – 10AM PST
Presenters: Cody Mitchell (Lead), Jeff Gardner

Join us to learn how the SuperNova Magnifier & Speech software works in action; providing magnification and speech access to your PC, live magnification with OCR for paper documents, as well as access to online books and news.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Find out how SuperNova works with Google Docs, MS Office and Chrome to provide speech and magnification for classroom and office documents, even from remote locations
  2. Learn to use SuperNova’s Connect & View feature, for live magnification of print documents and scanning of text with speech feedback.
  3. See how to use the split screen and multiple monitor features in SuperNova to view presentations and take notes simultaneously – ideal for remote work/school

Tactile Graphics: New Tools & Tricks for 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Presenter(s): Jeff Gardner

Tactile graphics can be time-consuming to produce. The presenter will demonstrate a number of new tools and techniques that reduce the time required to create tactile graphics, particularly in support of STEM. The presentation will show how new technologies and tricks can make creation of tactile graphics – particularly complex graphics – fast, and also easy. Combining the use of TactileView, Tiger Software Suite, Desmos, MathPix and more, the presenter will demonstrate easy new tricks to cut time and increase the quality of your work.

Learning Objective(s):

  1. Learn easy new techniques for creating complex tactile graphics
  2. See an assortment of products used in conjunction to save time in making tactile graphics
  3. Discover new technology for interactive tactile drawing.

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