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Utilizing Assistive Technology Unites the Blind Community of SC

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)

Registration

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About the Program

The National Federation of the Blind of SC is the oldest and largest organization of the blind, which coordinates many programs, services, and resources to defend the rights of the blind, provide information and support to blind children and adults, and builds a community that creates a future full of opportunities.  This webinar will demonstrate how The National Federation of the Blind of SC (NFBofSc), utilizes assistive technology to build membership, network, overcome barriers and socialize.

Webinar Objectives: (3 objectives)

  1. Learn about the programs and services provided by the NFBofSC
  2. How assistive technology can be used to network, connect, and grow as an organization
  3. How the pandemic has augmented the need for the NFBofSC to utilize assistive technology to overcome barriers experienced by the blind community

About the Presenter

Portrait of Jennifer Bazer

Jennifer Bazer

Jennifer has a BS degree in psychology from Winthrop University and has a MSW degree from USC Columbia.  Jennifer has held many positions over the last 20 years assisting people who are blind. In 2014, Jennifer was instrumental in the passage of the Blind Persons Right to Parent Act, speaking to the House of Representatives and Senate Committee about the capabilities of blind parents and bringing her young children to illustrate her independence as a blind mother. Jennifer was elected President of the National Federation of the Blind of SC in August 2020.  She is currently the Director of Successful Transitions, a program under the National Federation of the Blind of SC which provides preemployment transition services to youth with disabilities ages 13 to 21. Jennifer is very active in her community and church and loves spending time with her children.




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