EWDS 2016-2017 Webinar Series – Webinar 6
More Than Meets the Eye: Best Practices in Promoting People Who are Blind, Visually Impaired Entering the Workforce
February 9, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Judy Wolfe, MA, CRC, Transition Consultant and Samantha Fenderson, MA, CRC, Regional Director, Southern Maine, Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
This two part webinar focuses on expanding your general knowledge to include working with people who are blind or visually impaired. The first part includes a webinar with topics that include common eye conditions, functional implications and psychosocial implications. You will learn simple ways to help increase comfort, safety and efficiency when working with consumers with blindness/low vision. Learn how people who are blind/visually impaired perform jobs and employer concerns. The second part is a one hour hands on experiential learning with an Orientation and Mobility Instructor at your local Career Center for Vocational Rehabilitation.
Judy Wolfe, MA, CRC is a Transition Consultant for the Maine Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired. She has worked with adults and transition students who are blind and visually impaired for over 20 years. She started her career working as a Certified Vocational Evaluator in a residential comprehensive rehabilitation program and then then went on to work as a Rehabilitation Counselor for Maine DBVI. Judy has her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
Samantha Fenderson, MA, CRC is the Regional Director, Southern Maine, for the Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Previous experience includes Employment Specialist for Creative Work Systems, Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Casework Supervisor for Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.