2019 July Partner eNews

2019 July Partner eNews

July 2019

Program News

Mandatory Partner Meeting
September 13th, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
OSU Seretean Wellness Center Auditorium

More detailed information to follow in future partner newsletters!

Upcoming Events 

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Consumer Advisory Council Meeting
July 24, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
300 NE 18th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The 3rd quarter! If you would like written materials please let us know by July 19th. We are excited that NewView will be our guest speakers!

2019 OAER Conference: Striking a Balance
August 6-7, 2019
Holiday Inn Tulsa City Center
17 West 7th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119

At work, school, and home, we all benefit when we are able to find balance. The Oklahoma Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (OAER) invites you to take part in an engaging professional development opportunity. Sessions will include hands-on practice with assistive technology for literacy, communication, navigation, and more. You will have the opportunity to simulate the Deaf-Blind experience, consider how living in poverty can affect individuals with disabilities, and learn how individuals who are blind and visually impaired can enrich their lives by getting involved in sports and other recreational activities. We will even learn about cutting-edge research involving inherited retinal degeneration.

Contact Kimberly Berry, kimberly.berry@okstate.edu for more information or registration

Spotlight on Partner Success

Reuben, a 3-year-old from Bixby receives therapy services through Pathways Therapy Center. He has been using the Kaufman Cards provided by Oklahoma ABLE Tech during speech therapy to help him combine consonants and vowels to form words while controlling for oral-motor difficulty. He loves using the cards and playing games with them in therapy. The family is thrilled to see such positive outcomes.

Assistive Technology Device Feature

XBOX Adaptive Controller

MyNotifi Fall Detection System

MyNotifi is a fall detection technology designed to alert family and friends if a fall occurs. The user receives both a belt clip and wristband for increased flexibility in various situations. No landline, no monthly fees, and no contract. MyNotifi devices work anywhere the user goes providing independence, freedom, and peace of mind. MyNotifi can be worn discreetly in a shirt (chest) pocket, bra, waistline, or on the wrist in times of lower activity. MyNotifi is the only product on the market that offers you the choice of where and how you wear your device.

Oklahoma ABLE TechStay tuned: More information to follow from ABLE Tech!

CONTACT: Shelby Sanders, shelby.sanders@okstate.edu