Becca Weber joins Simon in the Blind Abilities Studio to talk about her educational journey, her online learning, her assistive technology and her volunteer work with the National Homework Hotline.
Becca gives some great advice about having a well-rounded knowledge of assistive technology. The need to know your rights and to be able to self-advocate in your schooling and in the workplace.
Becca has her path mapped out and wants to be a Teacher for the Blind and Visually Impaired, (TVBI).
We hope you enjoy this brief moment with Becca, as she does cover a lot of ground including the challenges of interacting with the sighted students in high school.
Becca is surely on her way and is choosing the career that she wants.
You can find Becca on Twitter @BWeber630
Here is the email to the National Homework Hotline.
What: The National Homework Hotline for Blind/Visually Impaired Students (NHH-BVI) is a free service for K-12 and college students in the United States who are experiencing school closures due to COVID-19.
Areas of hotline help include, but are not limited to:
- JAWS, NVDA
- Voice Over for macOS and iOS devices
- Nemeth and literary braille
- Cranmer abacus
- Refreshable braille displays
- Core Curriculum Subjects (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies)
Who: NHH-BVI responders are experienced TVIs, tutors, blind mentors, STEM professionals, and college students
How: Support requests are submitted by email or phone. Volunteer responders provide call backs from M-Fri 11am-8pm EST. Most requests receive a response within 24 hours.
To request support, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-835-6672.
Include the following information:
- student’s first name and grade in school
- specific description of the help that is needed
- telephone number for hotline responder to call
Contact Your State Services
If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
To find your State Services in your State you can go to www.AFB.org and search the directory for your agency.
Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired. and the Facebook group That Blind Tech Show.