Perkins Training & Educational Resources Program is proud to present its next webinar...

Appsolutely Engaging & Educational

the iPad app Peek-a-bouncer

The iPad app Peek-a-bouncer: (above) Hold your finger on the screen to see the bear. (below) Remove your finger to make the bear go away.

Presenter: Eric Jerman,
iPad App Expert,
O & M Specialist
When: 12 p.m. — 1 p.m. EST
Wed., March 28, 2012
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This webinar will be presented by Eric Jerman, an Orientation and Mobility Specialist at Perkins School for the Blind, who has a 3-year-old boy with cortical visual impairment (CVI). While spending two years as a stay-at-home dad with his son, Jake, Eric explored the use of the iPad as a tool to assist his son with communication, education, and entertainment. Read about Eric, his son and his iPad app presentation here.

Eric has presented on the topic of iPad Apps at parent support groups; an annual workshop of educators and parents; Children's Hospital, Boston; A.E.R.'s regional technology conference; and has been training low vision teachers on the use of iPad Apps at Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown. Eric also writes iPad app reviews for Perkins WonderBaby.org.

In this webinar, Eric will share strategies, tips and techniques for using an iPad with students who are visually impaired and may have additional disabilities.

  • Learn how to make better decisions about which apps to purchase for your students or children
  • While browsing through the App Store, learn to separate each app into one of six categories, instead of sifting haphazardly through the over 500,000 iPhone and iPad apps now available
  • Categories include: cause & effect; read-to-me books; music; communication; accessibility, and specialty apps for users who are blind or have low vision
  • Learn to think of the motor coordination needed to access apps (finger-touch, touch-and-hold, finger-swipe, speaking, etc.)
Eric Jerman and son Jake

Eric Jerman and son Jake

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