Educational Webinars

The Training and Education Services team is proud to partner with Northwest Hills Eye Care to present webinars on a variety of topics of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Putting the Eye in AI – Part 1

    The Austin Lighthouse Trainers are sharing their thoughts about artificial intelligence and how it can enhance the lives of people who are blind. In Putting the Eye in AI – Part 1, they will demonstrate the popular artificial intelligence app, Seeing AI. This all-in-one accessibility app, available through Apple’s App Store, reads texts, identifies money and so much more. Listen now!

    Handout – Putting the ‘Eye’ in AI (Part 1)

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  • IOS Refresh

    IOS devices from Apple are very popular in the blind community, so it’s no surprise the Austin Lighthouse Training Team gets frequent requests to share tips and tricks for iPhones, iPads and Macbooks. In IOSRefresh, a webinar brought to you in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care, the trainers are doing just that. Plus, they’re sharing some helpful info about new features found in the IOS 14 update. Tune in below!

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  • Gently Down the Stream

    Streaming services give us access to hundreds of movies and TV shows, but how accessible are they for people who are blind or visually impaired? The Austin Lighthouse Training Team has the answer in Gently Down the Stream, a webinar brought to you in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care. Be sure to download the handout below the video to follow along.

    Handout – Gently Down the Stream

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  • Cooking With Confidence

    The Austin Lighthouse trainers are back with another great webinar brought to you in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care. In Cooking with Confidence, our training team shares tools and techniques to help you maneuver safely through the kitchen as you prepare meals. We hope you enjoy the video below.

    Handout: Cooking with Confidence

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  • I Get Around

    Navigation apps are great tools to help get you where you need to go. There’s a variety in the mobile app stores for purchase or free download that will give you walking or transit directions, describe what’s nearby or give information about the bus you’re waiting for. In I Get Around, a webinar brought to you by the Austin Lighthouse and Northwest Hills Eye Care, our training team demonstrates how to use some of their favorite navigation apps. Listen in below.

    I Get Around Handout

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  • Smart speakers and Smart Homes for Smart People

    IN this eighth installment in our educational webinar series the Austin Lighthouse training team will share their experiences with smart speakers and smart home devices. It turns out we do all live in the sci-fi future where you can tell your house to cool down, your oven to heat up, and your fridge to order more milk.

    Objectives

    • Discover what a smart speaker is and how it fits into a smart home.
    • Experience samples of three different smart speaker platforms.
    • Control appliances around your home with only your voice.

    Presenters

    • Aaron Hoffman: Lead Adaptive Technology Instructor
    • Baylee Alger: Adaptive Technology Instructor
    • Dan Hart: Data/Accessibility Specialist
    • Eric Sifuentes: Adaptive Technology Instructor
    • Taryn Schriewer: Tab Solutions Store Clerk
    • Thomas Stivers: Service Coordinator

    Smart Speakers and Smart Homes for Smart People – Handout

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  • Open Your Windows

    If you have a Windows 10 computer, you have access to several built in features that can make your computer easier to use. Want to learn more? Click on the video below, open your Windows and follow along as the Austin Lighthouse training team shows you how to unlock the accessibility features of Windows 10.

    Open Your Windows – Handout

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  • The Lockdown Scholar

    If you’re looking for new ways to relax or expand your mind while staying safe at home, the Austin Lighthouse training team has you covered. In The Lockdown Scholar, a webinar brought to you in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care, the Lighthouse trainers demonstrate ways to learn with video courses, audiobooks and text to speech software. Check out the video below!

    Lockdown Scholar – Handout

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  • You Can Have That Delivered?

    There’s an app for everything these days. With a few taps on your smartphone or clicks on your computer, it seems you can have just about anything in the world delivered right to you. Groceries, prescriptions, fast food, a sectional sofa and so much more can be ordered and delivered all through an app. In the 5th installment of the Austin Lighthouse bi-weekly webinar series, our staff shares some of their favorite delivery apps. Check out the video below and be sure to watch other episodes in this series brought to you in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care.

     

     

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  • To Disclose or Not To Disclose, That is The Question

    Many job seekers with disabilities often wonder when’s the best time to disclose their disability during the job search and interviewing process. Some wonder if they should even disclose at all. The Austin Lighthouse Vocational Specialists have a few thoughts about this subject. Listen in on this roundtable discussion in the fourth installment of this webinar series brought to you by Travis Association for the Blind and Northwest Hills Eye Care.

     

    Disclosing Your Disability – Handout

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