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VISIONS 2019 | Technology and the Impact on Transition Services for Students with Visual Impairments

When

Wednesday May 15, 2019: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Description

As part of VISIONS 2019, Shannon McVoy, Statewide Transition Services Manager, Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons as she presents

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons: Technology and the Impact on Transition Services for Students with Visual Impairments

Join Shannon as she discusses how BSBP is engaging youth through tools such as the Career Index Plus in Career Exploration and Workplace Readiness training. Learn about recent programs focusing on emerging technologies such as 3D printing and autonomous vehicles along with careers that in those areas. Shannon will explain how BSBP is utilizing multiple learning platforms to incorporate alternative service delivery to students including online learning components to better prepare them for postsecondary success.

Shannon McVoy is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor serving as the Statewide Transition Services Manager for Michigan’s Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP). Shannon has a long history of assisting students with disabilities transition from school to college and/or employment. She served as a state liaison to the Michigan High School/High Tech Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) grant.  Shannon is currently developing and implementing many Pre-Employment Transition programs throughout the state for BSBP students.

This event is part of VISIONS: What's New in Technology for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Physically Disabled. For more information about VISIONS, click here.