Lunch + Learn: Making visual supports accessible for students who are blind, deafblind, and have low vision

Welcome to LASARD’s free Lunch + Learn webinar series! Each month, our expert LASARD facilitators or guests will discuss topics like social skills, visual supports, self-regulation tips, communication strategies, and more! These webinars are for educators, families, and anyone else interested. Lunch + Learns happen on the second Friday of each month from 12:00-12:30pm.


Making visual supports accessible

Did you know LASARD works with the Louisiana DeafBlind Project for Children and Youth (LADBP) at the LSUHSC Human Development Center? We do! The Louisiana DeafBlind Project for Children and Youth provides technical assistance and support to Louisiana students with combined hearing and vision loss, their families, schools, service providers, school districts, and the Louisiana Department of Education.

This month, LADBP’s Nicky Gillies and Dr. Rose Angelocci share strategies and resources to better support students who are Blind, DeafBlind, or who have low vision.These supports can be used to help students prepare for transitions, make decisions, and expand their communication.



American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and low vision. Visit the APH website here.

Louisiana Accessible Educational Materials (LA-AEM) Center offer a range of services from professional development, technical assistance, and consultations within the area of assistive technology devices and services. Visit the LA-AEM website here.


CVI event coming to a town near you!

Join us for a free workshop focused on Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: Impact and Compensatory Strategies For professionals working with young children

Presented by the Louisiana DeafBlind Project for Children and Youth (LADBP), the “Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: Impact and Compensatory Strategies” workshop is designed for professionals working with young children, especially early steps providers, early steps staff, and those working in early childhood programs. TVIs, O&M instructors, pupil appraisal staff, and Families Helping Families staff are also encouraged to attend.

  • Lafayette: Saturday, March 2nd from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • New Orleans: Saturday, March 9th from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Ruston: Friday, March 15the from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Pineville: Friday, April 5th from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Learn more about LADBP’s CVI event and register.


Save the date for February’s Lunch + Learn

Topic: Speech/Language Pathology with Maia Thibodeaux

Date: Friday, February 23, 2024

Join us as we continue our Related Services Series with some tips from an SLP. Focusing on communication in the inclusive classroom, this 30-minute webinar will discuss environmental supports, icon selection, and will share some communication strategies that will have everyone talking. Just ask our SLP!

Register here.

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