Staff Blog

Julie: Free Telephones for People with Hearing and Visual Impairments

09/06/2011 14:20
Casey Kho, an Outreach Specialist with the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) recently reminded CDBS staff that free, specialized telephones and support are available to individuals who have hearing and/or visual impairments.  All you need to do is fill out a simple application, have...

Gloria Rodriguez-Gil - Conference in Brazil

09/01/2011 09:04
The Deaf-Blind International (DBI) Conference is coming up soon! It will be in São Paulo, Brazil from Tuesday 27, 2011 to Saturday October 1, 2001. http://www.dbi2011.com.br/ The conference theme is “Inclusion For a Life of Opportunities.” The plenary and workshops will be on: 1. Inclusive...

Julie Maier: Completion ceremony for our third cohort of students in the University-CDBS Partnership Project

07/19/2011 12:13
On Wednesday, July 13th David, Maurice and I joined Dr. Pam Hunt, Coordinator of the Moderate-Severe Area Program at San Francisco State University and Director of the University-CDBS Partnership Project, and Dr. Barbara Franklin, CDBS Principal Investigator, to celebrate the completion of another...

Gloria: Norman grows up

06/20/2011 14:45
Myrna Medina and I met recently at her home office to organize our next annual family Spanish training.  When we finished working I found Norman, Myrna’s son, hanging out in the living room. There he was, sitting on a sofa, and it amazed me how tall and grown up he looked. I’ve known Norman...

Gloria: Webinar on Using iPads and Applications (Apps) with Children, Youth and Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind

06/20/2011 11:48
I was asked by Kathy McNulty from the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) to be one of the presenters in a webinar (link below) on how this new technology can support children, youth and adults who are deaf-blind. Below is a brief summary of the webinar’s contents. There are four...