Staff Blog

Gloria: Less is More

04/03/2013 12:53
Over the past few months, I have found myself thinking of the phrase “less is more,” especially when I provide technical assistance for students who are deaf-blind in school and at home.  “Less is more” is a concept used in many fields like architecture, music and economics, but I believe it...

Gloria: A Couple of Tips for Using the iPad: Keyguards and Locking the iPad Cover

02/11/2013 12:46
Last Saturday Cristi Saylor and I presented at the Lowenfeld-Ackeson Symposium on the use of the iPad and apps with young children with sensory impairments and additional disabilities. As on many other occasions when we have presented on this topic many people in the audience shared their tips as...

David Brown's new webinar

01/18/2013 13:52
David's informative webinar on Vision Issues and People with CHARGE Syndrome has just been posted on the Perkins website: http://support.perkins.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Webcasts_Vision_Issues_For_People_With_CHARGE_Syndrome

Gloria: Long Distance Technology and Biscotti

01/14/2013 11:05
California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS) has been providing technical assistance throughout the state for over two decades.  Given our small staff size and the large area we have to cover, we are always looking for new ways to maximize our resources and increase our effectiveness.  Recently...

Gloria: More on Using the Ipad as an Assessment Tool

11/08/2012 13:50
This blog is a follow-up to my previous one about using the iPad for informal assessments with young children with multiple disabilities. Here I would like to describe in more detail the different behaviors that can be assessed formally or informally when using the iPad. Last week I attended a...