Online Learning

Webcasts & Online Learning

Open Hands, Open Access (OHOA): Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules

The Open Hands, Open Access (OHOA): Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students (ages 3 through 21) who are deaf-blind and being served in educational settings.





En Español: OHOA Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules


     NCDB Training Resources

Usher syndrome series in ASL – Usher Syndrome Coalition

The Usher Syndrome Coalition is proud to present the “first ever” series of educational videos about Usher syndrome in American Sign Language (ASL). These videos will provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions about Usher syndrome.


Teacher Support Program for Students with Deafblindness Mini Modules

East Carolina University offers a series of 16 mini modules that include  presentations by David Brown, Maria Bove, MaryJean Sanspree and Carol Allison.  Among the topics covered are the Senses, Calendar Systems, Proprioception,  Cochlear Implants and the Structure and Anatomy of the Ear and the Eye.

Watch here


Child-Guided Assessment

In this Perkins webcast, Dr. Jan van Dijk, internationally-recognized expert on deaf-blindness,
shares his expertise related to Child-Guided Assessment.
Dr. van Dijk has over 50 years of experience working with students with deafblindness.
He discovered long ago that typical assessment methods are not successful for these individuals.
This child-guided approach is recognized and used throughout the world.
The webcast chapters are as follows:
1. Introduction 2. The Domains of Van Dijk Assessment  3. Behavioral State  4.Orienting Response  5. Channel of Learning
6. Approach/Withdrawal  7. Memory and Anticipation  8. Social Interaction and Problem-Solving  9. The Advantages of Van Dijk Assessment 10. Insight Gained From Assessment.


See more webcasts from Perkins


CHARGE syndrome Foundation:
Ask the Expert webinar–David Brown



The IRIS Center
Special Education Resources for Inclusion,
Scientifically Validated and
Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies

Accommodations to the Physical Environment:
Setting Up a Classroom for Students with Visual Disabilities

Instructional Accommodations:        
Making the Learning Environment Accessible to Students with Visual Disabilities


PEAK webinars


Archived Webinars   







CONNECT modules–An evidence-based approach to professional development