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Annual Summer Institute

A Summer Institute participant experiences what it is like to be blind in a classroom.Once again we are excited to be conducting the upcoming annual Deaf-Blind Summer Institute July 17-20, 2017 (Monday-Thursday), at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, East Campus. Notice the great topics and presenters focusing on literacy strategies for children with significant disabilities.


The Nebraska Deaf-Blind Institute is a collaboration between the Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project, the Nebraska Department of Education-Office of Special Education, ESU 4/Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Also, for the first time in the Midwest, we are hosting a 3-hour presentation the evening of July 20, 2017 regarding the new movement of using Touch Signals/Haptic for those students and adults with combined vision and hearing losses. This will be an overview of these strategies and we really want to target educational interpreters, community interpreters, and all other educators serving children with combined vision and hearing losses. Our presenters will be from the Helen Keller National Center and have real life experiences to share with all. Hope to see you there! It is free for everyone. No charge for any sessions.


Click here to download the 2017 Deaf-Blind Summer Institute Flyer.

Click here to download the Touch Signals Flyer.


If you have questions, please contact Teresa Coonts, Deaf-Blind Project Coordinator: teresa.coonts@nebraska.gov402-595-1810, or contact Tanya Hilligoss: thilligoss@esu4.net402-873-5513.